Go Fish!

March 12, 2010 at 11:53 am 2 comments

I’ve eaten at many Vancouver restaurants, some of them on the quite fancy side, but it’s a little fish and chips place just around the corner from Granville Island that grabbed me by the heartstrings on our last visit to what will soon be our new home.

I could eat at Go Fish again and again and again. I suspect I will. Everything about it is excellent. Great prices. Thoughtful combinations on the more adventurous sandwiches and specials. A beautiful combination of authentic, local and sustainable with OceanWise fish and seafood, beer batter made with locally produced Granville Island Brewery beer and the simple, no nonsense location dockside at False Creek. Countless bloggers, foodies and passionate locals rave about this place and I’m so pleased to join the club.

One common complaint about Go Fish is big line ups, especially on sunny days. Also, we noticed what some might think of as short hours of business. Our first attempt at Go Fish was actually unsuccessful – they are only open until 6pm on weekends (at least when we went during March). Tragically we arrived at 6:15pm to a closed order window. We walked our dejected selves over to a Chinese takeout place and vowed to arrive on time the next night. The short hours make perfect sense to me – who wants to be working all the time in a gorgeous city like Vancouver? As one of the cooks said when we asked, “it’s because we get to have a life, too.”

Lucky us, on the day of our second attempt it was pouring rain and there were only a few other people in line. Yes, it’s slow. But isn’t that the whole point? Are you really in that big of a rush? At a dockside fish and chips place? Clearly it’s an opportunity to relax, slow down and enjoy the experience. After all, you’re waiting seaside in one of the most beautiful cities in the world for food that is fresh, sustainably produced, delicious and handmade by what seem to be very fun, hardworking, lighthearted people. Pass the time by getting to know your fellow diners – it’s likely that they’re nice people you might find a lot in common with.

This photo for halibut and chips is courtesy of Sherman’s Food Adventures, a truly wonderful Vancouver food blog (thank you!). We were too busy eating our delicious food to remember to take a snap. 🙂

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sherman  |  March 18, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Thanks for the shout out and kind words!!! Much appreciated!

  • 2. Ceara  |  March 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Yum… fish and chips. *drool*

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