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Vancouver 2022 Michelin Restaurants

Our Bib Gourmand Guide

We’re so proud to be home to 12 Bib Gourmand selections in the Vancouver Michelin Guide 2022. This category includes restaurant options that are more approachable & affordable for locals and travelers to Vancouver. 

Cycle City is conveniently located central to all these amazing Michelin-level restaurants. We created this guide for our customers to experience Vancouver’s thriving food scene! Get inspired and dine at a Michelin-rated restaurant (or a few!). Don’t forget to tag us on your adventures @cyclevancouver.

For those wanting to access this guide on mobile, we’ve created a Bib Gourmand guide to take on the go!

*be sure to check the restaurant’s website for current menu options and hours

Vancouver’s Bib Gourmand List

In order of distance from Cycle City, here are the 2022 Vancouver Michelin Bib Gourmands:

  1. Chupito
  2. Nightshade
  3. Fiorino
  4. Phnom Penh
  5. Kin Kao Song
  6. Vij’s
  7. Lunch Lady
  8. Anh and Chi
  9. Oca Pastificio
  10. Little Bird
  11. Say Mercy

Let’s take a closer look at each restaurant on the list.

Chupito

MEXICAN | 1KM

A dish from Chupito Vancouver

This Gastown hidden gem is located in the alley behind La Taqueria. The fully covered outdoor eatery features a shipping container bar and serves up authentic Mexican fare. *CLOSED IN WINTER

Known For:
Hidden location, creative cocktails & regional Mexican share plates

What To Get:
ALL the Cocktails, Aguachile, Red Pozole

MAP | WEBSITE

Nightshade

VEGAN | 2KM

A dish at Nightshade Vancouver

This Yaletown based restaurant caters to vegans who love to dine well. Executive Chef Chanthy Yen brings his unique spin to global dishes.

Known For:
Warm, floral dining setting. Internationally inspired flavours with locally sourced, house-made products. Elevated bar menu including zero-proof cocktails.

What To Get:
Kimbap, Arancini, Jerk Mushroom, Signature Cocktails

MAP | WEBSITE

Fiorino

ITALIAN | 2KM

Sandwiches at Fiorino Vancouver

Serving up authentic Italian street-eats in the heart of Chinatown. The large interior is distinctly Italian with big comfy booths and a central long table, as well as streetside patio dining.

Known For:
House-baked breads and handmade pasta, awesome aperitivo (happy hour), Italian wine & cocktails

What To Get:
Schiacciata Sandwiches, Coccoli e Prosciutto, Panzanella, Negronis

MAP | WEBSITE

Phnom Penh

VIETNAMESE | 2KM

A dish at Phnom Penh Vancouver

The perennial winner of “Best South East Asian Restaurant” awards in the heart of Chinatown. Casual family-style interior and basic service with authentic Vietnamese and Cambodian fare.

Known For:
Seriously addictive food, massive menu, and long lines (since before the Michelin Guide!).

What To Get:
Butter Beef, Famous Chicken Wings, Spicy Squid, Beef Luc Lac, Vietnamese Coffee

MAP | WEBSITE

Fable Kitchen

CANADIAN | 3.6KM

A dish at Fable Kitchen Vancouver

Created by Top Chef Canada Season Two competitor Trevor Bird, this farm-to-table restaurant serves up locally sourced meals in Kitsilano.

Known For:
Open kitchen, crowd-drawing brunches, partnering with local farms

What To Get:
For breakfast- Johnny cakes with pulled pork, Benedicts, Challah French Toast. For dinner- Short Rib with Polenta & Green Leeks

MAP | WEBSITE

Kin Kao Song

THAI | 4KM

A dish at Kin Kao Song

Located in vibrant Mount Pleasant, owner Terrance Feng serves “no holds barred Thai food”: experimental, without categories. They’re inspired as much by 5-star hotel food as they are street food.

Known For:
Bright, airy interior. Authentic Thai flavours with natural wines, unique cocktails, and local craft beer.

What To Get:
Chef’s Tasting Menu, Lemongrass Wings, Pad Thai, Signature Cocktails

MAP | WEBSITE

Vij’s

INDIAN | 4KM

A dish at Vij's Vancouver

Located near City Hall, this award-winning Vancouver mainstay continues to serve up delicious Indian food and unique cocktails to locals and visitors alike.

Known For:
Restaurant owner & namesake Vikram Vij is a celebrity in his own right. His dishes mix Indian influences with sustainable, local ingredients.

What To Get:
Lamb Popsicles, Lingcod in Ginger, Eggplant in Yogurt, Curries

MAP | WEBSITE

Lunch Lady

VIETNAMESE | 4.8KM

A dish at Lunch Lady Vancouver

This Commercial Drive restaurant is run by chef Nguyen Thi Thanh, who hails from Saigon where she ran a successful food stall.

Known For:
“It’s like discovering new neighborhoods every few mouthfuls.”- Anthony Bourdain on Mrs. Thanh’s soups, No Reservations (TV Show)

What To Get:
Steak Lúc Lắc, Phở Bò – Beef Noodle Soup, Bò Tái Chanh- Beef Carpaccio


MAP | WEBSITE

Anh and Chi

VIETNAMESE | 4.8KM

A dish at Anh and Chi Vancouver

The original owners of 30 years passed the restaurant onto their children, siblings Lý and Vincent Nguyễn. They’ve renovated the interior for a cool, trendy vibe but kept the flavours true to Vietnam.

Known For:
Award winning Vietnamese flavours, cool interior, creative cocktails

What To Get:
Khay Bánh Hỏi Lụi Nướng (DIY Street-Side Platter), Water Spinach & Beef Salad, Feature Cocktail


MAP | WEBSITE

Oca Pastificio

ITALIAN | 5KM

A pasta dish at Oca Pastificio

Greg & Antoine’s friendship started with a passion for pasta, wine, and food while working in local restaurants. Together, they launched this cozy Commercial Drive spot offering fresh handcrafted pasta based on local ingredients.

Known For:
Daily changing menu on Commercial Drive, 20-seat space, no reservation policy, pasta so fresh they’re cutting it in front of you.

What To Get:
Pasta, Wine, Antipasto

MAP | WEBSITE

Little Bird

CHINESE | 5KM

Interior at Little Bird Vancouver

Serving up traditional Cantonese style dim sum for over 40 years, this restaurant pairs local craft beers and wines with delicious dumplings and more in Kitsilano. Not just for brunch, either!

Known For:
Modern interior with traditional dim sum and a streetside patio.

What To Get:
Chef’s Tasting Menu, Lemongrass Wings, Pad Thai, Signature Cocktails

MAP | WEBSITE

Say Mercy

CONTEMPORARY | 6KM

Dishes at Say Mercy Vancouver

This Kensington area restaurant combines Italian & American BBQ for a uniquely delicious menu with Executive Chef Sean Reeve at the helm.

Known For:
Their unique approach to Italian food, and their Staff Meal incentive to raise money for local organizations that help our community.

What To Get:
Jesus Take The Wheel (Tasting Menu), BBQ Bolo, Beef Cheeks & Grits, Pea & Peanut Bruschetta


MAP | WEBSITE

Find your Vancouver Michelin Dining Experience!

Vancouver’s multicultural food scene features so much talent! Some of the Bib Gourmand Guide restaurants have sister restaurants you’ll want to check out as well. Check out their websites for more info. And the talent doesn’t stop at Michelin-rated restaurants. Ask our friendly staff for suggestions when you’re in the shop. 

And if you’re looking to go all-out on the Michelin experience, you can check out the 8 Michelin Star restaurants in Vancouver on the official Michelin Guide site. 

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