La Ghianda Deli Closes; In Need Of A New Favourite Kitsilano Lunch Spot



My office is just at the corner of West 4th Ave and Alma. One of my favourite things to do during my lunch break was to skip across the road to La Ghianda at 2083 Alma: a warm deli with Italian-inspired, reasonably priced dishes  by Syme and Pegg, the award-winning duo behind La Quercia. I was a particular fan of their paninis and salads.

When I saw their sign up at the end of March saying that they were closed I couldn’t quite believe it. I have secretly been hoping that they would reopen with something even better and more delicious. But no. It’s true, my favourite lunch place in Kitsilano is gone. According to their website, the owners have decided to focus their attention on their restaurant La Quercia and new Yaletown restaurant/winebar La Pentola.

I am on the look out for a new favourite lunch spot in Kits. Any favourites you’d like to share?

La Quercia 3689 West 4th Avenue | 604-676-1007 and La Pentola 350 Davie Street | 604-642-0557

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 Julie moved to Vancouver in 2006 from Europe and settled in Kits in 2009 with her partner. She loves the easy ocean-access, beautiful heritage houses and funky local events and shops that Kits has to offer. You will often find her wandering around and talking to people which is how she finds out about the goings on in our neighbourhood. Julie currently works at a local non-profit community organization. In her spare time she enjoys dining out, thrift shopping, yoga and random adventures.

Last modified: April 16, 2013

8 Responses to " La Ghianda Deli Closes; In Need Of A New Favourite Kitsilano Lunch Spot "

  1. Chezz says:

    Burgoo, Chronic Tacos, Noodle Box or sushi

  2. Stinky says:

    I’ve been captured by the gravitational pull of MacFalafel and… can’t… break… free. No white tablecloths, but the food is really good and extremely good value. Six block walk for you, though.

    Nosh. Even longer walk for you.

  3. Sue says:

    Al Basha on Broadway and if I’m up the hill on a cold day then it’s soup at Whole Foods.

  4. Julie says:

    Mmmm, yes to falafel and soup!Thanks, Sue!

  5. Julie says:

    Haven’t tried MacFalafel or Nosh yet, will do that soon. Any favourites at Nosh that are vegetarian friendly? Thanks!

  6. Julie says:

    Yes to all of the above, thanks for reminding me about Chronic Tacos. Haven’t been there in quite some time.

  7. Brendan says:

    I read about a new soup and salad place called Tractor that’s opening soon on 4th. Mmmm…veggies.

  8. Eugene says:

    Corduroy just opened for lunch. Great soup, salad, paninis, crepes and most of their dinner menu on offer. A bit of a walk for you but close to the beach.