Metro Vancouver Lunch Rush: Harvest Union

Housemade Steam Bun with organic local chicken

Looking for a quick lunch in Strathcona? Harvest Union serves delicious, local food.

Harvest Union is the kind of establishment every human yearns for in their neighborhood.

Brimming with milk and cheese, chocolate and snacks, grains and baking, it’s Strathcona’s new oasis, sure to save neighbors many an inconvenient car-ride to the supermarket.

The new business was born by popular demand through a project called This Space, which asked the community to vote on what they felt belonged at 243 Union Street.

At the cozy space’s core is mini open kitchen where the local food for sale on their wooden shelves is turned into lunch by Top Chef Canada contender Trevor Bird and chef Mina Hideshima.

Their Steam Bun, a snack-size sandwich made in-house with Anita’s organic flour, has got to be the best deal in town at four dollars a pop. Its irresistibly doughy texture, squirted with sriracha and hoisin sauce, is absolutely luscious. Filled with morsels of moist, local chicken thigh and pickled cucumbers, you just might have to have two.

Harvest Union
243 Union St.

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

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