"Fast Food " Restaurants/ Vancouver

Apr 26th, 2007, 05:23 AM
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"Fast Food " Restaurants/ Vancouver

Are there fast food type restaurants in Vancouver?
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Apr 28th, 2007, 09:46 AM
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This is a joke, right?
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Apr 28th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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BikerScott is right...most US chains have outlets in Canada. But Tim Horton's is synonymous with Canada...you have to go to a Tim's at least once.

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Apr 28th, 2007, 02:58 PM
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Too funny!!! Must be a troll.
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May 3rd, 2007, 10:54 AM
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Why must he be a troll?

My 59 year old father is going to be moving to Boise, Idaho from Atlanta. (He has never been to the West Coast)He asked the exact same question to a realtor he called there on the phone! (The guy responded, "Yeah, we even have running water!" ... LOL!!)

The point I am trying to make is that people may seem really clueless, but it is a legit question.

Let's not make Themerle feel bad for asking a question.

I LOVE Tim's
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May 3rd, 2007, 12:14 PM
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Does the White Spot count as fast food? How about Hon's Wun Tun House?
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May 3rd, 2007, 02:41 PM
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Wallace and Gromit - you're probably right, and this probably is a legit question, however it's exactly the sort of question that tends to get Canadian hackles up - heck there are even beer commercials mocking this sort of question.

To give you an idea of the size of Vancouver, it's about the same size in terms of population as: Boston, Seattle, Milwaukee, El Paso, Charlotte NC, or Fort Worth (Vancouver itself has a population of 587,900, all of those cities have a population of less than 625,000 - the greater vancouver region has a total population of more than 2,100,000 people).
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May 4th, 2007, 03:14 AM
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Wallace, I hear you... but there is a big difference between Boise and Vancouver.
It sounds like the OP hasn't researched Vancouver very well, or they'd know it is a big city... and big cities EVERYEHERE in the world have 1. big tall buildings, 2. lots of cars. 3 lots of fast tood restaurants.
It just goes without saying unless this is there very first trip to a city.
If they've ever travelled anywhere at all...then it's a pretty innocent question.
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May 8th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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This was really a legitment question? I just didn't word it properly. I should have ask, what are the names of some of the fast food restaurants?
I get so busy enjoying the sights, the views, the people, and nature when I travel that sometimes I only want to stop for a quick bite. Alot of people ask about nice dining experiences so I get plenty of information on those restaurants. I'm looking forward to my trip to Vancouver, the sights, the natural beauty and, of course, the wonderful people!
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May 8th, 2007, 11:41 AM
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Themerle, now I understand. I travel the very same way and I'm not always interested in fine dining either.
THere are the usual, McDOnald's, Wendy's, Mr. Sub.
Also try Tim Horton's, a Canadian favourite for a quick soup and sandwich or coffee and donut.. The prices are good and it's a quick place to stop. YOu'll see how popular they are.
Have a good time.
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May 8th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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Or try White Spot's Triple 0's (or the regular White Spots for a quick but sit down breakkie), or the hot dog vendors (there are two we particularly like, one in front of the Sutton Place hotel and the other on Robson just below Burrard in front of the Ferragamos).

I also had a very good but quick soup and salad lunch at Earls on Hornby and Smithe on a recent visit.
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May 8th, 2007, 01:48 PM
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There are a lot of cafes and sushi bars around Vancouver where it's often faster and cheaper than going to a place like Burger King.
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May 8th, 2007, 01:53 PM
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You could try here for a list of fast food restaurants in Vancouver, but they're more...upscale than fast food restaurants.

http://www.travel--guide.org/Vancouver

Of course Vancouver has fast food restaurants, but why would you want to eat the same McDonalds you can get anywhere in the world where you can eat better (and healthier) food that you'd be hard pressed to get outside the area?
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May 8th, 2007, 04:26 PM
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Now in all fairness, Themerle didn't say they wanted to go to McDonald's. I was the one who mentioned it.
They are wondering where they can get a quick bite to eat. Once they explained that, I understood what they meant.
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May 8th, 2007, 08:43 PM
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Themerle,

A good choice would be to the Granville Island Market and enjoy the (INCREDIBLE) food court or pick up picnic provisions. (Very easy and fun if you carry a backpack)
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May 9th, 2007, 03:54 PM
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I eat lunch downtown while working quite a bit - my usual haunts are (in no particular order, other than the first, which I go to at least once a week):

- Steamrollers (burritos and wraps on Hornby at Dunsmuir, next to the starbucks)
- Fumiyoshi (sushi, on Howe between Pender and Hastings)
- The Crepe place in Sinclair Centre (run by a guy who is actually french - try the garlic chicken savory crepe - super tasty)
- Either the greek place or the soup place (called Staccatos) in Waterfront (avoid the chinese, it's hideous. The McDonalds in there was on TV yesterday for serving a burger with chewed gum in it.)
- Tazos for good soup/sandwiches - in the Marine building at Burrard and Hastings (was at one time the tallest building in the british empire - fantastic architecture).
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May 9th, 2007, 05:19 PM
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I forgot to mention Maple Delights 769 Hornby Street (Just off Robson across from the museum)

AMAZING food ... The Maple Curry Chicken Salad is TO DIE FOR!!!
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May 9th, 2007, 07:26 PM
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Oooooh... just had that chicken curry salad a few days ago - it is delicious. And BikerScott, you've just listed my regular work haunts!
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May 9th, 2007, 07:49 PM
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Thanks every one! I guess I've got options now!
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May 10th, 2007, 05:21 PM
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I just remembered Quisnos. I love there sandwiches.

SO it seems you won't have any trouble finding a quick bite to eat.
I also grab something at food courts in Malls.
Once in Mexico, we ate at a food court, and they sat us down, set the table including a tablecloth and served us. Water on the table and everything. We couldn't beleive it.
In New Zealand we went to an Asian food court and had a wonderful meal.
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