20 amazing things to eat in Vancouver this October


Hungry for something new? Check out a few of the seasonal specials, new offerings, and dishes from new restaurants you’ll find all over Vancouver right now.

From pumpkin-y pastries to the priciest poke ($66!), there’s plenty to feast on to satisfy any craving, at any budget. Some will only be around for a limited time, so plan accordingly. Happy eating!

Coffee and grain bowls at The Garden

Address: 868 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

Korean tacos at Milssam Tacorea

Address: 1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Burgers and Cold-Smoked Onion Rings at the Downlow Burgers pop-up

Address: 905 Commercial Drive, Vancouver (Mondays only)

Turkey Dinner Pie from The Pie Hole

Address: 3497 Fraser Street, Vancouver and 7832 6th Street, Burnaby

$66 Gold Bowl at Pokey Okey

Address: 8060 Anderson Road, Richmond

Katsu at Saku

Address: 1773 Robson Street, Vancouver

Pizza and pasta at Nook‘s new Olympic Village location

Address: 195 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver


Pastries and coffee at Lot185

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On Friday, September 28, @lot185vancouver will open @vanconventions – An in-house bakery will provide fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, and other grab and go items during the day. The full service coffee bar features ethically sourced beans from North Vancouver coffee roasters, @mojacoffee – Tapas and Neapolitan–style pizzas will be featured in the afternoon and evenings. A BC forward wine and craft beer list, complemented by a selection of international wines, will also be offered. – Read more: foodgressing.com/lot185-cafe-wine-bar-vancouver-convention/ #Media – #foodgressing #foodbeast #instafood #vancouverfood #vancouverisawesome #igersvancouver #foodphotography #vancouverfoodie #sonya7iii #a7iii #bealpha #instaeats #yvreats #igers #thehappynow #eatfamous #buzzfeast #forkyeah #cafe #yvr #dailyfoodfeed #vancouver #foodgasm #feedyoursoull #bubbletea #mustbevancouver #weamaze #604eats #spoonfeed

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Address: 78 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Fresh scoops of ice cream at Elephant Garden Creamery

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New ice cream shop opened on the hip Commercial Drive! @elephantgardencreamery features lots of Asian themed flavours and huge scoops! Elephants are cute and make people happy, which is the owner's goal for this new shop ?? . The store has a really nice and bright interior with good seating. The mango coconut flavour was deelish and plant based, while the avocado milk tasted like Vietnamese sinh to (avocado smoothie)! The scoops here are also huge and the staff are very friendly. We definitely recommend checking this place out! ?? . Thanks @athenasweets and @eatswitheva for the ice cream date! ?? . ?@elephantgardencreamery – Vancouver, BC Flavour: Malted Milk Choco, Avocado Milk and Mango Coconut Sticky Rice ???

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Address: 2080 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Bonuts (biscuit doughnuts) at Chewie’s Biscuit Co.

Address: 2822 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Indian fast food at Horn OK Please

Address: 1162 Denman Street, Vancouver

Korean BBQ at Seorae

Address: 115-5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond 

Chicken and sides at Little Juke

Address: 1074 Davie Street, Vancouver

Mazesoba (dry ramen) at Kokoro

Address: 551 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Pandan waffles from Bambu

Address: 1090 Kingsway, Vancouver

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns from Grounds for Coffee

Address: 2565 Alma Street, Vancouver

Seasonal seafood dishes at Minami

Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Fried Chicken at Scratch Kitchen

Address: 437 Dollarton Hwy N, North Vancouver

Breakfast sandwiches at Their There

Address: 2042 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Afternoon Tea at Origo Club

Address110-6888 River Road in Richmond

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom