By TIM PAWSEY
West Coast marine cuisine may be cutting edge, but fish ’n’ chips still rule in many hearts. Here are some of our favourites in Vancouver:
Pajo’s (pictured) This unique floating kitchen at Fisherman’s Wharf in Steveston yields the freshest cod, salmon and halibut, plus hand-cut fries.
Go Fish Expect bare-bones tables and likely a line-up, but it’s worth the wait for super fish ’n’ chips, including excellent fish tacos, in a spectacular outdoor setting overlooking False Creek.
The Fish Shack Find much more than fish ’n’ chips at this lively but laid-back seafood emporium right downtown on Granville Street, including buck-a-shuck oysters from 4 to 6 p.m.
Fresh Local Wild This snazzy, eco-friendly, daytime food truck, usually at the corner of Burrard and West Hastings, serves up fresh-caught fish in perfect batter. Go early for a seat on the caboose-style “patio.”
Mr. Pickwick’s Unabashedly British-styled fish ’n’ chips. It’s worth the jaunt to Marpole for classic, Ocean Wise, wild seafood and BC-grown spuds.