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Spanning from Vancouver to Burnaby, and all the way down to Richmond, this sprawling network of cities is littered with amazing food. On the menu today, with a variety of prices and flavors, here are the 10 best places for students to eat in Vancouver (and surrounding areas):

1. Antons

Time and time again, this place is known for its generous portion sizes and reasonable prices. Don’t let the critics fool you- for the price you pay and the size of the meal, you’re practically getting two meals for one.

2. Richmond Sushi 

A tradition held dear by my friends and I, this all-you-can-eat sushi place is known for its average sushi, low quality service, and most of all, the ridiculous amount of food you and your friends will inevitably consume. Be sure to order loudly and order often- you’ll get half of what you ask for and you’ll still be bursting at the seams.

3. Pizza Factory

With a delivery hotline just for the SFU residents, Pizza Factory is the name of the game for speedy delivery service and quirky deals that will have you and your friends gathering more often than you’d like to admit. I mean, 5 large pizzas for $50? How can you go wrong?

4. Bons Off Broadway 

Known for their graffiti-covered walls and the $2.95 breakfast, Bons is a Vancouver hipster classic. Have you even been to Vancouver if you’ve never been to Bons?

5. X-site Grill & Bistro

A good friend to your wallet, a great friend to your mouth, and a best friend to your ears, X-site prides itself on serving affordable, quality food, while featuring local music Monday through Saturday.

6. Famous Warehouse

Almost all the meals here fall under $10- that’s including a drink! You’ll have to make this place a normal part of your eat-out routine if you want a chance to try it all. And trust me when I say this- it’s all good. 

7. Havana

While Havana might not be the in the same price range as Bons, the walls are definitely from the same state of mind and the truffle fries are to die for. Split a pitcher of sangria with some friends and take your time looking over the Neuvo Latino inspired menu while you sit outside on Commercial Drive under some lovely year-round heaters!

8. Cafe Deux Soleil

Down a few blocks from Havana, Cafe Deux Soleil is a bustling hub for artists and creators of all kinds. Slam poetry nights, open mic nights, and what’s more- a kickin’ breakfast menu that wanders well into the afternoon. Maybe that’s why all the musicians and sleepless writers crowd the doors every morning for some quality brunch food. 

9. Budgies Burritos

While I have yet to make my way to this gem on Main, I have heard nothing but rave reviews from this vegetarian Tex-Mex eatery. Even the meat-lovers can’t get enough!

10. Hunt for Food Trucks

Japadog, Mom’s Grilled Cheese, and Wak Wak Burger are some of my favorites, but here in Vancouver, there’s a food truck for every flavor. The trick is hunting them down, but with growing popularity, the good ones will be easy to spot.


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