No Dishes Required: Vancouver's Best Take-Out Restaurants

We’ve all been there–sometimes you just don’t want to cook, but a PB and J isn’t going to cut it and having a solid take-out joint on speed dial is key. From inexpensive Mexican to savory Lebanese and fresh seafood, these Vancouver restaurants have tasty options for you to grab-and-go.

The Fish Counter on Main Street is part fish monger, part take-out restaurant. Their hot take-out menu consists of items like fish and chips, fish tacos, freshly made soups and oyster po' boys while the cold options are stocked with healthful salads, sauces and other items that can be heated up at home. 

The word take-out is practically synonymous with pizza and Pizzeria Farina churns out tasty pies until the dough runs out. The menu is concise so you won’t get lost with too many options–besides, take-out should involve minimal thought and effort. This Neapolitan style pizza is stacked with delicious ingredients and the only thing you’ll need to pair with it is a cold beer.

When a healthy craving strikes, Nuba’s got your back. They offer healthful Lebanese dishes that cater to vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. With multiple locations throughout Vancouver, chances are there’s a location nearby. They use local and hormone-free meat and the price and portion sizes are very reasonable.

The only thing left to worry about is whether you should pick up a bottle of red or white, and what TV show to indulge in.




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