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Urban Fare

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1133 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4T9, Canada
+1 604-648-2053
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1133 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4T9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This grocery store has everything but the best part is the hot buffet selection where you can find the best roast lamb in Vancouver. Produce is good too, very fresh, they try to source as much local stuff as possible. Bakery items are hit and...More

Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Nice grocery store (a la Whole Foods) with restaurant. Large selection, though pricey even factoring in the Canadian to US exchange rate. Still, great produce, bakery, meat counter, cheeses, etc. Although, if you take a ferry ride over to Granville, you'll get a way better...More

Thank DandLtravel
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Bit of a supermarket come takeaway. Just go in and you'll see. Ready to eat hot meals or sushi or maybe you need toilet paper, flowers, chocolates. Good little shop to buy necessities.

Thank crab67tkf
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to have a typical Canadian breakfast on our last full day. Great selection, staff superb. Served us quickly and with a smile. The corned beef hash and bacon followed by the pancakes were filling and tasty. Good hot chocolate and a double expresso at...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We stumbled on this place looking for a good quality breakfast. It delivered, then some. This seems to be in the heart of the financial district of Vancouver. The huge deli inside had me browsing for ages. We’d taken our time in the serving area....More

Thank collavfc
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Sadly just experienced the worst breakfast I think I've had anywhere in the world. Laughingly described as corned beef hash it was a few cubes of meat with way too many cubed potatoes and toast! I asked the server for French toast instead of whole...More

Thank doug5123
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Urban Fare is a budget buffett pick your food and they weigh it take away or eat in.Very impressed they have a salad bar and various meats see what they charge for weight and you pay for what you have.On one counter they have pies...More

Thank 188June
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Just go here to do groceries. They have some ready made food, but it was not very fresh and it was in cold cases for you to microwave in your room. I would advise using this as a grocery store and not as a place...More

Thank Ana V
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We arrived early evening - checked into hotel and unpacked luggage - felt slightly peckish- so on the recommendation of our taxi driver popped down to this place!!!! Lovely fresh food as well as groceries you can buy- definitely a good place - during our...More

Thank Hazel S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

American Whole Foods fans visiting Vancouver will feel at home in Urban Fare. The grocery section is well stocked with groceries and packaged foods (fruit bowls, salads, etc) and bottled drinks. Upstairs, you'll find a full-service hot case which featured prime rib the day I...More

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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is
bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their
lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's
plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and
corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau
restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping
options. However, located right on the waterfront of
Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also
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Clara R
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Response from 188June | Reviewed this property |
This is not a restaurant more of a quick reasonable meal. We were in Vancouver for a few days and found it an easy option at the end of our sightseeing day just to pop in and help ourselves to the Buffett pop in and have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1133 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4T9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-648-2053
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