Vancouver Cheap Eats: Lunch for the Last Minute Shoppers

Dec 19 2017, 9:16 pm

With less than a week to go until the 25th, we know how stressful last minute holiday shopping can be. However, the only thing worse is shopping on an empty stomach. The good news is that Vancity Buzz and ChowMeNow have a list of the best places downtown where you can grab lunch for $5 or less. So sit back, relax and refuel before you have to brave the madness again.

Bel Café

Bel Cafe

Need a quick bite? Pop into Bel Café for a delicious ham and cheese croissant. It’s the perfect snack to give you the sustenance you need to keep shopping. If you’re still hungry, go for the chocolate croissant as both ring in at less than $5.

Address: 801 W Georgia Street, Vancouver


Ebi Ten

If you’re a hurry, Ebi-Ten has got you covered. Drop in to try their daily rice bowl special for $3.95. From Beef Sukiyaki to Shrimp Katsu Don, it’s all delicious. And for $3.95, you can add on a beverage to quench that shopping-induced thirst.

Address: 388 Robson Street, Vancouver

Viet Sub

Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine 6

Fast, fresh and tasty; set down your bags and enjoy the delicious banh mi at Viet Sub. With over 10 different options of what goes between that perfectly toasted baguette, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. We have a feeling you’re also going to fawn over the $4.25 price tag.

Address: 542 Robston Street, Vancouver

Falafel Maison

Falafel Maison

Falafel is the perfect food to keep you from getting hangry because it’s quick, tasty, and portable. Stop by Falafel Maison to grab a falafel wrap for $4.95.

Address: 516 Robson Street, Vancouver

Bonchaz Bakery


If you’re out shopping around Gastown and need sustenance stat, head to Bonchaz Bakery. They have a variety of delicious pastries, salads, and sandwiches for less than $5. Bonus: if you go before 10:37am, you get a free Bonchaz bun with your coffee.

Address: 426 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


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