22 December 2017 0 Comments Posted By : Eagranie Yuh

If you can only eat three meals in Vancouver, B.C., make sure they’re here

Vancouver is one of those mythical places in British Columbia where you can ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon. Even if it’s raining (which is, to be honest, a lot of the time), you’ll find people jogging and biking the Seawall, a 13-mile waterfront path that meanders from downtown Vancouver, around Stanley Park and across the Burrard Bridge to the former hippie enclave of Kitsilano. All that fresh air can make a person hungry, so here are three places to check out Vancouver’s food scene — best described as immaculate ingredients amalgamated through the many cultures that call the city home.

Named after John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, Gastown is one of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhoods. Water Street is where you’ll find all manner of Mountie-clad moose and maple syrup, but if you venture to the corner of Hastings and Cambie streets, you’ll see where the locals go for a carb fix. Purebread (purebread.ca, 159 W. Hastings St., 604-563-8060) started in the ski haven of Whistler, B.C., with artisanal loaves, but has since branched out to include nearly anything worth baking. It’s best to get there early, not just to avoid the lines but also to see the full kaleidoscope of offerings. The breakfast sandwich goes swanky with prosciutto and egg on brioche, while nubbly scones get dolled up with rosemary and lavender. If you aren’t averse to dessert in the morning, save room for a Purebread brownie, which hides hearts of raspberry, caramelized banana or the legendary lemon chèvre. You’ll also find quirky treats like Anzac biscuits (crisp, nubbly oat cookies), pavlovas (meringues with a chewy center) and Lamingtons (square cakes with chocolate-and-coconut icing), owing to co-owner Mark Lamming’s New Zealand roots. And tuck a sourdough loaf in your bag for glorious French toast the next day.

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