Sandwiched between breakfast (the alleged “most important meal of the day”) and dinner (the meal that seems to get all the attention), there’s no good reason to overlook lunch.
Lunch can be the midday bright spot in the workday, or where you linger on a day off. From where to settle in for a marathon chat sesh with the ladies who lunch, to handy spots for quick bites, we’re exploring lunch of all kinds, all around Vancouver.
Here are eight restaurants serving up great lunchtime eats in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood.
Ajisai Sushi Bar
Show up early to beat the rush at this tiny, popular authentic sushi bar. They’re open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 2 pm, serving up undoubtedly the neighbourhood’s best sushi.
Address: 2081 West 42nd Avenue
This neighbourhood-style pizzeria serves lunch on a first-come basis, and everything is made to order, and served family style (so come hungry or bring friends). Known, of course, for their delectable pizzas–and you can’t go wrong with their Margherita–Bufala also offers savoury nibblies like smoked olives, and a popular Kale Caesar Salad.
Address: 5395 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Affordable Chinese fare that serves up a satisfying meld of authentic eats and more westernized fare. It’s more of a no frills experience here, and the biggest complaints are often about the inconsistent service.
Address: 2436 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
You may know Stock Up on West Boulevard for their catering and prepared foods, but you can also sit in the cafe and enjoy lunch. Their lunchtime menu is focused on sandwiches, soups, and salads.
Address: 6019 West Boulevard, Vancouver
It’s the second Vancouver outpost for this Los Angeles-based ramen company, and you’ll find all the usual suspect on the menu here that Jinya is known for. Don’t skip their signature Jinya #1 Tonkatsu Black Ramen, or their sides, like plump takoyaki.
Address: 2129 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Enjoy a beautiful lunch inspired by Paris at the Kerrisdale location of Faubourg, one of Vancouver’s best patisseries. Their compact lunch menu is sandwich-centric, but of course you can oh so very easily make the midday meal a decadent experience if you let yourself go at the pastry case.
Address: 2156 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Sure, you can indulge in tea service with all the trimmings at this charming venue (in a new location), but they do also offer an a la carte lunch menu of sandwiches, salads, soups, and entrees like quiche or pot pie.
Address: 2138 West 40th Avenue, Vancouver
You aren’t going to have your palate rocked here, but you will land upon reliable bowls of pho, vermicelli dishes, salad rolls, and their satay soups. Family-run (with sibling restaurants elsewhere around town) Pho Tan is a small, affordable spot in the neighbourhood when you are craving Vietnamese eats.
Address: 2076 West 41st Avenue