Hello everyone-My 14yo son and I are coming to Vancouver for a week vacation next week and I'm looking for some reccomendations for places to eat and things we need to try while we're there. We are adventerous eaters. We are staying at Sutton Place Hotel and will not have a car (except for a day possibly). We're from Philadelphia where there is an excellent ethnic food scene (probably not as good as Vancouver though) so there's not a whole lot we haven't tried in the way of ethnic food. Our favorites are old school Italian and Vietnamese. The only type of food that I don't particularly like is Indian.
Here's what I'm looking for, any help would be greatly appreciated:
Any type of moderately priced ethnic we probably wouldn't be able to get on the east coast
Food trucks-if there are any that are must tries (Is Japadog worth trying?)
Places that are uniquely Vancouver
I'm particularly interested in Commerical Drive as it sounds like my kind of place
Are there places in Richmond that are worth trying and are accessible without a car?
We can skip: touristy places, high end trendy places
Thank you very much for your help, looking forward to some great eating while we're there!