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Liquids and Solids Cafe and Market

Commercial Drive
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1530 Venables St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2G9, Canada
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

When you need a delicious, nutritious and healthy lunch then Liquids & Solids is a great option. Using only all natural ingredients and no preservatives, Liquids & Solids has 2 retail outlets (Hastings and Broadway) along with a burgeoning wholesale business that markets their soups, stews and chilis under the SoupEtc brand.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We visited the Hastings & Campbell location, which is relatively new. It doesn't have much atmosphere and the interior was quite cool (tempertature-wise). It seems to be in a converted garage. Seating is limited. There are only 4 tables on the west side of the counter and a living room arrangement on the east side with a sofa, 2 armchairs... More 

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Los Angeles
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We just stumbled across this place while walking around in Strathcona Village. We weren't that hungry, but the sandwich and soups MADE us eat. Really friendly service - even a young kid (owner's son?) helping out who seemed like a natural for the restaurant business. Good vegetarian options, too.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

The location I visited was on Broadway, between Granville & Fir. I ordered a Pannini sandwich - roasted chicken, Brie, Cranberry & Spinach, which was excellent @ 8.95 and a Borscht soup (combo @ 2.95 more). It was delish, though not as hot as I would have liked. I should have asked to make sure the soup was very hot... More 

Thank Vikimor
Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

Although the soup was very tasty, overall the visit was average. The soup wasn't very hot at all and it took a while to get someone's attention to change it. Prices are fair and the atmosphere in general is alright.

Thank Zoë N
Cloverdale, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

I was out walking in the rain on Saturday and really wanted a bowl of yummy soup! I always hoped for a place that was near the Stanley theatre.... and I FOUND IT! This place is definitely worth a stop. They offered about 8 soups - all with great variety and flavour - I decided on the Cuban Black Bean... More 

Thank CaitieBC
Vancouver BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2010

Tucked in on a lonely stretch of Venables street between Commercial Drive and Clark Drive, Liquids & Solids is worth searching out. Mike and Pete cook up amazing homemade soups and grilled panini Mon to Fri for the local working lunch crowd. Everything is made on site and sourced from local business. They even roast their own "healthy" meats for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 Venables St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
A rotating menu of over 50 homemade soups and amazing grilled paninis. Everything is fresh and locally sourced.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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