Carrot on the Run

Carrot on the RunA good place to pop in for lunch while running errands in North Nanaimo is Carrot on the Run beside Island Natural Market, 6560 Metral Drive. It's just across the parking lot from Milano's Café opposite Woodgrove. Carrot on the Run has five small tables and and three more outside in summer. You order at the counter from huge blackboard menus or by pointing to items in the cooler.

The deli sandwiches are a favorite, with a choice of roast beef, chicken, lamb, pulled pork, and portobello mushrooms. Otherwise there's lasagna, cabbage rolls, and pakoras (Indian fritters). Aside from the brownies and cakes, you can get baklava for dessert. The Saltspring fair trade organic coffee is always good, and on a hot day a cool frappe mocha will hit the spot.

Carrot on the Run is open weekdays from 8 am to 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm, and Sundays 11 am to 5 pm. Takeouts, picnic baskets, and catering are a specialty here. Great food. Fast.

UPDATE: On June 30, 2011 Carrot on the Run closed its deli to focus on catering opportunities.

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