Homestyle Meals in Vancouver: No Dish Duty Required

A homestyle meal in Vancouver comes in a variety of different cuisines. While a warm bowl of freshly made pasta is homey for some, it's a soothing bowl of congee  for others. From French to Cambodian, Korean to American, and just about everything in between, a comforting meal is never far from reach.

Salade de Fruits is where Vancouver's French community go when they want a taste of home. It's no wonder – the restaurant can be found in the French Cultural Centre. The charming atmosphere, paired with the delicious homestyle dishes will satisfy you until you can take your next trip to France. Plus, the price point will help you save a few bucks for the plane ticket.

Hawkers Delight serves Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine from their humble space where a filling and tasty meal won't cost much more than $5. The Laksa is a fan favorite and will warm you from the inside out. What's a better way to enjoy a homestyle meal than in the comfort of your own home? Plus, you don't have to worry about dishes. Ordering food to go is your best bet as this small space fills up.

Not all of us are fortunate enough to have an Italian nona to make us pasta from scratch, but Yaletown L'Antipasto is a close second. The cozy space is intimate and will make you feel right at home with their attentive service and homemade pasta and sauces.

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The Templeton is exactly how you would imagine an old school diner to be; vinyl chairs, milkshake mixers, a juke box and hearty breakfasts to fill that morning void in your stomach. It's a cozy space right on the Granville Street strip and they...  Read More



Yaletown L'Antipasto is a quaint and unassuming restaurant in Yaletown that will blow you away. Though it may be bold to say, Yaletown L'Antipasto has some of the best fresh pasta in Vancouver. This family-run joint will make you feel warm and...  Read More



Hawkers Delight may appear rough around the edges, but like any good dive, it's the Singaporean and Malaysian food that keeps people coming back on a regular basis. When you look at the prices, atmosphere may not even matter. You're going to get...  Read More



Damso is the place to go when you're craving Korean food. Don't expect to find yourself in a little hole in the wall, Damso's atmosphere is casual, clean and welcoming. Whether you're in the mood for Korean BBQ, noodles or bibimbop, Damso has...  Read More



Cheap and cheerful traditional Chinese comfort food is served up at Gain Wah Restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown. There's nothing glamorous about this joint, just simple and wholesome food that will leave your belly full and your wallet light....  Read More



Known for their pies and organic food, Aphrodite's has a strong following amongst Vancouverites that enjoy quality food, made with a lot of love and care. With a heavy focus on vegetarian options, there are a few meat options that are all...  Read More



When going out with friends, different dietary needs can make dining options slim. The Wallflower is where omnivores, carnivores, vegans and gluten free eaters can all come together to break bread, or a house-made gluten free bun. Located on...  Read More

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Before we get into the details, we have to warn you that you may become seriously addicted to Phnom Penh. The secret is out in Vancouver and locals and visitors alike are lining up for Phnom Penh's Cambodian and Vietnamese goods. This restaurant...  Read More



There are very few restaurants in Vancouver that are open 24 hours a day, serving up healthy food that will satisfy those around the clock cravings you may be having, but The Naam is a reliable option any time of the day. Located along...  Read More



Want to feel like you've turned the corner and landed in Paris? Seek out this little cafe right in the middle of the French Cultural Center and your wallet will thank you in more ways than one. No airfare for starters and a great value on...  Read More


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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