Tantalize and challenge your tastebuds with with some of these one-of-a-kind eats in Vancouver:
7 Tasty tubular treats
Hailing from the streets of Hungary, The Kürtősh serves up kürtőskalács, or chimney cakes, in a variety of flavours. The dough is twisted around a stick to form a tube and coated with sugar, before being roasted on a spit. Once cooked, it can be covered by a variety of toppings like cinnamon sugar, coconut, almonds, or for the ultimate treat, be filled with ice cream.
6 Unleash The Beast
The Cannibal Cafe
6 patties, 6 double slices of cheese, 6 double bacon strips. Can you handle The Beast? Complete the meal in 30 minutes or less and you get the burger for free, your name on their Wall of Fame and a t-shirt. For the ultimate challenge, keep your eye out for their Beast Off competitions and pit your appetite against others in real time for prizes. Two locations: Downtown and East Van.
5 With a gold leaf on top
Forget topping your sundaes with a cherry, at Bella Gelateria, it’s all about the gold leaf. The base of this special edition treat is made from the world’s most expensive chocolate: Amedei Tuscany’s Porcelana Chocolate. Then it is topped off with a 23-carat edible gold leaf and served with two additional pieces of gold covered chocolate. If you’re looking to go for the gold, it’ll set you back $50 per serving.
Hours: 9:00AM – 11:00PM
4 Taste the rainbow
Brighten up your breakfast with the colours of the rainbow at Rosemary Rocksalt. These colourful bagels are made in house and taste slightly of orange and raspberry. They suggest pairing it with a Creamsicle cream cheese and if you ask nicely, will add rainbow sprinkles on top. Or if you prefer it savoury, use it as a base for your Montreal smoked meat sandwich!
Hours: 7:00AM – 8:00PM
3 Let’s get dirty
Dessert poutine? Yes, please! Hugo Churros has taken this Canadian classic for a spin by making it sweet. The Dirty Churros Fries are made from thinly piped churros are topped with a Nutella sauce, lechera (sweetened condensed milk) and marshmallows. If that isn’t enough for you, pick up one of their churro ice cream sandwiches too.
Hours: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
2 Taking comfort to the max
Lucy’s Eastside Diner
Uncle Grant’s Eating Challenge at Lucy’s Eastside Diner comes with a six-patty burger with grilled cheese buns, 12 pieces of bacon, six slices of cheese, side of poutine, side of mac & cheese, and a milkshake. If you finish the meal within 20 minutes the meal is free and you get your picture on their wall of fame. Lucy’s is open 24 hours so if you’re seeking a midnight snack or feel exceptionally ravenous after a night out, this is the place.
1 The drink that comes with a meal
Score on Davie
Who doesn’t enjoy kicking back on the patio or lingering over brunch with a Caesar? Except over at Score on Davie, the Caesar is more than just a drink. The Checkmate Caesar ($60) comes with a full roast chicken, the Score burger, a slider, chicken wings, pulled pork mac and cheese hot dog, roasted vegetables, and to top it all off, a brownie for dessert. This is one drink, that’s definitely meant to be shared!
Adelina Wong is a globetrotter and marketing professional based in Vancouver, Canada. She is the gal behind Pack Me To where she writes about her travel experiences, delicious foods, and tips on how to live a life of travel with a full-time job.
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