If you love turkey sandwiches, this crispy Japanese turkey katsu sando is next level. This recipe plays on the classic Tonkatsu deep-fried pork cutlets dish coated with panko crumbs and then deep-fried. Japanese people love this dish a lot and have included this deep-fried crispy […]
Chachi’s is one of the newest sandwich fare at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby. Chachi was founded by Derek Brock and Jason Cunnigham – founders of Jugo Juice back in 1998. After selling it’s stakes to Quebec based MTY Food Group, the duo decided to […]
Birds and the Beets Gastown is newly opened sandwich and salad cafe that opened at 55 Powll Street. Owners, Matthew Senecal-Junkeer and Trevor Pruegger took over the old Sea Monstr Sushi spot (across from Soft Peaks Ice Cream).We have been looking forward to this restaurant’s opening. The decor looks like something out of a Pinterest board.
I love the interior design by Simcic + Uhrich – of wood, vintage floral and greens. It is a bit like a bird sanctuary. Bill Simcic has also done projects for Timbertrain Coffee Roaster and soon to open Juniper. The menu board is gorgeous!
Birds & The Beets uses Bows x Arrows and Matchstick coffee beans. Their sandwiches like Turkey, Pork, Fish and Charred Veggies are available in both salad and sandwich options and served with pickled vegetables and fresh herbs.
FISH 11: Diced fish, celery and pickles. A refreshing light sandwich. A great lunch option albeit a little pricey.
PORK 9: sliced pork tenderloin and pickles. Tender and almost can pass for a turkey since it is so lean.
Sparkling and still water station. What a great touch to catch spills with a garden bed. Don’t forget Birds and the Beets also has an entrance at 54 Alexander Street.
Birds and the Beets
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Salads, Coffee, Cafe
Mon 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
55 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9
What’s a good lunch spot? Let’s spot for the place with a lineup, you know it’s good when people wait while they’re starving. They only serve two sandwiches? Limited choice means the food goes out fast and fresh. It also plays hip hop music on […]
Caffe Brixton Vancouver is located in Chinatown. Sectioned in the Strathcona area is a great little hang out for meet for all your lunch needs: delicious sammy and a hearty bowl of soup. And you never know when you find such cute pups greeting you at […]
Meaty Sandwich in Vancouver downtown. Myer Dunn founded Dunns Famous Restaurant in 1927 which later turned into a franchise chain location in Quebec. Now it has migrated to Vancouver. Dunns Famous Restaurant is located off Robson on Seymour and offers brick walls, red seats and big booths. I wondered if this would be a legit deli sammy joint, but there aren’t many choices in Vancouver. The menu was weak and didn’t really offer many choices to smoked meat sandwiches.
Super Montreal Smoked Meat 13.99: 8 oz hand sliced smoked beef brisket on light sourdough rye + 3.50 poutine Quebecoise (total 17.49). This was not a cheap meal and for the added price, I would have expected a full size pountine and not one that barely fills a side salad bowl. The fries were on the soggy side and the gravy wasn’t impressive and slightly lukewarm. The poutine at any New York Fries would tear this apart.
Myer’s Classic Deli Corner 11.50: Choice of a single sammy – Montreal Smoked Meat, Giant Montreal Smoked Meat, or Bagel and Smoked Salmon. Served a la carte with your choice of Montréal smoked meat sliced lean, medium or fat.
I tried the Giant Montreal Smoked Meat with half & half. I remember this was the suggestion that the gentlemen at Schwartz’s Hebrew Delicatessen suggested. It stuck with me because it was really delicious. Dunn’s however was only alright. It stands tall perhaps in a field of midgets. The meat althought moist and tender was not very flavourful. The bread was sad and began falling apart with collecting too much moisture. Perhaps it’s been sitting for awhile before it was served. Who knows.
Overall for the sticker price I expected a lot more. Perhaps one day Schwartz’s will open a second location, but again maybe not. I admire the authenticity of the original shop. I’ll just have to fly to Montreal again. Soon.
Dunn’s Famous BC
Cuisine: Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen
Mon 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
827 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B
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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been hanging out around East Hastings because I grew up in a time where my mother was a seamstress and there were lots of factories around that area. On the corner of this old East Hastings stress is […]