On our days off, hubby, bubs, and I often pack up the Westfalia and drive out to Vancouver for the day. We spend our time walking countless city blocks or down pathways by the sea, stopping to eat, window shop, or to let James explore whatever beach or park we come across. Last week we headed out to Main Street for lunch at the Fish Counter. It was recommended to us by our good friends Duncan and Amy and has since become one of our go to’s.
The Fish Counter is part grocer, part take-out counter, selling all things seafood and more. The majority of their products are made in house or are brought in from local companies that are committed to great quality and sustainability.
We love the casual atmosphere of the Fish Counter; the staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, chatting with us about our day and interacting with bubs. We ordered the 2 piece halibut and chips which wasn’t quite enough for the three of us but was buttery, flaky and delicious. It’s served with a fresh coleslaw and lemony housemade tartar sauce.
There is some seating inside at a counter by a large open window and one small table, a bit tight for dining with unpredictable toddlers. But, on nice days, there are also big wooden benches outside along the storefront which works well for us as long as bubs is strapped into his stroller so he can’t run off into the street. This time, however, we opted for takeout and brought it back to the Westy to enjoy (because when you have a table in your van, why not?)
After wandering up and down Main Street for awhile we headed over to a car dealership on Terminal on to meet up with Stephen’s brother. While waiting for him there, to keep James busy, I took him walking on the path out back and naturally pulled out my camera to take a few photos.
Bubs does well when we’re out all day if we let him explore and stretch his legs, although we don’t typically do a sit down dinner anymore because he usually only gets a 30 to 60 minute nap in (who wants to sleep when there’s so much to see?) and can get a bit antsy pants by the end of the day. So from there we headed along the False Creek seawall and stopped for a quick dinner before heading home with a sleepy toddler that passed out less than five minutes into the drive.
I have one question for you all: I’ve never felt comfortable taking photos of restaurants or other public places but would love to include them on the blog… any tips?