Local dog-friendly restaurants in Vancouver

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If you think of your dog as your best friend, you might want to take that friend out on the town from time to time. However, it can be difficult to know exactly where both of you can go in British Columbia, whether you’re just on your way back from a hike or you actually want to go out and enjoy yourself. With dog-loving energy present throughout Vancouver, there are plenty of exciting restaurants to attend with your pup. Here are just a few.

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1. Gringo

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Since 2013, Gringo has been providing great Tex-Mex cuisine to Vancouver, with one location on Davie St. and one in Gastown. Gringo believes in simple, delicious, easy-to-eat cuisine, founded on a desire to really connect to the community around you. They have several local beers available, as well as cocktails and margaritas, and a variety of tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadillas, and bowls. The Gastown location has outdoor seating where you can enjoy your food with your dog.

2. Lamajoun

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Lamajoun focuses on providing high-quality, delicious Mediterranean food, specifically centered around Armenian and Georgian food. Every product on the Lamajoun menu is made with all-natural ingredients, including premium meat products and vegetables that often come from local markets. This restaurant is just across the Fraser River from South Vancouver, and the multiple outdoor tables make it a great destination for dog owners.

3. Side Hustle Sandwiches

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Side Hustle Sandwiches describes itself as a “collective of Vancouver chefs,” and the full menu of sandwiches really reflects the vast experience of the different chefs attached to this group. From the chopped cheese to the Bahn Mi to a number of sides, including mac ‘n cheese and potato wedges, Side Hustle Sandwiches provides an elevated sandwich experience. The outdoor seating area is fairly small, but it’s a great place to sit and eat your sandwich with your dog.

4. Beeryani Indian Bistro & Bar

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Vancouver offers access to a wide variety of different styles of food, and at Beeryani Indian Bistro, you can discover Indian cuisine hailing from many areas of India. Beeryani focuses primarily on Mumbai and North India styles, but many Indian flavors and experiences are represented at this unique Indian bistro, including a full vegetarian and vegan menu. Call ahead to make sure the outdoor seating is available for you and your dog.

5. Caveman Cafe

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Caveman Café is a unique eatery that is centered around catering primarily to ketogenic diets. The bistro provides gluten-free, organic products, often sourced locally, with no sugar added, as well as a variety of vegan and vegetarian options. That may include almond, cashew, and tapioca cheeses, yam and almond doughs, and free-range meat options, including salmon, chicken, and beef. While not explicitly catering to outdoor eating, you may be able to find seating outdoors, especially if you call ahead and ask.

Experience eating out with your dog

If you’re interested in bringing your dog out with you to various restaurants, it’s probably a good idea to prepare your dog for the outdoors. That may mean encouraging socialization in certain ways or ensuring that your dog doesn’t have any anxiety issues. The best way to tackle these problems is to get help from an expert who can learn about your dog’s problems and provide you with personalized solutions. Book an online virtual care appointment with Vetster to get just that.

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