Vancouver Plant Based Bowl Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Plant Based Bowl Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Plant Based Bowl creation into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Plant Based Bowl creation on their menu from February 22 – March 18, 2018.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Plant Based Bowl creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best salad creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #PlantBasedChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite plant based bowl creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different plant based bowl creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Plant Based Bowls in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Rolling Cashew

Thaï Cashew Vegan Wings, I can’t bowlieve it’s not chicken!

Thaï Cashew Vegan Wings, I can’t bowlieve it’s not chicken!

Price: $8

Created by: Chef Thibault Champel

Description: cauliflower wings it has a base of flavoured rice, it comes with our Thai cashew sauce, topped with sesame seeds, seaweed and chipotle cashew sauce. It’s gluten free too.

Offered: all the time they are open

Rolling Cashew Food Truck

TBA locations

Tel: 778-239-5180


Twitter: @rollingcashew

Instagram: @rollingcashew


Tao Organics and Cafe

Falafel Mango Salsa VegetaBowl

Falafel Mango Salsa VegetaBowl

Price: $14

Created by: Agathe

Description: Falafel Mango Salsa on Sprouted Quinoa topped with Macadamia Dill Cheese

Offered: all the time

Tao Organics and Cafe

210-150 Esplanade W, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 971-5108


Twitter @TAOorganics

Instagram @taoorganics


Lotus Seed Vegetarian Restaurant

Thai Lemongrass Curry

Thai Lemongrass Curry

Created by: Chef Van

Price: $11.50

Description: Thai Lemongrass Curry with brown rice, served with sauerkraut red cabbage, sprinkle of roasted Sesame seeds.

Offered: Lunch and dinner

Lotus Seed Vegetarian Restaurant

3665 Kingsway St #180, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 431-7789


Instagram @lotusseedvegetarian


Eternal Abundance

Sunshine Bowl

Vibrant Sunshine Bowl

Created by: the team

Price: $14

Description: Grilled spicy Tempea tempeh strips adorn this salad tossed in a creamy avocado lime dressing, topped with fresh veg cuts, blue corn chips, cilantro and sprouts over warm grain. All organic, vegan, and gluten-free!

Offered: All the time

Eternal Abundance

1025 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 707 0088


Twitter: @EternalAbundanc

Instagram: @eternalabundance


Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Alyssa Dawson

Lifestyle host and producer. Host at Novus TV, blogger.

Twitter: @AlyssaCDawson

Instagram: @alyssacdawson


Rebecca Coleman

Food Writer, Social Media, YouTuber and Aquafabulous! Cookbook Author

Twitter: @rebeccacoleman

Instagram @rebeccacoleman


Bhumika Mehta

Plantbased Blogger

Instagram @thewritereats


Make sure you pick up one of the Plant Based Bowl Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from February 22 – March 18, 2018