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Eat & Drink

October 11 2013

10 Gastown Restaurants for Comfort Food

Brioche Urban Baking & Catering

401 W. Cordova St.
Tel: 604-682-4037
www.brioche.ca

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Brioche is one place you can count on to serve authentic homemade Sicilian-inspired dishes. The café on Cordova Street provides a cozy atmosphere, serving hearty soup du jour, sandwiches, and pasta; including house made gnocchi and cioppino pescatore hot pot – their West Coast Italian signature dish. View Brioche’s lunch/dinner menu.

Jules Bistro

216 Abbott Street
Tel: 604-669-0033
www.julesbistro.ca

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If you havn’t fallen in love with French comfort food, Jules Bistro will do the trick. A perfect Parisian escape in Vancouver, Jules Bistro offers mouth-watering French dishes in a romantic baroque setting with options such as French onion soup (their specialty), broiled ham and cheese sandwich known as the croquet-monsieur, and beef bourgignon. View Jules Bistro’s full menu.

 

Lily Mae’s

12 Powel Street
Tel: 604-558-2599
www.lilymaes.ca

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Lily Mae’s is the perfect combination of European café meets prairie kitchen. Here, you can enjoy rustic comfort foods in a ma n’ pa setting with heart warming dishes such as seared duck breast, eggplant parmigiana, pork tenderloin medallion, and European beef goulash. Lily Mae’s has recently given their menu a new facelift for the Fall Season. View their new full menu.

Peckinpah BBQ

2 Water Street
Tel: 604-681-5411
www.peckinpahBBQ.com

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Craving Southern comfort? Peckinpah is where you’ll find finger licking, Carolina-style food and meat-centric dishes including: baked mac’n cheese, fried buttermilk shrimp, and their signature smoked meat platters with an option of pulled pork, beef brisket pork side ribs, Jalapeno pork sausage, or beef ribs. Oh yes, and all meat is locally sourced and marinaded dry-rub style! View Peckinpah’s full menu.

Pourhouse

162 Water Street
Tel: 604-568-7022
www.pourhousevancouver.com

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Pourhouse is a rustic American-style restaurant providing old-fashioned comfort food in a throwback setting reminiscent of a turn of the century salon. As well as serving some of the best cocktails in town, Pourhouse offers hearty entrees including cauliflower steak and lentils, pork chop and brussel sprouts, rib eye and frites (pictured above), as well as their famous Pourhouse burger. View Pourhouse’s full menu.

 
 

Rainier Provisions

2 West Cordova Street
Tel: 604-558-2473
www.rainierprovisions.com

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For those who enjoy modern comfort food, Rainier Provisions serves just that at their colour and friendly restaurant. Rainier Provision has a rotating menu to cater to their locally sourced ingredients, with options including a roast beef with a side of Yorkshire pudding, braised greens, and roasted potatoes. The home-style food is delightfully affordable – nothing is over $12. Check out Rainier Provision’s current menu.

Salty Tongue Urban Deli

213 Carrall Street
Tel: 604-915-7258
www.saltytongue.ca

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Enjoying comfort food from a 40-ft communal table is a great way to get to know your fellow-dining neighbours. The urban deli café is known for serving fresh meat, and a selection of bread, and pastries baked in house. Some of their delights included homemade soups, Guinness pot pie, shepherd’s pie, and cured – with all meats sourced locally from the city’s best butchers. Check out Salty Tongue’s menu.

The Flying Pig

102 Water St.
Tel: 604-559-7968
www.theflyingpigvan.com

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Serving nouveau Canadian bistro dishes, The Flying Pig offers mom-and-pop food that hit the spot. Some of their most bold and satisfying dishes include: red wine braised beef short rib, T.F.P signature pork rack, and pan seared halibut cheeks. If you need to grab lunch on the go, The Flying Pig has just opened their new Side Door offering take-out sandwiches, soups, and salads. View The Flying Pig’s full lunch/dinner menu.
 

The Greedy Pig

307 West Cordova Street
Tel: 604-669-4991
www.thegreedypig.ca

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The Greedy Pig pays homage to the prairies, serving comfort food made with traditional cooking methods and local ingredients. Park yourself in their cozy and approachable restaurant and enjoy some of their classic dishes including: pulled pork sandwich, mac n’ cheese, meatloaf on risotto, smoked chicken/vegetable pot pie, and shepherd’s pie. View The Greedy Pig’s full menu.

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova Street
Tel: 604-559-8999
www.tucrestaurant.com

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Tuc Craft Kitchen brings comfort food in an urban, rustic atmosphere. Tuc’s specialty is reinterpreting classics with “approachable” dishes such as the faux lamb tagine, braised short ribs, chicken confit, and hangar steal a la bourguignon. All ingredients (excluding lamb) are sourced locally, using Gelderman Farms pork, Salt Spring island fish, and Terra Bread’s 100% organic bread to name a few. View Tuc Craft Kitchen’s full menu.