Resto roundup: Mensch Jewish Delicatessen, Elements Diner, and Tractor

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      Here's a quick overview of three new places that have opened up, including a Jewish deli, an international diner, and a health food cafeteria.

      Deli delight

      If you're a sandwich lover, you'll want to check this one out.

      Mensch Jewish Delicatessen 

      Mensch Jewish Delicatessen, which you may have heard of from their previous pop-ups, opened a to-go pop-up deli at 666 East Broadway on July 18. It'll be there until September 9. (You can also order items via Foodee.)

      The massive sandwiches thickly pack in five or 10 ounces of smoked, brined, steamed, handsliced, hot pastrami between rye or in Reuben sandwiches (with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on rye).

      Mensch Jewish Delicatessen

      There's also beet-cured lox on a poppy seed bagel (with Labaneh cheese and capers), and egg salad on challah bread.

      The hefty sandwiches range in price from $9 to $18 so they are quite the investment (a full sandwich is enough for two people).

      To sweeten the deal, there's lokshen kugel (noodle pudding) for dessert.

      Due to popular demand, there are also jars of house-made dill pickles for sale.

      Eclectic elements

      Elements Diner had its grand opening on July 15 in Yaletown at 910 Beatty Street.

      Elements Diner

      The adventurous menu integrates pan-Asian influences as well as Western dishes, running quite the international range.

      Elements Diner

      There are dishes from the Philippines (crispy pata, sizzling pork sisig), Taiwan (honey toast box, bubble tea), France (croque monsieur, croque madame), Italy (fungus wild mushroom risotto), and China (fried rice with Chinese sausage, scallions, and pork floss).

      Elements Diner

      There are also inventive items to try out such as an edamame Waldorf salad and Thai chicken pineapple rice pizza. 

      Everyday expansion

      For the health-conscious (and the hungry-conscious), Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods is continuing to expand its nutritious reach by opening a new location at 1751 Quebec Street in Olympic Village.

      Tractor has opened a third location in Olympic Village.
      Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods

      The sleek but casual cafeteria-style eatery offers a range of salads, sandwiches, soups, and stews.

      Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods

      There's everything from entrée salads, such as kale chicken Caesar or miso kale spinach, to Thai veggie stew with organic tofu.

      Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods

      There are also two other locations, in Kitsilano (1903 West 4th Avenue) and downtown (355 Burrard Street).

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