YVR was named #1 Airport in North America for record sixth year-in-a-row by Skytrax World Airport Awards this past year and a huge reason for this is the variety of food options available to guests. YVR has something for everyone to try out, and you not go wrong with any of these options.
Best Places To Eat At YVR – Vancouver International Airport
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White Spot Restaurants
If you grew up in B.C. chances of you knowing about White Spot are really high. So what are they best known for? That would be their burgers, in particular their Triple “O” burger and on occasion they roll out limited time promotional burger menus which shows they are always trying to come up with the next big thing when it comes to burgers.
Besides their burgers they offer pastas, salads, seafood options, appetizers, and wide array of drink options ranging from local breweries, to imported drafts. White Spot is located on the domestic side of the airport just right beside the A and B gates.
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The legacy of Monk McQueen’s, the former seafood restaurant on Vancouver’s False Creek, lives on here at the domestic terminal. One of the better restaurants to eat at YVR, the menu features BC seafood (including the popular fish tacos), as well as other hot entrees such as burgers, steak, and breakfasts. Monk’s Grill offers guest with options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while being conveniently located past security on the domestic side. If you are ever short on time, or are one of those travellers who feel more comfortable getting through security as quickly as possible, stop by Monk’s Grill and enjoy a great meal before your flight.
Stanley’s Happy Landing Lounge
A bar conveniently located next to the domestic terminal’s baggage carousels, guests can come in and enjoy a few drinks before heading out to explore all of Vancouver has to offer. There are always times during the year where we have to travel and unfortunately miss a big hockey game, or miss out on the NBA playoffs, but fear not! Stanley’s is known for screening all the big games!
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Koho Restaurant and Bar
To long time visitors and travellers of YVR, you may be asking “What happened to The Pacific Market?” Well unfortunately that is gone, but in its place is a brand new diverse Koho. Sit down and relax at this full-service restaurant and bar.
Choose from a fantastic selection of appetizers including mussels, chicken wings and nachos or dig into a steak, pasta bowl, or their special YVR burger. If the bar is more your style, you can watch the game while you enjoy a glass of B.C. wine, a Koho Classic Martini or a beer on tap. Additionally an extensive gluten-free menu is now available to accommodate all guests. For those who love to have a late breakfast, Koho offers breakfast till 4:00pm! Koho is located on the international side right before security.
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A part of the Canadian casual fine dining chain, Milestones offers reliably good brunch, lunch, and dinner options. The menu features BC seafood, steak, prime rib, salads, as well as a range of BC wines. Located past security in the international terminal guests can enjoy a relaxed meal in the dining area, or can sit up at the bar and watch the game. Milestones creates a great environment that puts together a cozy feeling all packaged up with a relaxed laid-back scene. Milestone’s also offers guests with a gluten free menu.
Canuck’s Bar and Grill
Newly opened and themed after Vancouver’s beloved NHL hockey team, the Canucks Bar & Grill features fresh seasonal, and locally sourced fare, as well as vegetarian cuisine. The Canucks Bar and Grill is surrounded by authentic team memorabilia and large TVs showing live sports events and Canucks games, of course!
Asides from food, Canucks NHL merchandise including official jerseys, t-shirts, hats and novelty items are also sold here. The restaurant is located past security in the U.S. departures side.
Where are your favorite places to eat at YVR? Comment below with your suggestions!
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