Best Lunch Spots in Downtown Vancouver

With so many great lunch options in Vancouver’s downtown core, which are best? Here’s a list of our favourite restaurants serving lunch in the city center.

Latab Food

983 Helmcken St | 604-428-7004 $$ | Small Plates

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Latab is an oasis for good food in the desert-like area near St Paul's Hospital. Chef Kris Barnholden makes his own vinegars and flours. He forages, pickles and cures, too. Though small plates and natural wines are the focus here at Latab, eight small lunch bowls ($9 each) grace the menu from 11am onwards. Try the roast cauliflower with wheat berries, herbs and feta. Bows & Arrows coffee is also available to go or to stay.


620 Davie St | 604-568-7980 $$ | Vietnamese

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833 Granville St | 604-687-6622 $$$ | Japanese

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Yew Restaurant + Bar

791 W Georgia St | 604.692.4939 $$$ | Seafood

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Meat & Bread (Pender)

Meat and Bread Interior

1033 Pender St. | 604-566-9003 $$ | Lunch

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Tractor Foods (Marine Building)

335 Burrard St | $ | Healthy Fast Food

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The second location for Tractor Foods, a stylish cafeteria-style lunch spot serving at least eight different healthy salads (served by the scoop), sandwiches, soups and stews. Owners Steve and Meghan Clarke source locally and organically when possible, and they do offer several meat options, however their menu is plant-forward with many a gluten-free option.


Hawksworth Restaurant Dining Room

801 W. Georgia St. | 604-673-7000 $$$$ | Local

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845 Burrard St | 604-642-2900 $$$$ | Seafood

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