Considering we’re nicknamed Raincouver, most of us can’t wait for the months when we can soak up the sun at Kits Beach or Dude Chilling Park. And with long sunny days, there’s nothing better than taking our eats al fresco.
If you’re in, we have five picnic-friendly places for when you want to spend your time out…and spend $10 or less on food.
Just a few blocks away from Kits Beach you can find Basil Pasta Bar with their green awning on Yew Street. For $8.95, you can customize your own pasta dish or choose their chef specials. Whether you’re looking for a “romantic beach dinner” or some comfort food with sand between your toes, Basil Pasta Bar will have something for everyone.
Address: 1602 Yew Street, Vancouver
Food carts have become a staple in Vancouver and Eat Chicken Wraps puts some flare in the usual wraps. From a hoisin chicken roll to a Mexican al pastor, these handheld delights will only set you back $9 or less.
Address: 800 Howe Street, Vancouver
Perfect for the picnic basket, La Grotta Del Formaggio will provide you with massive sandwiches that are made to order and custom to your preferences. A half focaccia with smoked turkey is under $10 (and there are also options for your vegetarian friends!).
Address: 1791 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Take a rest from the California and spicy tuna rolls and give Korean “sushi” (or kim bap) a try. Yogi Korean Snack Bar offers bulgogi (marinated beef) rolls for $6.50 and ham kim bap for $5.50. Perfect for sharing!
Address: 1706 Robson Street, Vancouver
Much like pizza pockets, Jamaican patties are packed with Caribbean flavours and make a great portable meal for the beach. From spinach to spicy beef, the Jamaican patties at The Patty Shop are under $5, so grab more! You can even purchase frozen ones for home.
Address: 4019 MacDonald Street, Vancouver