With over 500 businesses calling Strathcona home, it makes sense to have some great eats in the neighbourhood. Here’s five great spots to eat at in Strathcona, some of which are among the best in the city!
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One of the best breakfast spots in Vancouver, Yolk’s is located at the old, iconic “Brave Bull House of Steaks” location at the corner of East Hastings and Clark. Yolk’s specializes in poached free-range egg sandwiches, eggs benedict, waffles and much more.
Address: 1298 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-YOLK (9655)
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Weekends, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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The new kid on the block, Belgard Kitchen serves lunch, “Happy Afternoon” and evening menus in The Settlement Building located at 55 Dunlevy Avenue in Railtown. Chef Reuben Major’s lunch dishes are designed to match the neighbourhood hustle, Happy Afternoon features a selection of their favourite dishes and wine at great prices, and the evening menu serves up small plates designed to share and pair with the growing on-tap program.
Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver
Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Vancouver’s award-winning Big Lou’s Butcher Shop calls Strathcona home, but you can get their meats delivered to your door. Their delivery service is making it easier than ever before to enjoy locally-sourced meats and artisan products with home or office delivery now available three times a week.
Address: 269 Powell Street, Vancouver
Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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If you’re on Instagram, you’ll feel like you’ve already been here before and foodie’s can’t get enough of the delicious meals served at this Italian eatery. If you haven’t been here, you should go, really soon.
Address: 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lunch: Wednesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: Wednesday and Thursday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
When you think Vancouver, Ethiopian food doesn’t necessarily come to mind. However, one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the city, Axum, is a must visit. Axum Restaurant serves traditional Ethiopian cuisine in an eclectic environment. They specialize in four course tasting items, allowing the customer to select any four dishes from the menu for $10 per person. Their food is sourced from top quality seasonal ingredients, featuring a high percentage of local and organic products.
Address: 1279 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Monday to Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
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