Whole Foods offers a large selection of fresh, healthy and organic wraps, prepared salads and salad bar, sandwiches, pizzas, hot buffet items and more.
Had about 30 mins in between meetings so I popped into get a salad. The salad bar was somewhat messy but they had a solid little selection of olives, lettuces, beets and a few other items. They unfortunalty had gone through their house vinegrette and hadn't refilled it so I did without dressing. They have about 4 others but they're either too sweet or high fat. Anyhow other than being a bit messy and slightly understocked I got what I wanted. I payed for my salad and went and sat at on the patio since it was such a great day. The crappy thing is that rude/annoying people leave their used plates on the table even though there's a clear sign asking to bring your plates to the used dish drop off area OR the tables hadn't been cleaned yet so the majority of the tables were dirty; I shoved some stuff to the side and sat at the high top bench facing the street, nice to people watch but not great since the tables were all messy.
Overall I got what I wanted and it tasted great, I usually go to the Capers on 4th and absolutley love it; the arugula/cheese/egg breakfast sandwhich is awesome as is the lox bagel. I'm sure they're the same at the Robson location. In terms of value it was okay, they hadn't replenished anything yet so I had to pick from what was left, luckily I liked everything so it was okay for me; maybe different for others. I'll stick to the 4th location though.
two words...CHOCOLATE CAKE! OMG this stuff is to die for! The chocolate cake or even the cupcake is truly a decadent dessert. It is not too sweet and the ganache icing is really rich without being too heavy. The fresh blueberry tart was sensational with a creamy custard filling and fresh, sweet blueberries. I also tried the banana bread and it was good as well. As for the food, everything looked freshly prepared and I picked up a wrap to go...tasty but not the best. Overall, go for bakery it's delish!
I love Capers especially the Robson St store. The selecton and prices are good. Nice to see a good variety the bulk section. Large array of health and beauty products * supplements.
As far as healthy fast food goes, this place can't be beat. Bali chicken, salmon or masala wraps are a wonderful grilled with salsa or peanut sauce. Soups are tasty and well put together as is the salad bar. Baked goods are IMPRESSIVE.
I've been eating at Capers for a few years (salad and soup bar) and have noticed the quality has been going slowly downhill. The soups are generally very good, but I found the last few times that there was an inch thick layer of grease floating on top of the chicken / turkey soup. The salad bar is also lacking. The variety and freshness just isn't there. I'll try this place a few more times, but might have to start looking for a new go to soup / salad place.
Anyone who has been here s few times knows that it is not unusual to find food items past the expiration date, "fresh" fruit/vegetables bruised and damaged. Items are contantly being moved from one place to another in the store, service is terrible (6 people can be waiting at the prepared foods counter while the same number of people behind the counter are talking with each other, and only after several requests for help will one deign to come and help), the lines at checkout are long reflecting the general lack of service in the store.
If there was anything better than Safeway in the area, they'd probably have to close down.
I recently went to Capers in Kitsilano and was shocked in approximately 3-4 minutes by the unfriendly attitude eminating from the help staff as well as the clientele. I use to go there all the time for the fresh organic veggies and good deals on other healthy items. My boyfriend held open the door letting three women past who couldn't take the time to utter a thank you or crack a smile. I couldn't believe it. But it wasn't going to stop there. It was a store full of expressionless zombies. Is happiness a sort of unattainable goal in this area of town or is it just uncool? At any rate I guess if I ever go there again I'll have to just be just as rude as everybody else so that my usual easy smile and friendliness doesn't attract too much negative attention. hhmmm
Great deli; no doubt about it, but my GOODNESS (!) could it be any more expensive? Only time I can remeber when I paid over 6 bucks for a spoonful of bean salad and a slice of lentil loaf. A tad overrated, but it does have a wide selection and it's convenient (if you can find a table).
If you are looking for a quick, healthy bite to eat, stop by Capers. They have a large deli of fresh meats, fish and salad dishes. Fresh juice, coffee drinks and a Grade A salad bar. Great for picking up a few groceries, enjoying a salad and reading the paper. The Salad bar is full of fresh organic produce along with a selection of Caper's own creations. A good location within a 5 minute walk for thousands of West-Enders. Nice patio, with heaters and cover. Perhaps a bit pricey for some people's taste, but you are getting what you pay for.
Went to Capers (Robson) on the weekend - looking forward to a nice Latte and muffin after a long walk.
First the service person did not understand that we had ordered 2 Lattes and so I had to go back to cashier and pay for another round.
After we settled outside and had the first sip of this drink, I crinched - it absolutely had no flavour whatsoever! I could not get myself to finish it. When I poored it into the garbage it looked more like a weak tea.
The muffin on the other hand was great as usual. I love their baked goodies. - But never again ... Just buy your food and get the drink somewhere else.
$8.00 for these two Lattes was surely a waste!
AND please - it would be nice to post your prices for a sub-soy option. It seems that depending on who is serving you, the price differs.