6 Places to Get Your Eat On in Lower Lonsdale

Take your taste buds on a tour of North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood

Grab a bite at one of these Lower Lonsdale eateries

Just a 15-minute SeaBus ride from Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood has emerged as a hot spot for trendy boutiques and delicious eats. Explore the Lonsdale Quay, hang out in Waterfront Park or kick back and relax on the pier. Just make sure to stop at one of these six restaurants on your next trip across the Burrard Inlet.

Sharky’s Chophouse

If you’re pressed for time but still wanting a home-cooked meal, Sharky’s Chophouse sells hot dishes that might just be better than Mom’s. For $7.95 you can pick up a meal that includes one of their specials and two sides. Their menu rotates, but some of the mouth-watering specials they offer are BBQ beef brisket, sausages and meatballs and sides can be anything from steamed vegetables to spaghetti. They post their daily menu to Facebook and Twitter so you can make sure not to miss your favourites. 

The Soup Meister

The Soup Meister is the perfect comfort food option for those rainy Vancouver days. Executive chef Ralf A. Dauns hails from Germany and has worked in restaurants from Nairobi to London, but he’s chosen to settle in a cosy corner of the Lonsdale Quay. They make and sell over one hundred different soups, as well as stocks, sauces, dips and dressings. They have four soups a day, with always at least one vegetarian option. 

Gusto Di Quattro

Hit up this tiny Italian joint any day of the week, but go on a Monday or Tuesday for a great meal at a great price. You can take advantage of their $10 pasta special and choose from nine different options, including one gluten-free dish. The ambiance is warm and classy, but if you want to skip the sit-down meal and get it to go, they offer takeout at a 25 per cent discount on Sundays.

Montgomery’s Fish and Chips

You’ll find Montgomery’s in the corner of the Lonsdale Quay food court, but don’t let its location dissuade you. Montgomery’s Fish and Chips is light and avoids the greasisness that you so often get with fish and chips. You can choose from halibut, cod and red snapper, or from a variety of other seafood, like scallops and squid. Keep an eye out for the daily specials for some truly great deals. 

Café for Contemporary Arts

There aren’t many taco-serving, art-displaying cafés in the Lower Mainland and definitely none that do it as well as the Café For Contemporary Arts. The hybrid of Mexican food, coffee and contemporary art exhibitions make this an incredibly unique spot. You can pick up a vegetarian taco, or opt for one of their meat or fish options. Other Mexican favourites include huevos rancheros, quesadillas, and rice and beans.

Shipyards Night Market

In the mood for upbeat atmosphere without the sit-down meal? The Shipyards Night Market provides the most diverse culinary options around. You can catch your favourite food trucks here from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday nights all summer long. There is also a beer and wine garden, local vendors, and live music. To find out which food trucks to expect each week, check out the street food app.