Farmer’s Apprentice is known for offering patrons a one-of-a-kind farm to table dinner service, and now that spring is here, the hyperlocal and organic eatery is offering the same experience midday.
The best part about lunch at Farmer’s Apprentice is the prices – they are incredibly affordable, especially considering the quality of the food that comes out of the kitchen at this spot.
While the menu prices are all subject to slight changes based on the accessibility of ingredients (based on the rotating menu), they will remain in the same ball park.
Unsurprisingly, Farmer’s Apprentice serves hearty and unconventional dishes such at this Burrata and Beet Salad made with pickled carrot and pumpkin seeds for $16.
This dish is seamlessly plated and almost too pretty to eat, but once you dive in you’re met with a refreshing medley of seasonal flavours.
With a selection of starters ranging from items like the housemade smoked olives, a rotating soup, and a quiche of the day, diners at Farmer’s Apprentice could easily opt for a spread of small plates to satiate their midday appetites, but once you check out the mains available you may not want to stop at the top half of this menu.
One standout dish from the current menu is the Tagliatelle with spicy greens, olives, and parmesan for $16. A more meat-centric version of this dish is available which incorporates pork ragu and mushrooms for $17.
Other options include a fresh-caught fish of the day and the dreamy three-egg omelette with mushroom, brie, and sourdough bread.
The open-faced Smoked Salmon Sandwich with a side salad makes for a great lunch as well. This dish combination of salmon, preserved lemon, and pickles on a thick slice of Farmer’s Apprentice’s legendary sourdough bread for $13.
Another well-priced dish here at the minute is only $16 – and that’s for the perfectly-seasoned roasted pork belly with lentils, grilled onion, and sunchoke.
With prices like this, you definitely wont feel guilty opting for a glass of wine or craft cocktail from the drink list.
While the menu does rotate every week or so, you can bet there will always be drool-worthy dishes up for order at this spot’s new lunch service, and we’ll be returning on a regular basis to ensure we get to taste its ever-changing eats.
Farmer’s Apprentice serves lunch Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 2 pm.
Address: 1535 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver