Food In Vancouver- Go Fish

Go Fish

On Granville Island there’s plenty to eat, you can find many delicious things in the Public Market or at the various restaurants on the peninsular. BUT I recommend taking a detour to just off the island and visiting Go Fish Ocean Emporium for some amazing fish & chips and Pacific-Northwest cuisine!

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Go Fish is a small food stand in the False Creek Marina, their fish is amazingly fresh, probably because it comes straight from the boats that you can sit and watch as you eat. As there is no indoor seating, make sure you visit on a sunny day that’s not too cold!

Go Fish is open from 11:30am-6:30pm most days in the winter. Their menu primarily features local fish & chips but also has amazing options such as an Avocado Salmon Sandwich, Grilled Salmon Burger, Oyster and Salmon Tacones, and Curry Fish Chowder.

The great thing about Go Fish, is that it’s simply a short walk to Granville Island: where you can browse the Public Market for farm fresh produce and unique treats, check out local art galleries, visit funky craft stores, laugh your head off watching local theatre companies, or channel your inner child at the Kid’s Market.

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To get to Go Fish (and Granville Island) take the 4-Downtown or the 84-VCC-Clark bus from UBC and get off at the Fir Street stop. You’ll need to walk a few blocks north (toward the city). There’s easy pedestrian access to Granville Island on Anderson Street. For Go Fish, walk North on Fir Street, turn left on W 1st Ave and follow it down into the marina. Then take the Island Park Walk onto Granville.

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Food In Vancouver- La Taqueria

Vancouver is renown for having some of the best food in North America. And a great way to explore this amazing city is by trying some of the great culinary options available! So once a week, I will recommend a great place to eat in Vancouver, plus what’s around it to explore, and how to get there!

To start off our weekly food recommendation, I highly suggest you try La Taqueria. La Taqueria offers authentic Mexican tacos in several locations in Vancouver. They use traditional recipes combined with local, organic, and sustainable products. Their promise is to always deliver speed, consistency, and authenticity.

La-Taqueria-6The menu offers several Taco options from fish, beef and chicken to vegetarian and vegan. The tacos are also extremely student budget friendly, each meat taco costs $2.50 (or 4 for $9.50) and veggie tacos run $2.00 each (or 4 for $7.00) but don’t let the price fool you, these tacos are delicious!

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La Taqueria can be found in three different places. The easiest to get to is at Cambie & Broadway. Just take the 99 B-Line to the Cambie Street stop and walk over to the south-west corner. In the area you’ll find City Hall, a number of store such as MEC, Home Depot, London Drugs, Winners, and Save On. There’s also a Marble Slab Creamery or a Menchies for dessert!

The original La Taqueria location is on West Hastings at 322 W. Hastings. To get there simply take the 4- Downtown and get off at Seymour St, walk up to Hastings and walk one block east. OR take the 14-Hastings, get off at Homer St and walk half a block east.

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This location is next to plenty of interesting sites. La Taqueria is located one block away from Gastown, Vancouver’s historic district and a National Historic Site of Canada. In Gastown you’ll find the famous Steam Clock (at Water St & Cambie), one of the most photographed sites in Vancouver. There’s also the statue of Gassy Jack who gave Gastown it’s name (at Powell St and Water St.), and Blood Alley (Entrance on Abbott St. in between Water St. & Cordova.) which is allegedly one of the most haunted sites in Vancouver.

A few blocks from La Taqueria is the Vancouver Lookout (at 555 West Hastings). A large observation tower on top of Harbour Center. At the Lookout you can request a free tour from the helpful guides and learn more about what to see and do in Vancouver! In addition, the tickets are valid all day so you can see the view by day, have dinner at La Taqueria and come back for the night view!

For more information, check out the La Taqueria website for directions and menu: http://lataqueria.ca/

Or read reviews on Urban Spoon, Yelp, and Trip Advisor

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/1471162/restaurant/Downtown/La-Taqueria-Taco-Shop-Vancouver

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/la-taqueria-pinche-taco-shop-vancouver-2

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g154943-d2461209-Reviews-La_Taqueria-Vancouver_British_Columbia.html

 

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