Inside the public market food court on Granville Island. Greek food and hot lunches.
I was at Granville Island with a friend, decided to get lunch & thought we would try this place.
We both had Chicken Pita, service was quick, the food was fresh, and within a few minutes, we were eating our meal.
The chicken pita had a nice taste, the pita was fresh & warm and was good to the end. My friend agree'd and we both thought it was quick in service.
Don't expect much for kiosk, inside the market, we ate our pita outside to enjoy the music.
Worth checking out.
I wandered into the public market one afternoon looking for a quite bite. Normally a food court surrounding will have me walking back and forth deciding on what to get since rarely does something ever stand out. After short deliberation the donair looked good.
The wait was roughly 5-7 minutes as they cooked and assembled my wrap on the spot. Fresh iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, dressing and marinated beef slices in a warm pita; you can't go wrong. The beef was nicely seasoned and the wrap was tightly wound up and kept all the fixings at bay.
Food court kiosk setting so the service is pretty self explainatory. One staff member ran everything until a few more hungry people behind me started lining up, then another staff member appeared.
While this is not exactly the food of champions it's fresh, speedy and inexpensive. And even though it's Granville Island, it's a better choice compared so some of the other offerings from their neighbours.
Phoenix is a burger and Greek fast food joint, run by Asians; a rather eclectic mix but common for Granville Island and works well. I usually order burgers only, so I can't offer much feedback on their Greek food, other than the fact that the ingredients look fresh and everything is prepared right in front of you.
As for the burgers, you have a choice of a regular hamburger, a cheeseburger, a mushroom-cheeseburger, or a bacon-mushroom-cheeseburger; the prices scale upwards as you add items. You can also double your meat and cheese at extra cost. I would recommend the mushroom-cheeseburger even though it's a little more pricey, over $6 after tax (a regular hamburger will be just under $6 including tax). Adding a side of fries will bump the cost to around $9; not worth it in my opinion, though the portions are good. I've always found the burgers to be quite juicy and flavourful, especially with mushrooms, and it's prepared within 5 minutes.
The other selctions on their menu include pitas, calamari, "spinach pie" (spanakopita?), etc. The prices are generally a little more expensive than your usual Greek fast-food place, but that is due to the location. The staff all speak English and are friendly, although they won't chat with you during lunch rush.
As for the location and ambiance, it is on Granville Island, and on a sunny day you can sit outside on the docks and gaze at False Creek, Downtown, and Burrard Bridge. Unless you are attacked by a seagull, it is a grade-A location for lunch or dinner (in the summer). Throw in a good music busker or magic show and nothing beats it.