Vancouver Cheap Eats: 24 Hours for $25

Dec 19 2017, 4:36 pm

Living on a budget isn’t so bad when you’ve got cheap eat options to chow down on. With $25 for the day, you can nosh from morning to night without breaking the bank.

Check out these spots serving grub for $5 or less in Vancouver, and eat well for 24 hours on $25 or less.

Breakfast: Café Zen

Start your morning off right with the whole shebang. At Café Zen you can get eggs any style, hash browns, and toast for only $4.99. They are open until 2:30 p.m. weekdays and 4 p.m. on weekends.

Address: 1631 Yew Street, Kitsilano

Phone: 604-731-4018


Lunch: The Capital

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Deciding where to go for lunch has never been so easy. For only $4.95 you can choose anything from burgers to pasta and leave fully satisfied. The Capital opens at 11 a.m. during the week and 10 a.m. on weekdays. This is a great place to refuel on big celebration weekends, like Vancouver Pride.

Address: 1178 Davie Street, West End

Phone: 604-620-2201

Snack: Tractor Foods

Tractor Foods is a good go-to for a healthy afternoon snack that won’t spoil your dinner. Try any of their veggie salads for $3.25 or opt for a half sandwich for $5.

Address: 1903 West 4 Avenue, Kitsilano (also in Downtown at the Marine Building)

Phone: 604-222-2557


Dinner: Papa’s Gourmet Pizza


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Though it says ‘garlic toast’, it’s more like a mini baguette. Papa’s sources their cheese from local providers and grates it fresh in-house to ensure each rich and decadent bite. If you’re not in the mood for pasta, you can always dine on two slices of pizza with a drink for $4.99.

Address: 3030 Main Street, Mount Pleasant

Phone: 604-876-5577

Dessert: Cartems Donuterie

What better way to end a day than with a fresh gourmet donut? At Cartem’s a unique assortment of donut flavours range from $3.25-$3.75. The Earl Grey and Canadian Whisky Bacon never disappoint.

Address: 534 West Pender, Downtown (also in Mount Pleasant)

Phone: 778-708-0996

Want more Cheap Eats? Check out our ongoing series spotlighting affordable dining out options in Vancouver.