Best charcuterie boards in Vancouver

Aug 25 2016, 6:32 am

Get your charcuterie fix with our list on where to find the best charcuterie boards in Vancouver.

Salt Tasting Room

Photo courtesy of Salt Tasting Room

Photo courtesy Salt Tasting Room

Specializing in cheeses, cured meats, and house-made condiments with regional wine pairings, it’s no wonder that the Salt Tasting Room presents a well-executed charcuterie board. Patrons have the option to build their own tasting plate, choosing from the meat and cheese selection displayed on the chalkboard, or select the Butcher Plate, which consists of three meats of the eatery’s choice and three accompanying condiments.

Address: 45 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver
Phone: 604-633-1912
Twitter: @SaltTastingRoom

Grapes & Soda

Vancouver’s first natural wine and cocktail bar (featuring an array of natural, organic, and biodynamic wines) offers patrons a varied selection of farm-to-table seasonally-inspired small plates. Charcuterie enthusiasts will be happy to discover a board dedicated to cold meat cuts in all shapes and sizes.

Address: 1541 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-2456
Twitter: @grapesandsoda

Homer Street Cafe and Bar

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Photo courtesy Homer Street Cafe and Bar

Homer Street Cafe and Bar offers an enticing charcuterie platter served with seasonal pickles, nuts, and fruit. Diners have the choice between an array of local cheeses, like Camembert from Naramata Bench, and cold meats, like Sicilian chili salami made in North Van.

Address: 898 Homer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-4299
Twitter: @HomerStCafeBar

The Irish Heather

Affiliated with Salt Tasting Room, The Irish Heather — a cozy gastro pub located in Gastown, offers diners an enticing charcuterie platter, which features a selection of meats from the Salt Tasting Room with traditional condiments.

Address: 210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-688-9779
Twitter: @TheIrishHeather

Royal Dinette

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Photo courtesy Royal Dinette (Fred Fung)

This farm-to-table restaurant offers a well-crafted charcuterie platter called the “D Original Charcuterie Plate.” This shareable delight is comprised of D Original Sausage Haus’ classic Netted Ham, Lachsschinken Ham, Kulen, Salami Con Aglio and Saucisson Sec, served with house-made mustard and seasonal pickles.

Address: 905 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-974-8077
Twitter: @RoyalDinette

Guilt & Co.

This late night hangout is known for its cocktails and live music, but it is also home to a scrumptious evening menu, which just so happens to feature a sizable meat and cheese board. Made up of house-made rabbit terrine and chicken liver paté, local cured meats, two cheeses, and Guilt & Co.’s very own house pickles, mustards, and breads, this platter is a feast all on its own.

Address: 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-288-1704
Twitter: @guiltandcompany

Tableau Bar Bistro

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Photo courtesy Tableau Bar Bistro

Combining old world classic bistro elements simply with modern touches, Tableau Bar Bistro invites diners to sip on wine and tuck into a range of appetizing plates, like the Charcuterie and Cheese Plate. Diners can opt for a selection of three or five meats and cheeses, choices include a lovely Finocchiona with Cache Creek pork, fennel, and garlic, as well as soft double cream French Brie.

Address: 1181 Melville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-639-8692
Twitter: @TableauBistro

The Greedy Pig

Listed as one of their appetizers, The Greedy Pig offers its patrons an excellent Cheese and Butcher Plate. Diners have the choice between a range of ingredients, which are written by hand on a chalkboard. $16 will get you four items, while $19 will get you five — winning!

Address: 307 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-4991
Twitter: @thepig_gastown

Belgard Kitchen

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Photo courtesy Belgard Kitchen

For a hearty and unique charcuterie board head on over to Belgard Kitchen in Railtown, for their Grilled Postmark Sausage Board. Featuring IPA Chorizo + WCPA Brat, Two River’s cured meat, pickled vegetables, artisan cheese, toasty bread, mushroom and bacon paté, this platter is sure to satisfy.

Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-699-1989
Twitter: @BelgardKitchen

Tuc Craft Kitchen

Best paired with a glass of wine, Tuc Craft Kitchen’s charcuterie board is the perfect dish to munch on before a main meal at this popular Gastown eatery. Although listed as a cheese board, Tuc Craft Kitchen’s platter features deliciously thin slices of prosciutto, in addition to an array of small farm cheeses, eggplant relish, and ficelle baguette.

Address: 60 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-8999
Twitter: @TucCraftKitchen

The Stable House Bistro

South Granville’s Stable House Bistro is an excellent spot to drop by for a glass of wine and some nibbles, which include warmed olives, pickled eggs and a continually changing selection of artisanal cheeses, local charcuterie, patés, and terrines.

Address: 1520 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-1520
Twitter: @TheStableHouse

Jules Casual French Bistro

This charming French Bistro serves up a delicious and neatly presented charcuterie board. While the meats featured change often, patrons can expect to find an appetizing range of cold meats, like chorizo, chicken liver mousse, truffled salami, and prosciutto.

Address: 216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-0033
Twitter: @JulesBistro

City Side Winery

Part production facility, part tasting room, and part lounge, City Side Winery is a chic yet casual spot, where patrons are encouraged to take their time and enjoy a glass of wine (or two), while indulging in the winery’s edible offerings, which include locally-sourced cheeses and a Gourmet Meat Board.

Address: 328 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-6072
Twitter: @citysidewinery

Charlie’s Little Italian

The menu at this well-loved Main Street pizza and pasta joint is driven by traditional Italian flavours. Aside from the tempting array of larger plates, Charlie’s Little Italian also serves an Antipasti Board, which is stocked with charcuterie, artisanal cheeses, house pickled veggies, daily accompaniments, and gnocco fritto (fried savoury bread).

Address: 2610 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-877-8582
Twitter: @CharliesVan

Au Comptoir

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Photo courtesy Au Comptoir

With a distinct Parisian feel, Au Comptoir serves a range of French-inspired foods and drinks. Sip on a glass of red wine while you nibble away on the eatery’s Assiette de Charcuterie — an exquisite platter of house and artisan cured meats, paté, bread, and pickles.

Address: 2278 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-569-2278
Twitter: @Au_Comptoir

The Refinery

This upstairs lounge serves a long list of craft cocktails and gourmet small plates, ranging from traditional snacks of olives and flatbreads to a more hearty charcuterie platter. At $11 per person, diners can enjoy a mixer board containing four meats with house-made accompaniments, like marinated and pickled veggies.

Address: 1115 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-687-8001
Twitter: @TheRefineryVan

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