Vancouver Cheap Eats: Last minute holiday shopping

Dec 20 2017, 3:13 am

Christmas Day is almost here, and if you’re one of the many last minute shoppers in Vancouver scrambling to select gifts for those on your nice list, we can bet you’ll be in need of some serious grub. So if you plan to battle the crowds at downtown’s Pacific Centre, Nordstrom, or Robson Street, here are a few places to refuel for $10 or less.


This place needs no introduction. With most of their famous dogs under $10, you can’t go wrong with the classic Terimayo Hot Dog. Plus it’s portable, which means you can grab and shop without wasting a minute of mall time.

Address: 530 Robson Street, Downtown (click here for more locations)
Phone: 604-569-1158
Twitter: @japadog

Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine

Cuddling up to a warm bowl of Pho is the quintessential way to beat the colder December weather. Try the Special Beef Noodle Soup for $7.50.

Address: 520 Robson Street, Downtown
Phone: 604-569-3340


Feeling peckish? With cones ranging from $3-$7, nosh on a few light bites while on the go.

Address: 559 West Pender Street, Downtown
Phone: 604-605-1625
Twitter: @kyzock



From pasta to frittatas, this Roman-inspired cafe has plenty of eats for $10 or less. Breakfast sandwiches, flatbreads, and pizzas will cost between $5 and $7, or you can opt for baked goods like muffins and hand-crafted donuts for under $4.

Address: 602 Cordova Street, Waterfront (click here fore more locations)
Phone: 604-559-3435
Twitter: @sciuevancouver

The Chopped Leaf

If you’re looking for healthy fare, The Chopped Leaf offers salads and wraps that you can customize for $8.75.

Address: 488 Robson Street
Phone: 604-609-2467
Twitter: @choppedleaf


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