Best Lunch Spots Near Main Street and Mount Pleasant

Searching for Main Street’s most delicious lunch spots? This eclectic hood, full of hidden, independently-owned gems, is heaven no matter which type of cuisine you’re craving.

33 Acres

15 W 8th Ave | 604-620-4589 $$ | Brewpub

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Local craft brewery whose cool factor transcends Vancouver. Its bright, minimalist space is an ideal backdrop for simple avocado-on-toast-style lunches, cold glasses of beer (try the IPA) or expertly-poured lattes (currently made using Heart Coffee Roasters espresso). And from 11:30-3:30 Monday to Friday, find a local food truck serving more lunch options out front.

Budgies Burritos

44 Kingsway | 604-874-5408 $ | Vegetarian Tacos

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Your mom might call Budgies grungy, but residents of the neighbourhood love this cozy, colourful spot for its cheap and cheerful Mexican food -- all of which is vegetarian. Sub the cheese and sour cream for guacamole or dairy-free cheese to make it vegan. Veggie ground round and tofurkey is also on the menu. The Jamedog Burrito is delicious with garlic roasted potatoes. Tacos, tortilla soup, quesadillas, beer and cider are also available.

East is East (Main St)

East is East Kitsilano

4433 Main St | 604-565-4401 $$ | Lunch

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East is East is inspired by the cuisine and cultures of the ancient Silk Route, a dream borne from Mustafa and Razaviah, siblings of Afghan descent. Have a cup of Chai after your meal in the relaxing space.

Glory Juice Co. (Mount Pleasant)

78 E 2nd St | 604-336-1003 $$ | Juice Bar / Cafe

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The Juice Truck (Mt Pleasant)

Juice Truck

28 W 5th Ave | 604-719-8861 $$ | Vegan

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If a healthy lunch is what the doctor ordered, The Juice Truck Cafe is where you must visit. Of course, cold pressed juice and smoothies are on offer. More options include Spring Rolls, Hearty Salads, 'Almost Sushi', Acai Smoothie Bowls, Coconut Parfaits and ultra-satisfying raw vegan dessert bites. Their big community table, covered in cookbooks and cool material, is a great place to hang and make friends.

Meet on Main (Main St)

4288 Main St | 604-877-1292 $$ | Vegetarian

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Nuba (Mount Pleasant)

146 E 3rd Ave | 604-568-6727 $$ | Lebanese

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Radicle Juice

3088 Main St | 604-879-2639 $$ | Juice Bar

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Tractor (Olympic Village)

1751 Quebec St | $$ | Salad Shop

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Stylish salad bar with high ceilings and tons of natural light. Choose from a dozen salads (at least four of which are plant-based), sandwiches, soups, stews and refined sugar-free breakfast cookies. Salads are $3.50 per scoop and my favourite, designed by Chef Brian Skinner, is the Southwest Quinoa with organic quinoa, black beans, grilled corn, red pepper, dates, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, charred tomato vinaigrette.

Friendly Snackbar

2408 Main St | $$ | Snackbar

The Juicery Co. (Main St)

4236 Main St | 778-379-4151 $$ | Health Food Cafe & Juice Bar

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