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8 Places in Vancouver to Get HEALTHY EATS On-the-Go

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After the holidays most people feel a little weighed down from the rich food, cocktails and sweets.  ‘Eating healthier’ is one of the most common New Years resolutions to make, but also one of the easiest to break. As busy Vancouverites we know it’s not always easy to eat healthy on the go, but our top 9 picks offer quick and nutritious options! Read on to keep those 2018 goals in check.

8 Freshii

Multiple locations

Freshii is a quick serve chain that focuses on healthy and energizing meals. With over 20 locations in the Lower Mainland and online ordering, healthy eating has never been more convenient. And if you’re looking for a full meal plan, their meal boxes are a great choice! 1, 3, 5 or 30-day options are available.


7 Caveman Café

#105 88 Pender St W

Thinking about going Paleo but don’t know where to start? Try the Caveman Café! They specialize in paleo-approved meals and also offer vegan and vegetarian options. With options like pizza, lasagne and burritos, who said healthy food can’t taste good?


6 Saj and Co.

813 Davie St

Resolved to eat less meat in 2018? This vegan and vegetarian friendly Lebanese restaurant serves up hearty meals. Their bean, chickpea and hummus rich dishes will provide you with all the cruelty-free protein you need. Trust us, you won’t miss the meat!


5 Hubbub

859 Hornby St and 420 Robson St

You’ll find super hearty sandwiches, salads and bowls at Hubbub. This local spot serves up healthy meals fast so it’s easy to grab something on your lunch break or your way home from the gym. They also offer a skip the line pick up option or delivery!

(Photo/IG @eathubbub)

4 Body Energy Club

Multiple locations

You might know Body Energy Club for their amazing smoothies but did you also know they are a one-stop nutrition shop? Pop in for a delicious juice or smoothie bowl and grab some supplements to amp up your new diet plan. Too busy to grab a full meal? Grab a high protein smoothie to keep hunger at bay!



1139 West Pender St

There are so many healthy and delicious options at SMAK it’s impossible not to find something that suits your tastes and dietary needs. You can visit them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks so there’s no excuse for missing a healthy meal!


2 Tractor

Multiple Locations

Tractor offers everyday healthy food staples without sacrificing flavour. The perfect place for a nutritious and quick lunch, eat in or pick up a salad, soup, stew or sandwich. They have an amazing salad menu with protein add on options like lemon glazed salmon, chilli lime prawns and steak and mushrooms. Yum!


1 Festal Café

433 Granville St

Vowed to cut back on carbs? Festal Paleo Café is the place for you. Grab a zucchini noodle pasta dish or a waffle bread sandwich. And for dessert? Your choice of 5 low carb, dairy/gluten/sugar/guilt free options like coconut fudge brownies and pumpkin pecan blondies. You can also get your bulletproof coffee fix and collagen protein balls too!

(Photo/Celina Hui)

By Dallas Carlson
When Dallas is not studying communications at SFU you can find her drinking an extra spicy caesar on a patio.

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