Finding new places to eat in downtown Vancouver is definitely not hard, especially with the addition of food trucks popping up on every corner! My coworker and I had a small list of places we wanted to go to, including the famous Hamburger 2.85 food truck.
I was sold and set on going after reading Meaghan’s post on this in the day before, and thankfully my coworker agreed! It definitely did not disappoint.
Hamburger 285 is located on the corner of Granville and Pender. The menu is really basic, so don’t be expecting any fancy add ons or anything of that sort. In fact, I can’t even recall if they even sell pop.
The concept is simple, the title is simple. But their taste is definitely not simple as I will explain below. You can either order a hamburger for 2.85 (yes, you read that right, TWO EIGHTY FIVE whaaat) or a cheeseburger for $3.95. I decided on getting the cheeseburger that day.
I normally don’t go to food trucks, it’s not that I have a thing against them or anything, but I just haven’t really had the opportunity to. With that said, I’m not sure if the wait for our burgers was considered longer than usual than not. We waited around 10 minutes for our burgers afterwards, so in my opinion, that seemed longer than the standard.
They had lively, upbeat top 40s playing, which made the line up go a biiiit faster but I was really anticipating my burger! “Number 33, cheeseburger!” Yes! That was my cue and I was handed what looked like a delicious burger.
After both our burgers came, we walked down to Canada Place to enjoy our burgers….except there was one problem. I had already devoured my burger! The lettuce and tomatoes tasted extremely fresh and crunchy. The bread was thick and lightly toasted, giving it a slightly grilled taste but it had a really soft bite to it. The patty was well cooked, juicy, and flavourful.
The BEST part of this burger was their teriyaki mayo sauce of some sort. I’m not too sure what exactly the sauce was, but I definitely tasted some teriyaki and goodness, did it complete this burger!
I kind of expected that the portion would be smaller since it is so cheap, so I should have ordered a second one. If you are pretty hungry like I was, I would recommend ordering two of these delicious things. Other than that, my quick visit to Hamburger 2.85 was pleasant and I predict I will be back here before my internship ends.
Also, I am definitely going to miss the sunshine as the days get colder, so I included a beautiful view in this post as well.
What are some other good food trucks/restaurants that I should visit around the Canada Place/Harbour Center area? Please let me know in the comments!