In a diverse city like Surrey, where over 43% of local residents have a first language that’s not English, it’s a guarantee that you’ll find cuisines from around the world without looking too hard for it. In the spirit of celebrating the different cultures that make Surrey unique, here are five restaurants in Surrey that can transport you around the world.
Green Lettuce Restaurant | 112-6350 120th Street
It’s Asian Fusion with an Indian twist. Green Lettuce is a popular destination for those who love their Chinese dishes with a lot of spicy flavour! While its original location is in Vancouver, Green Lettuce opened up a second location in Surrey back in 2003, with a separate menu with endless options for vegetarians and carnivores alike.
My Shanti | 15869 Croydon Drive
Any restaurant that Vancouver chef Vikram Vij owns and operates will be a fine dining experience you will not regret. Compared to Vij’s on Cambie Street, My Shanti takes folks on a journey through the different regions of India, focusing on dishes inspired from Vij’s experiences in India from eating everywhere from food stalls to extravagant restaurants.
Taqueria Jalisco | 13646 Grosvenor Road and 12297 Industrial Road
Small and cozy, cheap prices and big portions – what more could you ask for? Taqueria Jalisco is the joint for Mexican food in Surrey serving residents at two locations at Grosvenor Road and Industrial Road. While Taqueria looks unassuming as you pass by it, this hole-in-the-wall is a hidden gem.
La Charcuterie | 19080-96th Avenue
Thanks to its eclectic owner, Salem Kahil, AKA the Sandwich Nazi., La Charcuterie is one of the most well-known deli spots in the Lower Mainland. A deli known for its fresh ingredients, generous portions and an off-colour owner, La Charcuterie is a deli with local character that makes lunch time a cheeky excursion. In addition, La Charcuterie also sells imported Scandinavian products such as Dutch cheese or Danish liver pate.
Nahm Thai Bistro | 13650 102 Avenue #202
Look no further than Nahm Thai Bistro for casual chic atmosphere and authentic Thai in Downtown Surrey. Conveniently located near SFU’s Surrey campus, Nahm Thai Bistro is a go-to favourite for those craving a good Pad Thai.
What are your most noteworthy restaurants in Surrey that never fail to take you on a trip across the world? Let us know in the comments below!