You can savor your way through Metro Vancouver through transit with these drool-worthy itineraries

Everyone knows that Metro Vancouver has an epic food scene, but this is your chance to explore more of the area without having to worry about getting stuck in traffic, paying for gas, or finding parking.

There are tons of gems outside of the city center that serve diverse and drool-worthy meals, and they’re all very accessible via public transportation.

If you’re looking for a tried and true plan, West Coast Food has curated 6 unforgettable new itineraries for you. The project is called Dine the Line, and it’s all about making the delight of Metro Vancouver super accessible.

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So next time you’re hungry, hop on the SkyTrain, SeaBus or RapidBus and enjoy the magnificent views as you embark on a culinary adventure.

Here are nine places from their curated lists that really hit the spot; In addition, there is the possibility of winning a getaway to try them.

Sip bubble tea in Surrey

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Address: 3000-10153 King George Blvd., Unit 5, Surrey, BC

Transit Line and Stop: Expo Line, Surrey Central Station

Why You Need To Go: Xing Fu Tang is a bubble tea joint that’s the perfect stop for a little treat to fuel your day. They have an amazing selection and all of their key ingredients come directly from Taiwan.

While they are known for their Signature Brown Sugar Pearl Milk, you can get out of your comfort zone with their 24K Gold Series unique pools or seasonal specials.

Follow Dine the Line’s bubble tea themed itinerary to get here. The delight is less than a ten minute walk from Surrey Central Station.


Then satisfy your sweet tooth at the Expo line

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Address: 6888 Royal Oak Ave., Unit 105, Burnaby, BC

Transit Line and Stop: Expo Line, Royal Oak Station

Why You Need To Go: Stay on the Expo Line for one of Metro Vancouver’s most Instagrammable spots (it’s full of greenery, whimsical decor, and graphic novels): Ki Cafe. This dessert center serves small bites, specialty drinks, and sweet treats.

You’ll only be a two-minute walk from a delicious matcha cake or strawberry cheesecake frappe once you get off the train.


Have this unique brunch in Langley

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Address: 20300 Fraser Hwy #301, Langley, BC

Transit Line & Stop: Expo Line and bus, Fraser Highway at 201A St.

Why you need to go: Of course, Dine the Line also has a brunch itinerary. Enjoy one of the freshest breakfasts you’ve ever had at Egg Bomb. Here you can savor funky toasties, delicious sandwiches, and their famous croffles (yes, a hybrid of croissant and waffle).

This brunch cafe transforms breakfast staples into the most aesthetically pleasing dishes. From Surrey Central Station, one of the many buses will take you there, where you can enjoy over 20 different types of iced coffee.


Grab a snack at Larry’s Market

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Address: 125 Victory Ship Way, Unit 140, North Vancouver, BC

Transit line and stop: SeaBus, Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal

Why You Need To Go: If you’re looking for a quick veggie bite, follow Dine the Line’s Vegetarian and Vegan Itinerary. Larry’s Market is an iconic grocery store and cafe offering wraps, sandwiches, salads, pizza and sweets.

They have tons of dreamy vegetarian, organic, and plant-based items you can grab to go (so you have the perfect snack for later).

Larry’s Market is also located in The Shipyards District, an all-in-one venue with stunning waterfront, city skyline and mountain views.


Then slurp some vegetarian ramen

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Address: 296 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver, BC

Transit line and stop: RapidBus, Eastbound Marine Dr. at Pemberton Ave.

Why You Need To Go: Looking for fresh meals after breathing the coastal air? The RapidBus will take you directly to The Workshop Vegetarian Cafe.

Once you arrive at this brilliant spot, you’ll be treated to vibrant salads, scrumptious ramen, and other bowls. Did you know that they offer grab-and-go packs of plant-based ramen so you can take the deliciousness home with you?


Enjoy Katsua Two Minutes From Burquitlam Station

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Address: 555 Clarke Rd., Unit 8, Coquitlam, BC

Transit Line and Stop: Millennium Line, Burquitlam Station

Why You Need To Go: Who knew there were so many different ways to make katsu? Katsuya has so many options (along with 15 different sauces) that it can take a while to decide what to order.

While you can get pork tenderloin, chicken, fish, cheese, or sweet potato katsu, you can also order something unique like katsu served with honeycomb sauce, Korean sweet and sour sauce, mustard, and mayonnaise.

Oh, and you can walk here from Burquitlam station in just a couple of minutes.


So bite Bao in Burnaby

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Address: 4567 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby, BC

Transit line and stop: Millennium Line, Brentwood Town Center

Why You Need To Go: Continue on the “Explore East and Southeast Asia” itinerary to Glorious Bao. If you’re looking for the fluffiest, heavenliest bao, this aptly named place is the place to be.

They have a huge menu that also includes smaller dishes (like gyoza or their other special soup dumplings). Grab a bite at this spot, just a five-minute walk from Brentwood town center.


Party at the Flying Pig in Yaletown

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Address: 1168 Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC

Transit line and stop: Canada Line, Yaletown-Roundhouse Station

Why you need to go: Craving something comforting? The Flying Pig provides the perfect cozy environment for you and your crew while you dine. Dig into high-quality local dishes like West Coast Seafood Paella or Arugula Pesto Gnocchi.

The Flying Pig is just a minute from Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, so you won’t go hungry for long. Hey, why don’t you bring your whole family?


Enjoy Indian food in Surrey

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Address: 12025 72 Ave., Surrey, BC

Transit Line and Stop: Expo Line and Bus, Scott Rd. at 72nd Avenue

Why You Need To Go: Ready for some serious flavor? Spice 72 serves authentic Indian food like lamb korma, butter chicken and paneer tikka masala, earning it a spot on Dine the Line’s “It’s Better with Friends” itinerary.

This restaurant and lounge has the coolest atmosphere, making it the place to go for some late-night apps, desserts, or drinks. Yes: they also have a full bar. After riding the Expo Line, you can take one of the many frequent buses. Just check TransLink’s trip planner for more details.


From buffets in Richmond to pubs in New Westminster, Metro Vancouver offers incredible experiences.

With all of the city’s transit options, you just need to bring your appetite (no need for the car, parking tickets, and pollution from individual vehicles).

So ditch the car, get out of the city center and dine in line. It’s the perfect way to explore the city, whether you live here or just visiting.

Dine the Line would also like to reward the lucky winner with a two-night stay at The Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, dinner at Diva at the Met, and Compass cards for two (preloaded with three days of unlimited transit on all SkyTrain lines, buses, and the Seabus).

You’ll also keep yourself fed with $400 in gift cards to Dine the Line’s featured restaurants – just enter the drawing on the West Coast Food website.

For more information on West Coast Food and Dine the Line, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Youtube.

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