If you’re a fan of Vietnamese food, you’ve probably figured out that Vancouver is one of the best places to live outside of Vietnam. We don’t have to tell you that the pho here is good, but if you need help deciding where to get your next bowl, we’ve got you covered! Here are our top 6 spots to grab pho in Vancouver. We’re resisting the urge to call this “best places pho pho.”
Hunger in 3…2…1!
Don’t let the name confuse you, this place makes amazing pho. Plus, they’re really close to the 99 and 9 bus so getting here is a breeze. The atmosphere is homey and the decor is classic. Moreover, the price point is pretty normal at just over $9 for a small bowl. This may end up being your new go-to spot!
Hours: Vary per locations
Where: 5 locations around Metro Vancouver
If you want amazing customer service to accompany your pho experience, Hanoi Pho is the spot to go. The owner will immediately make you feel at home. The pho is here is tasty and always made with love. It’s the perfect ‘neighbourhood spot’, but we’re taking the leap and telling you all about it!
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM-8PM, Closed Sunday
Where: 406 E Hastings Street
This pho spot is an East Van institution, and you may have a hard time getting in here. But trust us, the wait is absolutely worth it! If you’re looking for a particularly fragrant broth, we think you’ll become a regular at Le Petit Saigon. That’s what sold us, at least.
Hours: Daily, 11AM-9:30PM
Where: 2783 Hastings Street E
This pick is hands-down one of the best spots for Vietnamese food, and by extension pho, in the city. Try out the classic options first, then explore some of their seafood-based soup dishes, which is what they’re known for.
Hours: Daily, 10AM-9PM
Where: 5083 Victoria Drive
Vegan or not, you can’t pass up a bowl of the pho at Do Chay! The family recipe is chock full of delicious ingredients like broccoli tempura, avocado, yuba and bean curd. And here we were thinking that plant-based diets wouldn’t have a place on this list! Boy, were we wrong.
Hours: Daily, 11:30AM-9:30PM
Where: 1392 Kingsway
This spot along Main Street truly set the bar for modern Vietnamese cuisine in Vancouver. We recommend trying the classic Phở Hoàng with sliced beef sirloin, brisket, and meatballs with rice noodles and beef broth. It’s tasty, filling, and guaranteed to chase away the Vancouver blues.
Hours: Daily, 11AM-11PM, and the last Tuesday of each month, 5PM-11PM
Where: 3388 Main Street
The newest spot to be included in this list, Co’m also takes the prize for the best interior as well (sorry, Anh and Chi). As we all know, looks aren’t everything. So, make sure you verify their quality the same way we did- swing and eat a boatload of food with your friends!
Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:30AM-2:30PM and 5PM-10PM, Saturday, 11:30AM-10PM and Sunday, 11:30AM-9PM
Where: 7688 Alderbridge Way
Alright guys, hopefully, that list of some of our favourite pho spots in Vancouver will inspire you to get out there and have some soul-warming soup. We all need it after that snowstorm.