Enjoy a Taco Staycation in Vancouver

Baja pescado taco and fried chicken taco; Sourced from Lucky Taco

Certain foods invoke sunshine and carefree days sipping margaritas. Although Vancouverites are staying local right now, there are plenty of tacos to be had for a Mexican culinary escape in the city. Plus, tacos are convenient for a grab-and-go meal or for a take-out feast at home.

In the last few years, Mexican restaurant options in Vancouver have expanded significantly, ranging from casual taquerias to more upscale dining establishments.

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Enjoy a Taco Staycation in Vancouver

Experience Curries from Around the World in Vancouver

Sourced from Maenam; Seafood turmeric curry

Curries, with their rich and multi-spiced flavour profiles, are the ideal cold weather antidote. Spooned over rice with a flatbread, like naan, a curry makes for a soothing meal, whether dining in at a restaurant or enjoyed at home as delicious takeout.

Vancouver has a range of establishments that serve excellent curry, representing a diversity of food cultures that have created their own unique versions of the dish.

Here is a list of ones to get you started on your tour of curry options in the city:

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Experience Curries from Around the World in Vancouver

Celebrate World Vegan Month at Vancouver Restaurants

Kelp salt roasted king oyster mushrooms with leeks at The Acorn Restaurant; Photo Credit: Sean David

Happy World Vegan Month! Every November, vegans around the world pay tribute to the diet and its benefits–and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Vancouver.

A study done in 2020 by Chef’s Pencil found that Vancouver is ninth globally and second in North America for interest in veganism. Vancouver restaurants are also particularly receptive to showcasing vegan items, with many like The Naam (2724 West 4th Avenue), crafting plant-based menus. Even restaurants that are not wholly vegan offer many vegan options, making Vancouver an excellent destination for plant-based eating.

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Celebrate World Vegan Month at Vancouver Restaurants

Where to Warm Up by the Fire in Vancouver

Couple drinking cocktails by the cozy fireplace at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Photo: Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

It’s brisk out there, folks! Whether it’s a campfire or a fireplace feature in a snazzy hotel, there’s just something about sitting by the fire. It time to get cozy for date night or dinner with your housemate. Warm-up by the fire over dinner or cocktails at some of Vancouver’s best restaurants and hotels.

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Where to Warm Up by the Fire in Vancouver

Explore Vancouver’s Top-Notch Sushi and Poke Options

Sourced from The Lobby Lounge and RawBar

With its location on the Pacific coast, Vancouver has unparalleled access to fresh seafood. It’s no surprise, then, that the city has some of the best sushi and poke in North America. Not only is the quality of ingredients exceptional, but Vancouver chefs evidence well-honed technique (like knife cuts), as well as wonderful inventiveness in their creations.

The sushi and poke scene is vibrant and diverse, ranging from quick grab-and-go options, to more elevated dining experiences.

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Explore Vancouver’s Top-Notch Sushi and Poke Options

Get a Taste of Fall with this Harvest Afternoon Tea

Pinkies up! Take fall to new levels of sophistication with the Harvest Afternoon Tea at H Tasting Lounge. Continue reading:
Get a Taste of Fall with this Harvest Afternoon Tea

Feast on Autumn Flavours in Vancouver

Sourced from The Five Sails;  douceur de pomme verte

Autumn dining in Vancouver goes well beyond sipping on pumpkin spice lattes; rather, fall eating and drinking is about a shift in the palate toward deeper, more robust flavours and the celebration of harvested local ingredients. At this time of year, the farmers markets showcase an array of produce, like beets, squashes, Brussels sprouts, and apples, which also creatively appear on the menus of restaurants across the city.

Here are some autumnal offerings to keep you warm and cosseted:

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Feast on Autumn Flavours in Vancouver