10 of our favourite comfort food restaurants to ease you into fall

Sep 25 2019, 10:03 am

As the warm weather leaves us and the temperatures drop, who can resist indulging in a big, hearty meal?

I mean, there’s no need to work on your summer bod any longer. (That can wait until next year.)

But for now, it’s time to savour the flavours of fall with comforting foods like ramen, sushi, burgers, milkshakes, and pretty much anything that makes your soul feel good.

We’re blessed with plenty of establishments around Vancouver that offer just that. But if you’re tired of the same old routine of asking for the bill, waiting for the machine, and twiddling your thumbs as the table splits their bills, those days are long gone.

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Ready to spend less time waiting and more time indulging in fall favourites? Here are ten comfort food restaurants to ease you into the season.

Nuba

If you’re looking for authentic, healthy Lebanese cuisine, then Nuba is your go-to, offering authentic dishes with a modern twist. Using the freshest ingredients (with organic, local, and even halal options) and featuring an extensive vegan and gluten-free menu, there’s something for everyone.

Try one of their plates (everything comes with hummus!) for a filling meal that won’t leave you feeling sluggish after.

W Restaurant

W Restaurant

Let’s be honest, nobody says no to sushi. If you’re seeking creative sushi rolls with a flair, head over to W Restaurant for exactly that, in a pleasant dining environment.

Whether you’re catching up with friends or going on a pre-movie dinner, you won’t be disappointed in your choice. They offer a range of bento boxes, or you can try ordering a variety of their sushi rolls to share with a group.

The Pint

When you’re seeking a spot to go to after work for some beer pitchers, classic bar bites, and a boisterous atmosphere, head over to The Pint. It’s a typical sports bar, so it’s also perfect for the upcoming hockey season! And nothing pairs better with sports than, yes, wings. At The Pint, you can get wings in 40 different sauces (that’s right, 40).

Guu Garden

There’s still time to take advantage of the last days of summer at Guu Garden’s beer patio. The establishment is a serene lunch spot in the heart of downtown by day and turns into a bustling izakaya by night. Guu Garden serves an extensive menu of Japanese tapas and sake, and if you’re a fan of trying different beers, they also have a selection of imported beers. Head here on a Friday night with your coworkers to celebrate the end of the work week!

Nothing beats a classic diner — well, except classic diner food. Mary’s on Davie is the evolution of that, reinvented for 2018.

Picture this: part upscale neighbourhood diner, part sassy brunch spot, and you have Mary’s on Davie. Comfort food doesn’t necessarily have to be big bowls of stews or soups — go grab yourself a burger and milkshake, you deserve it!

Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf has earned several Best Asian titles in Vancouver and incorporates Malaysian cuisine with Indonesian, Thai, Indian, and Chinese. They have an extensive discounted lunch menu including iconic Malaysian dishes such as Laksa and Mee Goreng, so if you’re looking for a new spot to head to with your coworkers, we’ve found it for you.

House Special

House Special pairs Vietnamese classics with casual dining, and modern takes on dishes such as pho and spring rolls. It doesn’t get more comforting than a big bowl of hot broth, so we know where we’ll be heading this fall. Vegans and vegetarians don’t need to feel left out, either, because House Special offers pho with vegetarian broth.

Kintaro Ramen

Kintaro Ramen

Kintaro Ramen is known as one of the busiest ramen spots in downtown Vancouver — so you know it’s good. It’s actually one of Vancouver’s oldest ramen restaurants, serving ramen lovers since 1999! Kintaro serves hearty bowls of ramen in a fuss-free and casual environment. The only thing to note is to make sure you come early during rush hour.

Fable Diner

Head over to Fable Diner for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner made from local ingredients — after all, the name originated from a combination from the phrase “farm to table.” If you feel like contemporary diner food, you can pop in pretty much any time of day for a traditional Eggs Benedict or something different like a Huevos Rancheros.

Rogue

Whether you’re craving breakfast or lunch, Rogue has you covered. Look out for their classic burgers and fries or delicious salads for a hearty meal you won’t be forgetting for a long time. It’s also the perfect spot for a quick lunch with friends or coworkers — or even a casual drink.


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