Written by Cecilia Ryan – Vancouver Foodie Tours
When people think of Gastown, they think of the cobbled streets, the famed steam clock, the Victorian architecture, the fascinating history and … the food! Gastown is Vancouver’s #1 Foodie neighbourhood and is the hub for new and exciting restaurants. Whether you’re looking for specialty coffee, cocktails, bistros, Neapolitan Pizza – Gastown has it all. Here are the 5 foodie facts about Gastown for you to digest:
1. One of the longest Happy Hours in the city
From 11:30 am – 6:00 pm, Six Acres has happy hour specials! Standing at the site of the original birthplace of Gastown, Six Acres follows in Gassy Jack’s tradition: provide a space for people to eat and drink together. The atmospheric charm could easily sway you into staying for six and a half hours!
Six acres can be found at 203 Carrall St.
2. Hi-Five Grilled Cheese Window
This 100 square-foot space opens late night to offer grilled cheese sandwiches to-die-for. With a short menu but long lines, don’t miss this delicious hole-in-the-wall. Try the ‘Yes Ma’am’ for mac ‘n’ cheese between bread…
Hi-Five is tucked away at 30 E Cordova St.
3. Save on Meats tokens
Not only does Save on Meats provide delicious diner food, it also has a fantastic token program. You can buy tokens which can be redeemable for food and share these with some of Gastown’s residents who are in need. Save on Meats sandwiches are too good not to share!
Save on Meats at 43 W Hastings St
4. A champagne and dessert bar, hidden in plain sight
Mosquito opened it’s doors in 2015 and serves incredible desserts along with champagne cocktails. Tucked into a dimly lit space on Water St, Mosquito sits in the heart of Gastown and yet feels like your own private world. Start or finish the night on a sweet note.
Mosquito is found at 32 Water St.
5. Dirty Apron cooking school and delicatessen
Gastown is home to Dirty Apron which offers renowned cooking classes and also an exciting array of artisan products and lunch time treats in their delicatessen. For the foodies who love to cook or “the toast burners” – Dirty Apron is a popular choice.
Dirty Apron at 540 Beatty St