Vancouver’s restaurants fill up quickly, especially in foodie destinations like Granville Island or Chinatown, but that just gives you the opportunity to venture further afield. Neighboring Richmond is home to traditional Chinese restaurants where you’ll find unique regional specialties.
Otherwise, stay within city limits with a trip to Commercial Drive (or just ‘the Drive,’ if you want to sound like a local.) Packed with colorful restaurants and international offerings, the Drive is the spot for Italian, Ethiopian, and Mexican food. If you have to wait for a table, the neighborhood also has quirky vintage shops to explore.
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