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
Read Part Three – Nuba & Phat Sports Bar & Grill
Read Part Four – Railtown Cafe & Fountainhead Pub

My pick of the week – Tara – Two Picks in One

Truffles Fine Foods – 785 Davie and Numero Uno Pizza – 708 Davie Street

This week I found a few places that Jeff might actually go, at least to one of them (I’ll let you guess which ;). I wanted pizza but I also wanted salad so I had a place in mind that could do both but there was a long line at noon so it will have to wait for another time. Instead I broke lunch into two parts. First was a Kale Salad from Truffles – Kale Salad ($5) – kale, Kalamata olives, chickpeas, feta cheese, tomato, dill, parsley, mint and red onion. The dressing was a vinaigrette and was not too heavy. Good start. The second part of lunch (after a trip to Starbucks and 90 minutes of work) was a slice from Numero Uno Pizza – Italian Supreme ($5 with a can of coke) – tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, mushroom, Italian sausage, green peppers and onions. Not the best pizza I’ve had but the crust was thin and not too doughy which is key for me. I’d go back for the salad again but I’ll try a different pizza place next time around.


My pick of the week – Jeff 

Cactus Club – 857 Davie Street

OK – for part 5 of Friday lunch I think I again choose a place Tara will not go to. Not because the food is bad but more because she is trying to find non “chain” type restaurants. On this day I wasn’t sure what to have or where to go but when I left our new “temporary” apartment the first place I stumbled upon was the Cactus Club on Davie, a short two blocks from the condo we are renting.

I’m not a huge fan of the Cactus Club but I have always liked their short rib sandwich, so I decided to drop in for lunch and have it without onions of course. It was good as usual, the Au Jus is the perfect touch for the sandwich (actually the best part). Un-like some chain restaurants it is consistent and the same no matter which Cactus Club you go too. Give the sandwich a try, I think you will like it!

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.