Whether you're a local looking to shake up your lunchtime routine or a visitor on the hunt for something tasty, these Vancouver restaurants will squash your hunger pangs.
Sandwiches and salads are the quintessential lunchtime meal and Railtown Cafe does it right. They roast their meats in-house and make everything from scratch. Sandwiches are served on freshly baked bread and their salads give you options they've created or to create your own. Save room for their baked goods-the peanut butter crunch bar is decadent and delicious.
For something healthy, filling and flavorful, Nuba Restaurant is the place to go. This Lebanese restaurant serves vegan, vegetarian and meat options and it's hard to go wrong with any of them. They have a few different locations around Vancouver so chances are there's one nearby. Think fresh juices, tasty mezzes, packed pitas and generous plates with hummus, salad, your choice of protein (or vegan option), and rice or potatoes.
If a liquid lunch is on the cards, head to Chambar. Known for their Belgian-North African cuisine, this busy spot serves some of their much-loved brunch options on their lunch menu. The short rib fricassee is so good. The beer, wine, and cocktail menus are plentiful. It's a great place to enjoy a leisurely lunch.