Metro Vancouver Lunch Rush: Between Two Buns

Jerk It Sandwich & Tomato Basil Soup

Looking for one of the best sandwiches in Vancouver? Between Two Buns is worth a try.

Every city block in Vancouver needs a great sandwich shop. The demand is that high. Lucky for Yaletowners, Homer and Davie just got theirs.

Despite the cartoonish awning, Between Two Buns is serious about food. Chef Shaun Snelling, formerly of Opus and Fraiche, has applied his fine dining expertise to the sandwich world, and his new menu is mouthwatering.

With six enticing lunch options — like a Moroccan chickpea patty sandwich and a braised Paradise Valley pork cheek creation — you can’t go wrong.

The ‘Jerk It’ ($9) wasn’t saucy like it’s name, but it was stacked high with an incredible combo of ingredients: crispy tempura-style yam, deliciously creamy coleslaw, and tender 24-hour in-house marinated jerk chicken. On a thick white baguette from Boulangerie la Parisienne, the result was greatness.

Adding to the fantastic lunch was the best side salad I’ve seen offered, with arugula, grilled zucchini, plenty of artichoke hearts, and lentils. Snelling’s Tomato Basil soup was also outstanding, finished with a touch of olive oil, cream, and fresh basil.

Between Two Buns
1271 Homer St.

This article was written for Metro Newspaper by contributing food columnist, Erin Ireland.

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