There’s no denying that Vancouver is one of the greatest cities in the world. Where else are you able to ski in the mountains and swim in the ocean all in the same day? From our love of the Canucks to our love of food, there’s simply nowhere else like it. So with that in mind, Vancity Buzz and ChowMeNow are bringing you five of the best $5 cheap eats that can only be found in Vancouver.
Japadog is practically synonymous with Vancouver. Where else can you find their signature Terimayo Dog? Teriyaki, seaweed, and mayo slathered over a hot dog all for $5. Plus you can get all of their hot dogs veggie!
Address: 530 Robson Street
Known for bringing “authentically unauthentic pan-Asian cuisine” to Vancouver, Roaming Dragon’s Chinese Fried Rice Balls are not to be missed. This delicious combo of rice, Chinese sausage, shrimp and chicken is then topped with curry and teriyaki aioli. For $4, you can’t miss with this Vancouver original.
Address: Robson Street & Burrard Street, Vancouver
Although you can get California Rolls outside of this city, they were first invented by famed chef Hidekazu Tojo right here in Vancouver. Roll on over to Toshi Sushi and chow down for under $5.
Address: 181 East 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Warm, soft and sticky, these famous doughnuts are like none other. The namesake honey doughnut is $2, and completely worth the line-up.
Address: 4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver
The creampuffs from Beta5 are unique confections that can only be found in YVR. They offer a variety of flavours, everything from Raspberry Earl Grey to Walnut & Apricot. The best part? They’re all $4.50. Just be sure to get there early and be prepared to line up for this delicious local gem!
Address: 413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver
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