Vancouver BC: best places to eat (from a local)

Vancouver is truly an amazing city. We have mountains, beaches, lots to do, and more importantly, lots of places to eat. These are my top picks for restaurants in Vancouver and close by areas.

*I’m so sorry in advance for the lack of photos for this post, it has been a while since I’ve been to many of these restaurants and I often inhale my food upon it’s arrival to my table, especially when I’m home, when my mind isn’t always on the next blog post.*

Nicli Antiza Pizzeria

The first VPN certified Neopolitan pizzeria in Vancouver.

Where: 62 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2

Website: https://www.niclipizzeria.com/

What to get: Margherita pizza (keep it simple)

Anton’s Pasta Bar

Some people think Anton’s overrated, but I have yet to have a bad experience there. You get so much food and it’s always delicious.

Where: 260 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2J6

Website: https://antonspastabar.com/

What to get: Gnocchi Cardinale, Linguini Con Calamari

Bauhaus

It doesn’t have a Michelin Star, but their chef is a Michelin Star chef.

Where: 1 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1C8

Website: http://bauhaus-restaurant.com/

What to get: Their tasting menu changes often, try something new

Thierry Cafe

Who doesn’t love a French cafe?

Where: 1059 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A1

Website: https://www.thierrychocolates.com/cafe/

What to get: Their macarons are straight out of France

Earnest Ice Cream

Regular flavours, rotating flavours, and vegan flavours. None will disappoint.

Where: 1829 Quebec Street, VancouverBC. 3992 Fraser St Vancouver, BC. 127 W 1st St
North Vancouver, BC, pints of ice cream available at some grocery stores

Website: https://earnesticecream.com/

What to get: London fog ice cream, whiskey hazelnut ice cream

Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna

Such good Greek food, and reasonable prices!

Where: 1124 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N1

Website: it doesn’t exist

What to get: I always get chicken souvlaki and never branch out

Meat and Bread

They were featured on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives and have great sandwiches.

Where: 370 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7

Website: https://www.meatandbread.com/

What to get: There are three options, just pick one

There are so many great options for food in Vancouver. We have almost everything you could imagine when it comes to types of food.

Honourable mentions:

  • Virtuous pie (vegan pizza)
  • Cartem’s Donuts (good donuts, vegan options)
  • Nuba (Lebanese food)
  • Cincin (Italian food)
  • Score on Davie (caesars)
  • El Furniture Warehouse (cheap food)

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7 great golf courses near Vancouver, BC

It’s been a hot second since posting and I have gone to no places lately with no desire to write, just busy. Life, school, work, trying to get better at hitting golf balls, ya know, just things. I’ve had way too much school work to do to be able to keep up with this silly blog. Taking five courses plus an extra half-semester course, attempting to work three days a week, and workout five? I have had no time, except the nice (ish) weather we’ve had here in Vancouver has gotten me out to the driving range and a couple local golf courses a few times. I’m dreaming of nicer weather, golf courses that are in good condition, and not starting my round crying like I did last weekend (pressured from the random men put in our group, and my third shot straight into the trees…. Not my finest moment). If you’re looking for some great golf courses near Vancouver, these are my top picks in no particular order. Just promise to not be like me, and don’t cry. Golf is hard, it’s fine.

Northview

The PGA Tour used to be held at Northview on The Ridge course. It’s in Surrey, and always very well maintained and in excellent shape. There are two courses, The Ridge and The Canal. The Ridge has an amazing layout and The Canal is more of a links style course.

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Northview- Surrey

Mayfair Lakes

Mayfair Lakes is probably a good reason to go to Richmond, I guess unless you’re going to the airport to go somewhere better. This golf course is kept in great shape, and it drains really, really well. Another thing to note is the pace of play is usually good, so you don’t find yourself waiting at every hole.

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Mayfair Lakes- Richmond

Meadow Gardens

This golf course is by far the best out of the choices in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows area. It is again, well maintained. The layout is challenging, and keep in mind the club selection is very important here.

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Meadow Gardens- Pitt Meadows

Kings Links

This is the only recognized links golf course in Western Canada, the closest would be Bandon, Oregon. Kings Links is in Delta and is really good drainage wise, and the wind makes this course a challenge.

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Kings Links- Delta

Redwoods

This course is in Langley and does not drain well at all, so make sure you go when it’s been dry for a few days. The price of this course is really good for the quality of it; the layout is really nice.

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Redwoods- Langley

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North Bellingham

This is a links style course in Bellingham. The price for the quality you get, but like Redwoods, doesn’t drain well at all.

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Chateau Whistler

One of the most beautiful courses I’ve ever seen is the Chateau Whistler. It is the only true mountain golf course in Whistler, is absolutely stunning, challenging, and there’s a good chance you’ll see bears. It’s very expensive, but it’s Whistler so most things are, and as expected it’s taken care of really well.

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Chateau Whistler

Let me know if you try any of these courses out, or if you’re from the area, let me know what your favourite courses are! Because most of my trips I can see myself going on in the near (and far) future revolve around golf, I’m going to switch gears a bit and incorporate posts about this. Next stop is San Diego, and yes, the golf clubs are coming.  Stay tuned.

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