Whether you’re new to Vancouver or you’ve lived in the area for your entire life, Greater Vancouver seems to have an endless slew of restaurants to pick from. Vancouver hosts a hodgepodge of cuisines, from Vietnamese to Punjabi. There’s always something new to satisfy your cravings.
Sometimes seen as the younger brother to the acclaimed Hawksworth Restaurant, Nightingale offers a fine dining experience and menu created by Chef David Hawksworth at a slightly lower price point. The restaurant offers a creative seasonal menu as well as an elegant dining room. Food is sourced locally, and the restaurant was named Canada’s Best Farm to Table Restaurant in 2019.
HK BBQ Master
If you’re ready to make a trek off of campus into one of Vancouver’s neighbouring suburbs, make sure to stop by Hong Kong BBQ Master in Richmond. Nestled away in an underground parking lot, the unassuming restaurant offers classic (you guessed it) Hong Kong-style barbeque meats that have been praised by foodies across the world — all at a fairly low price.
Jam Cafe offers comfort food inspired by the American South in a cozy atmosphere. The family-run eatery features a menu with home-style recipes that have been passed down through generations. If you’re craving chicken and waffles, this is the place to visit. Just make sure that you arrive early, as it can get quite busy.
Located in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, Toshi Sushi offers high-quality sushi at very reasonable prices. The small restaurant attracts large crowds and long lines, so make sure that you arrive early!
Laksa King is a family-run restaurant in East Vancouver that offers a mix of Southeast Asian cuisine that reflects the head chef’s unique background. The cozy, retro-style restaurant also offers modified dishes to accommodate food restrictions and a wide spectrum of spice tolerance. Make sure to try out some of the curry dishes and the faluda!
Donuts, fried chicken, subs and Chinese food — Duffin’s Donuts offers an interesting mix of no-frills foods 24 hours of the day, seven days a week. The shop has been a Vancouver staple for late night eats for almost 30 years, satisfying the cravings of the indecisive. Whether you want donuts for breakfast or scrambled eggs for a midnight snack, Duffin’s has something for everyone.