There’s no denying it: French food has a certain je ne sais quoi that we just can’t put our finger on. From the sweet to the savoury, this popular cuisine has mastered it all. Luckily, we can indulge in the crème de la crème while still staying within a $10 budget.
Here are five places in Vancouver where you can get a taste of Paris on the cheap.
Known for its authentic French experience that rivals the famous boulangeries and pâtisseries of Paris, Faubourg has become a favourite destination for breakfast, lunch and everything in-between. If you’re dropping in early, try their Croissant Breakfast Sandwich for just $5.75, and if you’re heading over for lunch, their $7.80 Ham & Cheese Quiche comes highly recommended.
Address: 769 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Address: 2156 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Address: 1110 Park Royal Street, Vancouver
With a menu chock-full of impeccable dishes, the Soupe à l’oignon gratinée (French Onion Soup) is a fan favourite that rings in right on budget at $10. This classic french dish comes with caramelized onions, smoked bacon, gruyere, and mozzarella.
Address: 663 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver
With over 14 baguettes to choose from, Finch’s Tea & Coffee House has all of their bases covered. Choose from Baked Blue Brie with roasted walnuts and prosciutto to Applewood Smoked Cheddar that features all the fixings. With each item priced between $5 – $9.75, you simply can’t go wrong.
Address: 353 West Pender Street, Vancouver
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The most charming cafe that seats only 16, Le Marche St. George should be on every foodie’s bucket list. Besides the pleasing atmosphere, they also boast a delicious menu that features everything from Pain au Chocolat to Quiche (roasted red pepper & goat’s cheese – yes, please!), to pot pies and crepes. The best part? The majority of the menu is listed for under $10.
Address: 4393 St George Street, Vancouver
Originally invented in Quebec, poutine is quintessential Canadian comfort food and has become a widely popular French dish. Take the traditional route featuring cheese and gravy, or go off the grid and add pulled pork or beef chili. Grab a small for $5, medium for $7.50 or a large for $9.
Address: 718 Davie Street, Vancouver