Lunch close to St Paul's Hospital?
Any suggestions for affordable, relatively quick places with good food close to St Paul's hospital downtown? I'm tired of having bad sushi (but very happy with the proximity to Japa dog!).
Tokyo Joe's is good sushi/Japanese takeout, across the street from St Paul's. Can't remember the name of the street but it's a sidestreet next to the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel.
There is a deli on the corner of Davie/Hornby (short walk) called the Apple Deli, They have realllly great sandwiches. Nothing super gourmet, but very good and fresh. My favorite is the cream cheese, avo and shrimp
Guu on Thurlow / Smithe serves lunch 12 - 1:30. Nothing like thier dinner menu. Some lunch highlights are:
-Grilled Saba (fish) comes with miso soup, salad and rice $8
-Grill Mackeral (fish) comes with miso soup, salad and rice $8
-Grilled Chicken Donburi
-Chicken Katsu Don
All the lunch items are great, cheap and come out fast. A must if you like Japanese food. Note they are not open on Sundays.
Thanks for all the suggestions! I tried Apple Deli the other day (avo and shrimp) and they were really fast and fresh.
That is too bad that you've had a bad sushi experience :( I too work at St. Paul's and I just moved from Edmonton so I'm trying as many new sushi places as I can! Have you tried Osaka (on Burrard, just a few blocks down from Davie) or Tsunami (on Davie near the Denny's)? The are both good spots.
PS: Never tired Tokyo Joe's but it's on Helmecken ;)
I wouldn't recommend eating at Tsunami, it misses the mark in my opinion with regards to freshness, there are a few small restaurants on Helmecken which looked pretty cool when I walked by.
If you're looking for something healthy there is also a Hyrise which looks like it might over price fruit and veg but the stuff they have looks really nice.