Foodies unite! It’ll probably take you longer to take the perfect picture of your food than to actually eat it, but that’s okay because we all love a little food porn.
Here’s five millennial-driven food trends that have taken the Vancouver food scene by storm:
Pokemon? No, just Poke! It’s the uber popular Hawaiian raw fish snack or meal with Asian influences. Build your own bowl or select a flavourful combo. Gotta eat em all!
There’s a ton of Poke restuarants around town, here’s just a few to try:
The Poke Guy
420 Richards Street
625 Main Street
2366 Main Mall, UBC
Bless the weather gods for this beautiful sunny day in the middle of fall! 😍☀️ Ride the sunshine wave with us by ordering “The Cali” bowl. This delicious bowl features fresh and spicy sockeye salmon, crab and shrimp, avocado nori, pickled red onions, organic seaweed salad, all topped with spicy mayo. 🔥🔥🔥————————————————————————Shoutout to @panda.dlights for making our Poké bowls look as beautiful as they taste! 💫Want to be featured on our page? Tag us @pacificpokeofficial and use the hashtag #wearepacificpoke – we might just feature you next! 🐠🐠
148-1055 West Georgia Street
150-840 Howe Street
1258 Robson Street
Hooked Poke Bar
995 Hornby Street
The Poke Shop
306 Water Street #2
558 Dunsmuir Street
991 Hornby Street
4 Avocado Toast
“…the avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise” – David Fairchild
Avocado Bay @ 1184 Denman Street
The English Bay guacamole house and beach bar serves up some delicious avocado toast one slice of sourdough or multi-grain at a time. Get your avocado fix with the fruit, beet or salmon toast plus fries or a salad.
Nelson The Seagull @ 315 Carrall Street
Bread and coffee in Gastown is all you really need. There’s avo and then there’s Avo on Toast.
Medina @ 780 Richards Street
There’s a number of dishes with avocado available like a paella or smoked salmon platter but a simple avocado toast will always hit the spot. Grilled focaccia bread with olive oil, avocado and tomato salsa + add eggs for a complete meal.
3 Turmeric Shots
Shots, Shots, Shots, Everybody! Turmeric shots that is… for a time-old/trendy anti-inflammatory and immune boosting remedy.
Glory Juice Co. @ Various locations
Soup time! The organic Cauliflower Cashew Turmeric soup comes with house-made chia crackers and dressing. There’s also an organic smoothie like the Mango Maca which has almond milk, turmeric + ginger shot, mango, banana, maca, coconut oil and coconut nectar. Or try the organic cold-pressed juice:
Feeling a little under the weather with this change in temp? Bust any lingering bugs and colds with our immune boosting super pack! Our #6 juice is super high in Vitamin C and our turmeric ginger shot is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C encapsulates the Vitamin C in the same material that makes up your cells- protecting it from destruction in the digestive system. It's also one of the most absorbable forms of Vitamin C on the market 😉
Heirloom Juice Co. @ 2861 Granville Street
Do you even juice? Try the Fire Extinguisher for a little juice cleanse of carrot, orange, pineapple, ginger, lemon and of course turmeric. Or if you prefer smoothies try the Turmeric Raider with mango, banana, turmeric, coconut oil & water, ginger and lemon.
2 Charcoal Ice Cream
We all scream for ice cream! How about some filthy rich black ice cream with activated charcoal powder? #gothicecream
Mister Artisan Ice Cream @ 1141 Mainland Street
Grab a pint of the coco. The Coconut Ash Ice Cream is made with coconut milk, cream and burnt coconut bits that are grounded into a fine charcoal powder. There’s also a Vegan version of the ice cream with coconut milk and made-to-order black waffle cones!
All about dat cone life! Come by to try our new made-in-house black waffle cones. ___ We will be scooping till 11pm tonight! #madebymister . . . . . #foodbeast #eatfamous #infatuation #zagat #dishedvan #f52grams #buzzfeedfood #foodpornshare #yahoofood #hypefeast #foodintheair #feedyoursoull #eeeeeats #beautifulcuisines #huffposttaste #spoonfeed #thekitchn #onthetable #tryitordiet #foodporn #foodstagram #foodstyling #getinmybelly #먹스타그램 #vancouverfoodie #yvreats #curiocityvan
Soft Peaks Ice Cream @ 25 Alexander Street
Take a bite out of an organic ice milk bar & swirl. Try the infused Maple Charcoal for a treat. You can add toppings and syrup at your pleasure.
The ultimate fusion urban street food: Korean-Mexican cuisine! Grab a Mexican taco, burrito or wrap filled with bulogogi and kimchi mmm…
Tako @ 601 Expo Boulevard
Damso Modern @ 770 Bute Street
By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
Amar likes his beer chilled and ranch sauce with pizza.