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The 8 Best Places to Get Lunch in Victoria

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There’s no shortage of places to grab a quick bite for lunch in Victoria, but these are some of the best the City has to offer.

1. Tacofino

From its humble beginnings in a food truck, this Tofino favorite has expanded to Victoria and serves up some of the freshest, west coast inspired mexican fusion in town.

Their motto is high quality ingredients and bold flavors paired with quick service. Check out their website for online ordering and menu!

Location: 760 Pandora Avenue

Website: Tacofino


2. Italian Food Imports

Family owned and run since 1985 this Italian deli is the real deal and a great spot to grab a quick bite. Their menu boasts over 20 paninis, a large selection of deli items, and an espresso bar. All their paninis are under $10!

Best Lunch

They also offer a large range of Italian imported favorites from olive oils to pickled vegetables.

Location: 1114 Blanshard Street

Website: Italian Food Imports


3. Bold Butchery & Grill

If Shawarma is your game, Bold Butchery Grill is a name you need to know. This locally owned shop is a full service butcher as well as a grill where you can “meat & eat”.

They serve up locally sourced meat free of antibiotics, hormones, and steroids as well as the “best shawarma in town”. Their menu also offers falafel, burgers, bowls, and poutine with all the fixings. 

Location: 1420 Quadra Street

Website: Bold Butchery & Grill


4. Foo

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This Victoria staple offers up a twist on the Asian classics. From pad thai to butter chicken they source ethically raised meats with fresh traditional flavors at reasonable prices. The vibe is an ode to street vendors around the world with hot woks, outdoor patio space and added bonus of  beer & cider on the menu! 

Location: 769 Yates Street

Website: Foo


5. Baan Thai Wok & Bar

With fresh traditional flavors of Thailand, Baan Thai has become a favorite for many Victoria locals. The menu is packed full of all your favorite Thai feeds along with some potential new favorites. From hot and spicy to mild dishes and a multitude of flavors they have something for everyone.

They have three locations in Victoria and offer take-out, home delivery and catering. Check out their lunch deals for the best bang for your buck – spring roll included!

Location: 1117 Blanshard Street

Website: Baan Thai Wok & Bar


6. Superbaba

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This middle eastern fusion joint is known for its quick service and fresh ingredients. With daily house baked pita bread, their menu boasts wraps, bowls and an array of sides. Head to their website for online ordering including beer and cider.

Location: 1325 Blanshard Street

Website: Superbaba


7. Red Barn Market

With 7 stores on the island this local grocer is famous for their “tall as the barn” sandwiches. The downtown location, tucked in behind the Parliament Buildings on Menzies Street, offers custom sandwiches with all the fixings plus grab and go options if you are in a hurry.

It’s the perfect lunch spot for sandwiches under $10 and a multitude of side options. 

Location: 325 Menzies Street

Website: Red Barn Market


8. Bao

Tucked into the upper part of Victoria’s historic Chinatown, Bao has quickly become a fan favorite. Their menu serves up all the classics; ramen bowls of savory brothy goodness, 8 types of Bao’s on taiwanese steam buns, bibimbap and japanese curry. Don’t forget to add an egg on it!

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Location: 626 Fisgard Street

Website: Bao

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