North Shore Culinary Experiences
The food scene is coming alive on Vancouver’s North Shore. Whether you are looking for the newest hot spot or testing out the tried and true, we are showcasing all things culinary on the North Shore in the month of October. Read our blog post – October is Culinary Month.
We’ll show you some of highlights of the culinary experiences that celebrate the diverse cuisine of Vancouver’s North Shore. The rest you’ll just have to visit for yourself and get a taste of the local lifestyle in person!
We sent Susie Lee out on the street to explore some of what Vancouver’s North Shore has to offer.
Located atop Grouse Mountain, the Observatory Restaurant is a fine West Coast dining experience. The menu reflects the best seasonal ingredients, and the mountaintop location offers a birds eye view of the area.
The Pier 7 Restaurant offers spectacular views of the city of Vancouver and area. The menu is seafood focused, with boat-to-table choices and seasonal offerings. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the award winning wine list.
The Beach House Restaurant specializes in serving delicious, sustainable seafood and West Coast cuisine. The restaurant is located on the waterfront in West Vancouver. Go for a walk along the scenic seawall before or after your meal.
The Lonsdale Quay Market has seen many evolutions over its 28 years in the community. Today you will find a bustling market-place featuring over 80 fresh food vendors, unique retail shops, artisans, and restaurants.
Spend a night at The Lonsdale Quay Hotel and explore the entire Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood.
Craft Breweries on the North Shore
Bridge Brewing was Vancouver’s first nano-brewery, and has expanded to keep up with demand. The focus is on maintaining the highest quality product, only purchasing grains and hops in small quantities. The result, high quality craft beer.
Bridge Brewing’s most popular beer is the North Shore Pale Ale, but you will probably want to try them all to see which one is your favourite.
North Vancouver is also home to Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers, Green Leaf Brewing, Black Kettle Brewing and Hearthstone Brewery.
Temper Chocolate Pastry
Temper offers the richest, handcrafted chocolates, flakiest pastries and melt-in-your-mouth desserts. This is what they are known for, but you will also find a gourmet selection of sandwiches, quiche and roasted Stumptown coffee. Come for dessert, but stay for a meal.
Temper is located in the quaint seaside village of Dundarave in West Vancouver offering specialty shops and galleries, perfect for antique, fine art and culinary art lovers.
A Few Local Favourite Eateries
Get a taste of the local lifestyle, as you discover some more of the local favourite eateries on the North Shore.
The Arms Reach Bistro is a cozy bistro-style restaurant that is popular year-round with locals. It offers West Coast style cuisine, as well as a good variety of seasonal à la carte dishes. Located in the village of Deep Cove, the restaurant overlooks the water with beautiful views of Indian Arm.
The Lobby Restaurant serves West Coast flavours inspired by BC’s seafood and made with fresh, sustainable ingredients. The Lobby is located on the waterfront inside the Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel with great views of the city. Try the seasonal 3-course dinner for $39 per person.
Delany’s Coffee House is a local favourite coffee shop with four locations on the North Shore. In addition to great organic and certified fair trade coffee, you’ll find a great selection of yummy treats and breakfast/lunch items.
Honey Doughnuts is renowned for its mouthwatering doughnuts which are handmade on site. It’s not uncommon for people to drive to Deep Cove just for one of these doughnuts. Go for a hike to Quarry Rock or a paddle around Indian Arm and then hit Honey’s for lunch.
The Tomahawk Restaurant serving burgers and breakfasts alongside unique aboriginal art work since 1926. The Tomahawk has won numerous awards for its breakfasts. Visitor can also enjoy the vast collection of North Shore and West Coast First Nations artifacts.
West Coast Food
The new West Coast Food is a website dedicated to looking beyond the city’s centre to uncover the restaurants, farms, ingredients, and people who make up Canada’s West Coast culinary styles.