7 places to get awesome beach eats to-go in Vancouver

Jun 26 2019, 9:28 pm

Get ready for OK Times with the Okanagan Spring Summer Pack.


It’s time to get serious because finding the perfect beach eat is not a game.

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You can’t just eat anything at the beach. It has to be portable, convenient, compact, packable, on top of being lip-smackingly delicious enough to warrant bringing all the way to a beach.

Go ahead and try to nom on BBQ ribs at English Bay and let us know how that goes.

Or skip the game of trial and error and check the list of the best beach eats we’ve already rounded up for you below:

Half  Pizzas from Blaze Pizza

 

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It’s like this was made to bring to the beach. The meal for one from Blaze Pizza comes in a compact and portable box that fits perfectly into your bag. If you’re feeling especially hungry, just order a few boxes and neatly stack ’em up. You don’t need to be afraid to just throw this into your backpack and bike to the beach from its downtown location at Granville and Nelson Street.

Address: 929 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-670-9438

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Sushi from any nearby Japanese spot

 

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You’re living it up in the seafood capital, baby. There’s a ton of sushi places to choose from in Vancouver. Just pick your favourite place near the beach you’re going to and chow down with a pair of chopsticks (or your hands, we don’t judge). Some recommendations close to a few of Vancouver’s beaches include Kitaya Japanese, Osaka Sushi, and Kibune Sushi.

Fruit from Granville Island Public Market

 

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If you want something healthy and refreshing, look no further than all of the kinds of fruit you can buy from the Granville Island Public Market. Channel your inner green goddess (or god) and load up on a DIY snack bag full of your fruity faves (or some cheese and Oyama sausage). If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try a new fruit like mangosteen or rambutan.

Address: 1669 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-666-6655

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Burritos from Tacofino

 

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We don’t think we have to vouch for this beach eat. It’s a burrito, from Tacofino, what more is there to say? Scrumptious, saucy, craving-satisfying, you can’t go wrong with this portable food log. This food item is especially convenient to buy and bring to the beach as Tacofino has burrito bar locations in Yaletown and Gastown.

Address: 15 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-7907

Address: 1025 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-8226

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Banh Mi’s from NaMi Food Cart

 

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Are you starting to see a trend in this list? Anything long and neatly packaged is basically a go when it comes to finding the perfect beach eat. NaMi Food Cart is right smack in the middle of Downtown so order a Vietnamese sub of your liking and relax at the beach with your utensil and stress-free meal. Their subs are only $5 so don’t be afraid to buy a couple for later too.

Address: Corner of West Georgia and Granville Street, Vancouver

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Rice Rolls from DD Mau

 

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What’s just as delicious as a Banh Mi and just a tiny bit lighter? Salad rolls or rice rolls from DD Mau Yaletown. Compact, and again, this is a tasty but easy-to-transport food option. Honestly, if we’re going with the criteria easy on-the-go, a Vietnamese coffee from here is never a bad idea either. 

Address: 1239 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Phone: 604-684 4446

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Fried Chicken ‘Beach Boxes’ from Little Juke

 

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Juke makes eating on the beach a convenient and easy experience. Each box includes four pieces of chicken, two pieces of chili corn on the cob, all-dressed fries, peanut slaw, non-alcoholic cocktail mixer, reusable napkin, utensils, and two red Solo cups. You can pick these bad boys up at Little Juke, located in the West End at 1074 Davie Street for $34 a pop seven days a week from 11 am to 10:30 pm.

Address: 1074 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-5853

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Smoothies from The Juice Truck

 

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You’re going to need something to wash down all that food you’ve been noshing on, so pick up a smoothie from The Juice Truck on your way to the beach. They serve up a ton of delicious and healthy options like The Banana Tumeric, The Green Smoothie, The Green Protein, and The Almost Chocolate. If you don’t like smoothies, grab a cold-pressed juice. You can visit any of their many locations on Main Street, Yaletown, and beyond before hitting the beach. 

Address: 1022 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-7825

Address: 28 W 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-260-6943

Address: 1022 Mainland Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-7825

Address: The Truck – Corner of W Cordova Street and Cambie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-260-6943

Address: Smoothie Cart – 970 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-260-6943

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