Vancouver's Best Lunch Spots: Grab and Go, or Sit and Savor

When midday hunger strikes, avoid getting hangry and head to one of these Vancouver restaurants for something satisfying that will keep you going for the rest of the afternoon. From cheap and cheerful Vietnamese sandwiches to decadent and leisurely Japanese food, there's a wide variety to choose from in Vancouver.

If it's a sandwich you're after, it's a sandwich you'll have at Meat & Bread. Here you'll find slow roasted meats that are complimented by custom toppings and served on a freshly baked ciabatta bun. They have a daily special along with three regular options; a grilled cheese being the vegetarian option. A daily soup and salad is also on the menu to enjoy alongside your sandwich.

For something healthful and bursting with flavor, Nuba Restaurant is the place to go. From pitas and plates with your choice of vegetarian, vegan or meat options to soups and salads; there's something for all dietary needs here. Gluten free? They've got you covered.

If you've got the time to sit down and savor a delicious meal, you'll want visit Miku Restaurant in Coal Harbour. Sink your teeth into fresh sashimi, sushi rolls and their famous aburi style sushi, or order from their appetizers, salads and larger main dishes. Just make sure to save room for dessert!

Cactus Club is a chain restaurant with locations in British Columbia and Alberta. The food is consistent across each location and diners appreciate that dependability. Chef Rob Feenie made his mark in fine dining and now oversees the menu for...  Read More

Meat & Bread lives up to its name and serves fuss-free sandwiches that mainly consist of meat and bread. Using only quality ingredients, Meat and Bread takes the time to prepare each cut of meat so that the end result is flavorful and spot...  Read More

Located on Kitsilano's West 4th Avenue, Tractor's menu has a focus on using as much local and seasonal ingredients, with options for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and meat eaters. Enjoy delicious salads, sandwiches, soups and proteins that...  Read More

Built in 1909, the Homer Building has been an iconic property in Vancouver's Yaletown for years. What was once the Homer Cafe, is now the Homer St. Cafe and it has gone through major restoration and renovations, doing this historic building...  Read More

Dining around Vancouver can add up if you're eating out all the time and it's nice to find hidden gems that offer good eats at very affordable prices. Ba Le Sandwich Shop calls Chinatown home and is a favorite amongst Vancouverites looking for a...  Read More

La Taqueria
Photo courtesy of La Taqueria

Authentic Latin and Mexican fare is hard to come by in Vancouver, but La Taqueria does an excellent job of bringing the flavors of the South to the North. Choose from items like de cachete (tender beef cheeks), carnitas (pork confit), pollo con...  Read More

Finch's Tea & Coffee House
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This cozy bistro on the edge of the financial district is a hot-spot for those craving a homemade, gourmet sandwich. The shabby chic interior makes diners feel at home while they dig into their delicious meal. They have an extensive baguette...  Read More

Located in the opulent Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Bel Cafe is a gem that's affordable for everyone. It's sister restaurant, Hawksworth, is one of Vancouver's best high-end restaurants and the finesse that diners experience there is charmingly...  Read More

Miku restaurant has made a name for itself in Vancouver for serving some of the best sushi in the city. Miku was the first restaurant in North America to start serving aburi sushi and it has since become a popular style of sushi, especially...  Read More

Nuba Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Nuba Restauarnt

Nuba is one of Vancouver's favorite gems that has built a strong following that has helped pave the way for its expansion across the city. Nuba specializes in Middle Eastern dishes and everything from the hummus and baba ghanouj to the...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha

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