For those visiting, try the local beer (if you like beer), as we win lots of awards around that here. This is a great reference ranking of the local breweries: https://justinmcelroy.com/2018/04/02/ranking-every-brewery-in-southwest-british-columbia/ Keep in mind this is a difficult/personal field and any brewery in the top ~35 or so could easily be #1 in someone else’s eyes. My personal faves include Moody Ales, Beere Brewing, Luppolo, Doans, and Strange Fellows. We also have a lot of wine from the Okanagan region of BC that wins awards (yes the board game by that name was inspired by the region). If cocktails are more your scene The Keefer Bar and The Diamond are standbys.
If you’re looking for the best of a certain category of food check out this very long-running annual popularity contest https://www.straight.com/goldenplates/best-vancouver-restaurants
Some of my personal favourite local spots include Meat & Bread, Pizzeria Ludica (a game cafe), Peckinpah, Forage, Happa Izakaya, Juke Fried Chicken, Gojiro Ramen, L’Abbatoir, Chancho Tortilleria, and guiltily Dunn’s (for montreal smoked meat) and Pizza 2001 (for a cheap & tasty slice).
This web magazine is foodie-focused http://scoutmagazine.ca/guides/
And here’s a map of the food-truck scene: https://streetfoodapp.com/vancouver/map
Oh and although Tim Hortons was made “famously Canadian” by those in Onterrible, we actually also roast a lot of good coffee in town. Check out Revolver, Matchstick, Pallet, 49th Parallel, Elysian, Timbertrain, or Cafe Artigiano for a great cup.
Hope this helps your stay in town.