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Vietnamese restaurant beloved by Bourdain opening soon in Vancouver (SPH)

The Lunch Lady is opening soon on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. (Photo credit: Vancouver Is Awesome)

Vancouverites won’t need to travel far to try the street food spot’s authentic Vietnamese eats.

“The food, culture, landscape and smell; they’re all inseparable,” said the late food icon Anthony Bourdain of his time in Vietnam. “It just seemed like another planet; a delicious one that sort of sucked me in and never let go.”

The chef, writer, and TV show host made several treks to Vietnam for his shows, exploring the Southeast Asian nation through its food, culture, and people. One visit for a 2009 episode of his show “No Reservations” found Bourdain at a Ho Chi Minh City food stall called The Lunch Lady. 

As they gear up for the long-anticipated opening, Lunch Lady is keeping busy honing their take-out skills, and recently teamed up with Feed the Frontline Canada to serve meals to staff at St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital.

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