The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Fish & Chips at The Fish Counter

This series maps out our editors’ picks for Vancouver’s best and most legendary comfort foods. We encourage readers to steer us towards their favourites in the comments or by using the hashtag #ScoutYVR on social media.

Vancouver’s gold standard for an old fashioned order of comforting, seriously finger-licking fish & chips can be found at The Fish Counter. Located on the Riley Park strip of Main Street (off East 22nd Ave.), this pioneering, Ocean Wise-friendly seafood market has several versions of the crispy stuff – from Pacific Cod and Ling Cod to Halibut and Salmon – all consistently executed to golden brown and flaky perfection. Bonus: proper tartar sauce and optional malt vinegar for the skinny fries.


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