Local spots for great sandwiches in Mount Pleasant

Whether you work in the area and are in need of some midday fuel or you’re a local searching out a new lunchtime haunt, the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood has no shortage of excellent sandwiches on offer. Stop in at any one of these eight restaurants for your fix of tasty bread and delicious fillings.

The Wallflower Modern Diner

1
2420 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E2

Choice is your biggest obstacle at this Main Street restaurant. With a huge selection of wraps, sandwiches and burgers, vegetarian, vegan or otherwise, you’re bound to find something to whet the appetite. Philly cheese steak, tofu-pesto-veggie, hummus melt, Cuban — all of these and more are served with fries, soup or salad and can be made gluten-free for an extra dollar. And while we’re talking about sandwiches here, it’s worth mentioning that wraps also come deconstructed as a salad. Cozy, friendly and always bustling, this is a great midday meal option.

Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge

2
151 8th Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1R8

This neighbourhood bar and restaurant has always been a friendly, welcoming space away from the bustle of Main Street on 8th. It’s the perfect spot for a casual business lunch or to indulge in that perfect glass of wine that always feels so civilized with your midday meal. Sandwiches run the gamut from classic roasted vegetable and goat cheese to prosciutto and camembert to an upscale tuna sandwich with seared albacore, avocado, arugula and wasabi. All are served with their addictive house salad.

Cafe Trafiq

3
4216 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9

Head up Main Street to 27th and find yourself a sunny spot at Trafiq where their substantial sandwiches come either grilled or customized to your precise taste. Standards like BLTs are amped up with the addition of brie and lemon-pepper mayo; the California Club includes guacamole and hummus on cranberry-pecan bread; the Garden, packed to the gills with goodness, fulfills your daily requirements for vegetables. All are made on bread baked in-house with a gluten-free option too. Save room for delectable pastries for dessert.

Burgoo

4
3096 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G5

This is comfort food heaven right here. Every sandwich listed on Burgoo’s lunch menu is a worthy contender to take pride of place at your lunchtime meal. Whether it’s ooey-gooey grilled cheese on perfectly golden sourdough, pulled pork with grainy mustard and pickles or their take on the classic Vietnamese banh mi sub, each will have you salivating when the plate hits the table and beyond satisfied as you reach the last bite. Pair it with one of their stellar soups or salads for a gourmet comfort food feast.

Terra Breads

5
53 5th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1H4

When you put fresh, savoury ingredients inside what you know to be some of the city’s best bread, you’re bound to come out with one killer sandwich. The 5th Avenue location of Terra Breads is a perfect Mount Pleasant lunch spot and is popular with the many working people in the neighbourhood. They have a great selection, all served on different styles of house-baked bread, but check out too their daily focaccias, essentially open-faced sandwiches that will turn you into a regular.

Heartwood Community Cafe

6
317 Broadway E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W5

This queer-friendly café is all about inclusivity, community and food, with a mandate and vision towards social justice. It’s a feel-good joint that happens to serve great sandwiches. The list is short but aims to satisfy with a vegan BLT, an eggwich, a turkey-cranberry and a scrumptious grilled cheese to which you can add all kinds of goodies, like avocado or caramelized onions. Book lunch meetings in their event space, browse their gallery of local artists, heck, start a revolution. All and everyone is welcome at Heartwood.

The Last Crumb Bakery and Cafe

7
3080 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G5

This cheery, bright café at Main and 15th has a serious focus on sweets but that doesn’t mean they don’t take their savoury options seriously too. They just happen to serve their sandwiches on scones. House-made and constantly rotating, the scones are fluffy and tasty and the perfect foil for yummy prosciutto and brie, fresh veggie or chicken pesto. Finish your lunch with a perfectly steeped pot of one of 16 loose-leaf teas and ease yourself into the afternoon.

Dock Lunch

8
152 11th Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5T 2C2

What started as an underground supper club for friends has now turned into a legitimate café on East 11th serving Southern food to whoever can cram into the 16-seater place that feels like your friend’s living room. With a changing daily menu, you’ll have to check their Facebook or Instagram for what’s on offer. Better yet, just stop by and be surprised by a classic Po’ Boy, marinated steak baguette or perhaps ham and kale slaw on a buttermilk biscuit. Homestyle cooking from an intimate space, this is Mount Pleasant’s most recent hidden gem.

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