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Ask For Luigi – Tagliatelle

We came to Ask for Luigi for lunch on a February weekend and wound up waiting for quite a long time until we got a free table. I guess that says a lot about how popular this place is… even on the sketchy side of Chinatown.
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Soft Peaks Ice Cream

What could be more Vancouver than enjoying ice cream on a hot summer day? It seems like there’s all sorts of ice cream places popping up over town lately. Soft Peaks is one of the many popular spots located in Gastown.
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Purebread (Gastown) – Bakery Heaven

Nothing cures our craving for scones as much as a visit to Purebread. Walking into this bakery located on Hastings Street is a bit overwhelming with the sheer variety of items that they have.
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Bambudda – Dine Out Fest 2015

Bambudda is an Asian-fusion restaurant located at the corner of Powell and Columbia in historic Gastown. Apparently, they are on to their third head chef with former Top Chef Canada competitor, Curtis Luk, taking over.
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Rodney’s Oyster House (Gastown) – Raw and Fried Oysters

During our winter vacation, we decided to do something that we haven’t done since we were wee little kids… have a lunch date down in Gastown. We generally don’t come down here that often because it seems like such a touristy spot.
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L’Abattoir – The Slaughterhouse

For some people, going to a restaurant named “The Slaughterhouse” located steps away from Blood Alley, might give you pause for thought. However, the names around historic Gastown are mainly meant to pay homage to the location’s storied past. L’Abattoir is situated near the centre of Gastown and the famous John “Gassy Jack” Deighton statue. It’s also located in the same building as Vancouver’s first jail and near the original meat packing district, hence the name.
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Ask for Luigi

Luigi? Luigi!?!? Where are you? Hmmm… I’m starting to sound like a little Italian plumber. Okay, enough of that… Ask for Luigi is a tiny restaurant located on the corner of Gore and Alexander, about a block away from Sunrise Market.
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The Flying Pig (Gastown) – Bone Marrow Cheezy Bread

Although it’s been over a year and a half since our visit to The Flying Pig’s Yaletown location, my lunch-time visit to their Gastown location was not due to planning but mere happenstance.
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Purebread Bakery (Gastown) – Chocolate Almond Croissants, Scones, and Crack

We were first introduced to yummy confections from Purebread Bakery last year during our visit to Whistler when they opened a new shop in the Whistler Olympic Plaza.
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Belgard Kitchen – Good Eats in Historic Japantown/Gentrified Railtown

If you’re looking for good eats in an interesting locale, you only have to take a detour to Japantown (or Railtown if you’re going for the newer, gentrified moniker) to find Belgard Kitchen on the corner of Dunlevy Avenue and Alexander Street. It’s interesting to note that, at one time – before Japanese restaurants really took off in Vancouver during the 80’s, the only Japanese restaurants in the city were located along nearby Powell Street. After the Japanese internment during WW II, Japantown never really recovered.
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Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro – Hot Chocolate and Croque Madame

For some reason or another, I’m always finding that I’m out and about early in the morning and looking for somewhere to eat.
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Rodney’s Oyster House (Gastown) – Slapjack Chowder

I’ve been to Rodney’s Oyster House in Yaletown a few times and enjoyed the food so I’ve been anxiously waiting to try their Gastown location for a while.
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