10 ICONIC FOODS of Vancouver | Vancouver Food Tour

10 ICONIC FOODS of Vancouver | Vancouver Food Tour

#Vancouver is a foodie city with a lot of Asian influence, a very hip culture and a very unique and innovative taste. So I’m gonna take you on my top must try foods of Vancouver.

The Vancouver food scene is thriving! On this Vancouver food tour I explore foods Vancouver is known for in fresh sustainable seafood, Asian food which have inspired reknown trends and Canadian foods with a Vancouver twist. I show you some of the best restaurants in Vancouver and where to eat in Vancouver city.


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Vancouver Food Tour & Where to Eat in Vancouver :

1. Japadog, Airport & Many Locations

Next I’m headed to Granville Island to visit the Granville Island Public Market.I like to think of it as a large indoor farmers markets with stalls of local craftsmen and foods that are fresh from ocean to farm. There is a lot to see and eat here. It’s an ideal spot for lunch

2. Maple dessert – Granville Island Public Market

3. Candied Salmon Sticks – Granville Island Public Market

4. Sweets & Savory Baked Goods, Purebread , Gastown

5. Taco Fusion, Tacofino, Gastown Approx $6 Each- Fish Taco taco- Pork El Pastor taco-Gringa taco-Vegetarian Scrapple taco

Next up I’m headed out to Richmond which is said to be Vancouver’s new Chinatown. I decided I’d go to Aberdeen Shopping Center food court to see what types of Asian cuisine it offers.

6. Sushi $7 CAD
7. Milk Tea with Boom Boom Pearls $5 CAD
Richmond: Vancouver’s Chinatown

8. Fish Tacos, Tacofino Truck, Downtown $6 CAD

Canada is known for its poutine (fries, gravy and cheese) and at Pomme Frites in Downtown Granville street, poutine is taken to a Vancouverite level of asian infusion.

9. Poutine, Pomme Frites, Downtown
10. Fried Fish Sandwich, Pajos, Airport. $6 CAD

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  1. Elsa&lisa on October 1, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Iconic? What Vancouver is know for food wise? Sushi? Pastry? Looks like you hit up all the tourist places and nothing traditional or interesting.

  2. MartianAlien25 on October 1, 2021 at 7:59 am

    bonito flakes are dried fish shavings so not vegetarian

  3. Daniel Vibez on October 1, 2021 at 8:02 am

    "vancouver is a foodie paradise" …starts the video with some shitty hipster hotdog hahaaha lady dont make me laugh show some real food not some hashed meat in a bun.

  4. Sherina Sim on October 1, 2021 at 8:03 am

    You’re like the female version of Mark Weins ☺️

  5. Chucho Godinez on October 1, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Great video Christine and for the food lovers I must tell you, she just scratched the surface of the food culture in Vancouver, If you love food, ocean, mountains, fresh air and a good mix of cultures, Vancouver is the place to visit, I moved here 22 years ago from Toronto, this is the place I want to live and die.

  6. Mama Food ( By Rahat ) on October 1, 2021 at 8:07 am


  7. ADNAN AKRAM on October 1, 2021 at 8:08 am

    0:46 Not vegetarian! it is written Kurobuta pork

  8. Lin Nyunt on October 1, 2021 at 8:08 am

    I would travel to Vancouver just for the pastry! It all looked so good!

    Wow, Candied salmon! That’s one of the weirdest things I’ve seen in a while.

    I didn’t know that Vancouver invented the California roll. Why not call it the Vancouver roll? 🤣

  9. Hispandinavian on October 1, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Nice. I hope Canada reopens for tourism again. It’s also a jumping off point for flights to East Asia. Demographically Canada has more ethnic Asians than the US.

  10. Rollo Tomasi on October 1, 2021 at 8:13 am

    That seared tuna taco from Tacofino is soooo good.

  11. popom kolid on October 1, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Great all junk foods

  12. Victor Inox on October 1, 2021 at 8:17 am

    what is the name of the sushi place in aberdeen. I ‘ve never seen that sushi roll you are having.

  13. Passport to the Blue on October 1, 2021 at 8:17 am

    we love your videos! just subbed! we’re new youtubers looking for feedback, anything is appreciated!

  14. Fer Merino on October 1, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Had no idea about that asian poutine spot on Granville, thanks Christine!!!

  15. Cell Phone on October 1, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Delicious and yummy video. Thanks for exploring and sharing some of Vancouver’s unique food.

  16. Nora Dunn on October 1, 2021 at 8:18 am

    OMG I’m hungry. 😉
    Poutine is about as Canadian as it gets, and while I’m all for the themed variations that are on offer now that poutine is "en vogue", I do hope that at some point you had a chance to have the original "real deal"….fries, cheese curds, and gravy (and lots of places offer vegetarian gravy too). It’s a baseline experience I generally insist that visitors start with before going with trendy options.
    So….if you’ve never had "regular" poutine, then you’ll just have to come to Toronto and I’ll help you with this egregious omission 😛

  17. høney_ bxba on October 1, 2021 at 8:20 am

    OML Japa dog is sooo goooddd

  18. JSeoul on October 1, 2021 at 8:20 am

    What time of year did you go?

  19. Thang Mach on October 1, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Not a fan of the fusion style food. Prefer my food authentic.

  20. David Graham on October 1, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Stumbled upon this video and I’m so glad I did. I’m so hungry now!!

  21. Carina Jahn on October 1, 2021 at 8:23 am

    I’m going to Vancouver in two days. I definitely want to try Japadog.

  22. i Lai on October 1, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Stumbled upon your channel, some pretty good suggestions (e.g. Pajo’s)
    You remind me of a female Mark Wiens with the expressions #hottake #tellmeimwrong

  23. Jay Kitaguchi on October 1, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Going to Vancouver in November (same time, same place for the last 12 years)   6 of us ‘Foodies’ go there every year to test out new places and, of course, visit our fav’s.  For the last few years, I have been researching more and more local / "street food".  And I think there are a few of your suggestions that I would we would like to try out.

  24. david mckesey on October 1, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Heading to Vancouver in less than a month. Can’t wait

  25. #Expat Journeys! on October 1, 2021 at 8:28 am

    I have to agree. Every time we visited Vancouver from the Philippines🇵🇭. I must have the freshly baked bread and sweets in Granville Island. I was also introduced to my first Greek food in the Vancouver 20yrs ago. Don’t forget the authentic Chinese dishes(where Chinese people eat) in China Town. Find the best dimsun in Richmond or other city closest by. Yes. Sockeye Salmon if you can find one it has unique sweet freshly taste. The fish and chips in Granville is also good. We will visit again this summer 2022 on our way to Toronto. So we are looking forward to eating some crabs and oyster. Just like the San Francisco Fisher man’s area. oh wait! That was Seatle when we had the seafood feast. Just like Singapore we love visiting Vancouver for their food and the ambience (maybe its the weather that is a little funky and unpredictable.) 😘we love Vancouver 💖Looking forward to the thin sliced smoked salmon for breakfast.

  26. Ishor Rai on October 1, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Love ❤️ your video from Nepal 🇳🇵!

  27. Ory Day on October 1, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Pajo’s is great, i like the one on the dock

  28. OZ Santiboi on October 1, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Did you have to tip when buying your food ?

  29. Nancy's Organic Kitchen Mukbang on October 1, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Nice to see eating specially when the show different food from different places

  30. Esmé on October 1, 2021 at 8:32 am

    This was such a fun blog! Thank you 🙂

  31. Kenjioo on October 1, 2021 at 8:32 am

    uuugh, if it wasn’t a pain to get in and out of vancouver i would go try some of these places

  32. Henry Lee on October 1, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Christine, thank you for including me in your discovery; I was happy to share a couple of places with you, especially in frequent utterances of “omg” and “yum.” I hope we’ll have more food experiences when you return in the warm dry season.

    1:45 Japadog (Robson): their restaurant location in downtown Vancouver is always busy. When I’m with out-of-town friends, I get either a Kurobuta Terimayo or Kobe Terimayo, with a side-order of black pepper “shaked fries”.

    2:00 Bloody `ell, there he is again: is he everywhere?

    2:35 Purebread (Gastown): it’s easy to overlook the fact that purebread has *savory* options, because that’s not what most are thinking when the first delicious scents arrive. If you visit in mid- to late-afternoon before they close, the concept might well be: “dessert before dinner.”

    4:25 Tacofino (Gastown): *That* reaction to the fish taco.

    5:30 Granville Island Public Market: if you can, visit during weekday mornings to early-afternoons. Weekends are very very busy. For donut fans, I highly highly recommend a freshly made honey-dip donut at Lee’s Donuts (no relation). When you return, Edible Canada has innovative local food, and the small but busy Tony’s Fish and Oyster Cafe will satisfy cravings for fried seafood.

    10:40 “best tasting food, life-changing experience”. See? Your return is clearly imminent.

    11:00 Frites Granville, for their Pad Thai Frites, and your awesome reaction.

    12:00 Great to see Pajo’s now at YVR airport.

  33. Cheron Roggen on October 1, 2021 at 8:34 am

    The tuna taco looked to die for!! All those lovely ingredients tuna, wakame..yummy!

  34. Nouyi Lee on October 1, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Is bonito vegetarian? I thought they are roasted fish flakes.

  35. Let's Get IT on October 1, 2021 at 8:37 am

    That fish 🌮! 😀

  36. No Copyright Audio Music Library for Creator on October 1, 2021 at 8:37 am

    nice, I think it is great
    keep sharing great video good job
    thanks for this

  37. cebuamerican on October 1, 2021 at 8:38 am

    I always like your videos my friend.

  38. Malex on October 1, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Too bad no food stalls except japadog I don’t like sweets much and can barely find anything besides tacos sushi and baked sweets need some hot food in the city man I live in the Capitol btw

  39. ht3oldnavy on October 1, 2021 at 8:42 am

    That is definitely not the place to stay on a diet but the foods there look so rich in flavor.

  40. Heidi OL on October 1, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Subbed but then unsubbed because of the recycled footage from your other Vancouver video 🙁

  41. GRRRLTRAVELER | Christine Kaaloa on October 1, 2021 at 8:43 am

    GRRR lovelies- Turn your YT notifications icon on to a "ringing bell" to get notified of when I post my weekly videos. I just Premiered this video and was online for a real time chat with viewers! 😍 Don’t forget to LIKE & COMMENT and let me know what you think of this video. 🙏Thanks to Henry Lee ( IG @fotoeins) for showing me around Gastown eats!

  42. Akash on October 1, 2021 at 8:43 am

    May i know when was This video shot ?

  43. Ankit Agarwal on October 1, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Bonito is fish flakes right? then what’s the use of asking for a vegetarian one if there is still non-veg food stuff on it. Just saying

  44. Luke Triton on October 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

    im from vancouver and found the price for japadog not really worth it, cheaper to buy the items and make it yourself.

  45. Nijo Kongapally on October 1, 2021 at 8:48 am

    vancouver street food video amazing👍😋💯💖😍

  46. Bah Humbug on October 1, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Canada looks like a cheap ass ghetto version of an American Town.

  47. Bill Brown on October 1, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I will be there in a few weeks and wanted some vegetarian/pescatarian food options. Thank you so much on showing us these places.

  48. Odin son on October 1, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I used to go to that Chowder place all the time. Best soup ever. Also, there’s a great burger place right next to it, they sell the best poutine ever, far better than most fast food chains I’ve tried (it’s vegetarian as well).

  49. WTF198 on October 1, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Need more Black food in Vancouver. Wheres the soul food at?

  50. EuRoy Lee on October 1, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Tacofino paid u to advertise eh? LOL