August 21 to Sept 1
Officially, Intrepid Theatre’s Fringe Festival has a deal with The Joint Pizzeria, Chocolats Favoris, Bao and 2% Jazz Coffee so active theatre goers can fuel up in between shows. By showing your button, a 10% discount is applied.
This list is updated to reflect upon a few new operations that have opened since, and is organized by proximity to the performance venues.
Venues One (Victoria Event Center) to Four (VCM Wood Hall)
La Roux Patisserie (519 Fisgard St), Fol Epi (732 Yates Street, they serve sandwiches too) are two great operations for sandwiches and coffee. Inside the funky mall between Yates and View are Empire Donuts and Dosa (736 Yates Street). The choice of having sugar or Indian food is terrific, and yes, the latter is filling and a review will be coming soon with the new Two Hungry Team.
Superbaba (1325 Blanshard), Efes (788 Yates) and Brickyard Pizza (784 Yates) are also viable options for warmer meals. All of them offer delicious toasted bites. My personal preference for Middle Eastern food is with Efes. Their döners always tickle my fancy over Superbaba’s shawarmas. As for falafels, the jury is still out.
The Market on Yates (903 Yates) and Sakura Grocery (1213 Quadra) are closer to The Metro on Quadra and VCM Wood Hall. Plenty of options can be found with the former. Their deli has a lot of selection which also includes sushi and sandwiches on the go.
Venue Five (Langham Court Theatre)
Bubby Rose’s (1022 Cook Street) is the closest operation for those moving away from town for shows here. They offer a satisfying smorgasbord of pizzas and pastries during afternoon shows. On evenings, Cook St. Village proper is approximately 10-15 minutes away. So please plan accordingly if you are wanting a bite before the show.
Venue Six (Roxy Theatre)
Part and Parcel’s (2645 Quadra) many delectable take-out options are made fresh and orders hardly take over 10 minutes to make. Additionally, Persian Kebab (2630 Quadra) is a new operation that may well steal a bit of the other operation’s thunder.
Both operations always gets busy during the Fringe Festival season, so it is often best to arrive earlier than usual to avoid disappointment. Dine in options include 5th Street Bar & Grill (1028 Hillside Ave)
Venue Seven (St. Andrew’s Kirk Hall)
When bouncing between one side of town to another, a stop by The Dutch Bakery (718 Fort Street) for their pies is a must. The window display of their many tarts … Oh my! This block has become quite the block with two neighbouring Mexican (tacos) restaurants–La Taqueria and Tacofino–and Vietnamese–Pho Vy and Pho Boi. All of these are located seconds to each other and are on Fort Street. To say which is better is tough. It’s more about customer loyalty than anything else.
Noodlebox (818 Douglas) can be fast, but when you see lots of people waiting, it’s best to head elsewhere.