Vancouver Plant Based Bowl Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Plant Based Bowl Challenge featured plant-based bowl creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their plant-based bowl creation from February 22 – March 18, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Alyssa Dawson, Rebecca Coleman and Bhumika Mehta.

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The total number of points a plant based bowl creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are: 

1st Place: 

{106 points}

Tao Organics and Cafe

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

Web: http://www.taoorganics.com/

Twitter @TAOorganics

Instagram @taoorganics

Agathe and Chrystelle

2nd Place: 

{96 points}

Lotus Seed Vegetarian Restaurant

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

Web: http://lotusseed.ca/

Instagram @lotusseedvegetarian

Chef Van

3rd Place: 

{88 points}

Eternal Abundance

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

Web: http://eternalabundance.ca/

Twitter: @EternalAbundanc

Instagram: @eternalabundance

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Plant-based Bowl creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Lotus Seed Vegetarian Restaurant

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

Web: http://lotusseed.ca/

Instagram @lotusseedvegetarian

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Eternal Abundance

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

Web: http://eternalabundance.ca/

Twitter: @EternalAbundanc

Instagram: @eternalabundance

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Tao Organics and Cafe

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

Web: http://www.taoorganics.com/

Twitter @TAOorganics

Instagram @taoorganics

Thank you to the chefs and restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their plant-based bowl creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Plant-based Bowl creations! See all the Challenge entries here.

By: Richard Wolak