Vancouver Cheap Eats: 'Home-cooked' comfort food

Sep 20 2016, 11:33 pm

Comforting, rich and delicious, there’s just nothing quite like a home-cooked meal.

Although we may not be lucky enough to have mom’s cooking every day, here are a few local spots serving up comforting dishes for $10 or less.


Tasty Tuesday Trio #comfortfood #tastytuesday #burgoobistro Photo by @layla_bortol

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With a tagline that reads “food for comfort,” it only makes sense to kickoff our list with Burgoo. Warm up with one of their soup cups filled with flavours like carrot, tomato, mushroom, and crab bisque for $8.50 or less. If you’re looking for something a bit heavier, try their Spanish Meatballs for $9.

Address: 4434 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-221-7839

Address: 3 Lonsdale Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-904-0933

Address: 3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-873-1441

Address: 2272 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-3478

Basil Pasta Bar

Where tasty meets affordable, Basil Pasta Bar has some of the best Italian food fresh to order for under $10. Choose from classic Spaghetti and Meatballs (spicy rose sauce, meatballs, tomatoes, onion, spinach, garnished with mozzarella cheese), or other favourites like the Four Cheese Ravioli or the Spaghetti Puttanesca, pictured above.

Address: 636 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-3106

Address: 1602 Yew Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-0566

Deacon’s Corner 

Being away from my kitchen today doesn’t mean I’m not celebrating #nationalchiliday

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While at Deacon’s Corner indulge in a bowl of Southern Beef Chilli for $9.50, or opt for their ooey-gooey Grilled Cheese & Tomato served alongside fries, salad and slaw for just $9.95.

Address: 101 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-684-1555

Address: 3189 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-3727

24 Train Express Noodle House

There’s nothing better on a rainy Vancouver night than a hot bowl of pho. Order a small for $7, the large for $8, or extra-large for $9. Full of flavour, choose among beef, steak, chicken or vegetable soup. They also have delicious appies including spring rolls and salad rolls.

Address: 550 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-7786

The Factory

Think of The Factory as a comfort food catch-all. With a menu priced at $4.95 per plate, this is the place to fill up on comfort food while sticking to a budget. Some of our favourites include the Shepard’s Pie, Perogies, and cheesy Quesadilla. Trust us, you’ll feel right at home.

Address: 1017 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-9463

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