Top 10 Hidden Gems in Vancouver Slideshow

1) DD Mau

DD Mau isn't your regular Vietnamese bakery that serves just any banh mi (Vietnamese subs) — they serve gourmet banh mi made with fresh local ingredients. They served traditional flavors along with some interesting ones including Crispy Roasted Pork.

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2) Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana

Via Tevere Pizzeria Napolentana is just off Commercial Drive and boasts a line that sometimes stretches down the block. Their dedication to making the perfect Neapolitan pizza is what sets them apart from the typical run-of-the-mill pizza joint.

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3) Bella Gelateria

Award-winning Old World handcrafted gelato from Bella Gelateria is second to none in the world and there are so many fresh flavors to choose from. The owner hand-picks local fruits and even has some ingredients flown in fresh to create his beautiful gelato. This is a definite must-try when you're in the city.

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4) Finch's Tea & Coffee House

Beautiful, delicious, and healthy — three words that sum up Finch's quite nicely. Their sandwiches and salads are handcrafted and made to order.

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5) Chad Thai

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Delicious, authentic Thai food is hard to come by, but when it's from a family-owned and -operated restaurant, you know it's going to be fantastic. Chad Thai is a find.

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6) Gokudo Shabu Shabu

On colder days, Gokudo Shabu Shabu is a great way to fill up your belly. Since everyone has their own preferences, Shabu Shabu offers individual hot pot set meals that let you customize what goes into your hot pot experience.

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7) Guu Garden

Fresh fish and attentive service makes Guu Garden a great spot in the city to experience. If you're not a big fan of raw fish, they have a great selection of cooked items to tantalize your taste buds.

 

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8) Tacofino Cantina

If you're looking for the best fish tacos in Vancouver, look no further. Tacofino Cantina started off as a couple of food trucks, but they have recently opened up their Commissary restaurant.

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9) Phnom Penh

A local favorite and super hidden gem, Phnom Penh is on the outskirts of Chinatown. Their butter beef and chicken wings make Vancouverites flock and wait for almost two hours in line.

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10) Western Lake Chinese

No tour of Vancouver is complete without a delicious dim sum or Chinese dinner. You can experience authentic and delicious Chinese food fare at Western Lake Chinese Seafood.