Vancouver Cheap Eats: French Food

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Rich and decadent, French food is perfect for this time of year. After all, there’s no better way to warm-up than with butter, cheese, and some sort of carbohydrate. To see how far your $10 bill takes you, here are a few spots serving up affordable French cuisine in Vancouver. Bon appetit!

Bel Café

Chilly weather outside makes it easy to cozy on up to this classic French onion soup with gruyère cheese at Bel Café.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street

Phone: 604-673-7000

Website: www.belcafe.com

Gypsy Rose Crepe Cafe

Choice is never an issue at Gypsy Rose. For $10 or less, nosh on sweet or savoury crepes that have traditional fillings like Nutella and strawberries, to heartier ingredients like eggs and bacon.

Address: 2017 West 4th Avenue

Phone: 604-738-3844

Truffles Fine Foods

If you happen to be checking out the lights at Van Dusen Gardens or strolling along Davie, be sure to stop by Truffles Fine Foods and head straight for their Croque Monsieur. This classic French sandwich has baked ham and cheese on top of buttered bread, then is finished with grated cheese, salt and pepper.

Address: 785 Davie Street or at Van Dusen Gardens

Phone: 604-505-4961

Website: www.trufflesfinefoods.com

Beaucoup Bakery

Though arguably not the cheapest place to grab a coffee and croissant, it’s definitely one of the best. Grab a few fresh baked scones, cinnamon scrolls, or the amazing pain du chocolate for around $6. And forget sharing–these are too good to spare a bite.

Address: 2150 Fir Street

Phone: 604-732-4222

Websitewww.beaucoupbakery.com

Trafiq

With a flakey pie crust filled with savoury ingredients, Trafiq serves a selection of daily quiches for $6.50. Add a slice of their signature Trafiq bread with whipped European butter for $3 and still make it under budget.

Address: 4216 Main Street

Phone: 604-648-2244

Website: www.trafiq.ca

 

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