13 Oct 5 Cheap Places to Chow Down in Vancouver
Looking to fill up on great food without emptying your wallet? Here’s 5 cheap restaurants in Vancouver that deliver awesome value for your hard-earned dining dollars:
Bon’s Off Broadway – 2451 Nanaimo Street
If you’ve got a hankering for greasy-spoon truck stop style food, you’ll love this dive diner in East Van. The outside is adorned with obnoxious red signs announcing their famous $2.95 all-day breakfast, which is exactly as advertised – real pan-fried potatoes, 2 eggs cooked to order, fresh toast and your choice of sausages or ham (bacon will set you back another 0.76). Add in a cup of bottomless, get-it-yourself coffee and for under $5 you can enjoy a real, hot hangover-busting breaky.
WakWak Burger – Food Truck Near Waterfront Station
Formerly known as simply ‘Hamburger 2.85’ this iconic Japanese-styled food truck serves up cheap burgers made with a breaded and deep-fried ground meat patty topped with sweet teriyaki sauce, mayo, a slice of tomato and lettuce inside a super-soft white bun. For 0.65 more you can upgrade to a cheeseburger, while a toonie will score you a side of fries.
Sushi Dragon – 614 W Broadway
Here in VanCity, it seems like Sushi joints are almost as prolific as coffee shops. One stand-out in the over-crowed sushi scene is Sushi Dragon, a family-owned place that delivers great value with generous-sized Bento boxes, perfectly-prepared salmon teriyaki, and great deals on daily combo specials.
If the place looks packed, don’t fear the line – like most cheap restaurants in Vancouver, they turn over tables quick, and do a brisk take-out business too.
Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant at 44 Kingsway is Budgie’s Burritos a vegetarian quick-service shop dishing up tex-mex favourites like burritos (of course), nachos, tacos, and quesadillas, all served sans-meat. With prices for a meal-sized 12″ burrito hovering around $8, you can fill up for under a ten-spot, and there’s even vegan and gluten-free options too.
Friday Night Perogie Suppers – Holy Trinity Ukranan Orthodox Cathedral
Sure, it’s not a cheap restaurant per se, but we couldn’t leave off Friday Night Perogie Suppers a staple among carb-loving foodies in Vancouver.
On the first Friday of every month the parishioners and priests at this Mt. Pleasant church churn out an amazing Ukrainian Dinner that features 5 real handmade perogies, a vegetarian cabbage roll, an over-sized Ukrainian sausage, sauerkraut and sour cream – all for 10 bucks. You can either dine-in at one of the communal tables in the parish hall, or if you’re feeling a little shy, they also offer take-out. Be sure to get there early – doors open at 5pm, and there’s always a line-up.
So the next time you’re looking for cheap restaurants in Vancouver, be sure to check out one of these classic joints!