If you intend to travel to Canada in the future, make sure that Vancouver is on the list of must-visit cities. The warm and friendly atmosphere will make you feel welcome in one of the most diverse cities in Canada. First thing to do upon arrival in Vancouver is visit VanDusen Botanical Garden. Please your eyes with the pretty views of thousands of flowers and plants. You should also try the Elizabethan maze and see if you can find your way out. The Museum of Anthropology is also worth visiting; here you can learn about different cultures from around the world through an impressive collection of sculptures, carvings and artworks. The mountains and sea surrounding the museum also make a perfect backdrop. It is not only about awesome attractions when talking about Vancouver though. The city is also known for its myriad of eateries serving delicious dishes with prices as cheap as 10 USD and under. Keep reading to find out where you can refuel your energy with cheap eats when exploring Vancouver.
1. The Wine Bar
Before going back to your hotel to have a good nights rest, it will be a good idea to drop by The Wine Bar and relax over a drink or two. The Wine Bar is proud of its extensive collection of more than 200 wines from around the world, and they come with prices starting at only 5 USD. Enjoy your wine by the glass, bottle or on tap, it really is up to you. If you are not looking for a drink, you are cordially welcome to indulge in light bites such as trio of smoked fish, grilled merguez and grilled squid.
The Wine Bar
Address: 167 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y2, Canada
Website: The Wine Bar
Opening hours: 3PM - 12.30AM
2. The Moose
Showcasing a casual and friendly atmosphere, The Moose is an excellent place for you to sit back and relax after a day out in Vancouver. Order some crispy dumplings or moose balls if you would like something light, but try the moose burger or beef dip au jus if you want something heavier. What about drinks? The Moose serves a selection of drinks to keep you awake at night, including liquid cocaine, banana jack and kamikaze. If you are not sure what drinks they are, ask the bartender before you order!
Address: 724 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1A8, Canada
Website: The Moose
Opening hours: 11.30AM - 2AM
3. Freshslice Pizza
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Is your stomach screaming for some pizza? There is no place better than Freshslice Pizza. They are located in more than 70 different locations across British Columbia, so it should be easy to find one nearest to you. Bbq chicken bacon feast and butter chicken feast are very much liked by pizza lovers. Drinks, dips and extras are also available.
Address: University Village, 2166 Western Pkwy, Vancouver, BC V6T 1V6 1W6, Canada
Website: Freshslice Pizza
Opening hours: 11AM - 10PM
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4. Mamie Taylor's
Satisfy your appetite in a modern American restaurant called Mamie Taylor’s. They promise to make only delicious foods out of fresh ingredients, so you can be sure that you will have a happy stomach after leaving the restaurant. Sticky toffee pudding or Mississippi mud pie are a great choice for a light snack. If you want something with vegetables, try their grilled broccollini or crispy cauliflower.
Address: 251 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6, Canada
Website: Mamie Taylor’s
Opening hours: 5PM - 12AM (weekdays), 11AM-1AM (Saturday), 11AM-12AM (Sunday), closed (Monday)
5. Dubh Linn Gate
Bored of western cuisine and want to indulge in something different but delicious? You should come to Dubh Linn Gate, the best Irish pub in the city. Scotch egg and Guinness burger are among the signature dishes. You can also enjoy a Gatekeeper Caesars or Irish coffees for 6 USD on Sundays.
Dubh Linn Gate
Address: 1601 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2W5, Canada
Website: Dubh Linn Gate
Opening hours: 11AM-11PM (Monday, Tuesday), 11AM-12AM (Wednesday, Thursday), 11AM-1AM (Friday, Saturday), 11AM-11PM (Sunday)
6. Tim Hortons
When on a vacation, you don’t need to think about your diet. All you need to do is eat well and have fun. Stop by Tim Hortons if you are craving for burgers, sandwiches and wraps, salads and sides or soups and hot bowls. Sweets like donuts are also available. Favorites include the turkey bacon club and garden salad. And, don’t forget to order Tim Hortons’ original blend for your drink.
Address: 463 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6L9, Canada
Website: Tim Hortons
Opening hours: varied depending on location
7. Sal y Limon
When your stomach asks for something light to eat during the day, why don’t you make a stop at Sal y Limon? You may already guess from the name, that this is a Mexican restaurant. Yes, you can relax for a bit over a cool beer and tacos while admiring the unique artwork you can see all over the restaurant. In addition to tacos, burritos, huaraches, and quesadillas are also available for prices under 10 USD.
Sal y Limon
Address: 701 Kingsway Street #5, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R7, Canada
Website: Sal y Limon
Opening hours: 11.30AM-9PM
8. Triple O's
For the best burgers, fries and shakes, Triple O’s is the right place for you. Their buffalo chicken club is definitely a must try. You can also come back the next day to enjoy a superb breakfast by ordering a breakfast club or sausage sunny tart. A cookies and cream milkshake sounds awesome for a carryout!
Address: 700 Hamilton St, Inside Cbc Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2R5, Canada
Website: Triple O’s
Opening hours: varied depending on location
9. CocoRico Cafe
This bistro and tapas bar promises you a delightful dining experience that will make you want to come back for more. Providing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, CocoRico serves dishes that are made from natural and fresh ingredients. Indulge in their citrus caesar salad, soup of the day or coco breakfast special, and you will be ready to carry on with your adventure.
Address: 1290 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2B1, Canada
Website: CocoRico Cafe
Opening hours: 8AM-1AM (Sunday-Thursday), 8AM-21AM (Friday, Saturday)
10. Kaya Malay Bistro
Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed
Kaya Malay Bistro completes our list of the best cheap eats in Vancouver. If you ever wonder whether Malaysian dishes are delicious, you’ve come to the right place. This bistro serves Malaysian dishes that are fused with west coast flare. So you will enjoy foods that are rich in both flavors and aroma. Exquisite menu options under 10 USD to choose from include satay, roti canai and vegetarian curry samosas.
Kaya Malay Bistro
Address: 1063 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1E2, Canada
Website: Kaya Malay Bistro
Opening hours: 11.30AM-3PM, 5PM-10PM
Everlasting memories are to be made in Vancouver
An excellent vacation creates everlasting memories, and Vancouver is definitely a place that promises you that fantastic experience. Enjoy the attractions, the foods and the vibes with these cheap eats.
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