The opening of TransLink’s Millennium Line Evergreen Extension on December 2 means more access to Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Port Moody via public transit–and that means more places to explore in Metro Vancouver.
For those who will travel for food, there are several delicious options to discover when you’re eastbound on the Evergreen.
Hop along and go with us on a station-by-station guide to where to eat when you’re riding the SkyTrain and hitting some new stops. Here are over 45 places to eat (or drink) off the new Evergreen Extension.
Lougheed Town Centre
This isn’t a new station, but it’s the point from which the new Evergreen Extension gets going. Start your adventure here, at Austin Road and Lougheed Highway.
- North of the station at Austin Avenue and North Road is Lougheed Town Centre, with its expected roster of quick, casual eats, like IHOP, KFC, Tim Hortons, and Freshslice Pizza, among others. Their directory lists 28 places to get food!
Sushi California is located east of the station, at 501 North Road, Coquitlam
- South of the station are a trio of Korean restaurants: Insadong, Hee Rae Deung, and Kimbab Cheonguk, located in the area where Lougheed Highway crosses North Road; Coquitlam has some of Metro Van’s best Korean eats, by the way.
Next up is Burquitlam Station, located off Clarke Road between Como Lake Avenue and Smith Avenue in Coquitlam
Moody Centre Station is located in Port Moody, south of Murray Street and west of Williams Street. You’re just steps from all sorts of terrific food and drink here.
- North of the station at Rocky Point you’ll find Rocky Point Ice Cream (we love their ice cream, and ice cream cakes) and Pajo’s (for fish and chips) at Rocky Point Park, located along the 2800 block of Murray Street.
- South of the station is Saint Johns Street, where you’ll find some great food. Saint Street Grill is a great spot for a special night out. The newer Pizzeria Spacca Napoli is a busy destination with great drinks and wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza.
- Clarke Street has some terrific stopping points, like Original’s Cafe Mexicano for homestyle Mexican fare, and Rosa’s Cucina Italiana for some of the area’s most popular Italian eats (including a highly recommended Caesar salad) with huge portions. You’ll find Japanese sweets at Cake-Ya, and sandwiches and wraps at Gallery Bistro. At Gabi & Jules there are pies well worth the excursion.
- On Queens Street, just off Clarke, is Aroma, home to tantalizing Indian food, with an option to do take out. Get the Butter Chicken!
- Lastly, if you are a beer lover, this is your stop. Port Moody’s Brewers Row on Murray Street includes Moody Ales, Parkside Brewery, Yellow Dog Brewing, and Twin Sails. Look for food trucks in the area on the weekends, too.
Inlet Centre, which is situated between Dewdney Trunk Road and Ioco Road off Barnet Highway, finds riders a bit deeper into Port Moody and in shopping hubs, with a big dose of chain fast-casual and fast food with some indie ventures mixed in.
- If you head east out of the station and turn north (left) onto Ioco Road, you’ll find the first of two great shopping areas (5 to 8 minute walk) with lots of food choices. Suter Brook Village, at Ioco Road and Suter Brook Way, has quick bites (think Freshii, Booster Juice, and Subway). If you have a little more time, restaurants like Sango or Romer’s Burger Bar are ideal for lunch or dinner.
- North of the station off Guildford Way is St. James Well, the local watering hole that features live music, traditional pub food, and we’re told everyone knows your name if you show your face often enough. Newport Village is also where you’ll easily land on some familiar chains, or spots like Gallagher’s Coffee Bar.
- If you head west as you exit Inlet Centre Station (back towards Moody Centre Station), you’ll find more choices along Saint Johns Street, like Brew Street Craft Kitchen.
This is the transit hub station for the West Coast Express, SkyTrain, and buses. Grab your walking shoes or your Compass card for the bus and head west, or sit tight and get out at the next stop, Lincoln, for an abundance of food choices
Lincoln Station boasts a myriad of eating options as it lets off at City Centre and at Coquitlam Centre Mall.
Lafarge Lake – Douglas
Last stop! This station, at Pinetree Way north of Guildford Way, is very close to Lincoln. Also a great spot for access to the Evergreen Cultural Centre and other community resources, you’re not going to find restaurants up this way. Poke around here, then hop back on board to find your food off Lincoln or the other Evergreen Extension stops.