Vancouver’s Asian-Inspired cuisine ranges across many cultures across Asia: China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Thailand, and India, just to name a few. As soon as you step off the plane, you can either indulge in some dim sum in Chinatown, build your rice bowl at Chef Lui’s Kitchen or grab Vancouver’s very own JapaDog.
The JapaDog is a Japanese-inspired hot dog made with Japanese-inspired ingredients like tonkatsu, bonito flakes, yakisoba, and okonomiyaki. These days, you can get your JapaDog loaded with other flavors like plum sauce or Kimchi. There are several vendor locations to grab this handheld street food, from Richmond to Surrey. Keep an eye out for JapaDog’s food stand or truck!
You cannot come to Canada without trying poutine in Vancouver! Next to Tim Horton’s or maple syrup-inspired treats, Canada is known for its poutine. Head to a location like Frites Vancouver for an elevated twist on the classic poutine, fries, gravy, and cheese curds.
At Frites Vancouver, you can get your poutine loaded with pulled pork, kalbi, kimchi, and so much more! Have you ever thought about eating a pad thai-inspired poutine? Well, you can get it here!
I said it before, and I’ll say it again: Tim Horton’s.
If you’ve never heard of it, stand on any street corner in Vancouver and take a look around. Forget Starbucks; Tim Horton’s is your go-to stop for a quality cup of coffee and donuts. Vancouver locals take their coffee seriously—from latte’s to espressos, you can find a solid coffee shop with ease in Vancouver.
If you are vegan, or you keep away from dairy, opt for the almond, soy, and oat milk selection at any coffee shop you find.