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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SDecember 27, 2014
    The meatball sandwich is big and spicy. More of a meal than the porchetta.
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ada J.
    Ada JuristovskiOctober 24, 2014
    Porchetta sandwhiches, communal tables, and wooden slabs in place of plates. What's not to love?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wanda H.
    Wanda HalpertJuly 30, 2017
    Lunch here is amazing. They cut everything fresh and it is delicious. Fast and fresh and amazing. #vancouver #wandahalpert
  • 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.
  • Dennis P.
    Dennis PangAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best porchetta sandwich in Vancouver. Easily.
  • 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.
  • erinsauce
    erinsauceJuly 31, 2015
    Bring a friend and go halfsies on two sandwiches: Porchetta and Meatball. The best of both worlds!
  • Eric D.
    Eric DurrMarch 22, 2015
    Delicious sandwiches and quick service. Nice branding as well.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroSeptember 1, 2013
    The sandwiches here are killer! Love the giant communal table, and the neighborhood rocks.
  • Cherry C.
    Cherry ChiuDecember 7, 2014
    Amazing! ! It's a must have. The meat is so tasty n juicy
  • Tylor F.
    Tylor FroeseJanuary 8, 2015
    The daily special of braised lamb with tzatziki, spinach and peppers was awesome!
  • Frank L.
    Frank LamAugust 31, 2014
    these balls are big but you should really go for the porchetta
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Casey L.
    Casey LauNovember 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is like the In and Out Burger of Vancouver - a MUST VISIT. So delicious and hipster.
  • 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
  • Maxwell C.
    Maxwell ChewSeptember 16, 2011
    If your tastebuds are adventurous, I recommend an real bacon maple ice cream sandwich to complement your sandwich!
  • 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
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CSeptember 21, 2014
    Porchetta sandwich will change your life. Do it.
  • Laurie B.
    Laurie BennettJanuary 4, 2017
    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.
  • Freddie
    FreddieJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the porchetta sandwich! Tasty pork and crunchy pork skin smothered in salsa verde. Delish!
  • Francesco M.
    Francesco MattiaJune 23, 2017
    Great porchetta sandwich and nice environment!
  • Jose H.
    Jose HernandezApril 9, 2016
    Porchetta... always porchetta. Don't forget to ask for extra mustard!
  • 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
  • Dan P.
    Dan ParksMay 18, 2012
    The porchetta sandwich with the salsa verde is wicked good... I WILL be back for another!
  • Purdey
    PurdeyApril 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    So yummy!!! Rossdown Farms BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Roasted Chicken, House Made BBQ Sauce, Cabbage Slaw
  • Jim W.
    Jim WongNovember 4, 2013
    Very tasty roasted pork with crackling and cilantro sauce
  • Sharon F.
    Sharon FungJanuary 7, 2016
    Porchetta is the best
  • Mel H.
    Mel H-tJanuary 28, 2016
    Perfect for a quick stop for lunch ! Sandwich of the day is excellent!
  • 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.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJune 12, 2016
    You must not leave Vancouver without eating the porchetta sandwich. Seriously.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CSeptember 27, 2015
    This place is #1 in Vancouver for sandwiches for a reason. Exceptional quality.
  • Bart L.
    Bart LapersJune 6, 2015
    Excellent meat sandwiches, try the daily special!
  • Shannon T.
    Shannon ThompsonOctober 22, 2013
    Best sandwich I've ever had ! Try the Porchetta !
  • Purdey
    PurdeyMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Roast Chicken Sandwich, Onion and Roasted Garlic Gravy, Pea Shoot, Dijon Mustard. It's soo good!!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PlierAugust 13, 2015
    Try everything. This place is great.
  • Nely R.
    Nely ReyesJuly 20, 2016
    Great service, delicious food, comfy place, loved it!
  • 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.
  • Vincent F.
    Vincent FilbyOctober 22, 2015
    Porchetta was good, not the best sandwich I have ever had, but a solid choice.
  • nneale
    nnealeDecember 6, 2010
    Although the sandwiches are small, they are pretty good. The Winter Veg soup was flavorful and delicious.
  • Jordana
    JordanaJanuary 29, 2011
    Porchetta is delish, but could use more crackly skin & flavor in the salsa verde. Grab lots of napkins, its messy
  • 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.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SilveiraDecember 31, 2010
    Best when fresh. I wait till the just pull one out to ensure crispy pork crackling.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacJune 3, 2016
    Holy crap those are awesome porchetta and meatball sandwiches
  • Angel C.
    Angel ChristineFebruary 6, 2017
    Delicious Porchetta and Broccoli Cheddar soup.
  • 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.
  • Casey L.
    Casey LauDecember 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Freaking fantastic! A must try in Vancouver.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SmerdonApril 28, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Yummy porchetta sandwich
  • Arman K.
    Arman KeyvanskhouJanuary 26, 2015
    Don't look at the menu. Get the damn porchetta!
  • Edgar L.
    Edgar LamDecember 23, 2013
    The seasonal turducken sandwich is worth the wait
  • 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.
    Hugo HumbertoApril 8, 2017
    Porchetta, porchetta, porchetta...
  • Steinar B.
    Steinar BjørlykkeApril 17, 2015
    Chickpea Salad! ❤️
  • Pascal B.
    Pascal BirchlerMay 28, 2016
    Freakin' amazing meat and bread combinations.
  • 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!
  • Daryn N.
    Daryn NakhudaSeptember 17, 2011
    The porchetta with crackling is especially delicious!
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan ClarkOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Simple Meat & Bread sandwiches that are very tasty
  • 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.
  • Katya N.
    Katya NJanuary 18, 2016
    Grilled cheese is great
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WeeApril 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Porchetta is the original favourite
  • Alberto L.
    Alberto LanderosAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    porchetta sandwich is - as Belinda put it - the best sandwich ever!
  • chander P.
    chander PathakJanuary 4, 2013
    Yummy ! Good cibata loaded with good meat
  • Paul J.
    Paul JMay 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When in doubt: porchetta.
  • Martin D.
    Martin De BastNovember 11, 2013
    Great meat sandwich - cheap food
  • 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.
  • Jimmy D.
    Jimmy DarbyshireFebruary 14, 2012
    Good Sandwiches. However they are pricey for what you get and the music is way to loud
  • Andre S.
    Andre SFebruary 1, 2017
    Best food I've had so far in Van
  • Myreen L.
    Myreen LacsamanaOctober 26, 2011
    The star of the menu is the Porchetta sandwich
  • Mickey M.
    Mickey MouseFebruary 11, 2016
    Lots of seating at this location
  • Alex L.
    Alex LandAugust 7, 2014
    The Porchetta sandwich with a cherry cola
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeJuly 8, 2015
    porchetta sandwich!
  • Tulani
    TulaniAugust 7, 2014
    Meatball sandwich to end all others!
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KerbyApril 27, 2016
    Amazing Porchetta!
  • naveen
    naveenApril 28, 2017
    a great BBQ chicken sandwich
  • Kate D.
    Kate DuffyNovember 5, 2011
    One word: porchetta.
  • Vanessa T.
    Vanessa TamAugust 30, 2011
    Mmm bacon and maple syrup icecream sandwich... Read more
  • Justin F.
    Justin FungMarch 31, 2012
    Try the Porchetta Sandwich
  • Doug H.
    Doug HorvathOctober 17, 2013
    Simple food done superbly.
  • Chris P.
    Chris ParryOctober 19, 2012
    Maple bacon ice cream sandwiches, people.
  • Tom
    TomFebruary 20, 2014
    Meatball sandwich is incredible
  • Carmen C.
    Carmen CMarch 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get Beta5 Chocolates for desserts!
  • tamara
    tamaraAugust 11, 2012
    Try the Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Rich B.
    Rich BarlowJune 23, 2014
    Porchetta is extraordinaire!
  • Wilson L.
    Wilson LeeMarch 7, 2012
    Awesome daily sandwiches
  • Wm.
    Wm.July 29, 2014
    This place is simply amazing.
  • Sharif S.
    Sharif SharifiNovember 8, 2012
    The community table is the most communitiest
  • Justin Y.
    Justin YoungFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the meat... and bread.
  • Fábio B.
    Fábio BorgesSeptember 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sandwich ever
  • Jordan E.
    Jordan EshpeterNovember 21, 2014
    Grilled cheese rules!
  • Adélaïde T.
    Adélaïde T.August 27, 2016
    Sweet & Sour pork sandwich
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 17, 2010
    Try the maple bacon ice cream sandwich
  • Andy G.
    Andy GaoJune 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I crave their mustard!
  • Mark
    MarkFebruary 12, 2016
    Sandwiches
  • Nadine W.
    Nadine WNovember 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Porchetta Sandwich
  • Elizabeth F.
    Elizabeth FernandezOctober 23, 2016
    Repeat after me- porchetta.
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KerbyApril 27, 2016
    Sandwiches
  • Cherry C.
    Cherry CJune 21, 2011
    Balls and beer $10 way to go!!
  • Muerta R.
    Muerta RicoDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One word: TURDUCKEN!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SemeniukOctober 28, 2010
    $13 bucks for a small, fatty pancheta sandwich and very basic tomato soup. Not worth the money.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CollinsFebruary 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Subway for hipsters
  • 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!
  • Bora Y.
    Bora YalçınAugust 8, 2014
    Ekmek arası ve 10 numara...
    Upvoted Oct 27, 2017
  • Edmundo
    EdmundoMay 19, 2017
    Pochetta es delicioso !!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SvobodaOctober 30, 2013
    Delicious 😊
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