Vennie’s Sub Shop is now officially open in Vancouver

May 17 2021, 11:37 am

Vennie’s Sub Shop has officially opened its doors in East Vancouver.

The new handheld concept — which was named after the street it was founded on — is brought to us by Doug Stephen and Lindsey Mann, the dynamic duo behind much-loved local culinary staples DL Chicken Shack and DL Burgers.

Located at 1692 Venables Street (aka just around the corner from DL Chicken), this new destination for loaded hoagies is rocking and ready for sandwich enthusiasts.

“We’ve always loved sandwiches, and Vennie’s is our ode to all those underrated, unsung heroes out there,” says Stephen, who co-owns DL Chicken Shack and Downlow Burgers with Mann.

“There is just so much potential and versatility in building a great hoagie, sub, submarine, hero, or sandwich – no matter what you call it. Think of the sauces, the meats, the veg, the cheese. Of course, it takes some finesse in how you build it. Once you’ve got it figured out, you get a taste of everything in each bite!”

Vennie’s Sub Shop

From left to right: GM Boris MacKay. Carly Tennant, Doug Stephen (Photo: Rich Won)

After months of testing out sandwiches and offering them at select locations around Vancouver, the concept is finally ready to welcome customers to its brick-and-mortar and offer them a variety of creations to-go.

Buns are delivered daily and meat is sliced fresh-to-order, so you know these are gonna be good.

Vennie’s Sub Shop

Meatloaf (Photo: Rich Won)

Currently, the menu features five eight-inch hoagie subs and several Livia potato bun options, and one Japanese milk bread creation too.

Here’s what you can expect to devour from Vennie’s when you visit during its opening time (more sandos are to come):

  • The Classic Deli: Mortadella, Genoa Salami, Spicy Calabrian Soppressata, slivered onions, shredduce, Provolone, pepper relish, EVOO, balsamic, herb seasoning.
  • The Aftermath (in partnership with David Bowett’s The Aftermath Barbecue): Smoked beef, shredduce, slivered onions, Swiss cheese, herb seasoning, horseradish mayo, beer mustard, dill pickles.
  • The Lucky: Corned beef, sauerkraut by Meghan Fulton, slivered onions, beer mustard, Dubliner cheese, dill pickles, mayo. A plant-based corned mushroom option is also available.
  • The Soy Poached Chicken: Soy and ginger poached chicken breast, scallion-ginger relish, chili mayo, shredduce, smashed cucumbers.

Find this new spot open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 4 pm.

Vennie’s Sub Shop

Fried Bologna Sandwich (Photo: Joie Alvaro Kent)

Vennie’s Sub Shop

Address: 1692 Venables Street, Vancouver

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