7 things in Vancouver to eat or drink when you're getting sick

Sep 7 2018, 3:09 am

No matter what time of year it is, getting sick sucks.

So when you feel a tickle in the back of your throat, you need to act fast. Luckily there are a ton of items out there that will help you crush that cold and get right back to your kick-ass normal self.

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We’re not talking over-the-counter-meds – we mean vitamin-packed veg-heavy superfood concoctions made for battling those pesky sniffles.

Here are 7 items to pick up in Vancouver when you’re sick.

The Cold Blaster Tea from O-Cha Tea Bar


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This tea from O-Cha Tea Bar on Homer Street kicks some serious ass when it comes to colds. Opt for this Vitamin-C-packed concoction with extra caffeine, or a decaf version too. Whether you live near O-Cha or not, it’s worth making the trip to get this concoction in your system (and get some of their grilled banana bread too, just because).

Address: 1116 Homer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-633-3929

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Bone Broth from Kitskitchen


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Kitskitchen’s bone broth is rich in electrolytes, meaning this ingredient is the key to rehydrating if you’re feeling under the weather.

Address: Find it at one of these retailers in Vancouver

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Cold Fighter from MELU Juice & Health


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Packed with Vitamin C, the Cold Fighter’s combo of orange, apple, lemon, and turmeric is a sure-fire way to beat a cold. The ingredients are mood and immune boosting, cold fighting, hydrating, and delicious.

Address: 1110 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-6358

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Leader Juice from Nectar Juicery


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If you feel something coming on, head to Nectar and get your fix of carrot, orange, turmeric, ginger, and lemon. This drink boosts your energy, cleanses your liver, and combats the common cold.

Address: 102 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-7589

Address: 3633 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-1711

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Vial of Quinton Minerals


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You may have seen these little glass vials in health stores or juiceries before. If you’re sick and need a quick fix, this is your go-to product. The vial contains 90 minerals and trace elements that will boost your immune system and prompt a ‘reset’ for your body so it can successfully fight off that cold. Simply open one side and down this on an empty stomach.

Find it: At Glory Juice Co. and Nectar Juicery locations

The Wellness Shot from The Juice Truck


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This will be the best you ever feel after taking a shot. Drinking ginger, lemon, cayenne, and oil of oregano (aka the cure to a lot of your body’s problems) will be an indefinite way to ward off any bugs.

Address: 12151 First Avenue, Richmond
Phone: 604-285-5404

Address: 1022 Mainland Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-428-7825

Address: 28 W 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-260-6943

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Super Pack from Glory Juice Co.


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This immune-boosting ‘Super Pack’ from Glory Juice consists of a #6 juice, a turmeric ginger shot, and lypo-spheric Vitamin C encapsulates.

Address: 437 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-0324

Address: 125 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-770-3453

Address: 78 E 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-9496

Address: 2186 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-4511

Address: 1066 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

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