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Wild salmon, locally made cheeses, Pacific oysters, organic vegetables, local microbrews, and even wines from the island's new farm-gate wineries (The B.C. government allows really small wineries to sell their wines "at the farm gate") are tastes to watch for. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for in this health-conscious town, and seafood choices go well beyond traditional fish-and-chips. You may notice an Ocean Wise symbol on a growing number of menus: this indicates that the restaurant is committed to serving only sustainably harvested fish and seafood.
Some of the city's best casual (and not-so-casual) fare is served in pubs—particularly in brewpubs; most have an all-ages restaurant as well as an adults-only bar area.
Afternoon tea is a Victoria tradition, as is good coffee—despite the Starbucks invasion, there are plenty of fun and funky local caffeine purveyors around town.
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