Vicki Wong is one half of Meomi, the unsung heroes of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, having designed Quatchi, Miga, Sumi and Mukmuk. Based between Vancouver and LA, the duo have provided illustration and design work for the likes of Google, Yo Gabba Gabba!, EA, CBC...the list is endless. Meomi are also the authors and illustrators of the Octonauts series of children books, and, on their time off, avid eaters. Here's Vicki's top picks in town:

(1) Shiro's
3096 Cambie Street

Shiro's wild salmon sashimi just ~MELTS~ in one's mouth. Lovely cozy neighbourhood home cookin' menu and atmosphere. Plus free Pocky with every meal!!!

(2) Nuba
207-B West Hastings & Cambie

I developed a super crush on their garden falafel so I keep making up reasons to see it. I think maybe it likes me too.

(3) Garden City Hot Pot
8788 McKim Way, Richmond

Chinese family favourite! – nothing like spicy hotpot tempered with cool Chrysanthemum tea. Mmm- geoduck - you are long and freaky looking, but so delicious.

Runner-up crushes: La Taqueria, Zakkushi, Shanghai River, Zipang, Wallflower's Canuck burger, Rhizome's miso rice bowl, the orange drop ceiling at Gizmo Pho