|Cuisine Type |||Deli, Sandwiches, Smoked Meat, Soups|
|Ambiance |||Meet For Drink, Offbeat, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Game In Season, Live Entertainment, Beer & Wine|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bus # 4, 7, 8 or SkyTrain Waterfront Station and walk three blocks east from Seymour and Cordova Streets|
|Cross Street |||Cambie Street|
|Tuesday to Saturday, 12PM to 12 midnight|
Profile Last Updated: May 01, 2008
Since opening in 2007 this soulful casual eatery has carved a niche for itself in Gastown’s buzzing culinary landscape. The Greedy Pig radiates effortless cool with its artsy, bohemian décor, indie music and tasty noshing. The red walls and exposed wood create a cozy space, while quirky vintage pieces like black faux-croc banquettes and a gas-lit wood stove add a little soul. Small flat-screen TVs draw sports fans to the 10-seat bar, while live bands attract music aficionados to the back lounge area.
The Pig Fare
There’s nothing greedy about this pig’s menu. It’s humble and hearty fare, with soups, salads, paninis, and a host of deli meats and cheeses. But what it lacks in hot dishes (the kitchen is the size of a telephone booth), it makes up for in quality. The sandwiches are an incredibly tasty. Try the croque-monsieur with jambon blanc and smothered in gruyere, raclette and manchego cheeses, or the much-recommended duck confit panini sprinkled with sour cherries and bitter greens. The cocktail list, too, is short but serves one-of-a-kind drinks with a strong focus on whiskey and bourbon.
On the Chalkboard
Charcuterie and cheese platters are a hot trend in Vancouver restaurants, and The Greedy Pig has some of the best offerings in town. The Butcher’s Plate offers good value for your buck: choose three types of thinly-sliced deli meats and two cheeses with sides of salsa verde, pear compote, grapes and baguette slices. Vegetarians can indulge with the cheese platter, which includes four selections of top-grade cheeses, mostly sourced from Dusa.
Parking: metered street parking