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!
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.
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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