Where to refuel after a workout in Vancouver

You know how good it feels after a workout? Endorphins kick in and your energy is high; it’s a great place to be, so the last thing you want to do is to ruin that feeling with the wrong post-exercise meal. With that being said, here are some Vancouver spots for a wholesome bite when you want to refuel without negating all that hard work you just put in at the gym.

Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods

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1903 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7

Like a fancier, healthier cafeteria, Tractor is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a satisfying option that won’t leave you feeling lethargic afterwards. Choose from a large array of salads or indulge in the best of ways with their hearty stews and sandwiches. Dishes are reasonably priced given the fresh flavours and ingredients; you can get yourself a great meal here for around $10.

Whole Foods Market

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510 8th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C5

No one is more well known that Whole Foods for healthy options, and for good reason. Have a bit of whatever your heart desires at their beautifully stocked hot food and salad bar, which is weighed by the gram and has everything from salmon filets and roast veggies to corn and roast chicken. If you’re the mood for something a little more filling, pizza and sandwiches are available in abundance at the deli.

Shishinori Japanese Eatery

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2328 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T8

As delicious as Asian food is, you’d be hard pressed to have a meal without feeling stuffed afterward. Enter Shishinori: this casual eatery serves nutritious brown rice with each dish along with a generous serving of mixed salad. It’s definitely lighter fare, which gives you the perfect excuse to try one of their matcha or black sesame desserts afterward.

Hubbub

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859 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1T9

The premise here is simple, but oh-so-delicious: decide whether you’re in the mood for a salad or a sandwich, then pick your protein to go with it (my personal preference? pulled pork). Topped with house-made sauces and dressings, and thoughtful extras like pickled jalapeños and crunchy caramelized onions, Hubbub presents fresh fare that’s high in energy-packed protein and greens.

Krokodile Pear

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518 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G4

Pack a punch into your post-workout hydration with Krocodile Pear’s fresh, organic, cold-pressed juices. The flavourful selection of juices let Vancouverites to pay homage to their city with locally inspired names like Capilano, English Bay and Blackcomb. These beverages are delicious, good for you, and conveniently packaged lightweight bottles that make it easy to grab and go on the run.

SMAK Healthy Fast Food

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1139 Pender St W, Vancouver, BC V6E 2P4

For all the celiacs in the house, this one is for you. This downtown spot boasts “healthy fast food” that’s not just gluten-sensitive, but 100 percent gluten-free. SMAK’s impressive menu is vast and varied, meaning you could probably come here everyday and not tire of it. The menu features a range of breakfast dishes, wraps, salads and bowls made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients: every Vancouverite’s dream.

Shizen Ya

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965 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1V3

Sushi lovers can get their fix without overloading on simple carbs at Shizen-Ya. With two locations in the city, all of their rolls and dons come on brown rice, rounded out by organic local greens and Ocean Wise certified sashimi. The difference truly comes through as soon as you take your first bite!

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