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"Number e foods" a top downtown spot for sandwiches

DH Vancouver Staff Mar 30, 2015 12:00 pm

For over 30 years, Glenn Saunders has been making food for friends, family and guests of various restaurants. Since the age of 15, Saunders has worked almost every role there is to work in a restaurant. His experience has taught him that if you provide good food and friendly service, you can create an everlasting memory.

Number e foods (or “#e” as it appears on the storefront signage) is a place you’ll most likely put on speed dial after you visit. Saunders makes everything onsite, daily and right before your eyes.


Reuben sandwich – Number e foods Photo by: Jer Baum

With no freezer, microwave or artificial flavours, Number e promises to always be fresh and homemade. This throwback to a local market place is where members of the community come to sit and enjoy food.

Takeaway options include wholesome soups or meals in the #e 2 go fridge. For those looking to sit at the bar, you’ll be happy to have an engaging experience with a seasoned chef and restauranteur. Over the past two years, locals have fallen in love with #e. You will most likely here something along the lines of “Luke, how are you? Want your usual today?” As many locals have come to #e their number one sandwich spot.

The handmade bread that holds these incredible sandwiches together has become Saunders’ legacy. Each batch of dough is pounded (or #-ed) and married from its previous batch. This traditional process allows for a rich flavour and heartfelt character. The top-rated reuben sandwich is an open-faced gem that rests upon a Bohemian rye bread that comes from a family recipe Saunders holds dearly. Every sandwich or flatbread created at Number e is carefully prepared with care and respect.

Fresh homemade bread - Number e food - Photo by: Jer Baum

Fresh homemade bread – Number e food – Photo by: Jer Baum

Saunders believes that cities don’t change much over time, that it’s the people that change the city. By creating a place that unites a community, people become more connected, friendly and happy. A traditional-style place with innovative food can be exactly what this part of town has been waiting for.

Saunders named the place after another restaurant that he enjoyed for this very reason. After visit a place in Ottawa, Ontario, Saunders noticed that all the combos were labeled #a, b, c, etc. Having enjoyed this moment so much, he carried this memory with him for years before opening his own place.

Homemade soups 2 go - Number e Photo by: Jer Baum

Homemade soups 2 go – Number e Photo by: Jer Baum

Number e offers fresh food in three areas of service; eat in, take away and catering. Look for the #e on Burrard for an exceptional experience and remarkable prices. Everything on the menu is under $10.00.


Spicy lemon rosemary chicken sandwich - Number e foods Photo by: Jer Baum

Spicy lemon rosemary chicken sandwich – Number e foods Photo by: Jer Baum


Number e foods

Address: 1308 Burrard Street, Downtown
Phone: 604-559-6863
Hours: Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday Noon to 6 p.m.

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