There are a lot of places to eat in Vancouver, but sometimes it can be hard to find an affordable restaurant serving high quality food. This list narrows it down a little, highlighting Asian eateries that are both cheap and delicious. Each of these restaurants also has its own unique features – some offer reliable takeout and delivery services, others have spacious dining rooms that can accommodate large groups.
What could be more comforting and nostalgic than a grilled cheese sandwich? In the recent trend of upscale comfort food, there’s no shortage of this lunch staple on menus in Vancouver. It’s simply understood that, if the below don’t come with tomato soup, you will definitely order a bowl.
Vancouver’s natural beauty is one of her strongest selling points, so fantastic views abound in our glorious city. In the rainy winter months, though, it’s easy to choose finding shelter over stopping to take it all in. Sitting on any of these heated patios precludes having to make such a choice, allowing locals to remain warm – and dry – while getting a small taste of the outdoors. [Image courtesy of Dockside Restaurant]
These eateries in Vancouver’s diverse Chinatown neighbourhood offer delicious meals for under $10 each: ideal for quick and satisfying lunches on the go.
Located near the banks of the Fraser River, Marpole is one of Vancouver’s oldest suburbs. With its rich multicultural history, it’s also home to an array of worldly dining options; you’ll find everything from gourmet vegan fare to spicy Thai dishes to authentic Indian curries. These lunch spots are some of the finest in the area to enjoy during your next visit.
The cooler, younger sibling to Vancouver’s trendy Gastown neighbourhood, Railtown is bursting with new cafés, restaurants and tasty gems to explore. Visit these locations for a lunchtime pick-me-up and to sample some of the city’s most delicious fresh food from independent suppliers. [Railtown Cafe photo credit: Jelger + Tanja Photographers]
As more and more professionals work from home, or in shared office spaces, it’s essential to have your own go-to spot for meetings. If you’re looking for an inspiring spot in Vancouver to get down to business, here are the best coffee shops and hidden spaces for productive conversations.
Much in the same way that movie theatres and the scent of buttery popcorn can never be separated, hot dogs have a distinctly nostalgic element. These savoury snacks bring up memories of Little League games and beans-and-weinies at home. Thankfully there are more and more places in Vancouver serving the humble hot dog in a variety of grown-up flavours and styles. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]
Occasionally you’ll walk into the washroom at a restaurant or café and think to yourself, “What in the world? How did they ever come up with that?” Or perhaps you’ll exclaim, “Why do they still have that in here?” Sometimes bathroom artwork will make you chuckle with delight; sometimes it’ll leave you curious and confused. The distinct bathroom displays at these Vancouver spots are sure to stick with you.
When the weather turns gray and wet, sometimes you just want to eat a hearty meal that reminds you of home. Here are some Vancouver hideouts where you can satisfy your craving for home-cooked comfort food without having to pick up a pot or turn on the oven.
For downtown workers, casual strollers stepping off the Seawall, or just folks with a taste for good meals and drinks, look no further than these Coal Harbour spots. These inviting cafés and eateries are all ideal destinations to chill out while consuming tasty fare. Whether you’re an overwhelmed tourist, a panting jogger or a backlogged businessman, you can’t go wrong with these daytime establishments.
Ready to put up a “Kitchen Closed” sign at home and head out for a tasty and budget-friendly meal? The next time you don’t have the energy to cook, leave it to the pros. Steveston offers a wide range of dining possibilities at very reasonable prices.
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