Life in Vancouver is all about balance. When you’re spending most of your salary on a 300sqft apartment, you’re then forced to eat for $5 or less at every meal possible.
The same can be said about your diet. Have bacon and eggs for breakfast, but then counteract that with a kale salad or fresh bowl of vegetable soup for lunch. So when you’re looking to equalize the caloric splurge, Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow found a few spots where you can eat wholesome, nourishing, vegetarian fare for five bucks or less.
These meals will nourish your body and won’t break your budget.
Rawkin’ Pizza for $4.80
Large soup for $4.95
Peanut Kale Salad for $4.95
California Sandwich $4.65 between 3pm and 5pm.
Healthy salad bar and breakfast sandwiches for under $5.
Bonchaz has tons of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options on their menu. We particularly like the Peanut Kale Salad and Quinoa & Black Bean Salad for $4.95.
Between 3 and 5pm select lunch items are half price, including this California Sandwich that comes with avocado, tomato, Monterey jack, mayo, and alfalfa sprouts on herb bread. Grab a patio seat and chow down for $4.65.
Nosh on the healthy salad bar or choose a breakfast sandwich for $5 or less.
With three locations around Vancouver, you’re always able to get a fresh bowl of soup and never tire of the flavours that switch up daily. A large soup, stew, chili and chowder are $4.95 and all prices include GST.
You’d be hard pressed to find a place healthier than Tao Organics. Everything on the menu is raw, vegan, and wheat-free. While this may not look or taste like typical pizza, it still has tons of flavor for $4.80. If you can’t fathom eating raw food, you won’t be disappointed with the desserts. At $3.50 each, the Double Chocolate Cake will not disappoint.
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