Vancouver’s long Pacific coastline makes it an emporium of marine resources, beautiful scenery, and world-class cuisine. Being one of the five cities with the best quality of life in the world, the charm of Vancouver envelops you without you realizing it.

The proximity to the coast gives us seafood of unsurpassed quality, which translates into delicious, varied cuisine with very simple textures. Eating out in Vancouver should be considered one of the seven food wonders of the world.

Smoked meat sandwich

smoked meat sandwich

If there is anything truly Canadian, it is smoked meat sandwiches. They are consumed throughout the territory, at different times of the day and accompanied by soft drinks, with or without alcohol. If you are one of the people who loves to walk and walk along the coast or through the city, then you are the perfect candidate to eat a sandwich of this type.

Imagine this, a rustic loaf opened in half or a delicious rye bread, several slices of super seasoned smoked meat, lots of mustard and pickles and to drink, a soda or an exquisite beer, what more can you ask for in life? This sandwich will take you to heaven and back. Best of all, you can eat several of these sandwiches.

Pate chinois

pate chinois

Although its name could indicate some relationship with Asian countries, it is not. It is a dish in which the protagonists are mashed potatoes, ground meat, corn, peppers and onions. Its appearance is that of a cake. The meat, the chopped onion, the corn kernels and the peppers are layered and at the end it is covered with the mashed potatoes, then this beauty is taken to the oven and that’s it.

Tasting this dish when it’s very cold qualifies as a hug from grandmother. You cannot miss it, its simplicity and flavor will leave you more than happy and you will want to repeat the experience over and over again.

Artic char

artic char

If you are a fish lover, this is your option. The Arctic char is a fish similar to salmon, with highly appreciated and nutritious meat, which is usually cooked roasted, sautéed or grilled. The easiest way to prepare it is to bake the fillets of this fish in fresh rosemary and garlic, with plenty of lemon juice, and with a little oil and salt. The texture is exceptional, with a lot of flavor and you can eat them without guilt because they are low in calories.

This culinary experience is even better if you accompany the Arctic char with a salad of fresh vegetables and potatoes. In addition, you can taste this dish both in restaurants, in food trucks or in street vendors on the beach during the summer.

Butter tart

butter tart

This dessert is very popular in Vancouver and in general throughout Canada. Its ingredients and preparation are very simple but the flavor is unmatched, simply delicious. Imagine combining eggs, sugar, butter, and maple syrup, then taking it all to the oven. The magic happens after a few minutes and the result is a cake with a semi-solid consistency on the inside and a crunchy outer shell. If this doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what will.



This is a very popular dessert in Vancouver and other Canadian cities. They are the Canadian version of the American pancakes and are usually accompanied with maple syrup. This delight is prepared with very basic ingredients: flour, eggs, milk and butter. You can eat them for breakfast or as a snack. The special thing about this dessert is the maple syrup, a product that cannot be missing in any Canadian home.