One of my best friends took me out for lunch to Finch's. I have had brunch(poached eggs) there before and was not feeling the spot that much other than the fact there are tons of hot girls in there. My friend was insistent that the sandwiches are the best in the city. This guy knows how to eat, you can tell by looking at him and he has revealed a lot of dope food spots in this city to me.

I got the prosciutto sandwich with olive oil and edam cheese and he got the bocconcini sandwich and paid a little more and got prosciutto added to it. The sandwich were simple and were really tasty and I mean really tasty, soo fresh and the fresh baguette was delicious. I even ate the tomatoes in the sandwich and I don't like tomatoes.

Finch's sits on the top five list of best sandwich spots in the city for me. Definitely worth a trip if you are looking for a good sandwich, it is not the cheapest sandwich in the city but definitely one of the freshest. The atmosphere is nice but seating can be limited at lunch. Also be warned it is not the quickest spot if you are looking for a sandwich with the speed of a sandwich artist from Subway you might as well go to Subway.

After the meal, I felt great like I just ate a good salad. The price of the sandwich was about eight dollars.

Finch's Tea and Coffee House
353 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC

Top Five Sandwich Spots in the City
Finch's Tea and Coffee House
La Galleria Fine Food Delicatessen
La Grotta del Formaggio
---- I need to find some more spots

I will return to some of my old favorites to see how they rank ( San Siero Deli, Green City, La Charcuterie)

Sorry homies, Social and their greasy bread didn't make the cut but it is a great value for a downtown/gastown spot.
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Bobby Wham said... @ May 5, 2008 at 12:48 PM

That boccaccini, basil. tomato sandwich has Josh written all over it. If you wanna take it over the edge, you get that buffalo mozzarella, you can cop it at granville island market, it's expensive but worth it

MEL said... @ May 5, 2008 at 3:14 PM

I just want to say, i really like your food blog!

Anonymous said... @ May 5, 2008 at 6:33 PM

go to brioche. they have a really great proscuitto and boccoccini panini. dynamite at 7buck

MEL said... @ May 5, 2008 at 6:47 PM

Czech Moms Deli on Dunsmir and Richards area. Cheap food, good sandwiches, great goulash. Mrs.Mom and Mr.Dad are great too.

gnoble said... @ May 14, 2008 at 12:56 PM

skip brioche, two doors down is presto pannini. good deal, super fast service and great taste.

gnoble said... @ May 14, 2008 at 2:22 PM

wooops, up the street from bacchus, not brioche!

HEART OF CHROME said... @ June 5, 2008 at 3:15 PM

finch's has a great sandwich. next time get the veggie sandwich and add prosciutto.

but when you're back, arrange to meet me for lunch around my work downtown and i'll take you to a great deli.

Lydia said... @ June 8, 2008 at 9:36 AM

I love Finch's. Glad I'm not the only one who didn't love So.cial- check out the backlash in my blog comments. http://iatethelotus.blogspot.com/2008/02/social-notthatgreat.html

Have to try the Greedy Pig in Gastown next, I hear they do a wicked pulled pork sandwich. I enjoy your blog!

Anonymous said... @ June 26, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Have you tried Little Nest, on Commercial?
It is really for parents and there kids- but their lunch is amazing! If you can handle the crying and giggling.

dani-elly driver aka jiggin mcnugs aka mizthang bourne aka honeydiplyrical'g' aka moneymagnetto aka cuntrackula said... @ July 7, 2008 at 11:36 PM

i love the kim saigon viet subs in chinatown...

Anonymous said... @ August 14, 2008 at 11:22 AM

If you don't like the So.cial bread, try their new (?) whole wheat option, its not as greasy. They bumped the price recently, so it's starting to veer into the maybe-I-should-get-a-small-instead-of-a-medium zone. Still, the salt beef is worth it if they've got it in stock.

Anonymous said... @ August 14, 2008 at 11:23 AM

lydia: I didn't find Greedy Pig to be any better than So.cial. This area needs more competition in the sandwich business.

Anonymous said... @ September 11, 2010 at 10:39 PM

check out coco et olive on broadway for awesome sandwiches and treats!

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