Burnaby’s got some serious food game, so much so, we’ve decided to make a list of a few of the must-hit places to grab some grub in this city locate just east of Vancouver.
There’s no need to come downtown when you’ve got options like these – here are eight places you need to eat at in Burnaby.
1. 50’s Burgers
This Edmonds Street drive-in has a lot of deliciousness going on menu-wise, including $6.99 all-day breakfast, sandwiches, beef sausage, pulled pork, fish, lamb, and of course a stellar burger menu with like the Alberta Classic, London Secret, L.A. King, Texas BBQ, and Hawaiian Luau burgers. All piled incredibly high with toppings and dripping with sauces, these burgers range anywhere from $7 to $10. This spot also has lemonade, old school pop in glass bottles, and ice cream and milkshakes. Drive in or pull yourself up to the burger bar – 50’s is a Burnaby must.
50’s Burgers is open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm (last call 8:30 pm), and Sunday from noon to 5 pm (last call 4:30 pm).
Address: 7741 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
If you’re down to go big for your cheat day, do it here. Anton’s is the spot for pasta in Burnaby. Heaping plates of glorious carbs, red sauce, white sauce, clear sauce, you name it, they’ve got it. Penne, linguine, rigatoni, conchiglie, fusilli – all these are more are up for order for lunch or dinner. Stuffed, baked, and even risotto dishes are on this menu, it’s honestly overwhelming (in the best sense). The portions sizes are huge, and this spot has a killer wine and beer list along with salads, appetizers, and of course Italian desserts.
No reservations here my friends, so first come, first carbed.
Anton’s Pasta Bar is open Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 am to 10 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, Saturday from 11:30 am to 11 pm, and Sunday from 4 to 10 pm.
Address: 4260 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
Authentic Italian pizza in North Burnaby, Cotto is a must-hit if you’re craving our favourite weekend staple hot outta the wood fired brick forno. Cotto offers certified Neapolitan pizza in a ton of varieties using as many local ingredients as possible. With a mean antipasto, pasta, and wine selection, along with za’s like this Salmone (fresh mozzarella, smoked salmon, crispy capers, 63 degree egg, chives, and hollandaise sauce), this is definitely a place you need to eat at if you’re in B-town.
Cotto Pizzeria is open Monday to Thursday from 11:30am to 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 11:30am – 9:30pm
Address: 6011 Hasting Street, North Burnaby
4. Fondway Cafe
Described as a “fusion of coffee, tea and asian inspired pastries,” Fondway Cafe is a gem with little online presence, so you have to go find it yourself! If it weren’t for the next-level Instagram photos geotagged at this spot, we may have missed it entirely. Fondway is a great spot for picture-perfect caffeinated bevys, sweets, and light bits like sandwiches, soups, salads, and waffles (with a poached egg and a side of chicken salad, yum).
Address: 4462 Beresford Street, Burnaby
A sugar-lover’s paradise, Glenburn offers a large selection of ice cream treats including sundaes, milkshakes, and malts, along with candy and soda syrups. The creations that come from this old school handmade dessert spot are completely drool-worthy, and things get crazy with cookie and brownie sundaes and insane seasonal flavours too.
Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Glenburn Soda Fountain is open Tuesday from 6 to 10 pm, Wednesday to Friday from 3 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 2 to 10 pm, and Sunday from 2 to 9 pm.
One of Burnaby’s most popular Thai Restaurants, iThai, offer patrons classics like tom yang goong, satay chicken, curry, and garlic pepper prawns. This menu here is lengthy, and portions are generous, a great spot to head for some killer Thai iced tea and one of their 11 lunch combos all under $9.
iThai Restaurant is open for lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and dinner from 4:30 t0 9:30 pm from Monday to Friday, and lunch on Saturday starting at noon. Closed on Sunday.
Address: 7413 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Saffron is a fantastic spot to head for authentic Tandoor dishes and traditional sweets. Enjoy the lunch and dinner buffet or opt for a Biryani Rice Bowl, Saffron Thali, or curry to dine-in or take-out. This spot also has a stellar vegan menu and tons of vegetarian dishes along with beer and highballs.
Saffron Indian Cuisine is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 10 pm, and Friday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 11 pm. The Lunch Buffet is offered 7 days a week (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) and the Dinner Buffet is offered Sunday to Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 9 pm).
Address: 5-4300 Kingsway, Burnaby
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You’ve probably heard of The One’s insane sky-high slushies, but this Burnaby gem has more than just the Mount Everest of treats on the menu. The Taiwanese restaurant has a lengthy list of dishes includes fried noodles, dumplings, bubble tea, and one of their most popular items – the fried rice with peppery fried chicken. It’s been compared to chicken nugget fried rice, so that’s enough to convince us.
The One Restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 to 1 am and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 to 2 am.
Address: 5908 Kingsway, Burnaby
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