Eats On the Go: Grabbing a Quick Bite in DTNW

Friday, October 26, 2018

We live in a busy world that’s constantly on the go: these days, there’s no shame in needing to grab something fast to eat when you don’t have time to sit down or cook.

In Downtown New West, however, that doesn’t mean we have to settle for giant fast food chains selling a dozen variations on a hamburger. There are plenty of great local stops that serve different options for when you’re on-the-go!

So what are you waiting for? Hurry up, let’s go check out some of New West’s fastest eats!

Big Star Sandwich Co.

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A budding brand of sandwich stops, Big Star is the only stop on this list that can include “Convinced Liam Neeson to visit by having him eat for free”. From slow-roasted beef to hand-pulled turkey, Big Star makes big sammies in no time flat with plenty of vintage sodas to choose from!



Featuring Southern American favourites by the scenic Fraser River, Re-Up BBQ is one of the many great fast spots at the River Market. Build your own BBQ platter from their lengthy menu, or if you’re in a rush to feed a crowd, try ordering from their retail list; feeding friends or family made easy!

Freebird Chicken


Freebird is another contender from the River Market. Specializing in Asian-style rotisserie chicken, Freebird is great whether you’re looking for noodles, rice, or a sandwich! (TIP: be sure to treat yourself to the hot & sour fried chicken skins on your next visit – it’s worth the crispy indulgence!)

Poke Bar


Poke Bar may be among the more prolific chains in this list, but that’s for good reason: poke is quick to serve and delicious to have on all occasions. If raw fish is your thing, rejoice at Poke Bar’s expedient meal customization's and easy location within a skytrain station!

Banh Mi Bar


Banh Mi Bar strips away the bells and whistles you’d find from most fast food places and focuses on good quality food. Coupled with friendly and fast service, this is one place that is worth seeking out for if banh mi is your preferred sandwich (And come on, let’s be real: who doesn’t love banh mi?)

Phew! Did you get all that? We know there’s plenty more options out there: hit us up using #downtownnewwest and let us know what’s some of your fave fast food stops!

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