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Real Food Fast

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#3 321 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-741-0004
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Soups/sandwiches

A nice place for lunch, tucked away in small Old Town shopping area. They allow you to taste three different soups and one stew before you decide which one you want and offer decent prices on the soup/sandwich combination.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Ayla F
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Maybe just a bad day and poor choices but did not enjoy lunch here except for the cake. Others mentioned the soup shooters - I tried one, a spicy bean soup. The taste was good but the beans were slightly undercooked. Yech! That gritty, starchiness. Opted for a sammie - BLT with sundried tomato mayo. The sammie was good but... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A nice place for lunch, tucked away in small Old Town shopping area. They allow you to taste three different soups and one stew before you decide which one you want and offer decent prices on the soup/sandwich combination.

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to this obscure little restaurant with my girlfriend and were blown away with this little gem! The smell when we walked in was a sweet reminder of my mom's kitchen when she was making her homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. I ordered a Peanut Butter, Banana, and Bacon grilled Panini and ate it so very slowly to enjoy every... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is very unassuming but excellent place for lunch. Samples of the soups for the day are on hand and service was friendly and quick. We ordered a soup and a stew and shared an Italian panini. The desserts looked great but we were full. Highly recommended.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Situated in Old Town, Nanaimo, this was a great place for a quick lunch. They had three soups and one stew to sample before placing an order. They serve soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts and options to take out frozen soups and stews. We had the Irish Stew and Rutabaga and Carrot Soup with the Italian Panini to share. Everything... More 

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Vancouver Island, BC
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Love this cafe for their great lunches and ambience. Service is excellent (great idea to let you try each soup when you enter) and their fun magazines always encourage great conversations. Can't wait to go back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Love it ,love it,love it......I've had the meat loaf sandwich twice .....once with soup and once with salad . The first time the meatloaf had just come out of the oven. Med salad ....really good ...real food , real flavour. I'll come back again and again.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband I stumbled upon this restaurant 2 weeks ago, while visiting the island. The food was amazing, atmosphere very friendly. We sampled soup, ate a fantastic meal and had the best Nanaimo Cake possible. We are sorry we do not live close enough to eat there often. thanks so much Ray & Karen Medicine Hat, Alberta

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a little surprise waiting for you in the Old City Quarter that will knock you out. Fresh and tasty food that is prepared with care by the owners. I have eaten here numerous times and have never been disappointed. Try the amazing soups or go for a fresh hot lunch

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband's uncle is a regular here and took us out for lunch during a recent visit to Nanaimo. The owners were very personable and greeted him and his wife by name when we came in. They offer four different varieties of homemade soup each day and you can ask for samples of each of the soups in a shot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #3 321 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-741-0004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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