5 excellent farm-to-table restaurants in Vancouver

1) Fable

Farm + Table = Fable. Inspired by the surrounding community, the kitchen produces inventive, ‘creative meets modern’ cuisine. The menu changes seasonally depending on what’s available. The space is warm and understated but, for an even more casual experience, check out Fable Diner on Broadway.

Fable restaurant interior

2) Forage

Located in the boutique Listel Hotel, Forage connects diners with local farmers, fishers and foragers. Under head chef Welbert Choi, they serve tapas-style plates divided on the menu by their respective beginnings: Soil, Land and Sea. Snacks and Sweets are also on the menu and so is a selection of local beer and wine.

chocolate dessert from Forage

3) The Mackenzie Room

This contemporary farm-to-table restaurant, led by chef Sean Reeve, serves Pacific Northwest cuisine. On the wall you’ll find the chalkboard menu with dishes that change through the season. The food is served family-style and the space is a mix of rustic and refined.

restaurant interior of the Mackenzie Room

4) Farmer's Apprentice

A minimalist eatery, owner and chef David Gunawan is a true original. Everything on the menu, which changes daily depending on the farmers, comes from organic and ethical farms. There is meat on the menu but it is definitely veggie heavy. The space is small, but whimsical with only 30 seats.

outdoor seating area of Farmer's Apprentice restaurant in Vancouver

5) Royal Dinette

Pairing a comfortable atmosphere with good, locally sourced food, Royal Dinette makes farm-to-table approachable. The menu, prepared by chef Amanda Healey is ever-changing, showcasing the best of seasonal ingredients. With checkered floors and a wrap-around bar, the interior is an homage to the bygone diner era.

interior of Royal Dinette in Vancouver

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