Vancouver Cheap Eats: Deep Fried Goodness

Dec 19 2017, 4:30 pm

Vancouverites use a lot of words to describe their diets. Gluten-free, sustainable, local, raw, and organic are common adjectives in any dialogue. As Canada’s healthiest city, many would consider “fried” as the new F word.

We’re not going to argue that fried foods are good for you, but we all need to let the diet loose sometimes. Oscar Wilde once said, “Everything in moderation, including moderation”. If that means a little less kale and a little more oil than usual, well then so be it. So when you feel like a little indulgence, Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow found a few F words that make it feel so good to be so bad.

Pepitas Mexican Restaurant


In honour of Feast of Fourth, Pepitas will be serving $5 taquitos and other delicious Mexican tapas on October 5th from 11am to 3pm. Join Chowmenow to nosh on all things cheesy and corny…in a good way.



Fruit and vegetables taste so much better when they’re battered and sent to the fryer. Try the Chilli Gobi (deep fried cauliflower florets in soya garlic sauce) or the Jack Fruit Pakora (jack fruit with potatoes in a spicy batter) at Atithi. Both are five bucks each.

Yek O Yek

Yek O Yek

Behold the fried smorgasbord. The portion sizes are big and the prices are small.  In other words, the perfect combination.



If you’re going to indulge in fried food, you might as well shake it in the process. Japadog on Robson serves Shake Fries with a variety of toppings like butter and shoyu, teriyaki, or shichimi and garlic. With tax, it comes to a total of $2.50.

Congee Noodle King

Congee Noodle House

As if we could write a post about fried food and not include the beloved doughnut. Would you believe you can chow on these sweet bites for a mere $1.75?

Whether it’s fried food or healthy and wholesome, you can have both tomorrow on Chowmenow Day during Feast of Fourth! There are a few spots left on our food tour, so read here for full details and email the Chowsters to claim your spot!

Where do you get fried on? Tell us on Chowmenow!


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Photo Credits: Peter; Sherman’s Food Adventures; Kimmy K; The Food Queen

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