Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and keep your other hand on your iPhone, daypack or toddler. So roll up your sleeves and dig into the killer fish taco at SOBO in Tofino, because...
Your trip is too short to wait for a table!
SoBo used to be a groovy, purple roadside truck that attracted starving surfers and eco-minded foodies with the fresh and inventive “sophisticated street food” of chef Lisa Ahier. A sunny, family-friendly restaurant since 2007, the basics are as scrumptious as ever.
After a refreshing hike along the windswept shores of nearby Long Beach, tuck into the generous killer fish taco ($13), a homemade blue corn tortilla stuffed with seasonal, sustainable fish du jour (whatever is fresh that day, often a whitefish or salmon) and topped with cool fruit salsa made with seasonal ingredients. Ahier takes pride in using local suppliers, including Vancouver Island farms, small-scale fisheries and plenty of certified-organic produce.
This story was originally published in the October 2009 issue of up! magazine as part of Grab & Go, a package of stories profiling the most delicious dishes eaten with your hands in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Check out other scrumptious spots in these WestJet destinations:
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Pamela Cuthbert is a Toronto-based food journalist who has travelled to many parts of the globe, all the while discovering the bounty of the true taste of a great destination—without the aid of a fork.