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Urban Fare

1133 Alberni St
Vancouver, BC V6E1A5
Tel: (604) 648-2053
Fax: (604) 648-2716
Neighbourhood: Central


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Grown up grocery store
By sweethot of lower mainland (162 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

I love trying out new grocery items and passed this new location and had to step in. I liked the open concept design, it felt spacious. I followed my nose to the cooked food section, and it seemed fairly reasonable. Hot foods change daily and are priced by weight. Saturday is Southern BBQ themed. I tried the maple grilled salmon and it was nicely done. The cafe area seemed to attract some of the senior's in the area enjoying a decent meal, while items are pre-cooked the same day they reheat it for you.

Unique selection of beverages, the coffee is reasonably priced compared to Starbucks.

My bill was quite high as I walked out, but I had a few grocery items I really liked so it was alright. A very yuppie experience, but nice selection of breads and food items. I'd return for the whole roast herb chicken for $11.

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I like this new location.
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

I was happy to see this new Urban Fare open and decided to check it out. This Urban Fare is similiar to their other locations, except its layout is better, with spacious area to check out the daily choices. I truly like how they added soup, salad counter and if you want a choice of Pizza or have a sandwich made, its in this location, catering to your request.

This place is new, service is top notch, it will draw many of the businesses near by and the hotel, when open. Its got an edge and the food has flaire, and I was amazed how great it tasted.
I had order their beef and picked potatoes, rice, corn and salad and its based on weight. I sat down in their seating area, had tried their beef and was amazed how tender it and enjoyed my meal.

The ambiance is similiar to all Urban fare, service is friendly, and this store been open for a week, so if you need something, the staff will go out their way to find answer.

Will be back.

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Check expiration dates for sure
By sadeater of Sadville (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 11:35am [Dine in]

I echo the other reviewer for others to check expiration dates because I've bought expired items from here. I guess the turnover is low for some items and perhaps some speciality items are not in high demand.

I was looking forward to having my lovely frozen from france crossaints filled with chocolates and when I went to bake them they had expired a couple of months earlier!

I haven't returned expired items from this store yet, I'm too lazy however now I regularly check expiry dates here.

Disappointing. They also need more cashiers.

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My favourite lunch place
By CoolDiner of North Vancouver, BC (25 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 11:06am [Dine in]

I love Urban Fare - it's close to my office and I go there for lunch at least 2-3 times a week, sometimes more. The salad bar is awesome; the food is solid and great lunch fare and a great deal. If you can get a better deal on lunch elsewhere in this town, I would very much like to know.

But the best thing about UF - great coffee and quite awesome service - friendly and top-notch. And, even better, they have the music just right. No Top 40 blaring away - jazz, big band, swing, crooners - just the right touch for a relaxing lunch and coffee. And, you know what, some of the women who work there are really very cute.

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Cool as can be on Alberni
By wwl of richmond (14 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 2, 2009 - 6:28pm [Dine in]

Had lunch at Urban Fare once this week and I was as cool as can be. Had the usual chicken breast (italian dressing) and vegtable plate and felt good all day after.

Food: Good home cook style food but nothing to write home about.
Service: Solid - quick cashiers and food servers.
Value: Decent at $6.5 for something real.
Ambiance: Cool as Urban Fare. I like it.

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Great for takeout or eat in lunch
By sweetsoysauce of Burnaby (17 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 1:27am [Dine in]

I love the new location, close to work for a quick lunch.
The place is bright enough and clean. It suits the neighbouring hotel. Not too sure about the view of BC liquor store across the street though.

I always go there for lunch on Fridays where they serve hot food as chicken with wild mushroom and salmon in butter sauce. Both are pretty delicious.

Their sandwiches are pretty good too. Of course, I will always have my organic spritzer with my meals.

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