Best food courts in and around Vancouver to check out at least once

Aug 22 2023, 6:00 pm

A food court may not be the first place you think of when on the hunt for authentic and filling eats, but these ones might change your mind.

From Chinese to Indian, Dosa to Pad Thai, there’s a little something for everyone at these fantastic food courts.

Food Courts tend to be more affordable places to grab a bite too, which means you can indulge here without putting a dent in your bank account – bonus!

Here are our picks for the best food courts in and around Vancouver.

International Food Fair

Get tastes from around the world all under one roof. This bustling food court in the heart of the downtown core has been a popular spot for years, especially during lunchtime hours for those who work in the area. It offers authentic Middle Eastern delights from India Abroad, Taiwanese from Deer Alley, and Korean from Dolsot.

Address: 530 Hornby Street, Vancouver

CF Pacific Centre Food Court

The food court at CF Pacific Centre offers classic mall fare, with fast-food favourites like OPA! Of Greece, Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, Jugo Juice and A&W. It may not be adventurous, but it certainly is reliable and offers a huge variety of options for the hungry shopper.

Address: 701 West Georgia, Vancouver

Granville Island Public Market Food Court

The iconic Granville Island Public Market has a seemingly never-ending selection of must-try vendors with incredible eats. You have to try A La Mode, which specializes in both sweet and savoury pies. For something a little healthier, check out Fraser Valley Juice and Salad or Chau Veggie Express. End the day on a sweet note with a stop at Bon Macaron Patisserie Ltd. for an ever-changing selection of macarons that are to die for.

Address: 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay Market Food Court

 

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After perusing the many vendors and shops, make sure to fuel up. The beloved North Shore market boasts a sprawling food court with a variety of options. Get a taste of Nicli Pronto, The Soup Meister’s Nephew, and Craffles.

Address: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

Aberdeen Centre Food Court

 

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The food court is arguably the best attraction at Aberdeen Centre, with a selection of authentic Asian eats. Order Chinese favourites at Leung Kee BBQ, Wonton & Noodle House, Mambo Cafe, Bubble Waffle or Wu Fong Dessert. The options are endless here, and we recommend trying something new each time you visit.

Address: 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

CF Richmond Centre Food Court

CF Richmond Centre’s food scene has something for everyone. Check out Umi Sushi Express, Vina Vietnamese, U-Grill, Thai Express, Bourbon St. Grill, Curry Express, Edo Japan, Koryo Korean BBQ or Kung Pao Wok. There’s also a Bubble Waffle Cafe, which features egg waffles, rice noodle rolls, stinky tofu, fish soup noodle combos and tapioca drinks. For a sweeter option, head over to Crepe Delicious.

Address: 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond

Metropolis at Metrotown Food Court

Metropolis at Metrotown, of course, has one of the biggest selections around when it comes to food court vendors. With everything from Chronic Tacos to Chachi’s to Castella Cheesecake Inc. and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, there’s something here for basically every appetite and mood.

Address: 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby

Crystal Mall Food Court

 

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One thing is for sure, after visiting this food court, you won’t leave hungry. Get your fill of delicious eats courtesy of 99 BBQ House, Ba Shu Sichuan Foods, Chef Rong Noodles, Fung May Chinese Cuisine, Hung’s Teppanyaki, Noodle House, Shanghai Dim Sum House Ltd., and Mango Charming (just to name a few). For a sweet treat after shopping, you’re going to want to get a refreshing snack from Mr. Yogurt.

Address: 4500 A Kingsway, Burnaby

TABLES at The Amazing Brentwood

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Tables food court at The Amazing Brentwood on June 1, 2021. (Kenneth Chan/Daily Hive)

It’s no secret that The Amazing Brentwood (TAB) has a lot to offer anyone who visits. While retail and entertainment options are aplenty, we’re mostly concerned about what we’ll be able to chow down on, as usual. When it comes to food and beverages, TAB seems pretty stacked. Its food court, “Tables,” offers everything from brand-new concepts to local names we know and love, such as Japadog and Chef Hung.

Address: 4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

Henderson Place Mall

This mall in Coquitlam is definitely a hidden gem when it comes to food. Head here for everything from Arirang Hot Dog, Tokki for Korean, Happy Lamb Hot Pot, and Desi Dosa Madras, just to name a few.

Address: 1163 Pinetree Way #2000, Coquitlam

Parker Place

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This mall features pretty much everything you need for an amazing meal, whether you plan to cook at home or eat in the food court. From Joy’s Taiwanese Food to Mai Mei Singapore Beef and Pork Jerky to Rainbow Cafe, this spot is a real local’s if-you-know-you-know type spot.

Address: 4380 No. 3 Road, Richmond

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