Edible Canada

November 15th, 2011

Location: 1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver  View Google Map
Website: Click Here

I’m not typically keen to go for brunch. It always seems like there are more productive ways of spending my weekend mornings, but when I’m hosting an out-of-town guest I feel brunch is a must. This past August a friend was visiting from Toronto and we headed to Granville Island to check out the recently opened Edible Canada. This concept space – part restaurant, part shop selling locally produced epicurean wares, and part teaching kitchen – had intrigued me when I passed it on my way to the Market and I had been meaning to check it out. The lively outdoor patio space was overrun with tourists so we decided to head inside to the airy, open concept main dining room for a more subdued experience. Celebrating the best of BC cuisine, Edible’s menu changes frequently based on what can be sourced locally at the Market. I’m a big fan of eating fresh, local fish and produce and the iteration of Edible’s menu that we encountered offered a well curated selection of BC’s best summer offerings. I had the breakfast tacos – a trio of small flour tortillas covered in expertly scrambled eggs, avocado and pico de gallo (I opted to hold the chorizo) – and they did not disappoint. Cooked, and plated, to perfection, I was thoroughly impressed. The giant pot of French press coffee that accompanied our meal completed the experience. Vegetarians beware – Edible’s frites are cooked in duck fat and accompanied by bacon mayo. As a vegetarian-turned-pescatarian I was unable to partake, but my companions scarfed them down with glee. The portions here are on the small side – my boyfriend had to order two mains to quell his hunger – but the quality of the ingredients and the presentation make Edible well worth a visit. (SR)

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