Book a holiday lunch party at Nuba in Gastown, get a free bottle of bubbly

Nuba's flagship location is now accepting bookings for holiday parties, and space is filling up fast!

Conveniently located in Gastown, it's the perfect location for holiday work lunches, and we would love to host you. Nuba's trademark delicious and healthy fare is suitable for even the most fickle dietary restrictions—there is something for everyone on our menu. And our experienced, dedicated staff will take care of everything and ensure your gathering is an unforgettable one.

As an added incentive, for every four people in your holiday lunch party from 2pm onwards, we'll give you a complimentary bottle of bubbly to enjoy with your friends and co-workers.

Get in touch today by calling 604.688.1655, emailing, or filling out the form below.

 

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Win four tickets to Hansel and Gretel and dinner for four at Nuba

It's contest time, and have we ever got a good one for you! We've partnered with Vancouver Opera to give away dinner for 4 at Nuba in Gastown and 4 tickets to their upcoming production of Hansel and Gretel at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Head on over to our Facebook page to enter

Hansel and Gretel runs November 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 and December 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11 at Vancouver Playhouse

Tickets start at $25

Purchase tickets here: www.vancouveropera.ca/tickets

Fall Catering Promotion

From now until November 18, save 5% on all catering orders AND receive a free plate of baklava. Simply use discount code FALL-4-FALAFEL when placing your order.

Nuba’s catering services can accommodate small office lunches, celebrations at home, buffet dinners for 200, and everything in between. We create food with commitment to quality ingredients. We seek out the freshest ingredients—organic and local when available—and handpick them daily. A large portion of our menu items are vegan. All meats are halal, non-medicated, and hormone free. And we can cater to a large variety of dietary restrictions and allergies so you will find our menus contain plenty of options for all.
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For more information please visit our catering page or contact Cristel Moubarak
Phone: 604.558.0690
Email: catering@nuba.ca
 

Nuba on the CBC

Recently, Chef Bakhos Mjalleh was on CBC Vancouver talking all about mjadra, our healthy and delicious lentil dish. The article is copy-pasted below or you can read it on the CBC site here.


f you're ever been to one of Vancouver's Nuba restaurants, you've probably tried or have heard of the much-loved Najib's Special.

The Lebanese-rooted recipe calls for deep frying cauliflower to a golden brown and tossing it with lemon and a sea salt. 

Just thinking about it is saliva-inducing for some — and by some, I mean this reporter who now has a serious cauliflower craving.

But Nuba chef Bakhos Mjalleh wants us Vancouverites to branch out and try something else.

He recommends the dish Mjadra. 

"It tastes like a combination of caramelized onions, the slight heaviness of the lentils and the smoothness of the rice," said Mjalleh.

"We overcook the brown rice to give it the smoothness of risotto but we keep the firmness of the lentils."

The chef, who moved from Lebanon just three years ago, says he recognizes that diners in his new home tend to be health conscious.

He believes his recommendation is both tasty and does the body well.

"Najib's by itself is not a full meal," he said.

"You need protein."

Mjalleh says the "simple" dish of Mjadra, or as it's traditionally known in the Middle East as mujaddara, is often eaten as a meal after fasts or by those abstaining from meat.

Like deep-fried cauliflower, he says it's considered a staple.

"In each house in Lebanon, or in Levantine cuisine ... it's always available on the table," he said.

"It's widely widely famous and loved by the locals."

What he loves now, is sharing a piece of his traditions with those who make their way into Nuba's dining rooms.

By Lien Yeung @LienY