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The best places to eat in Fairview, Vancouver

Fairview – the neighborhood in Vancouver that is bounded by 16th Avenue to the south, Cambie Street to the east, Burrard Street to the west and False Creek to the north – has just been named the best neighborhood in Canada for a night out .

While that distinction remains dubious to almost everyone, that doesn’t mean Fairview isn’t home to some of the tastiest food in town.

From cocktail bars to vegetarian spots, from French pastries to Japanese barbecue, there really is a bit of everything in this neighborhood.

Lively nightlife? Not really. Fantastic food? Absolutely.

These are our picks for the best places to eat in Fairview.

Grapes and soda

This cozy spot is not only one of the best places in Fairview for a good cocktail, but probably one of the best in Vancouver. Opt for its inventive cocktails, natural wines and fantastic seasonal small plates.

Address: 1541 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Call: 604-336-2456


apprentice farmer

A sister restaurant to Grapes and Soda, this spot specializes in local and seasonal vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is rustic and refined, the cocktails are well put together and the food is amazing. It’s also Owen Wilson’s favorite restaurant in Vancouver.

Address: 1535 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Call: 604-620-2070


Japanese BBQ Gyu-Kaku

For a tasty yet memorable dining experience, head to Japanese BBQ Gyu-Kaku. Here, you can grill your own meats right at the table, which you then enjoy with dipping sauce, rice, and other vegetarian side dishes. This place is particularly ideal for a group!

Address: 950 W Broadway #201, Vancouver
Call: 604-558-3898


Marche Mon Pitou Bistro and Bakery

This French-inspired spot serves pastries as well as savory dishes for lunch and brunch. You can grab a coffee and a treat to take away, but Mon Pitou also has a very charming atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. It also offers table service for dinners and brunches.

Address: 1387 7th Avenue West, Vancouver
Call: 604-730-0217


Bakery Lots

This must-visit bakery and cafe is one of the best in town. It offers French-inspired pastries and great coffee, with rotating seasonal specialties like an apple pie bun or Danish matcha red bean mochi.

Address: 2150 Fir Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-732-4222


japanese suika

This Japanese “snack bar” offers sashimi and sushi, as well as noodle bowls, seafood, and side dishes like chicken dashi karaage. It also happens to have an excellent sake list, as well as a memorable chandelier made from empty sake bottles.

Address: 1626 W Broadway, Vancouver
Call: 604-730-1678


Afghan Horsemen

This longtime Vancouver restaurant has been in business since 1974 and was actually the first Afghan restaurant in Canada. Along with its rich history, Afghan Horsemen has an incredible atmosphere (with draped fabrics, floor seating, and hanging lanterns) and excellent Afghan cuisine. A must in both the neighborhood and the city.

Address: 1833 Anderson Street #202, Vancouver
Call: 604-873-5923


Canteen Popina

This “pretty fast food joint” on Granville Island is both a tourist attraction and a local favorite. Offering huge fried chicken sandwiches (you might need a fork), amazing burgers, “world famous” lobster rolls and creme soufflé desserts, this place is not only pretty – it’s delicious.

Address: 1691 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-428-7518


Granville Island Public Market

We couldn’t exclude the Granville Island Public Market from this list. With plenty of places to eat inside the market (Lee’s Donuts, Siegels Bagels, Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, and Oyama Sausage, to name a few), this market is a foodie destination in its own right.

Address: Public Market, 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-666-6655