Vancouver Cheap Eats: Detox dishes

Jan 4 2017, 9:32 pm

After a much-needed holiday of indulging in turkey and all of the dessert that could be handled, it’s the perfect time to hit the “food reset button.”

If you’re looking to stick to your New Year’s healthy eating AND budget resolutions, these five spots are here to help.

Tractor Foods

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Step one: pick the Veggie Salad of your choosing for $3.50 (roasted beets, green beans, goat’s milk feta and herb vinaigrette anyone?). Step two: make it a meal and add protein like half an avocado for $2.75 or Albacore tuna steak with lemon for $5.

Address: Four locations in Vancouver; check website for details.
Instagram: @tractorfoods


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If you’re looking for satisfying plant-based food, head to Veggiebowl. Grab four Fresh Tofu Rolls for $3.75, or try their equally tasty Vegetarian Curry for $8.50.

Address: 2222 Kingsway Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-7672

The Juice Truck

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From $9 juices and smoothies, to healthy treats like their $2 Peanut Butter Fudge, The Juice Truck has it all. Fill up on their spring rolls for $6.50, or their Kale Caesar (extra raw cashew caesar dressing, please) for $10.

Address: 28 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Instagram: @juicetruck

The Pacific Poke

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Depending on how hungry you are, choose from either a half ($5.80) or full ($9.80) Poke Panini. With 3 delicious options – salmon, tuna and veggie –  that feature detoxifying ingredients such as avocado, beets and kale, your body (and tastebuds) will thank you.

Address: 625 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @pacificpokeofficial

SMAK Fast Food

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If you’ve been waiting to hear the words ‘healthy’ and ‘fast food’ in the same sentence, the wait is over. The $5.95 Super Bowl, pictured above, is an easy favourite, and the South West Chicken and Avocado Pot is a definite must-try for $7.45.

Address: 1139 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Address: 545 Granville Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @smakfood

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