Vancouver Cheap Eats: Carb lovers

Dec 19 2017, 9:36 pm

Whether you’re hit with the intoxicating aromas of freshly baked bread, or scroll across a drool-worthy photo of pasta when scoping #vcbfood, nothing can quite aid that stomach-growling, carb-craving feeling.

If you consider yourself a full fledged carb lover, get ready to loosen your belt notch. Here are a few restaurants in Vancouver serving dishes from lasagna to baked goods for $10 or less.

Russet Shack

Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz

Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz

We’re kicking off this cheap eats list with one of Robson Street’s newest food joints, Russet Shack. Made fresh-to-order and gluten free, their menu exclusively offers fully loaded baked potatoes for $6 or less. We suggest trying the British, which is topped off with sweet corn, baked beans, and cheddar cheese.

Address: 288 Robson Street
Phone: 604-683-0374
Twitter: @RussetShackVan

The Smallflower Cafe & Bakeshop

If you’re familiar with The Wallflower on Main Street, say hello to The Smallflower. A newer addition to the Gastown family, pop by on your lunch break for a sammy and soup combo for $10 or less.

Address: 47 West Hastings Street
Phone: 778-379-7377
Twitter: @smallflowercafe


Part of the Glowbal chain, this eatery/patisserie is the perfect spot for a grab n’ go situation. Hungry? Order the Lasagna made with beef, house-made tomato sauce, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan and parsley for $8.95.

Address: 101-510 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-449-6674
Twitter: @glowbal_group


Paleo dieters, steer clear, because this small bread bakery is all about the starchy goodness. Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savoury, Purebread’s assortment is jam packed with eats for less than ten bucks.

Address: 159 West Hastings Street
Phone: 604-563-8060
Twitter: @purebreadwhis

New Town Bakery & Restaurant

This hole-in-the-wall is a go-to in the Chinatown district for their famous steamed buns for just $2 each!

Address: 3484 Cambie Street
Phone: 604-876-7288

Address: 148 E Pender Street
Phone: 604-689-7835

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