Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Red Wagon

I am almost embarrassed to say that I had never heard of The Red Wagon before last Sunday.  It had been on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for crying out loud!  After having eaten there, I am very grateful to my snowshoeing partner in crime for introducing me to this fabulous little hole in the wall post-snowshoe.

The Red Wagon is a classic diner if I've ever seen one.  You're nice and cozy with your neighbours, you literally walk through the kitchen to get to the bathroom (I highly recommend making this walk just to experience it), there are kids' drawings posted on the windows and walls, the service is super friendly and fast, and the food is great!  Needless to say, I would recommend adding this gem to your brunch repertoire.

Things to note: (1) This place is busy!  So, be prepared to wait in line at least 10-15 minutes.  (2) Their counter area looks so cool.  I'm tempted to go back solo, just so I can sit at it!  (3) There is an awning around the edge of the restaurant, so if it's raining, don't let that deter you from making your way to The Red Wagon.

The X that marks the spot.

My FREE fresh, home-made doughnut hole.  Do they know how to keep customers waiting in line happy or what?!

My snowshoeing partner in crime's Trucker Breakfast with 2 over-medium eggs, 2 buttermilk pancakes, homefries, bacon and multigrain toast.  ($11.75)

My Trucker Breakfast: 2 over-easy eggs, 2 buttermilk pancakes, homefries, sausage and sourdough toast.  Now, normally I think it's a crime for two people to order the same meal at a restaurant.  As a result, I was fully prepared to order the scrumptious looking St. Patty's day special, and had even put my order in...when I heard the sourdough toast game changer!
In retrospect, I am 100% thoroughly happy with my change of mind.  This meal was delicious and the pancakes are like no other pancake I've ever had.  The picture doesn't do them justice, but they were unbelievably thick.  It was like you got four pancakes instead of two.  I loved it!

2 cream-soda candies with the end to a meal ever!  I may have even gasped out loud in excitement when the bill arrived, much to our server's happiness.


  1. WOW! DDD joints haven't worked out for me so far... Will have to try our the Red Wagon!

    1. what DDD joints haven't worked for you in Vancouver? The Red Wagon and Save-On Meats have been all-stars, as have the Chicago places we tried.

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  3. I can't believe you ordered a regular breakfast rather than pulled pork pancakes!

    1. I know, I know! I just wasn't in a pulled pork mood that day. Plus, now I have a great excuse to go back!