Food in Vancouver: Granville Island

Vancouver’s sunny weather continues which means that BBQ’s on the beach, beers on the patio, and snacks while walking the seawall have all seduced me away from my kitchen for another week:

I swear I would resist if I could but as I’ve mentioned before, Vancouverites live in a constant state of fear during sunny days because it could very well be the last one until next year. True story: yesterday we had a bit of a cloudy break in our day and I heard someone say ‘Well summer’s over!’

Vancouverites are basically all Starks, constantly warning that ‘winter is coming.’

Anyways, I woke up and decided that I couldn’t neglect my blog any longer and spent a good ten minutes wondering what I could make out of a potato, hummus, and chocolate ice cream. I was then hit with the brilliant idea of heading down to Granville Island for lunch. I worried that my BC friends would read the post and roll their eyes and say ‘Really? Granville Island- how original!’ but then I remembered none of them are reading my blog right now anyways because it’s sunny out.

If you’ve visited Vancouver then you are probably familiar with Granville Island since it’s one the first places you’ll be recommended to go. You can spend an entire day checking out the art studios, renting a boat, catching a comedy or theatre show, exploring the market, and enjoying street performers. But be warned, there are certain things to watch out for when visiting Granville Island:

I’m lucky enough to be within walking distance of Granville Island so I just grabbed my headphones and headed down for lunch:

The market is a great place for lunch since it’s full of different food vendors and a bunch of local fruit & veggie stands, I often head down there for cooking inspiration:


I ended up deciding on a bean taco salad which I enjoyed outside by the water with live entertainment:

For dessert I grabbed some fresh watermelon juice but be warned, a small size is more like a shot glass:

If you’re at Granville Island for dinner then I recommend Edibles, I was there last week for my mum’s birthday and they have some great salads on a fabulous patio:

If you’re there in the morning then the Agro Cafe does a great vegan brunch and you can get vegan beer from the Granville Island Brew Pub:

And while you’re there don’t forget to check out the totem pole shop, Jerry’s boat rentals, and Broom Co. where you can get your very own Harry Potter broom!

Whew! Wishing you all sunny skies!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Karen says:

    I have to laugh at your comment “Winter is Coming!” That’s exactly how it is in Anchorage, Alaska. Unfortunately, summer seems pretty much over in these parts. I must say though that it cheers me up a bit to hear that it can be overcast – a lot – in other areas. May your summer last long! That island looks like a fun place to go visit.

    1. LindsayODonnell says:

      Thank you! I might have laughed to myself in public when I thought of it. I hear Alaska is beautiful too- neighbor! Maybe your summer will return!

  2. Somer says:

    That bean taco salad looks sooo good. I hope you didn’t pay too much for your watermelon juice, it’s puny!

    1. LindsayODonnell says:

      Haha I paid $2.50 and it was really good but I was shocked when I saw her take out the cup!

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