(North) Vancouver Lunch Spots
Yes we eat out a fair bit. And while it looks like on social media that we may always be together, we actually find a separate place to work/ eat most days. Sometimes (and almost always on Fridays) this also involved lunch. Now that we are back in the big city, or more specifically North Vancouver (this trip) the options are endless.
My Pick of the Week – Tara
Cacao 70 – 143 Chadwick Court (on Quay), North Vancouver
Recently opened on the Lonsdale Quay, Cacao 70 is a cross between a coffee shop and a bistro and maybe not quite sure what it wants to be yet. The menu includes a selection of crepes and waffles but also features vanilla ice cream cones with six choices of dip and a series of hot or chilled chocolate beverages. It is semi self-serve with ordering at the counter and utensils, water, condiments etc available for pick up. Your order is delivered to your table when ready.
The furniture, fixtures and design were nothing special. I ordered the Chicken & Pineapple Salad ($12.95) – mixed greens with chicken, pineapple, red peppers, onions and tomato with an avocado lime dressing topped with crepe bits. The crepe bits gave the salad texture – think grilled pita crumbles but for the price there was a decent amount of greens and pineapple but not much else. I would not have the salad again. A few people did order dipped cones as I was eating and I think this is what the restaurant will succeed (or fail on). On a sunny day it is the perfect location to pick up a vanilla waffle cone dipped in matcha syrup and grab a bench with a view of the city.
My Pick of the Week – Jeff
Burgoo – 3 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Burgoo is comfort food. While we’ve eaten at Burgoo a couple of times (2010 blog – 2013 blog) we have not eaten at the North Vancouver location. There was nothing new and exciting in terms of the menu, no noticeable changes. Burgoo is known for its soup and this day I went with an old favourite, the Crab Bisque ($8.95) – shredded crab, red pepper cream and fennel scented bisque. With a healthy amount of crab in the soup and a little piece of bread on the side for dipping, it was a good lunch. Comfort food at it’s finest! Give Burgoo a try.
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