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Meat & Bread

Sandwich Place$$$$
Gastown, Vancouver
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  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreOctober 7, 2014
    Hungry? Duck in out of the rain at Meat & Bread in Gastown for lunch. Hearty sandwiches, fresh soups, salads made daily. Sambal and mustard in jars to go. Gluten-free offered. Check Twitter for menu. Read more
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Michael M.
    Michael MizrahiFebruary 15, 2016
    The meatball sandwich was great. Not too spicy, awesome bread, not drowning in sauce. Good alternative to the porchetta.
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SDecember 27, 2014
    The meatball sandwich is big and spicy. More of a meal than the porchetta.
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Nora M.
    Nora MooreAugust 28, 2014
    Not much else to say, the sandwiches are amazing but it gets busy fast. The hot sauce they serve with the grilled cheese is amazing and goes well with the porchetta sandwich (ask for it)
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 7, 2013
    Order their insanely good Porchetta sandwich. Juicy tender pork and crunchy skin spangled with house-made salsa verde and stuffed into a fresh-baked ciabatta roll. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Rock 101
    Rock 101November 4, 2011
    Get there 15 minutes before the lunch rush cause the line will be a line out the door. They sell their home made mustards and spreads. You won’t beat their Sandwiches, but it’s a good start.
  • Nath M.
    Nath MMay 24, 2013
    As a huge fan of San Francisco Ferry Building institution Roli Roti, Meat and Bread wears their porcetta sando very well. Wash it down with a Stumptown Cold Brew ice coffee
  • C M.
    C MooreSeptember 16, 2013
    The grilled cheese is amazing. The salad is amazing. A little tough getting past all the meat in the place as a vegetarian, but good enough to turn a blind eye.
  • Dilara 🐰
    Dilara 🐰May 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with any of the sandwiches here, the porchetta is especially delicious. Napkins & water at the back. Their mustard is outstanding & available for sale.
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChinOctober 3, 2015
    seriously best sandwiches in Vancouver. porchetta is great, but every one is a winner.
  • Alex A.
    Alex ArgiropoulosFebruary 15, 2015
    So fresh, so good! Don't let the lines fool you, these guys move like clockwork! Note: shared seating.
  • George C.
    George ChangJune 18, 2012
    A simple and unassuming sandwich place, done up in typical Gastown hipster fashion. The porchetta sandwich is the thing to get. In fact, get two. Maybe three.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJanuary 14, 2011
    My porchetta sandee was very tasty! Thanks for my delicious take-out workday lunch for ~$8.Good value for nice tasty pork on a simple bun. So filling that I skipped supper today. -Jennifer S.
  • Fayaz A.
    Fayaz AshrafOctober 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Porchetta and Brisket sandwiches are delicious, but pretty much the only items on the menu. Bring cash, water and napkins at the back. The mustard? Flawless and for sale too.
  • Muerta R.
    Muerta RicoMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Meatball is spicy delicious but tricky to eat...I like eating it as 2 open face sandwiches - and throw a lil in your soup for good measure! Enjoy!
  • Vancouver Sun
    Vancouver SunDecember 27, 2010
    Mia Stainsby's review: "People aren't looking for handouts, but they're very comfortable these days with just the basics as long as it's a food-savvy establishment. They're here for the smokin' sandw
  • Diana C.
    Diana ClaxtonJune 7, 2012
    The Porchetta Sandwich will change your life! You should always try the soup - different everyday, fragrant and simply delish ;)
  • Ozge Y.
    Ozge YNovember 6, 2016
    A quick place, can be chaotic at times, but always cozy. Their bread is delicious, soup is a side and is super small.
  • Shelley C.
    Shelley ChenMay 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You really can't go wrong here. Porchetta sandwich and their daily soup makes a great and really filling lunch.
  • Irina S.
    Irina ShestakAugust 10, 2014
    Porchetta sandwich all the way! Also smells delicious in the morning on your way to work, so you are definitely bound to come back for lunch!
  • Shingo K.
    Shingo KidoJanuary 10, 2011
    Duh the Porchetta is great with bits of crackling skin and sea salt. The bacon ice cream sandwiches are ingenious! Great express lunch under $10!
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZarcoFebruary 16, 2013
    The porchetta, by far the most delicious sandwich on the menu, but you can't go wrong with the rest.
  • Ada J.
    Ada JuristovskiOctober 24, 2014
    Porchetta sandwhiches, communal tables, and wooden slabs in place of plates. What's not to love?
  • erinsauce
    erinsauceJuly 31, 2015
    Bring a friend and go halfsies on two sandwiches: Porchetta and Meatball. The best of both worlds!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroSeptember 1, 2013
    The sandwiches here are killer! Love the giant communal table, and the neighborhood rocks.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DurrMarch 22, 2015
    Delicious sandwiches and quick service. Nice branding as well.
  • Frank L.
    Frank LamAugust 31, 2014
    these balls are big but you should really go for the porchetta
  • Tylor F.
    Tylor FroeseJanuary 8, 2015
    The daily special of braised lamb with tzatziki, spinach and peppers was awesome!
  • tamara
    tamaraAugust 11, 2012
    Try the Porchetta Sandwich - Slow roasted pork topped with cracklin?! Are you kidding me?! So good!!!
  • Dee D.
    Dee De Los SantosApril 18, 2012
    Get the Porchetta just for the experience! Maple bacon ice cream sammich is pretty good too.
  • Maxwell C.
    Maxwell ChewSeptember 16, 2011
    If your tastebuds are adventurous, I recommend an real bacon maple ice cream sandwich to complement your sandwich!
  • David C.
    David CaughranJuly 10, 2012
    Try the Porchetta Sandwich - 'AMAZING' Sandwich! Such a great concept done so very well!
  • Denis M.
    Denis MikhailovFebruary 7, 2013
    For Gluten free kids out there, you can order anything off the menu sans bread!
  • Gabriele T.
    Gabriele TabanelliJanuary 13, 2015
    I've only tasted the porchetta sandwich and it was crunchy and good.Curious to try more food here
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CSeptember 21, 2014
    Porchetta sandwich will change your life. Do it.
  • Casey L.
    Casey LauNovember 24, 2016
    This place is like the In and Out Burger of Vancouver - a MUST VISIT. So delicious and hipster.
  • Freddie
    FreddieJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the porchetta sandwich! Tasty pork and crunchy pork skin smothered in salsa verde. Delish!
  • Billy L.
    Billy LanJuly 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The line moves quick. The porchetta is a classic but they do have some mean daily features
  • Laurie B.
    The roast pork with crackling and mustard will change what you think a sandwich could mean to you.
  • M P.
    M PunAugust 27, 2013
    If you like lamb, be sure to come on Tuesday for their Today's special.
  • Francesco M.
    Great porchetta sandwich and nice environment!
  • Jose H.
    Jose HernandezApril 9, 2016
    Porchetta... always porchetta. Don't forget to ask for extra mustard!
  • Dan P.
    Dan ParksMay 18, 2012
    The porchetta sandwich with the salsa verde is wicked good... I WILL be back for another!
  • Dennis P.
    Dennis PangAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best porchetta sandwich in Vancouver. Easily.
  • Purdey
    PurdeyApril 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    So yummy!!! Rossdown Farms BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Roasted Chicken, House Made BBQ Sauce, Cabbage Slaw
  • Cherry C.
    Cherry ChiuDecember 7, 2014
    Amazing! ! It's a must have. The meat is so tasty n juicy
  • Jim W.
    Jim WongNovember 4, 2013
    Very tasty roasted pork with crackling and cilantro sauce
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BasantiAugust 20, 2014
    Get the porchetta sandwich! It's my go to sandwich whenever I'm there. Also ask for the beer that pairs with it
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HollowayAugust 17, 2014
    Sandwiches. Cool sodas. Friendly people. Awesome lunch spot.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SheltonSeptember 4, 2014
    Can't go here without having the porchetta sandwich. On a rainy day there is nothing better.
  • Mel H.
    Mel H-tJanuary 28, 2016
    Perfect for a quick stop for lunch ! Sandwich of the day is excellent!
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJune 12, 2016
    You must not leave Vancouver without eating the porchetta sandwich. Seriously.
  • Vincent F.
    Vincent FilbyOctober 22, 2015
    Porchetta was good, not the best sandwich I have ever had, but a solid choice.
  • Tobias O.
    Tobias OttahalJanuary 26, 2012
    Want to avoid the greasy hands? Ask for the meat in a bowl. Also good if you're sensitive to gluten.
  • Shannon T.
    Shannon ThompsonOctober 22, 2013
    Best sandwich I've ever had ! Try the Porchetta !
  • Bart L.
    Bart LapersJune 6, 2015
    Excellent meat sandwiches, try the daily special!
  • nneale
    nnealeDecember 6, 2010
    Although the sandwiches are small, they are pretty good. The Winter Veg soup was flavorful and delicious.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CSeptember 27, 2015
    This place is #1 in Vancouver for sandwiches for a reason. Exceptional quality.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PlierAugust 13, 2015
    Try everything. This place is great.
  • Jordana
    JordanaJanuary 29, 2011
    Porchetta is delish, but could use more crackly skin & flavor in the salsa verde. Grab lots of napkins, its messy
  • Nely R.
    Nely ReyesJuly 20, 2016
    Great service, delicious food, comfy place, loved it!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SilveiraDecember 31, 2010
    Best when fresh. I wait till the just pull one out to ensure crispy pork crackling.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BoyleApril 14, 2015
    The porchetta sandwich might be the best sandwich I've ever eaten
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    I haven't been here, but they have bacon cookie ice cream sandwiches and famous porchetta.
  • Kai Li L.
    Kai Li LiuMarch 8, 2015
    The beer they have is quite bitter, so if you don't fancy bitter beer, don't order.
  • Purdey
    PurdeyMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Roast Chicken Sandwich, Onion and Roasted Garlic Gravy, Pea Shoot, Dijon Mustard. It's soo good!!
  • Alisha dawn H.
    Alisha dawn HarrisonJanuary 5, 2012
    They run out of their porchetta at 3:30. You would think you would keep enough of the only thing ppl go there for on hand
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NusDecember 23, 2011
    The Turducken sandwich. Don't think, just order it. Thank me later.
  • Rick C.
    Rick ChungAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the meatball sandwich. The ice cream sandwich has bacon bits and maple syrup.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacJune 3, 2016
    Holy crap those are awesome porchetta and meatball sandwiches
  • Angel C.
    Angel ChristineFebruary 6
    Delicious Porchetta and Broccoli Cheddar soup.
  • Casey L.
    Casey LauDecember 13, 2013
    Freaking fantastic! A must try in Vancouver.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SmerdonApril 28
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy porchetta sandwich
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Edgar L.
    Edgar LamDecember 23, 2013
    The seasonal turducken sandwich is worth the wait
  • Arman K.
    Arman KeyvanskhouJanuary 26, 2015
    Don't look at the menu. Get the damn porchetta!
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeJuly 18, 2015
    The tomato soup is just a tomato soup, but it's a great complement to your sandwich!
  • Hugo H.
    Porchetta, porchetta, porchetta...
  • Steinar B.
    Steinar BjørlykkeApril 17, 2015
    Chickpea Salad! ❤️
  • Craig K.
    Craig KerbratAugust 20, 2014
    Get the Porchetta. It is DELICIOUS.
  • Coree
    CoreeFebruary 24, 2012
    Delish! So good can't wait to go back!
  • Pascal B.
    Pascal BirchlerMay 28, 2016
    Freakin' amazing meat and bread combinations.
  • Daryn N.
    Daryn NakhudaSeptember 17, 2011
    The porchetta with crackling is especially delicious!
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LauMay 11, 2012
    Nice porchetta, but I wish the bread was toasted.
  • Grant S.
    Grant StoddardOctober 2, 2011
    The porchetta sandwich is the best thing I've ever tasted. That's a fact.
  • Sharon F.
    Sharon FungJanuary 7, 2016
    Porchetta is the best
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan ClarkOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Simple Meat & Bread sandwiches that are very tasty
  • Ivar
    IvarAugust 19, 2016
    Porcetta sandwich was amazing
  • Tom V.
    Tom VerhoeffDecember 7, 2015
    Just order the porchetta, its all you ever want
  • Arash N.
    Arash NarchiAugust 1, 2015
    Line up for lunch is cray..but worth it
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchechterAugust 22, 2014
    Delicious. Try the lamb shoulder.
  • Alberto L.
    Alberto LanderosAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    porchetta sandwich is - as Belinda put it - the best sandwich ever!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WeeApril 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Porchetta is the original favourite
  • Sabra N.
    Sabra NelsonSeptember 29, 2014
    Wow amazing food!!!!!! Great porchetta and butter chicken sandwiches! Fresh made bread and meat!!! Fantastic place!!!! So saucy and had wonderful delicious flavor!
    Downvoted Apr 28
  • chander P.
    chander PathakJanuary 4, 2013
    Yummy ! Good cibata loaded with good meat
  • Martin D.
    Martin De BastNovember 11, 2013
    Great meat sandwich - cheap food
  • Jimmy D.
    Jimmy DarbyshireFebruary 14, 2012
    Good Sandwiches. However they are pricey for what you get and the music is way to loud
  • Angela C.
    Angela ChangApril 22, 2015
    One word: Porchetta. 🐷
  • Sam H.
    Sam HOctober 6, 2016
    Pancetta sandwich and sit in the park
  • Ece Gabriela T.
    Ece Gabriela TekinalpNovember 12, 2015
    I really really love this place 👏🏻
  • Kristina
    KristinaFebruary 25, 2014
    MEAT ART. Love this place.
  • Tae Ho K.
    Tae Ho KimMarch 13, 2016
    내 인생 최고의 샌드위치 가게. 심플하고 재미있는 구매 경험과, 단촐해보이지만 겉은 바삭하고 속은 부드러운 훌륭한 샌드위치. 더이상 바랄게 없습니다. 무조건 드셔보세요!
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