Point Grey Village offers a culinary journey around the world

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       West Point Grey is well known for being home to two of the city’s most beautiful beaches. But for the times that we’re not enjoying the views from Jericho Beach or Spanish Banks, it is also a great area to indulge in one of our other much-loved pastimes—eating.

      Located along West 10th Avenue, between Tolmie and Discovery streets, is fast becoming a popular destination for foodies. And with more than 20 eateries within three blocks, one thing is for certain—you won’t go hungry. Whether you’re looking for a quick cuppa, a family dinner, or a budget-friendly bite, there’s a spot that caters to every taste and price point. Plus, you can feel good about supporting some of the wonderful independent businesses in the area.

      In spring, Point Grey Village takes on a distinctly European vibe since visitors can stop at one of the many cafés and sit and watch the world go by from the bistro seats lining the sidewalks. (4473 West 10th Avenue) serves authentic French fare paired with wines from a carefully curated wine list that will leave you feeling as if you’ve momentarily stepped into a brasserie off a quaint street in France.

      Daniel Le Chocolat Belge

      Those looking to get a hop, skip, and a jump on their Easter-bunny purchases should stop by (4473 West 10th Avenue). The beautiful displays are a feast for the eyes—and stomach. At Daniel’s, all added cocoa is 100 percent certified Fair Trade, sustainable, and organic, so there’s never been a better excuse to indulge in some chocolate treats.

      Bella Roma

      But if you’re looking for Italian cuisine then (4460 West 10 Avenue) is well worth a visit. The restaurant’s executive chef, Jimmy Khinda, spent three years in Italy honing his craft. Calzones and pizzas are served fresh from the brick oven.

      Rice Burger

      Point Grey’s culinary journey doesn’t end in Europe. Within two blocks (between 4400 and 4500 West 10th Avenue) there are six Japanese restaurants to choose from. In addition to sushi, visitors can enjoy another Japanese classic at (2630 Sasamat Street). The concept exploded in popularity across Asia as an alternative to traditional hamburgers and now it’s available in our very own Point Grey Village. Each rice bun is hand-pressed and then filled with your choice from a selection of delicious options.

      If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, there are two new eateries opening this spring.

      Visit between now and March 31, to enjoy a 10 percent discount at most eateries in the area, when you bring a copy of Point Grey Village’s ad from the March 14 print edition of the Georgia Straight.