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Our readers have let us know the best that Vancouver has to offer. Our annual survey features winners from all over the Lower Mainland. (Updated March 2018)
    Being a lover of tacos has become synonymous with being a Vancouverite. Much like our appreciation for yoga pants and craft beer, tacos too have evolved to be more than just a tasty Mexican dish but a way of life. If you haven’t already tried these joints, add them to your bucket list!

    Vancouver's Best Tacos

    Being a lover of tacos has become synonymous with being a Vancouverite. Much like our appreciation for yoga pants and craft beer, tacos too have evolved to be more than just a tasty Mexican dish but a way of life. If you haven’t already tried these joints, add them to your bucket list!

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you’d better make it count. Whether you like to kick-start your morning with eggs Benny, pancakes, granola, or French toast, here’s where our readers have voted the best breakfast in Vancouver.

    Vancouver's Best Breakfast

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you’d better make it count. Whether you like to kick-start your morning with eggs Benny, pancakes, granola, or French toast, here’s where our readers have voted the best breakfast in Vancouver.

    Dining in Vancouver doesn’t have to mean your wallet takes a hit but any Vancouverite can tell you that finding cheap eats in our city isn’t easy. Luckily our readers have joined forces to fill us in on the best spots to get the most bang for your buck.

    Vancouver's Best Mid-Price Restaurant

    Dining in Vancouver doesn’t have to mean your wallet takes a hit but any Vancouverite can tell you that finding cheap eats in our city isn’t easy. Luckily our readers have joined forces to fill us in on the best spots to get the most bang for your buck.

    Vancouverites have developed somewhat of a reputation as coffee snobs. Coffee is like the caffeinated lifeblood pumping Vancouver’s heart. With cafes on almost every corner, you certainly won’t struggle to source your next latte. But here’s the list of the very best independent coffee shops in Vancouver, as voted by our readers.

    Vancouver's Best Independent Coffee Shop

    Vancouverites have developed somewhat of a reputation as coffee snobs. Coffee is like the caffeinated lifeblood pumping Vancouver’s heart. With cafes on almost every corner, you certainly won’t struggle to source your next latte. But here’s the list of the very best independent coffee shops in Vancouver, as voted by our readers.

    But first, coffee. Looking for the best local shop to fuel your caffeine craving? Look no further, our readers have cast their votes for the best spots around Vancouver.

    Vancouver's Best Coffee Shop (Local Chain)

    But first, coffee. Looking for the best local shop to fuel your caffeine craving? Look no further, our readers have cast their votes for the best spots around Vancouver.

    No matter the time of year, or the setting there’s nothing quite like settling in to relax with an ice cold beer and no one appreciates that more than a Vancouverite. Because of our obsession with beer, it’s no wonder stores with impressive selections started popping up around the city. These are the top three as voted by the true beer connoisseurs – you guys!

    Vancouver's Best Private Beer Store

    No matter the time of year, or the setting there’s nothing quite like settling in to relax with an ice cold beer and no one appreciates that more than a Vancouverite. Because of our obsession with beer, it’s no wonder stores with impressive selections started popping up around the city. These are the top three as voted by the true beer connoisseurs – you guys!

    Known as the ultimate communal dining experience, hot pot is more than just soup it’s a hands-on, eating extravaganza featuring meats and veggies prepared in a simmering broth. These are our readers’ favourite places.

    Vancouver's Best Hot Pot

    Known as the ultimate communal dining experience, hot pot is more than just soup it’s a hands-on, eating extravaganza featuring meats and veggies prepared in a simmering broth. These are our readers’ favourite places.

    When we say it’s been a slice, there’s a reason that the words “heaven” and “pizza” are interchangeable. Universally accepted as the ultimate culinary crowd-pleaser, we hear rumours that pizza may be categorized under its own food group. O.K. we might have made that up, but we can live in hope. For those times that a full pie seems a little too indulgent, here are the best places in Vancouver to enjoy pizza by the slice, as voted by our readers.

    Vancouver's Best Pizza By The Slice

    When we say it’s been a slice, there’s a reason that the words “heaven” and “pizza” are interchangeable. Universally accepted as the ultimate culinary crowd-pleaser, we hear rumours that pizza may be categorized under its own food group. O.K. we might have made that up, but we can live in hope. For those times that a full pie seems a little too indulgent, here are the best places in Vancouver to enjoy pizza by the slice, as voted by our readers.

    Whether you’re playing host for the big game or have fallen victim to the dinnertime dilemma, pizza is consistently a fan favourite for hungry sports fans and picky children alike. Here we’ve rounded up the votes for the best places for pizza delivery/takeout in Vancouver.

    Vancouver's Best Pizza Takeout/Delivery

    Whether you’re playing host for the big game or have fallen victim to the dinnertime dilemma, pizza is consistently a fan favourite for hungry sports fans and picky children alike. Here we’ve rounded up the votes for the best places for pizza delivery/takeout in Vancouver.

    You don’t have to wait very long for a rainy day in Vancouver, so here’s the list of the reader-voted best restaurants, even when the weather is worst. While away the hours, play board games, read, chat, drink coffee or indulge in comfort food in any one of these local, cosy, and, (most importantly) dry hangouts.

    Vancouver's Best Restaurant To Hang Out In On A Rainy Day

    You don’t have to wait very long for a rainy day in Vancouver, so here’s the list of the reader-voted best restaurants, even when the weather is worst. While away the hours, play board games, read, chat, drink coffee or indulge in comfort food in any one of these local, cosy, and, (most importantly) dry hangouts.

    Ramen. Sushi. Repeat. If you ever feel like breaking the cycle (we know, ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’), Japanese cuisine has even more to offer than these go-to staples. Think fresh seafood and AAA beef—if you’re already drooling, the winners list is below.

    Vancouver's Best Japanese

    Ramen. Sushi. Repeat. If you ever feel like breaking the cycle (we know, ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’), Japanese cuisine has even more to offer than these go-to staples. Think fresh seafood and AAA beef—if you’re already drooling, the winners list is below.

    Flat, round, dragged, pulled, sliced, thick or thin? No matter how you like your noodles, here are the best places in Vancouver to indulge in the traditional Chinese specialty—as voted by The Georgia Straight readers.

    Golden Plates: Vancouver's Best Noodles

    Flat, round, dragged, pulled, sliced, thick or thin? No matter how you like your noodles, here are the best places in Vancouver to indulge in the traditional Chinese specialty—as voted by The Georgia Straight readers.

    Though it’s not always barbecue season in Vancouver, our readers have voted for their favourite BBQ joints in the city so you can indulge in that smoky, sweetness all year long!

    Golden Plates: Vancouver's Best Barbecue

    Though it’s not always barbecue season in Vancouver, our readers have voted for their favourite BBQ joints in the city so you can indulge in that smoky, sweetness all year long!

    What’s not to love about white fish, crispy batter, fries, and a dollop of tartar sauce? It’s easy to see why good ol’ fish & chips has become a staple in the world of pub grub. Here are the readers' voted best spots in Vancouver to enjoy the British culinary classic.

    Golden Plates: Vancouver's Best Fish And Chips

    What’s not to love about white fish, crispy batter, fries, and a dollop of tartar sauce? It’s easy to see why good ol’ fish & chips has become a staple in the world of pub grub. Here are the readers' voted best spots in Vancouver to enjoy the British culinary classic.

    Steamed dumplings, pork buns, egg tarts oh my! For the readers' choice of the best dim sum Vancouver has to offer, check out these hot spots to indulge in the popular brunch alternative.

    Golden Plates: Vancouver's Best Dim Sum

    Steamed dumplings, pork buns, egg tarts oh my! For the readers' choice of the best dim sum Vancouver has to offer, check out these hot spots to indulge in the popular brunch alternative.