EXPLORING GRANVILLE ISLAND
I can feel the fresh salty breeze blowing against my face, the seagulls squawking in the near distance and the thrum of passing cars and conversations all around me. What a wonderful place.
Granville Island is a beautiful part of Vancouver I would recommend to anyone in a heart beat. The small row of boutique shops are full of interesting knickknacks, there’s an art gallery, public market and craft house just around the corner, and last but not least, a breathtaking view of the False Creek inlet is right in front of your very nose.
THE HIDDEN GEMS ARE ENDLESS
Every time I visit I get to try something new. Maybe a pate from Oyama’s Sausage Co, or locally smoked and seasoned salts from Maison Coté, gourmet wildflower honey from Chilliwack River Valley Natural Honey, a blueberry flatbread from Terra Breads or, in our case, a birthday cake scone from A Bread Affair.
Deciding on what to get is a feat in and of itself!
HUNGRY FOR FISH N’ CHIPS
Mom and I woke up that day possessed by a swift and sudden hankering for deep fried fish. Specifically, fish & chips! Luckily the day’s forecast of rain had not yet made its ominous presence known so we decided it was the perfect time to embark on a Granville Island adventure!
Go Fish is the place to go. They have daily specials (sandwiches, tacos) on top of their own standard menu which I ordered from while mom stuck to the one piece halibut and chips.
SO MUCH MORE LEFT TO EXPLORE
The halibut came with a generous cup of tartar sauce and housemade coleslaw (with an Asian twist = healthier), while my tuna sandwich seasoned with the Japanese togarashi spice was topped with sheets of dried seaweed nori and wasabi mayonnaise. So. So. SO GOOD. The bread could use some work but the harmony of the flavours was just, wow, completely mind-blowing (and mouthwatering)! I can’t wait to go back to Granville Island to try more things…like, Lee’s Donuts‘ powdered and honey dipped doughnuts, a casual dinner date at Bridges and brunch at Edible Canada.
Crossing my fingers for more sunshine in the future! See you there! 😀