Friday, September 17, 2010

Trainer's Tip from Christina

For this weeks trainers tip, I thought I would recommend somewhere to eat! One of my favorite restaurants any day, anytime is Bandidas Taqeria
Located on Commercial Drive near 12th Avenue, this amazing hole in the wall offers up some of the most delicous Mexican food ever!
Although I am not a vegetarian, I have a deep appreciation for vegetarian done right. At Bandidas, they provide delicous, fresh food that is prepared in house inculding handmade corn tortillas that are worth a trip themselves.

The burritos tacos options have fun names such as "Estelle" featuring pineapple and black beans, or "Leona Gayle" with chipotle tofu, pinto beans & cheese.

My personal favorite is the "Ronny Russell" with roasted yams and onions, fresh guacamole, black beans, green salsa, purple cabbage, & pumpkin seeds as two tacos (orders come in 2,3, 4 or 5) as a meal with a crisp salad. This perfectly satisfying dish runs 8$, leaving plenty extra in the wallet for a pint of Sun God wheat ale for 4.5$ which is one of my treats.

The menu contains a wide assortment from enchiladas, "Danis" is stuffed with roasted squash & cheese, to nachos, soups & salads.

As if it was'nt to good to be true already, they serve brunch every day from 10am to 3pm with some standout dishes in a sea of mediocre Vancouver brunch offerings. My weekend delight is "Lesters" benny with roasted yams & onions, spicy salsa & eggs atop cornbread muffin tops. They even offer a vegan option where eggs are replaced by butternutsquash & organic tofu.

All in all, as a trainer, I like to know that when I am eating in a restaurant the food is fresh, hand prepared & offering a balance between taste & nutritional value. Bandidas delivers this & so much more, all at an exceedingly affordable price.

Check out their website & menu at

For more nutritional or Personal Training in Vancouver, please contact Christina Longo at 778 846 4185 or

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