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Where to Eat in Richmond BC during a YVR Layover

Looking to skip the bland airport food options or airline pretzels? With countless amazing eateries in the western Canadian destination of Richmond, BC, travelers going through the Vancouver International Airport, located in Richmond, can utilize their layover to either grab a quick treat to go or sit and enjoy a delicious meal without straying too far.

Where to Eat in Richmond BC during a YVR Layover

As a hub for Asian culture and cuisine due to the city’s large population, the options are endless for travelers looking to explore authentic culinary delights without straying far from the airport.

Here is an exciting lineup of new and existing eateries, all within a short distance from the YVR airport.


For those with a shorter layover but looking for an upscale, sit-down restaurant experience, the Globe@YVR at the Fairmont is the perfect option. With a beautiful backdrop of the North Shore mountains and active runways, guests can find an eclectic array of Pacific Northwest flavours that put a spotlight on both sustainability and locally-sourced ingredients. Check out their afternoon high-tea service as well if in search of something a bit lighter! 

Richmond Public Market Food Court

Looking to experience as many Richmond eats as possible within a brief layover time? Richmond’s Public Market is the go-to option. With over 800 different eatery options to pick from, visitors can leisurely stroll past each food stall to admire the different Asian street food-style dishes. Local tip: be sure to bring plenty of cash, as majority of vendors do not take card! 

Bruno at The Versante Hotel

Just a few minute drive from the YVR Airport, Bruno is an upscale eatery located in Club Versante of The Versante Hotel. This fine dining restaurant takes guests on a unique culinary journey, showcasing the best of what British Columbia has to offer, whether its duck from the Fraser Valley or local shellfish from the Pacific. Sweet lovers shouldn’t miss the dessert platter, which features a black forest tiramisu, lavender honey gelato, macarons, and more. 

Best Fortune Restaurant

Located on Richmond’s famous food street on Alexandra Road, the newly opened Best Fortune Restaurant brings all the Sichuan favorites. Here, visitors can find all kinds of mouth-numbingly spicy, family-style meals. From lamb hot pot and chili pepper chicken to their specialty cold pot skewers, this new restaurant has something for everyone. 

Where to Eat in Richmond BC during a YVR Layover


Tucked inside Aberdeen Centre, this new Hazukido location is delivering Instagram-worthy Japanese baked goods to the Richmond area. With class croissants, decadently different flavors, and seasonal offerings, there is plenty to enjoy. Hazukido has a wide range of sweet and savory options, but their newest location goes beyond the offerings in their other bakery locations as here in Richmond, they’ve introduced Hazukido Café Plus, with delicious baked goods, afternoon tea, and more. 

Breakfast Table

The newly opened Steveston satellite of the popular Vancouver brunch spot, Breakfast Table, has a wide range of elevated breakfast options utilizing high quality ingredients for those with a morning layover. While guests can find the breakfast classics here, more adventurous eaters must try the red wine chorizo breakfast bowl, chicken karaage hash, or tom yum pulled pork benedict to experience a fusion of delicious flavors. 

Aloha Hawaiian Grill

For those looking to brighten their day, look no further than the family-owned Aloha Hawaiian Grill. This new addition to Steveston Village has plenty of homestyle comfort food to leave anyone feeling like they just left sunny, beautiful beaches during their layover. They have all the classics, like Huli Huli Chicken and Loco Moco, as well as many unique shaved ice options, like Lychee, Ube, and Kiwi.