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Snarf May 18, 2011 07:55 PM

My daughter is heading out to check out UBC. What is good and cool near there? Many thnaks and namaste.

  1. LotusRapper May 18, 2011 08:39 PM

    W. 10th:
    - Enigma
    - Burgoo

    W. Broadway:
    - The Eatery

    W. 4th:
    - too many to list, but between Alma and Arbutus there's plenty.

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      selena03 May 19, 2011 07:56 AM

      do you want it to be really close to UBC or is downtown Vancouver ok too? It's about a 15 to 20 min drive. What kind of food/atmosphere do you and your daughter like? Any price range?

      1. grayelf May 19, 2011 08:52 AM

        Here's a current thread about lunch near UBC that might be helpful if you haven't seen it: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/784984

        If you can answer selena's question with a yes, you will get much better recs as the food improves the further you get away from campus :-).

        I take it you are coming from Toronto so that may also influence the answers you get. Also letting us know if your daughter has any specific likes or dislikes would be helpful. For a certain type of late teen, the Naam for yam fries with miso gravy would be bang on the money, but for another it would not be cool at all :-).

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          Snarf May 19, 2011 05:56 PM

          Hi Folks. Staying downtown, but hoping to get the vibe of the campus area. Teen is moderately fussy. Would not eat raw fish, or beef, but might adventure further. Thanks all!

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            kinnickinnik May 19, 2011 09:19 PM

            I think Burgoo is a great choice for fussy appetites - they have meatless options and a good variety of flavours http://www.burgoo.ca/
            It's just off campus in the Point Grey neighborhood.

            1. re: kinnickinnik
              LotusRapper May 20, 2011 12:39 AM

              Here's a recent thread on Burgoo, who is also mindful of allergies. Definitely no raw fish at Burgoo, and beef is not a dominant ingredient in many of their offerings:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781629

        2. KarenDW May 20, 2011 12:50 AM

          My daughter's friends seem to like New Bohemian, on W. Broadway, so you may wish to check it out. Calhouns, also on W. Broadway, while not exactly CH material, is open 24 hrs, and so is popular with students.

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