Vancouver's food scene is so diverse and just when you thought you'd seen it all, another restaurant pops up on your radar. There's a hidden gem unlike any other place in Vancouver that you need to experience.
At this Middle Eastern dining haven, you can drink out of flower pots and sit on plush pillows in a beautifully decorated space. You'll feel like you've left Vancouver and entered a new world. They even have belly dancing performances!
Afghan Horsemen was the first Afghani restaurant in the country. The family-owned and operated restaurant has been bringing delicious food and drinks to Vancouver for over 40 years!
Located at the entrance of Granville Island, the Afghan Horsemen Restaurant delivers authentic Afghani cuisine made from fresh ingredients. The restaurant won the Georgia Straight's Readers Choice Golden Plates Award from 2008 to 2015.
Afghan cuisine is influenced by old Persia, India, Greece, and Mongolia and uses various spices. At the Afghan Horseman, you can try delicious, flavourful dishes such as shish kebab, hummus, lamb shoulder and more. They also have vegetarian and vegan dishes and platters.
If you want to do something you probably haven't done before, try their flower pot cocktails! The restaurant has several cocktail offerings served in a huge flower pot. These pretty drinks are meant to be shared between two people.
The Afghan Horsemen is located at Granville Island at 202-1833 Anderson St. The restaurant is open every day, from 11:30 am to 10 pm on Sunday to Thursday and from 11:30 am to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. You can find out more information or make a reservation on their website.