Last updated May 25, 2020
Vancouver is home to many bars and restaurants, so many in fact, that it can be quite difficult to choose which one to eat at! Luckily living in this city we are spoiled for choice, as is to be expected in a city as diverse as Vancouver. With so many different cuisines, you can eat something different every time you go out.
There are too many different restaurants in this city to all be named in one post, so I thought it would be fun to break it down by neighborhood.
This post is going to focus on the neighborhood I am most familiar with, Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant is so easy to navigate. A very safe neighborhood to walk in (but as always, take precautions when out walking alone at night), all of these places I’m about to mention are within a half hour walking distance of the Canada Line, a part of Vancouver’s subway system. Also in the area are various bus routes. Most common to get to the restaurants are the 99, 09, and 15.
Where To Eat In Vancouver – Mount Pleasant
Sushi California– Sushi California is my all time favorite place to get sushi. The rolls are huge, the food is cheap, and always high quality. The menu has a large variety, with noodles, sashimi, tempura, gyoza, maki rolls, soup, udon, teryaki.
My recommendation – Vege Vege Roll, Yam Tempura Roll, and the Crispy Avo Roll.
BierCraft – My favorite restaurant that is close by. The atmosphere is relaxed, the food delicious. There are lots of tapas to share, and over 120 Belgian and Craft beers to choose from. They serve you popcorn when you sit down which is so delicious!
My recommendation is the Veggie burger with half fries and half salad. And an appetizer? The black bean tacquitos!
Scott Recommends the braised beef mac and cheese.
Update, Biercraft has changed their menu, but the food is still delicious!
New India Buffet – I love this place! As someone who hasn’t eaten much Indian food and truly has no idea what to order, going to this buffet is always the best because I can try as many different dishes as I’d like, and figure out what dishes I like best. You can also order online for delivery or pick up, but going in to the buffet is my favorite.
My recommendation – The Veggie Pakoras, they are so delicious and I always go back for more.
Peaceful Restaurant – I first heard of Peaceful Restaurant because my grandparents saw them featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Since I am a big fan of Guy Fieri I knew I needed to check this place out. It is so delicious! I love Chinese food, and every item I’ve ordered has been great. We’ve eaten both in the restaurant and at home. Each time the food was hot, fresh and oh so delicious.
My recommendation – The stir fried noodles.
Fable Diner – The food, made with local ingredients, is very fresh. The milkshakes are huge and thick. The atmosphere is a contemporary diner. We were wandering around Main Street, trying to figure out where we should go get dinner, when we walked past the Fable Diner. The restaurant was nearly full, so we took that as a good sign. Since then we’ve been back a few times, and it has never disappointed.
Recommendation – All of the food, and the Chocolate PB milkshake.
Rain or Shine Ice Cream – We stumbled upon this place after having dinner at Biercraft and thought we would try it out for dessert. Best decision! The long lines out the door sure don’t lie. This ice cream is high quality. Even in winter this ice cream shop is always busy.
My recommendation – Malted Chocolate.
The Rogue – This is a nice restaurant to go to for happy hour. The happy hour menu is quite large, giving you many options at a great price.
My recommendation – The cauliflower and squash taco, and the Vancouver Craft Mule.
Places I have yet to eat at but have heard excellent reviews of
- Cafe Glouster
- The Firewood Cafe
- Moi Cafe
- Marulilu Cafe
- Fat burger
- 33 Acres Brewing Company
There are so many more restaurants in Mount Pleasant than I have on this list, so if you’re ever in the neighborhood, try some out!
Where would you most want to eat?
Where do I need to try next?
Sushi California would definitely be my choice! I absolutely love sushi and they seem to have a great selection. Although all this food looks wonderful! <3
I had Sushi California the other night. It’s always a good idea!
Yum! These all look and sound amazing.
I’m in the UK but Canada is on my bucket list. Have pinned this x
Thanks so much Claire!
I would love to visit Vancouver one day!! This post made me hungry! I like that all your picks were vegetarian!! I’m assuming you must be a vegetarian or was that a coincidence?
I want that ice cream and the pb chocolate milkshake!!! Yum!
If you ever get the chance to Vancouver you must! It is so beautiful here.
I am vegetarian! Vancouver is very veggie friendly, which is awesome.
Seeing these pictures has made me so hungry haha. I love the sound of Sushi California because the type of food sounds delicious! Also like the sound of Fable Diner because I love a good milkshake!!
Sushi California is SOOO good. I had it the other night for dinner haha.
And those milkshakes are incredible.
The food looks so divine! What deliciousness
Vancouver sure does food good!
I was in Vancouver for about a week last year, and every single meal I had was so delicious! And imagine, I didn’t even manage to go to any of these!! Looks like I’ll have to head back to Vancouver for some more delicious food!!
That’s the great thing about Vancouver, you can eat somewhere new every day!
Thank you for sharing this! I’m visiting Canada in August, and will definitely bookmark it 🙂
Have a great trip! Canada is such a beautiful country 🙂
That cauliflower and squash taco looks AMAZING. My mouth is watering over here!
That taco is my favorite thing to eat at The Rogue! Seriously so delicious.
Definitely saving this post for when I finally get to Vancouver!
I hope you get here soon! With summer coming it’s going to be beautiful!
This looks so delicious, especially the comfort food at Bier Craft! I’m constantly impressed by the food in Canada. I need to add Vancouver to my list!
Biercraft is my favorite place to eat in Mount Pleasant, so delicious!
This makes me miss Vancouver so much! Peaceful, Rouge and Sushi California are some of my favourite spots! You’ll def need to check out Martini’s too – especially on Saturdays with their cheap caesars 😉
Oh I will definitely need to check out Martini’s then!
That ice cream looks so delicious! There are so many yummy food spots there!
That ice cream is so good!
My mouth is watering as I’m reading this post! Those black bean taquitos and the malted chocolate ice cream look wonderful. I’m hoping to go to Canada soon – so looking forward to trying some of these out 🙂
I hope you get to come to Canada, it is such a diverse and beautiful country. Every province is different. And of course, lots of yummy food!
I haven’t been to Vancouver in so long!! It’ll be nice to go back just for the food! Thanks for the recommendations!
Vancouver is definitely a foodie city. Thanks Kay!
Yum! I’ll take one of everything, please. 🙂
Come on over!
These look like amazing place to eat at! Especially New India Buffet; I love Indian food so much that I never know what to order and just want to have it ALL.
Oh same here! That’s why going to a buffet for Indian food is so great 🙂