These no-nonsense, casual and usually busy eateries offer flavour-packed fare to satisfy appetites on the run.
1 Notturno Paninoteca Compact but classy Gastown foodie hangout with a truly European feel. Go for the panini and bruschetta, paired with smartly picked wines.
2 La Taqueria Pinche tacos, quesadillas and more. Tasty, authentic Mexican street food, made with local and sustainable ingredients, served in bright, cozy rooms.
3 Big Lou’s Butcher Shop Wallet-friendly báhn-mi, roast beef sandwiches and giant pastrami on rye at a friendly combo butcher shop and take-out counter.
4 Patisserie Lebeau Irresistible savoury or sweet Belgian waffles (try the poached-pear with caramel sauce), sandwiches, croissants and other delights, a stone’s throw from Granville Island.
5 Sciué Popular downtown and Yaletown panini spots for fresh pasta, flatbread and pastries in a lively atmosphere.