Vancouver's Best Value Restaurants: From Hole-in-the-Wall Spots to Charming French Bistros



Value doesn't mean you have to compromise on taste or atmosphere. While some of the best deals can be found inside little hole-in-the wall joints, there are a number of lovely restaurants that offer value and are perfect for your next date night in Vancouver.

Les Faux Bourgeois makes the top of the list because they nail it across the board. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, making it perfect for a date night or dinner with the parents. The service is knowledgeable and efficient. And above all, the food is excellent and it's very reasonably priced. You really can't go wrong here. Be sure to make a reservation because this place fills up, especially on weekends.

For something healthy and filling, head to one of Nuba's locations. This Lebanese food is packed full of flavor and they use as many local and organic ingredients as possible. For the price point and the quality of the ingredients they use, it's hard to beat Nuba. What's also awesome about them is they have plenty of vegan, vegetarian and meat options.

When you want to grab something quick and take it to go, head to Ba Le Sandwich Shop on Main Street. It can be a challenge to find lunch under $10 in Vancouver, so the $5 Vietnamese subs at Ba Le are a welcome (and cheap) treat.

 

 




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