Canada's largest Chinatown can be found right here in Vancouver. The neighborhood is filled with unique shops, restaurants, bakeries, and all sorts of vendors that make it an adventurous place to explore. Over the years, Chinatown has seen an influx in trendy restaurants popping up amongst traditional mainstays in the area that have been around for eons.
A visit to Chinatown is not complete without a meal at Phnom Penh. This Cambodian and Vietnamese restaurant may just be one of Chinatown's busiest restaurants. The line-ups at lunch and dinner bring plenty of hungry people who are eager to sink their teeth into the flavorful dishes. Make sure to order the butter beef and chicken wings; they're legendary.
Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie's menu offers a modern approach to Chinese cuisine, taking inspiration from Taiwan, Shanghai, and the Sichuan province. Here, dishes are perfect for sharing so it's best to go with a couple of people so that you can try a handful of dishes. If there's a wait, head to The Keefer Bar for a drink while you wait.
Plant-based food is on the rise in Vancouver and Chinatown seems to be cultivating a vegan-friendly community. For healthy bowls that nourish and taste delicious, hit up Kokomo. A short walk away is Virtuous Pie, Vancouver's ever popular vegan pizza parlour. The nut cheeses they use aren't your typical dairy-free substitute you'd find in a grocery store. They're flavorful and texturally pleasing.