Vancouver’s alluring array of flavourful ingredients lures seasoned chefs from around the globe – all inspired by the region’s natural bounty and complex fusion of influences from Asia, Europe and beyond. Step into their restaurants and get ready to tantalize your taste buds.
The rich soil, mild climate and natural sprinkler system in Metro Vancouver are just a few reasons farmers have chosen this area to plant, grow and produce some of the most flavourful apples, crisp peppers, multi-coloured root vegetables, sweet berries, and more. A stunning patchwork of farms and fields quilt the landscape and inspire the region’s best chefs all year long.
Looking for a little inspiration? Enjoy these recipes from local BC chefs, farmers, and families that make the most of West Coast ingredients. Try your hand at an innovative cocktail or whip up a seasonal dish and impress your family and friends.
Public markets bring the best of local produce -with all the colours, textures and fragrances- together with global spices, daily catches, fresh cuts of meats, preserves and even the brightest flowers for your table. And don’t forget the artisans selling one-of-a-kind jewellery, handcrafted giftware, unique souvenirs and locally made soaps.