Monday, January 4, 2010

Olympics, Vancouver, budget restaurants, oh my! Welcome to Cheap Eats 2010!

The 2010 Winter Olympics are almost upon us, and Vancouver is abuzz with anticipation. In a few short weeks, visitors from all over the globe will be coming to our city, ready to watch the events, take in the sights… and eat! Vancouver has a huge variety of restaurants, and there’s something for every taste and budget level.

Which leaves visitors with a rather large question: where to eat?

There are plenty of Vancouver restaurant guides available on the Internet, and many of them are well worth a look. However, one problem common with such guides is that they focus more on the top end, expensive restaurants.  Their idea of “casual dining” tends to be $20 per plate or more. That’s all well and good, but what if you’re looking for something even more “casual”? Perhaps you’re on a very tight budget and are looking to get a tasty and satisfying meal for as low a price as possible? Or maybe you’re in a rush to get from one event to another and need to grab something quick to eat? What if you are planning a cozy night in your hotel room watching Olympic television and are looking for some good take-out or delivery options? Or how about just wanting to eat alongside the “regular Joes” of Vancouver?

I’ve started this blog in order to answer some of those questions. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting reviews of my personal favorites for casual restaurants, fast food, take out, delivery, and other budget dining options. Of course, this is just one Vancouver resident’s opinion and is in no way a comprehensive list of every good, cheap restaurant in the city. But if you’re at loose ends and looking for at least one local’s recommendations, this blog should come in useful. Who knows, you may return home singing the praises of a few hidden Vancouver gems!

Posts will (hopefully) be going up once a day, Monday to Friday, so stay tuned for more restaurant reviews!


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