After I moved downtown, I ventured within a 5 mile radius of my apartment to establish a solid list of go-to takeout spots. This concrete-jungle-hermit-shell of food joints allows me to get Greek, pizza, Portuguese chicken (and a dozen other things) without walking for more than 10 minutes. The servers at my designated sushi spot have started to irritably recognise my voice over the phone when I order my usual: sushi special with two dynamite, 1 chicken roll.

One of the best parts about living in a city as culturally diverse as Vancouver is the abundance of delicious food from all over the world. But even though almost everything is available right within the downtown core, there are still areas that unquestionably have their specialties.

As people from all over make Canada their home, they bring with them secret family recipes and traditions from their countries of origin.  What's better motivation for a quick journey away from the city than a delicious plate of authentic food? Here are 14 delicious restaurants that are worth getting out of Vancouver for:

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Fish Hook // Victoria

At this delicious French inspired cuisine with a twist, the open faced sandwich is perfected. Enjoy the fresh and innovative creations of former Top Chef contender Kunal Ghose.

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Fisherman's Terrace // Richmond

Conveniently located at Aberdeen centre right by the Skytrain, Fisherman's Terrace offers a variety of delicious Chinese dishes. This place is a dim sum lover's paradise!

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Bonfire Restaurant // Kelowna

Breathe in the beauty of the Okanagan in the stunning outdoor patio of this rustic restaurant. Culinary ambience has never laced so perfectly with the beauty of BC.

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The Blue Fox Cafe // Victoria

This hip and quirky cafe is simply "electric." Enjoy their amazing breakfast all day long in an environment that will definitely tingle your creativity.

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Shanghai River // Richmond

Watch your dumplings expertly made fresh across the dining hall. This authentic deliciousness straight from Shanghai is available just a drive away from Vancouver.

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Restaurant 62  // Abbotsford

Experience fine dining almost too beautiful to eat. Every dish is a work of art both in taste and in presentation.

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Arms Reach Bistro // North Vancouver

This is the place to go for a dose of gourmet carb-loaded comfort. The pasta is house made and perfected using locally sourced and natural grains.

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The Bohemian Cafe and Catering // Kelowna

Started by a brother and sister duo, this delicious cafe is inspired by family recipes and a love for cooking. As said by the founders, at The Bohemian Cafe, you will have "an eclectic eating experience. "

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Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar // Whistler

With a cookbook published executive chef, this restaurant uses fresh and local ingredients to create delectable perfection. Experience an elegant meal up in the mountains.

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Tasty Indian Bistro // Surrey

Experience the spices of India in BC like never before only a while away from the Vancity. Your taste buds are bound to do the culinary bhangara.

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Brodeurs Bistro // Abbotsford

This unique cuisine intertwines Montreal and New Orleans. Every dish is guaranteed to settle your craving for homestyle, comforting food.

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Rimrock Cafe // Whistler

"Whistler's place for fish and game" offers the perfect spot for a fancy night out. Enjoy their gourmet creations, exquisitely fresh.

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Billy Miner Alehouse and Cafe // Maple Ridge

Wince at bar food no longer at Billy Miner Alehouse and Cafe. Kick it back with a casual drink and some amazingly wholesome food.

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Anatoli Souvlaki // North Vancouver

Taste beautiful Greece in beautiful North Van. The cuisine is perfected and easily accessible to Vancouverites with a short ride on the Seabus.

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Olive and Anchor // West Vancouver

Pub style food is revamped and made even more delicious at Olive and Anchor. Try the classic fish and chips and you will definitely not be disappointed.

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