Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More Food

OK, so you are still hungry, but you want something maybe a little more trendy or

something that is a little more on the lighter side, why don’t you check out some of

my other favorites.

Salt Tasting Room is my mom’s absolute favorite place to go plus it is in Gastown,

which is a fun and trendy area to be.  They specialize in artisanal chesses, small-

batch cured meats and she loves what she calls their ‘amazing’ wine selection.  They

keep their menu very simple.  You get a “tasting plate’ and then pick ten cheeses, ten

meats and ten condiments.  Mom’s favorite is the Guinness grainy mustard and the

rosemary marinated olives (I like those a lot, too).  The selections change almost

daily.  (45 Blood Alley) 604-633-1912.

Db Bistro Moderne is one of Daniel Boulud’s restaurants (he is a very talented chef

and owns several restaurants in and around Vancouver).  At this location he

combines traditional French cuisine with Pacific Northwest cuisine.  His menu

varies seasonally and is always super fresh. (2551 West Broadway) 604—739-7115.

Caffe Artigiano is an Italian styled coffee house that is very well known in

Vancouver.  Many of the baristas have won awards.  In addition to their very artfully

created coffees, they also feature Panini’s.  I really like the Brie and grilled veggies.

They have six locations throughout Vancouver.

Tomato Fresh Food CafĂ©’ serves delicious food for the health conscious.  There

salads are loaded with crisp veggies and unique dressings. (3305 Cambie) 604-874-


49th Parallel Coffee Roasters serves the best espresso in town and have mouth

watering almond croissants, too.  This makes a really great breakfast and or quick

pick me up after a day of sightseeing.  (2152 West Fourth Avenue) 604-420-4901.

Solly’s Bagelry has three really popular locations in Vancouver.  Their large

selections of bagels are dense and flavorful and they slather them in all sorts of

cream cheeses.  There soups are good (but maybe not the best for the money).  640-


Go Fish is a very popular (but very dicey looking) seafood shack at the wharf near

Granville Island (a great place to visit and we will discuss that in future posts).  If the

seafood were any fresher is would still be in the ocean!  They do their fish and chips

with a touch of toasted sesame oil and it can’t be beat.  (1005 West First Avenue).


Bella Gelateria makes really good handcrafted Italian style gelato that actually won

two first prizes at the Gelato Festival in Florence Italy.  My favorite is their pecan

and maple syrup.  (1001 West Cordova St.)

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