Eggs Benedict are a staple brunch dish and as old as the oldest restaurant in NYC is (true story – a Mrs. Benedict ordered poached eggs on an english muffin with bacon and hollandaise in the first restaurant ever built in the USA), so we ode this list to the history of the benedict with the best of the best in Vancouver.
5 Fable Diner
The ‘fable’ part of Fable Diner actually stands for farm-to-table, so you know you’re going to get fresh and local. You can feel almost guilt-free about the Fried Chicken Benny – made with a scone, spicy ranch, gravy, pickles onions and olive oil hollandaise (that’s semi-healthy-ish).
Where | 151 E. Broadway, Vancouver
4 Cafe Zen on Yew
You might get a little overwhelmed at this cute Kits diner’s benny menu, but that just means you need to bring more people to try share. The variations of foods you can put on an english muffin and top with hollandaise is 15 ON the menu and probably another 15 OFF.
Where | 1631 Yew Street, Vancouver
Taking the west coast flare, this local favourite breakfast go-to mixes things up with smoked sockeye salmon, pork belly and duck confit and of course vegetarian options.
Where | 1598 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
2 Provence Marinaside
With a dish as old as this one, chefs near and far like to put their own spin on it – like chef Jean-Francis Quaglia with a french twist. The Croque Monseiur Benedict is a fusion with the croque monsieur with black forest ham and gruyère cheese on focaccia bread.
Where | 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
1 OEB Breakfast
Vancouver’s newest breakfast spot has impressed the city with their fresh and modern takes on the classics (there’s only so much you can do with bacon and eggs right? Wrong!) How about smoked peking duck breast with porcini mushroom-truffle ragû benedict? Or hog & rabbit mortadella with sicilian pistachio and peperonata benedict (why not)?
Where | 1137 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver