My sister lives in sunny California and you would think that she would have so much available to her there that a trip to (mostly) rainy B.C. would bore the daylights out of her… not so! She sent me a list of things that she was craving to do when she comes out for a visit this summer and I thought that I would share it with you all so you can join in on the Fraser Valley fun.
Whether you are a health-nut, vegan, peace-nik hippie or a scotch swilling, redneck, meat-eating man-child… or just a normal person… I think you’ll have fun doing at least one of these things.
I know, I know, why pick berries when you can hire someone to pick them for you? Come on, people. We live in the Berry Capital of Canada… or something… and berries are delicious. And when you pick them, you can eat them, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Plus fresh raspberry jam and homemade blueberry pie and strawberries with cream. Come on! Do it.
2. go to bard on the beach
This has nothing to do with food. Not everything does. But it’s so fun and if you go you can pick up a Japadog in downtown Vancouver. Worth it.
3. go to the fireworks downtown
There’s nothing quite like eating soft pretzels, drinking hot chocolate and watching the symphony of fire. Classic Vancouver summer.
4. go to cultas lake water slides
Slip sliding around downtown and, again, another reason to eat a hot dog?!
5. go to granville island and eat awesome tarts and oysters on the half shell
We live near the ocean. We can have fresh seafood whenever we want it. Oysters are a dream come true.Check out Tony’s Fish and Oyster Cafe. Also, there is an over abundance of delicious tarts on Granville island, stop by Terra Breads for an amazing peach-rosemary tart, you won’t be disappointed!
6. get a pie from Krause Berry Farms
Custard piled high with strawberries. So delicious yet, for some reason, it can’t be duplicated at home. Believe me, I’ve tried.
7. go for high tea
Serendipitea in downtown Abbotsford has a gorgeous high tea for any lady. Gentlemen, be warned, fine china, flowers and petite desserts may be enough to shake the manliest man to his core.Try either the ice wine tea or the strawberry fields. My favorite.
I’ve talked about it before. I will talk about it again. I live in downtown Abbotsford and I absolutely love it. Small boutiques, used books, some of the best coffee that I’ve ever had. On a sunny day there is not much I like more than walking the short streets of my home town.. just don’t trip over a hobo while you’re doing it!
FOOD! I love it.
And if you need help narrowing down your food truck choice… let me help you!
Re-Up BBQ: for slow smoked meat sandwiches
Fresh Local Wild: exactly what it sounds like with vegetarian options.
Eli’s Serious Sausage: Vancouver’s premium local sausage stand
Cartel Tacos: Korean fusion tacos
La Brasserie: A warm & cozy Franco-German bistro
Now be off. Go. Eat. Have fun!