9 Best Poutine In Vancouver & What To Order (2024)

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Looking for the best poutine in Vancouver? You’re in luck as I’ve made this article just for you!

If you don’t have the time to read the whole guide, the La Belle Patate and Belgian Fries are what I recommend you try.

With poutine being Canada’s national dish, you bet that you need to have it at least once when you’re in the country.

And when it comes to Vancouver, there are several spots to get the best ones. From the classics to the reinvented versions, you’ll find all sorts of takes on the poutine wheel!

Here are 9 best poutine spots in Vancouver you gotta try and what to order at each!

1. La Belle Patate

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Established in 2009, La Belle Patate has over 40 varieties of the Quebecois delicacy and is known for their interesting takes on the classic cheese, gravy, and fries trio. Enjoy eating them in a casual and chill atmosphere especially with beer!

Poutines at this joint are meant to be shared with friends. Besides, you can’t resist ordering more than one variety! And their sandwiches are as stellar as their poutine selections.

I absolutely love a lot of items from La Belle! But of course, nothing beats the classic, original Quebec-style Traditional Poutine–-piping hot fries and fresh cheese curds deliciously embraced by savoury gravy. 

Their Smoked Meat, Meat Lover, and Breakfast Poutines are head-turners, as well! So, if you want some solid,  community-loved poutines, head on over to La Belle!

If you’re still hungry, their Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich is amazing! You should definitely try it out, too.

What to order: Traditional Poutine, Smoked Meat Poutine, Meat Lover Poutine, Breakfast Poutine, Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich

Address: 1215 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N4, Canada

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2. Belgian Fries

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Located on a casual spot in Commercial Drive, Belgian Fries has been serving nothing but the finest poutines for years!

They offer both classic and specialty poutines that highlight the trifecta of crispy fries, squeaky cheese curds, and vegetarian gravy.

Their poutines are best enjoyed by the outdoor seating—you can marvel at the bustling Commercial Drive scene while indulging in the goodness of the food and the cozy vibes.

The aptly named Divine Poutine is tender, roasted pulled pork sitting prettily and deliciously atop a hot and steamy classic poutine—perfect for the purists who love to try something meaty!

The Butter Chicken Poutine hits home! The butter perfectly fits in this gravy-less poutine equation. Lastly, their Beef Brisket Poutine offers a melt-in-your-mouth sirloin beef topping, expertly cooked to perfection.

What to order: Butter Chicken Poutine, Beef Brisket Poutine, Divine Poutine

Address: 1885 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A6

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3. Fritz European Fry House

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Fritz is another restaurant offering one of the best poutines in downtown Vancouver. Affordable food, amazing taste, and large proportions — that’s how I sum up poutines at this small Yaletown diner.

But what’s really unforgettable at Fritz—besides their drool-worthy poutines in a bucket—is you get to see the dish being prepared right in front of your very eyes! Their dips are noteworthy, too!

When choosing your toppings, my top picks are definitely: Pulled Pork, Montreal Smoked Meat, and Bacon Crumble.

Pro tip: Try dipping them in their chipotle mayo, garlic lovers, or mango curry chutney sauces, and thank me later!

For our vegan friends, Fritz offers a vegan option for their cheese and gravy. So, make sure you don’t miss out on their Classic Poutine either!

What to order: Large Poutine, Pulled Pork topping, Montreal Smoked Meat topping, Bacon Crumble topping

Address: 718 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B6

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4. Mean Poutine 

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At the heart of Granville lies Mean Poutine, specialising in infusing Quebecois cuisine with west coast flair.

The brainchild of two football players has become a must-go spot for hungry visitors wanting to satisfy their poutine fix!

Their location is easily accessible, perfect spot if you’re looking for something to grab a poutine from and continue your adventures in the city.

Their poutines and hotdogs are far from mean at all. Try their Chicago Dog, Chilli and Southern BBQ poutines, and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Don’t forget to get extra sauce or gravy!

If you want something lighter, I highly recommend their Mean and Green, a meatless variety that tastes just as good. But if you want to challenge your poutine prowess, you can build your own mix of toppings!

What to order: Chilli Poutine, Southern BBQ, Mean and Green, Chicago Dog

Address: 718 Nelson S, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2, Canada

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5. The Templeton 

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Vancouver OGs have known The Templeton since the 90s as THE breakfast spot in Downtown Vancouver.

From gourmet burgers and hearty breakfast to delicious sandwiches and cheesy poutines, you can enjoy them all here while appreciating the retro classic feels.

If you’re planning to stop by on the weekends, expect a queue of visitors and patrons. But trust us, it’s worth the wait!

The Templeton’s Classic cheezy, velvety Poutine is the real deal. If you’re confused about what to get, you can’t go wrong with this! 

Looking for something with protein? Equally impressive is the Pulled Pork Poutine, topped with tender, savoury pulled pork.

If you are craving for some sweet and salty breakfast, their Pulled Pork Pancakes or Big Ass Breakfast are the way to go!

What to order: Classic Poutine, Pulled Pork Poutine, Pulled Pork Pancakes, Big Ass Breakfast

Address: 1087 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4, Canada

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6. MeeT

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MeeT is arguably one of the best Vancouver restaurants offering comfort vegetarian food that can be enjoyed by everyone, especially their poutine!

You can rarely spot them empty—they’re always jam-packed with visitors wanting to take a bite of their healthy choices.

Enjoy every bite of your meal in a warm and inviting atmosphere with a retro diner interior design.

MeeT’s Butter Chikkin Poutine is a unique poutine with the richness of tomato curry and gravy, and the goodness of mozza and their special curried salsa.

You thought you’d tasted all the Mac and Cheese, but wait until you try the Mac N Cheez Bowl. You’ll be blown away by its awesomeness!

I also recommend trying The Mediterranean, a gluten-free black bean patty topped with the perfect combination of ingredients.

What to order: Butter Chikkin Poutine, Mac N Cheez Bowl, Mucho Gusto Burge

Addresses:
-MeeT in Main: 4288 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9, Canada
-MeeT in Gastown: inner Courtyard, 12 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4K7, Canada
-MeeT in Yaletown: 1165 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5P2, Canada

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7. The Flying Pig

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The Flying Pig is your best bet if you’re looking for a restaurant offering great Canadian fare.

They’re known for a lot of good things—eye-candy presentations, neat interior designs, and a fancy heated patio—but their game-changing poutine carves a mark on whoever tries them!

Particularly order their famous Andrew’s Pulled Pork Poutine. It is meaty and cheesy with balanced proportions of  pork, gravy, cheese, and fries.

Aside from poutine, I highly recommend their Crispy Brussel Sprouts which are little bites flavoured with lemon, parmesan, and capers.

What to order: Andrew’s Pulled Pork Poutine, Crispy Brussel Sprout, Bone Marrow Cheezy Bread, Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib

Addresses:
-1168 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
-127 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1B8, Canada

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8. Steamworks Brewpub

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A Gastown royalty serving tasty beers and exceptional dishes, Steamworks Brewpub is an ideal option standing on par with the must-try poutineries you’ll find!

On the outside, you’d think they’re a one-storey restaurant; but wait until you see their downstairs pub and be surprised at how spacious the place is!

Their Poutine is fantastic, crispy, velvety, and cheesy. You can even add pulled pork toppings if you want!

Pair it with a local beer and you’re good to go.

Besides their superb poutine and local beers, don’t miss out on Steamworks’ HUGE Oktoberfest pretzels, Hawaiian pizza, and Cajun Salmon risotto.

What to order: Poutine, Cajun Salmon & Risotto, Hawaiian Pizza, Oktoberfest Pretzel

Address: 375 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8, Canada

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9. Fable Diner

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If you’re like me who go bonkers over poutines, then Fable Diner is a great option. But that’s not only what you can expect from them!

Inside is an elegantly designed wooden interior showcasing the beautiful hues of earth tone colors!

The bar boasts an all-white tile perfectly complemented by the dark-colored stools. Picturesque and Instagrammable all over!

They have a stellar all-day menu featuring breakfast and brunch, soups, salads, burgers, and more.

Fable’s Cafeteria Poutine, Roast Duck Pancake, and Rosti are my favourites.

Keep in mind that the Cafeteria Poutine only comes with a Burger & Samiches. I highly recommend you get the Chipotle Fried Chicken Burger so you can enjoy your cheesy savoury poutine with a spicy, crispy, and tender chicken burger.

Remember to partner your food with a float or milkshake to get the most out of your dining experience!

For drinks, choose between B52 Vanilla Shake and Strawberry Moscato Float and you’ll be leaving this place more than satisfied.

What to order: Cafeteria Poutine, Roast Duck Pancake, Rosti, B52 Vanilla Shake, Strawberry Moscato Float

Address: 151 Broadway East, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W1, Canada
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And that wraps our list of the best poutine in Vancouver that will make your day better!

The city is home to myriads of specialties, so you might want to check out our list of the best restaurants in Vancouver for more choices!

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