It's no secret that Vancouver has a serious health freak epidemic going on. But there's nothing wrong with wanting to eat well, be healthy, and stay fit. We Vancouverites are pretty good at that.
But in this city, "healthy" is often synonymous with "pricey". It's hard to find good-for-you foods for a good-to-your-wallet price.
But not to worry, we've cracked down an awesome list of healthy food joints that will keep you satisfied, and won't starve your wallet. Here are 9 of the best places in Vancouver to get delicious healthy food without having to break the bank.
1. Tractor // 335 Burrard St.
Tractor serves up some pretty simple stuff - soups, salads, and sandwiches. But that's the point! Healthy and simple, but colourful and flavourful. With everyday staples like their smooth and creamy butternut squash soup, and their tangy grilled pineapple, radish and daikon salad, Tractor will keep you super fuelled for super cheap.
2. Lost + Found Cafe // 33 West Hastings St.
Calling all broke and poor AF writers and painters, travelers and vagabonds, Lost + Found Cafe is the perfect space for all that global energy and all those creative juices to flow. With a chill bohemian vibe, Lost + Found wants to take you around the world with exotic healthy foods knowing full well you're trying to save all the dollars you can for your next ticket to Thailand.
3. Saj & Co. // 813 Davie St.
Homemade healthy and fresh authentic Lebanese food served up quick and for a pretty cheap price. Saj & Co. whips up mean Lebanese wraps and insanely good hummus, catering to both our carnivorous and vegetarian friends.
4. Indigo Age Cafe // 436 Richards St.
If you're vegan, and only eat "raw" foods, and you're broke AF, Indigo Age Cafe will give you exactly what you need without murdering your wallet. With delicious vegan entrees like their Ukrainian Pirogues, and raw breakfasts like their Coconut Dream chia seed for less than $10, you can still do your grocery shopping at Whole Foods without crying over your Visa bills.
5. Hubbub // 859 Hornby St.
The idea here is pretty simple, a sandwich and a sidekick. But with healthy protein options like their chicken breast steeped in citrus juices and coconut milk, and their veggie sammy with chili-lime marinade, you can get your healthy bang for your buck just around $10.
6. Field & Social // 415 Dunsmuir St.
Eat Well. Feel Good. Field & Social chooses local and seasonal ingredients to be the star of their dishes, and prepares them in a healthy way that will make your body feel good, as well as your wallet. With yummy vegan options like their Baba Bouleh with vegan cheese, and salads perfect for the meat lover, like their South East Bowl with Braised Organic Beef. Field & Social is your go to lunch stop. Oh, and did I mention they play hip hop all afternoon long?
7. Peqish // 552 Seymour St.
Feeling a little "peqish" for something healthy, but can't afford to fork out the cash? The homemade natural food stop named after your little cravings makes amazing freshly prepared healthy items like their Shaved Ham & Brie Baguette and their Spicy Blackbean Quinoa Salad Booster, with nothing on their menu more than $8. So cheap, and so good for you.
8. Caveman Cafe // 80 West Pender St.
Don't be fooled by this dingy little old looking place. Caveman cafe might look a little shabby, but their grain-free, gluten-free and vegan Paleo Pizzas are so bomb, and so freaking cheap! Where else are you going to get a vegan pizza for $8? You can't even get that at Dominos!
9. Freshii // 1185 West Georgia St.
Customize the perfect healthy salad, wrap, bowl, or burrito at Freshii. With an array of healthy food items using only fresh and locally sourced ingredients, and under $10. Your body and your wallet will thank you.
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