Vancouver knows how to eat. Having your kids in tow doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the world class food offered in this beautiful Pacific Northwest city. Here’s our favorites:
Adventurous Eating: World’s Best Street Eats
A two hour journey traversing only one mile of pavement takes you and your kids on a guided tour to the best food carts in Vancouver, sampling some of the most unique and delicious offerings in the city. From world-famous JapaDog to a diet busting chocolate diablo cookie, you’ll be wowed with the diverse lineup. Gold stars to kids who try every offering.
Read my full review of the World’s Best Street Eats Tour
Most Options: Public Market on Granville Island
Everything you love about food courts (diverse selections, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, casual atmosphere) minus what you hate (tasteless chain food). The 30+ dining options here are all locally owned companies creating some pretty unique and delicious choices for kids and grown ups alike.
Read full reviews of Granville Island & the Public Market
Best Date Night (with kids in tow): Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Rocky Mountain Flatbread boasts Vancouver’s Best Pizza plus a whole lineup of kid-friendly distractions including an interactive play area, a visible working pizza kitchen, and even the chance to send the kiddos off to the kitchen to make their own pizzas! You and your spouse can snack on incredible apps, wines, and beers while the little ones are playing and cooking. Score!
Check out my full review of fabulous Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Splurge Worthy: Hawksworth Restaurant
Ready to be the hippest parent in town? Take your uber cool teen to a posh meal at Hawksworth for the ultimate splurge. With some of the finest ingredients, best service, and trendiest locations in town, you are sure to score some major cool points with your hard-to-please big kids.
Read full reviews of Hawksworth Restaurant.
Kid-friendly Pub: Steamworks
Let’s face it. Kids aren’t always welcome at pubs. But when you want to catch the Stanley Cup finals, grab a pint, and eat some tasty treats, a pub is the best bet. Head to Steamworks, the only spot in Canada making beer with a steam powered brewery (eight varieties made on site). No official kids menu, but plenty of recommendations from staff (and hearty discounts) for the little tykes.
Read full reviews of Steamworks.