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 involves lunch. Now that we are back in the big city the options are endless. So this series is a round up of our favourite, unique and very diverse lunch spots in Vancouver.
Read Part One – Tractor & The Famous Warehouse
Read Part Two – Small Victory & Speakeasy
Read Part Three – Nuba & Phat Sports Bar & Grill
Read Part Four – Railtown Cafe & Fountainhead Pub
Read Part Five – Truffles Fine Foods, Uno Pizza & Cactus Club
My Pick of the Week – Tara
Argo Cafe – 1836 Ontario Street
I happened to be ‘uptown’ this week so stopped at a place I’d heard of close to Olympic Village. It’s in a light industrial area so Argo Cafe is not a place that you’d find unless you were looking. And since 1954 people have been looking. Purchased by new owners in 2004 the once greasy spoon now offers a wide variety of ‘real’ food and boasts Downtown food at East Van prices. I sat at the bar and just about slipped right off the stool. As the counter server laughed she said that they were 1954 originals (she might have been too ). With 10 daily home made features there was lots to choose from. I had the soup of the day – home made borscht with turkey instead of beef and a spinach salad. The combo was ($8.95). The soup was yummy, just like mom’s. The salad was nothing special. I really should have tried the Classic Grilled Cheese and I might go back before 11am for breakfast.
My Pick of the Week – Jeff
Great Wings – 1162 Granville Street
For the 6th week in a row I’m pretty sure I found another place in Yaletown/ Vancouver that Tara will never go. Good thing there is a lot of choices in the City. I passed this place a few days ago and didn’t stop in but thought it looked interesting. Today on the way past they had a “new menu – all food 50% off” sign out front. I thought ‘what the hell’ and went in.
The menu itself looked pretty good (I think even Tara might like some of the items). It had a variety of salads, sandwiches, build your own pastas (the only downside of the pastas was that Bolognese wasn’t a choice for the sauce) and of course wings with plenty of flavours. I went for the panko/ jalapeño breaded crispy chicken sandwich with fries (add a side of gravy of course). The sandwich was good, it had a bit of a spicy kick but the bun was very fresh. The fries were great and the gravy while good could have been a bit thicker. Overall I’d give it a solid 7 out of 10 and will likely go back in the future especially if the food is 50% off (the chicken burger, fries and gravy cost me $8.50).
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