Summer feeding frenzy

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Lunch Specials near Douglas College

By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist

With summer comes summer classes. After doing a few classes in the morning, you will probably be hungry for lunch. If you don’t like the food that is in the cafeteria, you can go to the restaurants nearby the college for their lunch specials, which offer great food at low prices. Here are some of the lunch specials that you can find in the restaurants that are near both campuses. Hopefully this list will come in handy if you find yourself in need of a quick but cheap bite this summer!


The Old Spaghetti Factory


The New Westminster location of The Old Spaghetti Factory, located a few blocks away from the New Westminster campus, has a variety of lunch specials from pasta to sandwiches. One of the lunch specials to highlight is the Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich with fries. The marinara sauce in the sandwich adds a lot of flavour to it, and the red onions add crunch. All of their lunch specials include minestrone soup and bread.


Original’s Restaurante Mexicano


The new Mexican restaurant near New Westminster Station has food items that are made with authentic flavours and not much grease. The restaurant’s current lunch special is two tacos and tortilla soup for $5.50. The cilantro in the steak taco has a strong taste and the pork in the chilorio taco has a lot of flavour. The tortilla soup tastes like cheese and it is a bit spicy.


Northhouse Chinese Restaurant


Northhouse Chinese Restaurant in Henderson Place, located near Coquitlam City Centre Library, has lunch specials featuring Taiwanese cuisine starting at $4.99. They have a variety of food items to choose from including lemon chicken, pork steak in gravy sauce, kung pao chicken and sweet and sour pork.


Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House


The Coquitlam location of Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House in Pinetree Village has lunch specials of their meat dishes. You can choose from a pork chop, a chicken chop, and a beef chop. All of them include rice and a salad. All of the different types of chops that the restaurant has are juicy and have a lot of flavour. The chops taste great, and even more flavourful with sriracha sauce.