Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2015 is in full swing, and we are admittedly loving it. Having scoured the city for some of the best culinary offerings (much to the dismay of an expanding waistline) we’ve rounded up a list of top picks for Dine Out spots that won’t break the bank.
Hurricane Grill — one of our favourite spots to catch an NFL game — also happens to be a great DOVF option. They’ve got an $18.00 menu that is guaranteed to fill you up and have you happy. With items like house-made clam chowder, kale Caesar salad, pork tenderloin, pollo modo mio grilled with passilla BBQ sauce, and Mediterranean linguine, it’s more than a feast.
The New Oxford
Around the corner in Yaletown, you’ll find another great Dine Out budget spot by popping into The New Oxford for a bite. Look for entrees such as bangers and mash, wild mushroom risotto, and bison carpaccio to make an appearance on the menu. All for under $20.00 – you can’t go wrong.
Bitter Tasting Room
Over in Gastown, one of our little budget gems during DOVF has to be Bitter Tasting Room’s $18.00 menu. First off, we have always been a fan of this restaurant’s causal concept: simple plates meant for sharing. For Dine Out, they’ve gone overboard with a fine selection of bites like winter salad, vegetarian chili, currywurst (done in classic German style), and a delicious chocolate bread pudding you must order.
Atithi Indian Cuisine
Score a serious feast and be sure to book a table at Kitsilano’s own Atithi Indian Cuisine where your tastebuds will get a serious treat. With an $18.00 multi-course menu, bring your appetite as you indulge in plates of biriyani kathi, Railway station goat curry, lentil cakes, and fish in Bengali mustard curry.
It’s been a while since we’ve made it out to Troll’s Restaurant tucked away at Horseshoe Bay, but it’s worth revisiting for Dine Out. Known as a go-to spot by locals for fish and chips, Troll’s is a staple in Vancouver. Take advantage of Dine Out and meander out to the waterfront location for a leisurely dinner and enjoy their signature crab cakes, fish pie, and (of course) fish and chips entrée.
Kick back and relax while you take in the beach scene at Hapa Izakaya’s Kits location. Rather than stick to the traditional 3-course menu, Hapa’s doing something a bit different. Order one of many ‘choices’ and enjoy plates served up izakaya style. You’ll feast on goma-ae, Ahi tuna carpaccio, bagna cauda, teriyaki chicken, agedashi tofu, and much more. All for $18.00 – you can’t beat that.
What are some of your favourite budget picks from the Dine Out Vancouver Festival? Let Vv Magazine know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.