i'll be in vancouver for a few days around the late fall/early winter time and have been trying to make a habit of finding a hotel with markets neary like jean talon in montreal and st lawrence market in toronto (for some canadian examples). breakfast is often the odd meal out when i travel with most of the highly recommended places to eat not usually open for an early morning tourist. these markets can be such havens for a gal like me who needs a good start first thing.
my brief research doesn't really seem to necessarily show that there is one major market that would be suggested other than perhaps the granville island one, but enthusiasm for it even seems a bit low. i was considering doing dim sum every day but i find the richmond area a bit too dreary to locate my home base. so i might commute instead for a late breakfast/early lunch a couple times.
are there any suggestions?
would also appreciate any thoughts on how much time one would suggest to spend on the island since i'll be by myself and won't likely get to do too much outdoorsy things. trip will be about 5 full days.