Then and Now: An Analysis of Downtown Food & Beverage Retail

Food and beverage retail is an essential part of any downtown. The mix of restaurants, lunch spots, coffee shops and bars collectively curates a cultural experience that defines the area.

So how is Downtown Vancouver’s food and beverage sector evolving to meet changing consumer demands? And which sectors within the industry are experiencing the fastest growth?

The purpose of this report is to quantify and benchmark food and beverage retail within the Downtown Van’s catchment. The report also aims to tell a story about the social and cultural influences that have shaped downtown’s food scene.

This is the second of two downtown retail reports. The focus of the first report is on non-edible goods and services; it can be found here.


Download the full report here.