Vancouver Lunch Spots
Yes we eat out a fair bit. And while it looks like on social media that we may always be together, we actually find a separate place to work/ eat most days. Sometimes (and almost always on Fridays) this also involved lunch.  Now that we are back in the big city the options are endless. So this series is a round up of our favourite, unique and very diverse lunch spots in Vancouver.

Read Part One – Tractor & The Famous Warehouse

Read Part Two – Small Victory & Speakeasy

My pick of the week – Tara

Nuba – 508 Davie Street

Nuba just happens to be on the ground floor of our new temporary residence. It has taken me a couple weeks because it is small and often crowded but for a late lunch this week I got a seat at the bar. Nuba offers authentic Lebanese cuisine with a farm to table approach. They use local and organic suppliers for as many ingredients as possible. You can view a list of some of their suppliers on their website.  There are four locations in Vancouver and the menus vary slightly but all include Mezzes (appetizers), Soups, Salads and Plates (mains). I tried the Grilled Chicken & Feta Salad – Mount Lehman chicken breast and Macedonian Feta with organic greens, tomato, cucumber, chickpeas, carrots and green onions served with a lemon-sumac dressing for $15. The salad was very good, the chicken tender and the feta delicious and creamy but not too heavy. I definitely see more visits in the next few months while we call this building home.


My pick of the week – Jeff

Phat Sports Bar & Lounge – 1055 Mainland St. 

For the third week in a row I likely found a place Tara will never set foot in! Phat Sports Bar & Lounge attracted me because of the outside patio and T.V.’s (although I sat inside at the bar for lunch). There are plenty of T.V.’s inside too and it does look like a fun place to watch a game. There are two locations in Vancouver but this is the first time I have ventured into one. The menu is small but full of interesting sandwich options, including a build your own (which I will have to come back and try). On this day I opted for the Montreal smoked meat sandwich and was assured the meat was lean, which it was. The sandwich, on fresh marble rye and came with a choice of yellow mustard or Dijon. I choose Dijon. Wow, did it have some serious kick to it. The sandwich with the side dill pickle was great over all. At $9.99 for lunch I’ll be back but I think I’ll stick to the regular mustard next time. I also can’t wait for the Seahawks season to start so I can enjoy the game on their patio with a pint!

We, Jeff and Tara Ciecko of CK Golf write two blogs, one is our 19th Hole Blog where we share personal experiences and the other an Industry Blog where we comment on general business and internet marketing best practices, sales strategies and give golf industry related opinions. We have owned CK Golf  for 9 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries. As of August 2016 our life and our business will be ‘location independent’. Our 19th Hole Blog is about the places we visit and the things we do. If you have any questions or comments, or happen to be in the same location as us please reach out and contact us anytime.