I compare it to a beautiful cashmere sweater that ages well and never goes out of style, but it is easy to forget with new fashions (or restaurants) always coming up. However when I remember to try it on again, it always fits regardless of age and it has European charm with Vancouver feel.
I enjoy Nuba more as a healthy restaurant with Mediterranean and Lebanese influences, but not as much as an authentic Lebanese restaurant. Authenticity aside I did find the food good and it is a nice cozy lunch or dinner spot for an affordable and healthy meal, but I’m not really the clientele for it.
It focuses on Middle Eastern street food that’s relatively quite healthy and noticeably fresh. Vancouver doesn’t have many options for Middle Eastern cuisine to start off with and while we have several donair and kebab shops, there are few that are bringing the quality and bright flavours of Mangal Kiss.
Sandwiches. They’re indeed making a comeback in Vancouver! The Dirty Apron actually triples as a cooking school, mini gourmet specialty foods market and a delicatessen. My visit was specifically to check out their gourmet sandwiches.