Here at coworking office space The Profile, we know that coworkers are a wonderful species, they have the amazing ability to turn pizza into code, tacos into text, and sushi into business strategy.
Good food can mean good work, that’s why we have found some of our favorite places within meters of our new downtown location (535 Thurlow) where you can eat delicious food till your heart’s content, or at least until lunch break is over.
Advice from a pro: If you’re short on time, why not call to order ahead and skip the queue?
122-1050 W Pender, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3S7
(604) 428 8453
We love a bit of local! Being a local provider of coworking space, we wholly support other BC-based businesses. Our friends at Tacofino have swam over from the island and landed just 500 meters away from us.
Best known for burritos, these generously portioned wraps come in duck, beef, pork, chicken, fish, bean, and cauliflower & beet.
Inside and outside seating is limited, but they are well wrapped so will stay warm while you walk back to your office.
Yes they provide catering, yes there are a few other locations you can find them, yes we love their Mexican Pozole feature soup, made from pork and hominy stew, avocado, cilantro.
1055 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9
Take a seat at the bar and watch the servers shuck oysters! Chewies are well-deserved award winners for their oysters but did you know their fried chicken is a knock out too? This rich food will impress clients and is at the higher end of the market.
Seating inside is all on tall chairs with a fantastic view out to the harbour. Sit down for a while and let yourself be tempted to try those oysters.
Burrard Skytrain Station, #148 – 1055 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC, .V6C 2L1
Reap the smug points and the likes on insta, this colourful and large lunch will leave you feeling healthy and content. For experienced poke eaters, this poke place is more fruity than usual with mandarine and pineapple add-ins. Top tip: always go pre-marinated.
FYI: Masago = orange fish eggs.
1115 Melville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 0B7
Could it be any closer? Just a couple of lengths of stretch pizza and you’re there. This Roman style cafe, is the easiest way to get an express lunch.
Get the mozzarella laden cold slice to take away, blast it in the micro for a min and you’ve got yourself some string cheese sorcery!
#112-1050 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3S7
Quite possibly the cheapest sushi around, however this tag line means that you have to face a huge lineup. Everyone trying to get in on the $2.95 trays of 9 piece California Rolls or the $5.95 Beef Yakisoba Box
How do they do it so cheap? Because this is a branch off from their much larger flagship superstore, which you can find close to the East Van sign +. Fill up on the $1.95 sake salmon sashimi without spending the whole of your daily calorie allowance or breaking the budget.
1033 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2M6
Once was only available to our Gastown family, now we get the good stuff too. You have to wait till it opens at 11am to get your hands on their daily freshly made bread and sandwiches. But oh my, when you do, you’ll never look at meat and bread in the same way.
Pick The Porchetta with salsa verde and crackling, at $9.50 it’s best kept as a treat.
I rate it 5 out of 5 hip-stars.
1108 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4J6
Just look at those dishes! Need I say more? You can find our Executive Director Sunny Hundle with a bao in one hand and a spoon full of salmon roe in the other while posting to the socials about how goooood it is.
Have we missed out your favorite? Or if you’ve got some good suggestions to add to the list, get in contact. Our roving reporter Natasha is more than happy to do the field work!
The Profile Downtown, 535 Thurlow, V6E 3L2. To keep up to date with all things coworking, why not follow us on Twitter @theprofilevan, like us on Facebook @TheProfileVancouver, and add us on Instagram @theprofilevan. Or take us up on our offer of free membership, no need to book just pop in!
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