Much like Seattle, I found myself enthralled by Vancouver’s keen respect for the minute detail – the clad sophistication, the willingness to experiment, the emphasized purposefulness and intention in getting something just right. The encompassing pride and celebration of local, of Canadian. Above you’ll find a categorized map (including a list of: must visit cafes, restaurants, bars & activities) – the shops I peaked in and the restaurants I munched at as I galavanted my way through Vancouver, BC. They were all tremendous – I promise, not one will disappoint. Be sure to click the white box in the map’s upper left corner for details (!) [line][line]
But First, Coffee (beer, sourdough loaves & sweet treats that accompany it): Revolver, Nelson the Seagull, Earnest, 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Le Marche St George, Alibi Room, Matchstick Coffee
Pro tips: the second (SECOND!) you get out of your car, off your bike, emerge from the confines of your helicopter – b-line your way over to Nelson the Seagull. Order a loaf of sourdough, take it to go, and tear into an altogether perfectly crusty, chewy, everything bread is supposed to be bite while you mosey yourself around the city. Find yourself at Revolver coffee and marvel over the sheer amount of glass possibilities – where a cup is so much more than a cup but a delicate and profound vessel of magic. Order a local pour-over to stay, specifically Bows & Arrows’ (BC) or Anchored’s (Nova Scotia) roasts. These will not disappoint. If coffee isn’t your scene, or perhaps it is, but you’re looking for a cold one, Alibi Room, ye ‘local tavern’ with local, ocean friendly, naturally raised or free run bites, has over 50 beers on tap for you to chose from. Something for everyone, everyone for something. And because you will need another something sweet – Earnest peddles their screams in glass mason jars (the kind you eat through with gusto and joy just to showcase later in your cupboard). Coconut cardamom in a sugar cone is a must.
More on juice & the green scene: HERE