For the 25th year in a row Vancouver Magazine has announced the best in the city’s restaurant scene. Winners determined by 18 respected judges were chosen in categories reflective of Vancouver’s diverse offerings. Ranging in cuisine (from best in Casual Chinese to Upscale Italian), geography (from Yaletown to the East Side), and budget (top Upscale Restaurant to top Food Cart), the findings are guaranteed to make you hungry.
Restaurant of the Year Award? The Farmer’s Apprentice—which also snagged best in Casual Dining and Best New Restaurant—took gold. The 28 seat South Granville establishment, headed by David Gunawan of West and Wildebeest, was applauded for its unpretentious use of quality local ingredients (think fresh from the farmer’s market) and cozy dining space.
2014’s Chef of the year went to Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca. Posteraro was recognized for his ‘encyclopedic’ kitchen knowledge, talent, and easy delivery of beautifully complex flavors.
Hawksworth—opened by Chef David Hawksworth in 2012—was named best in Upscale Dining. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Vij’s Railway Express and its offerings of beef coconut curry and cassava fries beat out Tacofino and Re-Up BBQ for top Food Truck.
You can find the full winners list here.