Vancouver, as a multicultural, multi-faceted city, caters to all its patrons and visitors alike. If you like fine dining, you will find many restaurants offering menus with traditional cuisine, or cuisines of other nations, or a fusion of cultural foods.
The food trucks cater to the more casual food offerings that can be eaten while walking or having a quick sit-down on a bench.
Restaurants inside hotels and casinos can have a particular vibe they want to display and something special for their patrons to experience. You dress up for these types of occasions. But, if you would rather be outside while experiencing the food in Vancouver, there are also enough special foods and events to experience without having to dress in your best finery.
Vancouver is very proud of its heritage and the traditions that built its food style. They are concerned about keeping natural food sources safe and sustainable for years to come. Using the local farmers’, local winemakers’, and local cheesemaker’s products, and the seafood offered by the Pacific, they make sure that the local resources stay productive.
Food menus may change throughout the year for those restaurants using only local produce and serving mostly traditional foods. Each season has different food to offer.
Vancouverites also believe in using the whole of what is sourced, for example; the whole animal, from the nose to the tail. Nothing is left to waste.
Each region’s food is different because of the difference in climate and proximity to water. Imported influences from other cultures also feature in this difference.
Vancouver adopted all the new influences and incorporated some with their traditional food, and found a new food trend. But, you will also find restaurants of every culture in the city. Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Indian, and many more cultures’ food samples can be found in fine dining restaurants and at the food trucks.
The people living in Vancouver love their food, their natural resources, and they love boasting about their good fortune in having these iconic and sustainable food offerings.