Best Affordable Lunch Spots in Downtown Vancouver
Vancouver can be an expensive place to live in, especially when you eat out every day. Luckily, it’s also filled with delicious and affordable places that are perfect for lunch, which means that you can work hard on saving more money without having to sacrifice your taste buds.
Here are the best lunch spots in Downtown Vancouver featuring items for $10 or under.
Save-On Meats is a Vancouver staple, and while it’s technically located in Crosstown, its budget-friendly menu is well worth the trip. Their legendary burger is what many go back for time and again, featuring organic beef from Cache Creek that’s ground in house, a slice of classic American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and their addicting house sauce. It also comes with a side of all-day potatoes, a side salad, or slaw, all for $9. Feel like having breakfast for lunch instead? They serve it all day for $6.
The Warehouse (156 West Hastings Street)
This eccentric spot is always busy for a reason: everything (and we mean everything) on the menu is $4.95. From perogies to healthy salads to braised beef spaghetti, The Warehouse will save you quite a few dollars for a satisfying meal.
Hubbub (420 Robson Street, 859 Hornby Street)
Hubbub has two convenient locations and their sandwiches are some of the best in Vancouver. Ranging from $8 to $9, Hubbub offers pulled pork, chicken, turkey, prawn, and a vegetarian option on house-baked bread and high-quality ingredients. They’ll keep you full for the rest of your workday!
Viet Sub (520 Robson Street)
Banh mi (the sandwiches of Vietnam) are a highly underrated lunch option, and Viet Sub, located in the heart of downtown, makes one of the best banh mi in the city. Choose from chicken, Vietnamese ham, cold cuts, and many other options to top deliciously fresh bread that’s got the perfect crunch on the outside and softness on the inside. All Viet Sub’s banh mi are under $5, meaning you can maybe eat a second banh mi.
Joyeaux Café (551 Howe Street)
Vancouver is known for its rain, and there are fewer things more comforting than a big bowl of pho on a cold, wet day. Joyeaux Café is an authentic Vietnamese experience and offers a wide variety of noodle soups, sandwiches, and more. Most of their pho cost just under $10, but their lunch specials offer Vietnamese specialties like beef brisket on steamed rice or French bread for only $9.25. This place definitely has the perfect comfort food!
Kyzock (559 West Pender Street)
Kyzock is a hidden gem. Fresh fish is one of the best things about living in Vancouver, and their delicious sushi bowls feature premium fresh salmon, tuna, and more for as little as $8. Not a fan of raw fish? Kyzock’s rice bowls—including gyu (beef) don, oyako (chicken and scrambled egg) don, and many other varieties—are great alternatives, and there are even more affordable than the sushi bowls, starting at $6.50.
This seems like a strange one, but if you’ve ever been to this ubiquitous warehouse store, then you’ll have experienced the incredible prices of their food court. With $1.50 hot dogs, $5 poutine, and $2 pizza slices, it’s really their turkey and provolone baked sandwich (featuring generous servings of both turkey and provolone) that takes the cake, yours for the very reasonable price of $6. Best part? You don’t need to be a Costco member to enjoy the fully affordable offerings of the store—the food court is uniquely located outside of its storefront, meaning you can pick lunch up without a Costco membership.
Not only is La Taqueria does one of the best taco places in Vancouver, but it’s also one of the most affordable lunch spots in town. Their vegetarian tacos are $2.50, meat tacos are $3, and quesadillas are only $6. But be sure to swing by on Tuesdays, and their Taco Tuesday deal offers you free tacos for every four tacos purchased. They may look small, but they’re filling and packed with enormous flavour.
Donair Dude (1145 Granville Street)
Donair Dude may sound like a silly name, but this spot crafts some of the biggest, most flavourful donairs in the city. Starting at $8.50, one of these donairs can weigh as much as a couple of pounds. Needless to say, you really get your bang for your buck at Donair Dude.
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