Once you have kids, you’re not up all night partying – but you may still be up all night. If you find yourself wandering the halls with a cranky baby at 2:00am, or if a pregnancy craving hits and you need a bagel right now, you may be wondering where to eat in Vancouver at all hours. To help you out, I’ve created a list of local 24 hour restaurants with great food anytime.
Where to Eat in Vancouver at any Hour
Siegel’s Bagels in Kitsilano sells 21 varieties of Montreal style bagels. Flavours include muesli , banana walnut , cranberry orange, and rosemary rocksalt. They have a special 24 hour menu with five items. However, if you are going to eat late at night, I suggest you do it right and go for the loaded Siegel’s Bagels’ Big Breakfast Bagel (contains smoked meat, egg, red onion, green pepper, tomato, lettuce, cream cheese topped with melted, gooey cheddar).
Breka Bakery and Café
Breka is a family-owned European-style bakery that opened in 2006. They have a large variety of dishes including breakfast croissants, wraps, salads, casseroles, paninis and cold cut sandwiches. They also have a bakery section that produces cakes, buns, pastries and cookies.
6533 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Calhoun’s has been a popular, late-night spot for UBC students for the past few years. But why should they have all the fun. The restaurant offers a huge variety of late night snacks including pastries, cakes, meat/seafood and vegetable sandwiches, and hot entries such as shepherd’s pie, perogies, gourmet 16 inch pizzas, daily house soups, and chicken enchiladas. If you do manage to arrive in time for breakfast you can choose between hot items (eggs, bacon, omelettes, hash browns) and cold items (pastries, fruit, muffins, yoghurt).
3035 West Broadway, Vancouver
Pho Hoa serves a variety of traditional Vietnamese dishes. You can start with some tasty, rice-paper rolls filled with either shrimp or pork and vegetables then move on to noodle soups. These are categorized for beginners (vegetable or lean beef options), regulars (fattier beef options), or adventurers (“unusual” meats such as brisket, flank, tendon and tripe). There is even a kids’ option of a brisket and meat ball pho with a soft drink. If you are not in the mood for soup there are also vermicelli bowls with meat served over vermicelli noodles. Pho Hoa is your best bet for a fairly healthy late night snack for any age.
3121 Granville Street, Vancouver
Lucy’s Eastside Diner
If you are looking for classic diner food in a funky setting, look no further! Lucy’s offers a wide array of breakfast dishes (bennys, scrambles, pancakes, parfaits) dinner (steaks, pulled pork, burgers, salads) and even offers a selection of “boozy” shakes (these however are not 24 hours). Lucy’s also offers specialty dishes such as the root beer pulled pork sandwich which is slow roasted pork in root beer and rub served with coleslaw inside and fries outside.
2708 Main Street, East Vancouver