On Canada Day, my friends and I went to Granville Island to see the festivities. However, we actually didn’t really see much… so I’m not sure if it was the time that we went or we just didn’t know where to go. We did see a small dog show though. Ok I have to admit we weren’t really there for the special events but more for the food ;)
First stop was gelato! There are a few gelato places in the public market as well as two other places you can get ice cream/gelato from. We went to Omi Gelato and there was a huge line up! Pricing was $4.30 for a single scoop and $4.75 for a single with a waffle cone. The gelato was not bad, nothing ground breaking but it satisfied our cravings and the scoop was really big! The waffle cones also tasted fresh.
Flavours from left to right: Pistachio, Chocolate Hazelnut and Tiramisu (better image below). Sorry the pictures aren’t great because there were tons of people around and it started melting!
Next we decided to go to The Milkman for smoothies. We originally wanted lemonade from this tea stand outside but they sold out by the time we went back.
They also serve ice cream, shaved ice and frozen yogurt made from real fruits like at Yogen Fruz. They were super busy that day but our smoothies didn’t taste that great… The left one is the Guava Lemonade which was not bad flavour wise but the texture was not your usual thick smoothie texture. On the other hand, the Mango Banana had no mango flavour and tasted more like pineapple juice and this one was even more watery and there were just some shaved ice pieces floating in it…it was just not appealing. These should not be called smoothies since they’re more like blended juices or something.
Finally after some more walking around we went to Tony’s Fish Oyster Cafe which my friend had tried before. We ordered the appetizer sized Calamari for $8.99 and the appetizer sized Breaded Oysters for $8.99. Since the cafe was super busy we had to get take out. When we got the take out boxes though the portion for the calamari looked super small and it just didn’t seem like it was worth the price. My friend said that when she had dined-in, the portion was a lot bigger and they had trouble finishing it… the breaded oysters were quite tasty though I don’t eat many oysters so I can’t comment but the breading was tasty and crispy.
On a separate visit, I also went to Celine’s Fish and Chips in the public market. They seem to be Vietnamese run and they also served salad rolls. The food was kept warm under heated lamps so some of it was not as fresh.
I ordered the 1pc Cod and Chips and it came with tons of chips and they also gave me an extra half a piece of fish that they had which was nice. The fish was ok but a bit on the drier side and it just did not satisfy my fish and chips craving.
My friend had the Calamari and Chips and the calamari was really rubbery and tasteless…you can get way better calamari elsewhere! If you want Fish and Chips, it’s probably better to go to Go Fish.
So that concludes my food adventures at Granville Island so far. They do have lots of food so I’m sure I’ll be back for more!