Vancouver Cheap Eats: Nice buns!

Jun 7 2016, 6:13 am

More often than not, our favourite go-to foods all have one thing in common: Buns. We’re talking about bread, of course. It’s perfect vehicle to make a meal portable.

Here are a few places in Vancouver serving great eats in buns, priced at $10 or less.

Bao Down

An Asian infused sandwich shop that specializes in serving excellent steamed bao, all street sandwiches here are $10 or less. The YVR is a must; for $7 its sesame seared albacore tuna, pea shoots, double smoked bacon, and avocado, dressed with wasabi mayo and sweet soy sauce served on a steamed bao.

Address: 12 Powell Street

Phone: 778-379-3611


Meat & Bread

As one of Vancouver’s wildly popular sandwich shops, Meat & Bread’s Porchetta Sandwich, with their signature salsa verde will satisfy your hunger for an even $10.

Address: 370 Cambie Street

Address: 1033 West Pender Street



An iconic Japanese style hotdog that needs no introduction. We’re all too familiar with the Terimayo, which has teriyaki sauce, mayo, and seaweed. There are plenty of unique variations to choose from that fall well under your budget. They’ve got a permanent location on Robson, but of course have several carts around Vancouver.

Address: 530 Robson Street

Phone: 604-569-1158


Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro

A small eatery across from English Bay, Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro has six different banh mi sandwiches to choose from for $6.25 or less.

Address: 1184 Denman Street

Phone: 604-563-2468

Splitz Grill

2Mount Pleasant’s Splitz Grill’s lunch time special is not to be missed. Try the $3.99 Splitz or Lentil Burger running every Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 4242 Main Street

Phone: 604-875-9711


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