One of the hit shows on the The Food Network is Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, a food-and-restaurant reality show hosted by Guy Fieri that travels across North America highlighting the best diners, drive-ins and dives in the U.S. and Canada.
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives came to Vancouver in August 2011 to shoot local restaurants for the show; it was their first visit to Canada. Which Vancouver restaurants made the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives list? Find out below!
1. Fresh Local Wild - Downtown Vancouver
Fresh Local Wild
SE corner of Hastings and Burrard in downtown Vancouver
Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Seafood and Sammies
2. Tomahawk Restaurant - North Vancouver
North Van's Tomahawk Restaurant is a local legend and a perfect match for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: this burger joint has been wowing its patrons with its delicious food since 1926, making it the oldest family-run eatery in Canada.
Tomahawk Restaurant 1550 Philip Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7P 2V8
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Coast to Coast Classics
3. Red Wagon Cafe - East Vancouver
Located on Hastings Street in Vancouver's Grandview/Woodland neighbourhood (just north of Commercial Drive), the Red Wagon Cafe isn't a typical greasy-spoon diner, but it made the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives list for its creative combinations of diner classics, like its Crisp Pork Belly Sandwich with pickled vegetables, jalepeno, and cilantro.
Red Wagon Cafe
2296 E Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 1V4
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Southern Staples
4. Save On Meats - Gastown
Part deli, part butcher shop, Save On Meats is gaining an international reputation: not only was it featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, it--and new owner Mark Brand--are also the centre of Gastown Gamble, a reality show on OWN about the reinvention of Save On Meats and Gastown.
Save On Meats
43 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Scratch Made Classics
5. Falconetti's - Commercial Drive
A local favourite on Commercial Drive, Falconetti's is famous for its home-made sausages, which include the Sweet Italian (hints of basil and fennel, dressed with artichoke dip and peppers) and the fusion Chicken Thai (coconut, curry, lime, ginger, with Asian vegetables, sesame oil and hoisin).
1812 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4A5
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Meat Madness
6. Peaceful Restaurant - Fairview & Downtown Vancouver
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives payed a visit to the W Broadway/Cambie St. location of Peaceful Restaurant, a two-location local chain that serves up Mandarin-influenced dishes, hand-made noodles, and authentic regional specialties from Northern China.
532 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E9
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Family Matters
7. Jethro's Fine Grub - West Side / Dunbar
Described by Diners, Drive-ins and Dives as an "innovative diner run by a couple of rockin' new wave chefs, servin' up homemade pulled pork with slaw," Jethro's Fine Grub has been charming locals on the West Side long before The Food Network came calling. Noted for their large portions at reasonable prices, this 24-seat diner often has long lines of diners waiting to get in, even on weekdays.
Jethro's Fine Grub
3420 Dunbar Street
Vancouver BC V6S 2C2
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Old to New
Scheduled air date: March 12, 23 & 24, 2012