Metrotown Has A Very Grand Food Court
A thought that pervades most when thinking about food courts is that once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. In the case of Metrotown, I’ll admit that this is true- but only to an extent.
The fact is the Metrotown food court (and if you live in Vancouver it's likely you’ve been here- I’m not sure why we’re reviewing it, actually) is a very grand food court- far grander than the food courts of other malls in BC. I’ve not ventured to West Edmonton Mall, but I imagine that it too is grand.
At the Metrotown Food Court there is magic in the air, and not because The Disney Store up the way is playing its music too loudly. There is magic because there is selection. If you want it- it’s bound to be there. Now you can’t be unreasonable and seek out something like sturgeon roe on melba toast, but if you’re in the mood for, say, Thai, you can have Thai food as there’s bound to be a Thai kiosk. There is also a Korean place. It’s quite something, actually.
I enjoyed some splendid calamari on Caesar (yet another restaurant with Caesar salad- and even less forgivable because it was Greek!) from Opa!, which is, in my opinion, probably the greatest fast food joint known to man. Yet, had I wanted to indulge more internationally, I could have had some sushi, paired with the calamari. Screw the fusion trend- just order two dishes; it’s not like you have to walk far. If you would like to revert back to the standard, thumb sucking comfort of the known, you can always go to A&W or Burger King. A step up in the adventure: Arby’s (there’s so much beef!).