October is an important month. We give thanks, stuff our faces with turkey and pumpkin pie, then rightfully pass out afterwards. We also have an excuse to dress up in scantily clad costumes and eat copious amounts of mini chocolate bars without anyone passing judgment.
While we admit that those are both pretty awesome features, what really makes October so important is that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So as we approach this last week, Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow are paying tribute. Check out these restaurants serving pretty (and tasty) pink menu items for $5 or less.
Le Pamplemousse macarons are filled with pink grapefruit, white chocolate ganache, and a dash of praline. Small, light, $2, and so cute, how could you ever say no? (We don’t).
Heart healthy Omega-3’s can be found for less than $5 at Yamato, where salmon and tuna maki are $1.95 each. You also have an option of white or brown rice. We were indecisive so we went with both.
Local and organic, the food at Tractor is a must for anyone looking for affordable healthy fare. We’re big fans of the roasted red and yellow beet salad, which also just so happens to be pink. It’s mixed with green beans, pistachios, and goat milk’s feta in a walnut vinaigrette for $3.25.
A freshly baked bagel smothered in a low-fat smoked salmon shmear for $3.35 is rosy way to start the day.
Appropriately called ‘Pretty in Pink’, this month’s feature dessert at The Reef is layers of tuile (aka wafers) filled with raspberry & white chocolate mousse with a berry coulis for $5.
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To donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, visit their website for more information.
Photo Sources: French Made Baking Facebook page, Solly’s Bagelry, The Reef Facebook page