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Lunch-The Bread Garden at Park Royal
notes by Dad
Each member of our family has a weird eating habit. My wife,
has eaten a muffin with a coffee for lunch for the past ten
Nathe won't let the taste of meat anywhere near his lips, and Jen loves
meat. So what we do sometimes is order them a hotdog--Jen eats
wiener and Nathan dines on the bun. Myself, I like eggs, but if I
can't get eggs, a ham and cheese sandwich will do. I used to hate
eating out. What an ordeal! But I guess there must be more
families like us, because I've noticed more and more places popping up
that cater to our diverse tastes. One of these is The Bread
All ages. The Bread Garden has a large supply of high
Reasonably priced. Sandwiches cost about $4.50, and so do their
pie, wraps, and one-bowl meals. The four of us typically spend
$20 for lunch.
The Bread Garden is a casual eating place with lots of good to pick
It's busy, with enough noise that you don't feel like everyone is
at you when your baby starts to cry. Spills and messes are no
It's a definite cut above fast food eating at the Golden Arches.
I used to hate The Bread Garden; it was too formula. All the
pies have mashed potatoes swirled in exactly the same pattern along the
edge of the casserole. The sandwiches come in a cellophane
and the chilli is microwaved. If you can get past these, you'll
the food tastes pretty good.
The Bread Garden has about half a dozen locations: Park Royal
925-0181) and Park & Tilford Malls on the North Shore, Metrotown in
Burnaby, south Granville Street, and Denman Street in downtown
It works on a number system: you order your food at the counter and
will deliver it to your table. Or, if you just want a coffee or
good, they have an express line-up as well.
If you like people-watching, this is a good place to do it. There's
of people coming and going.
Fun for the adult?:
You can enjoy something other than a hamburger and fries, and your kids
will still be happy.