If you're already vegan, plant-based, or plant-curious, you've probably been in a situation where you're out in Vancouver with a group (or even on a date) and you're limited to french fries, a Beyond burger, or a salad.
Then there are those wonderful people in your life who are attentive to your dietary preferences and propose a restaurant for you to choose from - great! Here are our top ten favourite plant-based sites in Vancouver, BC, which will pique anyone's interest in plants. There are no rankings because you can't go wrong and it all depends on what you want:
After the recent events of Covid to bring light to the vegan lifestyle, Chef Chi changed Chi Modern Vietnamese Kitchen & Bar to a totally plant-based restaurant providing cocktails, local wines, and seasonal Asian-inspired meals.
Do Chay - Winner of Van Mag's Best New Restaurant and Best New Patio in 2020 - offers a lovely setting to dine in at both locations, serving vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine and beverages, as well as happy hours.
Eternal Abundance has an all-organic market as well as a vegan restaurant. They have strong ethical standards when it comes to food grown from the earth, and they gladly nourish our community with a wide range of raw and cooked vegan meals, as well as smoothies and gluten-free sweets.
The Acorn is a multi-award-winning, vegetable-forward restaurant and bar in the heart of Main St., Vancouver. It's the place to go if you're looking for the freshest and most inventive cuisine cooked with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Vegans and gluten-free customers will be well-served, while even the most adamant meat eaters will be completely satisfied.
Fresh and sustainable local produce, crucial imported ingredients, and authentic southern Italian flavours can all be found at Pizzeria Grano. Grano delivers Vancouver's first plant-based Vera Pizza Napoletana, combining these with locally sourced, hand-crafted plant-based cheeses.
In the heart of South Granville, Heirloom opened its doors in 2012. Heirloom is a contemporary plant based dining experience with a creative current menu, housed in a lovely heritage property.
In Vancouver's West End neighborhood, Beet Box serves 100% plant-based vegetarian and vegan comfort food.
The Naam Restaurant is the oldest vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Vancouver. It began as a modest café in 1968 and has since developed into a full-service Kitsilano institution serving delectable cuisine from all over the world.
Po Kong, the sister restaurant of Bo Kong, opened in 2011 and specializes on vegetarian and vegan Chinese cuisine. For the past 18 years, Bo Kong has been successful in their aim of providing a healthy and comprehensive vegetarian lifestyle to the community.
MILA was founded to demonstrate that doing good for the environment does not have to be a compromise. MILA provides an elevated, yet approachable, plant-based dining experience via proven culinary innovation and a focus on internationally-inspired flavour.
The list grows as additional plant-based options become available, and we encourage you to try them all; there are even two new sites that we can't wait to try! (Nightshade and Good Dogs Plant Foods) Please let us know if your favourite spot isn't on our list. Purchasing the Plant Curious coupon book and exploring all of the incredible savings available to support doing new things in Vancouver is a fantastic way to embark on a journey of discovery!