Where to eat

Vancouver is known world-wide as a culinary destination. We have a unique cuisine culture that is enhanced by our close proximity to the bounty of the ocean, a mild climate and a famed wine-growing region. Because of our location on the Pacific Rim, Vancouver’s food scene is a cross-cultural experience where you’ll find a great sushi restaurant on almost every street corner, ‘the best Chinese food outside of China’ (The New York Times), fantastic south Asian places from high end to Dosa bars. You can literally ‘eat the world’ in Vancouver. We are fortunate that Granville Island and its immediate vicinity abounds in wonderful places to grab a bite. Below is a partial listing of what is available in and around Granville Island. For restaurants in other areas, please check Tourism Vancouver.

The Granville Island Public Market Take-Out/Fast Food/Coffee & Tea

The Public Market has two food courts offering reasonably-priced take-out food – both are located on the north end (rear) of the Market building and open on to the central courtyard where you can sit outside and enjoy the view. There is also limited seating available inside the Market. The main food court is located to the west (w) of the central courtyard and the other, smaller food court, is to the east (e). Dining options are plentiful, so much more than we can list here. If you are looking for something specific, there is a full directory here. Some of VTS favourites are:


Off Island

  • Apollonia Greek Restaurant – Greek restaurant, large portions, decent prices located one block west of Granville Island on Fir Street
  • The Corner Store Café – decent coffee, sandwiches, paninis (located in the strip mall across the street from the entrance to Granville Island and behind Starbucks)
  • PICA (Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts) – professional cooking school right before you walk on to Granville Island (west side) has a casual café serving coffee, salads, sandwiches, daily soups etc. Good quality at great prices
  • Starbucks – in the strip mall across the street from the entrance to Granville Island
  • Sushi Go – good quality sushi and Japanese noodles at great prices, take-out or eat in (located in the strip mall across the street from the entrance to Granville Island and behind Starbucks)

Island Restaurants & Coffee Places

There are a lot of free-standing restaurants on Granville  Island, the full list of what is available can be found here  Some of our favourites are:

  • Bridges – west end of the Island with great view, Happy Hour specials
  • Dockside in the Granville Island Hotel –The Hotel is a VTS sponsor, they serve breakfast & brunch as well as lunch/dinner (wood-fired pizzas, salads, burgers & full mains) and Happy Hour specials. They have an award-winning (‘Best of Vancouver Awards’ for several years) patio with a view looking along False Creek and the Yaletown neighbourhood. Located at east end of the Island.
  • Edible Canada – Canadian regional cuisine,  has a lovely store attached to it that sells Canadian-made food gifts
  • Off the Tracks Espresso Bar & Bistro – healthy options for breakfast and lunch, reasonably-priced, located in the Railspur District
  • Pedro’s Organic Coffee House – serves a range of coffees and teas with sandwiches, muffins etc. Seating inside, or on large outdoor patio, or take-out. First building on the east side as you come on to Granville Island, located right across the street from VTS Admin Office and behind the Kids’ Only Market.
  • The Keg – steaks, wings, Happy Hour, located across the street from the Improv Centre
  • The Vancouver Fish Company – mainly seafood, good Happy Hour, located under the VTS Admin Office & around the corner from The Improv Centre


Bars on Granville Island

(other than those located in restaurants listed above)

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