Check out this street-food vendor of Japanese-style hot dogs, with five locations around the city, including two on Burrard Street. There are 22 specialty varieties to choose from.
899 Burrard Street
Toshi is a tiny room off the newly hip Main Street strip and serves up fresh sushi, sashimi and non pescetarian fare, too. Beware, you may never eat regular sushi again.
181 East 16th Avenue
Water Street Cafe
Nestled between the Axis beauty school and the iconic steam clock, it offers dishes of pasta and Italianstyle delights. Towering glass windows give you a break from the trade show and a glimpse of the artsty locals prowling the ‘hood.
300 Water Street
Any budget, any style, Robson has it all. The usual suspects here with some local options tossed in. Hard to miss, Robson bisects the city so you’ll stumble across it sooner
Robson Street, between Jervis and Burrard Streets
The city’s oldest neighborhood. Dodge the typical tourist traps and try the 100 – 300 block of West Cordova and Water Street east of Cambie. Lots of shops to support the new, nearby Woodward’s building.
332 Water Street
Prepare for the scent of Patchouli along this artsy strip. Shoes from South America, art from Vancouver Island and scarves from Tibet abound, along with a generous helping of tasty pit stops. Commercial Drive and E 1st Ave.
A newly minted hot spot that’s part of the city-changing Glowbal Group. Great tunes, slick peeps and a high-end vibe is the perfect start to the night. Try the Cotton Candy.
1257 Hamiltion Street
The Greedy Pig
Tucked next to The Colour Box salon is The Greedy Pig, a brickwalled watering hole with friendly staff. Tight and sometimes crowded, it’s the perfect jumping off point for The Alibi Room or Chill Winstons.