Gastown is a neighbourhood of possibilities.

We have so many different places to find all sorts of culinary delights, you need never tire of what’s on our table. There are the classics; the perfect standard dishes that have us coming back for more and there are the wild and wonderful creations. The imaginings chefs dream of in the middle of the night, that find their way into the busy kitchens of Gastown.

Here are a few deliciously interesting appetizers. Try one or two, or go on an appy crawl with a group of friends.

Wherever you end up, know this: Gastown loves diversity and we are happy to serve up a good portion of the stuff.

Pourhouse – Roasted Marrow with sea salt, parsley and grilled bread.


Sardine Can – Diablos Espagnoles: Smoked ham wrapped prunes stuffed with Mahon cheese.


Bauhaus – Crispy Blood Sausage.


Meet – Oyster mushroom calamari.


L’Abattoir – shrimp and octopus ceviche with citrus, shiso and quinoa.


Peckinpah – roasted smoked beets, with mint, celery, parsley, orange vinaigrette, pork crackling topped with onion rosemary rock salt.


Guu Otokomae – BBQ Squid.


Chill Winston – Grilled pork short ribs, roasted eggplant, mustard greens, tahini dressing, mint, basil and peanuts.


Tuc Craft Kitchen – Mussels & Sausage: Salt Spring mussels, Gelderman’s Farmers sausage, tomato chili & garlic, ficelle toast.


Six Acres – Cheddar corn fritters with honey and chipotle aioli.