Nimby Burger, Vancouver
If you’ve never been to In-N-Out Burger, the next time you are in California, Utah or Texas, you really should stop at one. I’m not at all a fast food fan, but there’s something different about the modest fare served there – it’s made fresh, on-site, and you can totally taste this crucial difference, distinguishing it from so many of its competitors. In Vancouver, a very close substitute is Nimby Burger, a take-out window attached to Local Public Eatery on the corner of Cornwall and Yew, across from Kit’s Beach. Much like In-N-Out Burger, Nimby offers a streamlined menu consisting of the Nimby Burger, the same with cheese, a double, fries and real ice cream milkshakes. I tried their classic which consisted of a thin, hot-off-the-griddle patty, a crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce, a pleasantly ripe tomato, pickle and special sauce, held together on a on a soft bun – simple and delicious. The portion is on the smaller side so if you’re hungry, order the double. Their hand-cut fries are actually put in the fryer when you order them so they are crispy and hot when you receive them, rather than the limp over-salted frozen option handed out at most fast food joints. Nimby is a great little spot to stop and grab quick bite – but there’s no seating at so be prepared to stroll over to the beach and enjoy your tasty burger and fries there.
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