As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. We've already covered Best Standbys and Top Newcomers. Now it's time for Best Dining Neighborhood. Readers, please add your thoughts to the comments.
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Anya Levykh, CBC correspondent and food writer.
"Main Street, thanks to restaurants like The Acorn, Burdock & Co., and Peaceful."
Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun restaurant critic and food writer.
"I think Hastings Sunrise, Downtown Eastside and Gastown all vie for that honour."
Coleen Christie, is the anchor of CTV News week nights.
Alexandra Gill, Vancouver Restaurant Critic for the Globe & Mail.
"Chinatown. Perhaps not the best dining neighbourhood overall, but it was definitely the most vibrant newcomer."
Stephanie Yuen, seasoned food & travel journalist for both English and Chinese print and online publications.
"South of Main."
Andrew Morrison, is the editor & publisher of Scout.
"The whole of the Downtown Eastside, including Chinatown, Strathcona, Japantown, Railtown, and Gastown."
Carolyn Ali, Travel/ food editor for Vancouver's Georgia Straight.
Joanne Sasvari, Writer and Editor of FLAVOURS magazine.
"It's still Gastown, but migrating to Chinatown and the DTES."
Cassandra Anderton, Good Life Vancouver .
"Gastown continues to deliver adding new, tasty spots along the way."
Lee Man, a regular contributor to Urban Diner and a judge for the Vancouver Magazine annual restaurant awards.
"East Village with restuarants like Red Wagon Diner, Bistro Wagon Rouge, Campo Roma, Bo Laska, Taman Palestian Fine Cuisine, Tacofino Commissary. Polania Deli (house made sausages, kelbasa, and smoked meats), Donald Market for super fresh vegetables, Windsor Meats for Moccia Sausages."
Eagranie Yuh, writer, author and chocolate expert.
"Gastown is still my choice for stumbling, grazing, and drinking, not necessarily in that order."
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Mijune Pak, Followmefoodie.com
"Hard questions! Again, it depends for what. I guess Chinatown and up towards Main Street, since a lot of new restaurants opened in those areas. "
Sean Neild, Sean's Adventures in Flavortown