Gastown: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges are going to be busy. Vancouver has wonderful neighborhoods and if you’re a local this is an ideal time to explore your neighborhood or other neighborhoods outside of the downtown core.

Here is a compilation of the best places to eat and drink in some of the neighborhoods outside of downtown.

Gastown Neighborhood

** All locations within 1 mile radius of Waterfront Skytrain station & Bus lines serving Gastown and area

Brioche

401 West Cordova

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-682-4037

— Tasty Sandwiches, Baked goods, Coffee and Desserts for breakfast and lunch daily.

The Greedy Pig

307 West Cordova

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-669-4991

— Sandwiches for lunch and dinner.

Bamboo Café

301 West Cordova Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-681-4323

— Espresso, Tea and baked goods all day long.

The Cambie General Store & Bakery Café

312 Cambie Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-688-9925

— Coffee, Tea, Sandwiches and baked goods all day long.

Boneta

1 West Cordova Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-684-1844

–A modern bistro that is a foodie lovers paradise, dinner nightly.

Incendio Pizza

103 Columbia Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-688-8694

— Pizza and Pasta for lunch and dinner.

Cobre

52 Powell Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-669-2396

— Latin American cuisine for dinner nightly.

The Diamond

6 Powell Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: n/a

— Asian tapas and inventive cocktails Wed – Sun nights

Chill Winston

3 Alexander Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-288-9575

Hip spot serving American comfort food for lunch and dinner.

Six Acres

203 Carrall Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-488-0110

— Drinks, Sandwiches and Desserts.

Salt Tasting Room

45 Blood Alley

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-633-1912

— Extensive selection of Wines, Cheese, Charcuterie and Sandwiches for lunch, dinner and late night.

Vera’s Burger Shack

213 Carrall Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-568-5850

— Burgers for lunch and dinner daily.

The Irish Heather

210 Carrall Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-688-9779

— Fine pub food at bar and Long Table Series nightly.

Salty Tongue

212 Carrall Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-915-7258

— Coffee, Tea, Sandwiches and baked goods all day long.

Blarney Stone

216 Carrall Street

Eat-in | No reservations

Tel: 604-687-4322

— Pub food and drinks all night long.

Smart Mouth Café

117-131 Water Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-569-1480

— Serious spot for Espresso, Tea, Sandwiches and baked goods all day long.

Revel Room

238 Abbott Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604- 687-4088

— Comfort food and cocktail bar open for dinner and late night.

Pourhouse

162 Water Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-568-7022

— Delicious comfort food and one of the coolest bars in the neighborhood, lunch and dinner and weekend brunch.

Al Porto

321 Water Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-683-8376

— Italian cuisine for dinner nightly.

Guu

375 Water Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-685-8682

— Izakya Japanese Tapas for dinner nightly.

So.Cial

332 Water Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-669-4488

— American comfort food for dinner nightly.

Steamworks

375 Water Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-689-2739

— West coast cuisine and brew pub for lunch, dinner and late night.

Trees Organic Coffee

321 Water Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-783-6024

— Coffee, Tea, Sandwiches and baked goods all day long.

Jules French Bistro

216 Abbott Street

Eat-in | Takes reservations

Tel: 604-669-0033

— French bistro for lunch and dinner.

JJ Bean Coffee Roasters

146 West Cordova Street

Eat-in | Takeout

Tel: 604-408-9663

— Coffee, Tea, and baked goods all day long.

Compiled by: Richard Wolak