Tag: Vegan

Experiencing a Vegan Food Tour in Vancouver

The folks at Vancouver Food Tour have just launched a vegan specific tour showcasing some of the newest Vegan eateries located in and around Chinatown. I participated in one learning a little bit more about Veganism, as well as I…

KOKOMO

611 Gore Avenue, Vancouver Tel:(604) 428-6599 Web: https://www.heykokomo.ca/ Instagram @heykokomo Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based bowls, and other dishes, owner Katie Ruddle has designed a beautiful room that features Chef Mark Singson at the helm. Over a couple of…

First Taste of Chickpea: the Restaurant

Owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani successfully launched their Chickpea foodtruck over a year ago which took the city by storm, they have now expanded their offerings with their new 100% plant based restaurant located on Main Street. Here they…

THE WORKSHOP VEGETARIAN CAFÉ

296 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 973-0163 Web: http://theworkshopvegetariancafe.com/ Twitter @workshopvegcafe Advice: No reservations, closed Sunday. At first glance from the moment I entered this one of a kind vegetarian eatery in an off beat location on the north…

First Taste of Say Hello Sweets

With a passion to open her own ice cream truck Naomi Arnaut did just that. An ice cream truck with a mobile license, her colourful truck will be roaming all over the city from busy streets outside of the downtown…

CHICKPEA

Hornby and Cordova, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter: @ILoveChickpea Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. Specializing in Vegetarian comfort food with a Mediterranean twist, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have…

First Taste of Nice Vice Cream

I toured Canada’s first vegan Ice Cream shop recently it is located a block away from the Yaletown Canada Line station. Owned by Chris White who founded the company; Jocelyn Heinrichs is the flavour creation and product tester manager. Nice…

COMMODITY JUICERY

3975 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 876-5463 Website: www.commodityjuicery.com Twitter: @CommodityJuice Advice: Counter service. Located in the heart of the Mountainview Fraserhood neighborhood is this community focussed juicery serving up healthy juicy concoctions ranging from cold-pressed juices, to smoothies, along…

ZEND CONCIOUS LOUNGE

1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 588-6688 Web: http://www.zendlounge.com/ Twitter: @zendlounge Advice: Open daily 11am-11pm, live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Healthy and consciousness are the best words to describe this botanical bar and vegan eatery in the heart…

Second Nature at Graze Opening

On April 11, I attended the opening night dinner party picnic style at Second Nature located upstairs at Graze Vegetarian Restaurant on Fraser. Upstairs from the original Graze Restaurant, rain or shine, their shiny new food truck is now serving…

MEET ON MAIN

4288 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 877-1292 Web: www.meetonmain.com Twitter: @meetonmain Advice: No reservations. With a clever play on words, this new neighborhood eatery focusses on comfort food that is vegetarian and vegan forward. The room has an eclectic feel,…

THE JUICE TRUCK CAFÉ

28 W 5th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 719-8861 Web: www.thejuicetruck.ca Twitter: @juicetruck Advice: Have a seat at the communal sharing table. As one of the juice movers and shakers, The Juice Truck’s founders Ryan Slater and Zach Berman started the ball…

EXILE BISTRO

1220 Bute Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8633 Web: http://exilebistro.com/ Twitter: @exilebistro Advice: Doesn’t take reservations, daytime they run a café menu and by night Specializing in plant forward cuisine with an additional focus on Canadian game, this new hot spot in…

Interview with Chef Karen McAthy

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with…

RAIN OR SHINE ICE CREAM

1926 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-7246 Web: http://rainorshineicecream.com/ Twitter: @rainorshineYVR Advice: Closed Monday’s. Visit on Tuesday’s for Taco Tuesday. Since I love ice cream, I am always looking to try the new scoop shops and I am also quite…

TAMAM

2616 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-7078 Web: http://www.tamam.ca/ Twitter: @TamamVEV Advice: Sit in the Solarium on a bright day. Love Middle Eastern cuisine, over the years I have enjoyed the flavours of Israelli, Lebanese and Syrian dishes. I…

EARNEST ICE CREAM

3992 Fraser St Vancouver Tel:  (604) 428-0697 Web: http://earnesticecream.com/wp/ Twitter: @Earnesticecream Advice: Open Thursday – Sunday. Pints include $1 deposit for the glass containers. Since I was a kid I have loved Ice Cream, my favourite flavour growing up was…

SMAK FAST FOOD

1139 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-559-7625 Web: http://smakfastfood.com/ Twitter: @smakfood AdviceL Sharing picnic table outside in front, no reservations, counter service. It’s all about feeding us well and sustainability in this spot in the city’s financial district, locally sourced…

FIVE ELEMENTS CAFÉ

1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-5938 Web: http://www.fiveelementscafe.com/ Twitter: tba Advice: Have a friend or two join you and share the dishes. With a mix of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, the dishes on the menu are diverse and the dishes…

GRAZE

UPDATED 11/27/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8822 Web: http://grazerestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @GrazeFoodVan Advice: Reservations suggested. With its focus on plant based cuisine this east side jaunt is striving to be sustainable using locally and organically produced ingredients…

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

3289 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-4676 Web: coming Twitter: @GPSushi Advice: Reservations suggested. Bring a friend to share some sushi rolls. There are sushi joints and then there are sushi joints, while the city is filled with sushi eateries…

MAGDA’S RESTAURANT

6345 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-322-1001 Web: www.magdasrestaurant.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations. Some of my friends and I often get together on Sunday mornings for breakfast at various eateries around the city, each of us takes turns on suggesting…

CAFÉ D’AFRIQUE

363 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-9919 Web: http://www.cafedafrique.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Go with at least another friend to share the platters. I often go walking to explore neighborhoods in Vancouver, on a recent visit through Mount Pleasant I…

EAST IS EAST CHAI GALLERY

4433 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Twitter: hopefully one day. Advice: Reservations suggested. Request to be seated at one of the tables with benches rather than the tree stump chairs. As a fan of their former location a…

HEIRLOOM RESTAURANT

1509 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-2231 Web: http://heirloomrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @HeirloomVeg Advice: This is a restaurant to dine with a friend or more friends, not ideal for eating solo unless you are seated at the bar. Sharing is key here….

THE PARKER

UPDATED 6/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://theparkervancouver.com Twitter: @ParkerVancouver Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Add the flashlight app to your iphone, it will come in handy when reading the menu. As one who can appreciate…

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