One morning a month ago, I woke up and thought to myself, “Fuck it, imma eat the Pacific Northwest.” (Quickly followed by “fuck it, imma put two teabags in my teacup today YOLO.”)
A gorgeous coastal city with a vibrant immigrant community and a food scene that reflects it , Vancouver, BC was my no-brainer choice for the first stop on the road to Ultimate Tummy Satisfaction. As the day of my departure draws near (August 7), I present to you – in my typical anal fashion – my Tummy Hit List!
Now, dear reader, this is much more than just a list – it is a fucking WAR CRY straight from my stomach. And despite what this list says, nothing is set in stone. If I finish eating at one place and crave for more, you can be sure I will take a bite out of the next person I see CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP OH YEAH.
Perhaps I’ve said too much. Anyway, here is the list.
Lunch: Meat and Bread @ 370 Cambie Street
I am a simple woman – I like carbohydrates and meat. I like them even better when they’re together.
Dinner: The Salt Tasting Room @ 45 Blood Alley Square
Charcuterie and seasonal wines make my heart sing. (Also, you can totally tell I was drawn to this place with it’s super safe-sounding location for a solo female traveler!)
Breakfast: The Twisted Fork @ 1147 Granville Street
The only thing I love more than social justice and working with youth is breakfast food. Solidarity can wait – banana-stuffed French Toast can’t.
Lunch: Toshi Sushi @ 181 E 16th Ave
Recommended by a co-worker of a very close friend of mine. Looking forward to checking it out and frightening strangers with how much food I can eat!
Dinner: Guu Izakaya Original @ 838 Thurlow Street
The first izakaya to open in Vancouver in 1993 with an excellent reputation for its combination of traditional izakaya fare and high quality drank!
If you didn’t begin salivating mid-way through this post, then you aren’t really alive.
Stay tuned for the Seattle edition of the Tummy Hit List! Until next time.