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Great Bakery in Victoria Canada

I highly recommend their apricot anise bread and their walnut raisin bread, which is perfect for grown up raisin toast. Delicious.

Swedish foodie needs assistance in rainy, cold Vancouver

Here's my recommendations for lunch in the downtown area. :
- Miku Restaurant at 1055 Hastings.
- Scuie (sic) at Pender and Howe is a breakfast/lunch place that serves great "Romano" pizza on very crisp crusts, other good Italian food, good coffee and wine.
- I like the cafeteria at Urban Fair on Cordova and Bute. Straight ahead food. Hot, not too expensive, communal eating. Outside patio if the weather's clear.
- Walk down Water street to McLean's Resteraunt, Bar and Deli. Go to the Deli, order one of their custom sandwiches and get your free bag of home made chips. Get something to drink and go sit outside and people watch while you eat. The restaurant may be good as well - I've always focused on the sandwiches.
- The Fairmont hotel is right beside the conference centre and always a good bet for food.

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Miku Restaurant
1055 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9, CA

vancouver restaurant recommendations for short trip close to Sheraton Wall centre?

The thing with the Wall Centre area is that the food in the neighbourhood is generally either hotel kitchens (which is not to say bad - I've always like Beyond) or so/so neighbourhood joints (many of which are on Davie). That being said, I agree with La Brasserie on Davie, for lunch or dinner. It's about 3 blocks away. Good food and good people watching. The Raincity Grill is an easy 10-15 minute walk away down Davie Street and it's probably the most highly recommended "local food" type restaurant in town. You can catch the #6 bus directly there or back to cut down on walking. Adesso Bistro is a bit more of a walk away (still on the #6 bus route) in the same neighbourhood but the food's great. Or...there's the Japadog hot dog stand almost across the street from you on Burrard. Hot, tasty hot dogs. What's not to like?

Vancouver has an excellent downtown bus system, and if you're not adverse to a short ride (or cab ride), I'd extend your boundaries a little bit and try some of the places in Gastown: Cafe Medina for breakfast or lunch is my big recommendation. Their sister restaurant Chambar is great for dinner. Salt and the Irish Heather are also good choices in the same area.

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Raincity Grill
1193 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2N1, CA

La Brasserie
1091 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E1M5, CA

2 week visit to BC

For Victoria, I'd echo the Red Fish Blue Fish recommendations and add:
the Superior Cafe - very cool room, good food when I was last there in July, friendly service. I'd go there for lunch. Very relaxing.

Spinnakers brewpub which also has a guest house operation. Great craft beer, locally sourced food. The nicest way to get there is on the little harbour ferries, but you'll have assess that given your crutches. Otherwise it's a 5 minute drive from downtown. They also have an outlet called Sips close to downtown which focuses on wine/food pairings.

If the weather's nice, Barbs Fish and Chips at fishermens wharf is just a fun outside eat. Exactly what it says on the tin, and yummy to boot. I'm pretty sure its all ramps, no stairs.

Brasserie L'ecole is a highly regarded french bistro type restaurant. Great fish, great wine, lovely service, very nice room. Right near Chinatown.

If you want to splurge in Victoria, the Oak Bay Marina's Sunday Brunch is in a great oceanfront room and has more food than you can possible imagine.

Victoria also has some lovely local coffee shops. Habit is my personal favourite. Friendly staff who explain what they're serving. Lots of magazines that you can read. Level entry room with lots of seating options.

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Red Fish Blue Fish
1006 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W, CA

Oak Bay Marina Restaurant
1327 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC V8S2N4, CA

Brasserie L'ecole
1715 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W1Z4, CA

Meeting boyfriend's parents for the first time (Vancouver)

I actually went to Ciba at the Moda hotel on Granville recently and loved the food. I didn't think the room was too loud or too expensive and I had some delicious pasta. Yew at the Four Seasons is also a really nice room, with a great sophisticated west coast vibe. The drinks are delicious which may help you relax, but it is a bit pricier.

If they're coming from New York, though, you should really try for something fish related. Blue Water Cafe is, of course, unbelievably great, but also very expensive.

Budget BC? Vancouver and Victoria in November

Victoria suggestions:
1. Foo Food at Blanshard and Yates. Asian-y food in a diner/take out setting. Love the butter chicken. Love their pork belly.
2. The Superior Cafe - although I note with alarm that they're planning to move, the room is unique and lovely. The food is good and not expensive and the folks are friendly.
3. Take the harbour ferry over to Spinnakers Brewpub. The food's fine, the beer is great.

Blueberries still available?

Well, they're available, but they're not so good anymore. Past their prime, wrinkly etc.

I'd look for blackberries, the first of the apples and such.

Good Food Stores Downtown?

If you're in the T&T area, I'd just head down to Chinatown for veg. There's Tosi Italian Food imports over at 624 Main. Quirky and cool and very very Italian.

What the heck happened to Kam's

I had the surreal experience last week of being the only occupied table in Kam's at 6:00 on a Wednesday night. Can you imagine? I felt it might be a sign of the end of the world.

No "Mr. Kam". Bleh service. Bleh food. None of the vibe that made it my favourite cheap and cheerful fallback place on Davie.

Does anyone know what happened?

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Kam's Place Singaporean Cuisine
1043 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E1M5, CA