Do yourself and/or your cohabitor(s) a favour and bring home tonight’s dinner from one of these 5 takeout options in Kitsilano. You’ll find no greasy or deep-fried stuff here, just fresh, healthy, and satisfying food perfect for a cool January evening.
5 Tasty Takeout Options in Kitsilano
1. Irori Sushi
Just at the edge of Kitsilano at Alma & 4th you’ll find this smart little sushi spot that opened its doors less than 2 years ago. Expect fair prices for their fresh, neatly made maki rolls and generous portions of sashimi. To try: the Negitoro Maki, the Unagi Sushi, and the Sockeye Salmon Sashimi.
Irori Sushi, 3692 West 4th Avenue, (604) 558-0885, (no website)
This take-out chain from Victoria offers Southeast Asian soups, stir-fries, and curries all made to order with fresh ingredients and packed full in those Chinese style take-out boxes (or use your tiffin here) that only seem to appear in the movies. To try: the Thai Green Curry with free-run chicken.
Noodlebox, 1867 West 4th Avenue, (604) 734-1310, Noodlebox.net
3. Solly’s Bagelry
Here in Vancouver, the bagels (originally a Polish invention) may not come as close to the real thing as we’d like but Solly’s gives it a pretty good shot. Choose from hand-rolled and boiled bagels in over 12 varieties, plus pastries, breads, deli sandwiches, soups, and more. To try: Chicken Soup with matzah balls for those with the sniffles and a Lox & Cream Cheese bagel for those with more of an appetite.
Solly’s Bagelry, 2873 West Broadway, (604) 675-9770, Sollysbagelry.com
4. The Taco Shack
SoCal-style tacos, burritos, and quesadillas in this hole-in-the-wall which is now inside Vera’s Burger Shack. Does Daved Benefield (former BC Lions) still own this place? To try: the Kits Beach Tacos – one with steak, one with chicken, and one with fish.
The Taco Shack, 1925 Cornwall Avenue, (604) 736-8226, (no website)
5. Tractor Foods
If you haven’t yet tried this newish place, now’s the time (especially if you are trying to stick to some healthy New Year’s resolutions). Just about gourmet salads, sandwiches, soups, and stews are all made with the best possible ingredients from local and organic sources. To try: the Kale & Granny Smith apple salad, Roasted Pork sandwich, Boston clam chowder, and a pack of those highly addictive double chocolate and pistachio gluten-free cookies. Make that two packs of cookies…
Tractor Foods, 1903 West 4th Avenue, (604) 222-2557, Tractorfoods.com
Last modified: January 31, 2014