What are the best local dishes in Vancouver?

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Carolyn B. Heller

As you’d expect in a waterfront city, many of Vancouver’s best local dishes involve seafood, especially salmon, halibut, and Dungeness crab caught in the waters off the British Columbia coast. Some menus even feature other sea life, like salty sea asparagus or locally-harvested seaweed.

Vancouver kitchens use all sorts of local produce, from greens, potatoes, and mushrooms to a summer bounty of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. The city’s restaurants frequently draw inspiration from its location on the Pacific Rim, creating dishes pairing local ingredients with Asian flavors. And most of the Vancouver’s best eateries offer a selection of local wines, from BC’s Okanagan region, from Vancouver Island, and from the Fraser Valley just outside Vancouver.

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