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Top 10 Vegan Restaurants in Vancouver For Plant Based Delicacies

Vegan Restaurants in Vancouver

Vancouver is one of the best places to live in Canada. Vegan restaurants in Vancouver have been booming with a higher rate of vegan food lovers globally creating demand for plant-based protein, carbs and nutrients. From scrumptious veggie burgers to fine dining experiences, you’ll have skeptical carnivores agreeing that these top 10 vegan restaurants in Vancouver don’t miss a beat when it comes to delicious food! These vegan restaurants can compete with the best vegan restaurants in Toronto.

Head To These Top 10 Vegan Restaurants in Vancouver

MeeT

Address: 

  • 12 Water St Unit 115 (at Inner Courtyard), Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1165 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 4288 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia

This is undoubtedly the ultimate spot for vegan comfort food in Vancouver, featuring a mind blowing menu with things like a spicy “buffalo” burger, fries, mac n cheese, onion rings, loaded poutine( poutine topped with their savory cashew miso gravy, house feta, and mozzarella, finished with scallions) and root beer floats. If that doesn’t fancy your sweet taste buds, try a chocolate tort, lemon tart, or cookies n’ cream in a jar. 

Chickpea

Address: 4298 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia

Eat “lentil” the end of the world at Chickpea! Or you can bring friends along. 

Once a vegan food truck, now a 90-seat restaurant with a bar, Chickpea is what Mediterranean dreams are made of. Although you can still find their food truck hitting the streets, at Chickpeas restaurant you’ll catch a relaxed vibe, a late-night menu, a live show,  

the local selection of beer, wine, signature cocktails and a fantastic sample menu. 

What makes this one of the best vegan restaurants in Vancouver is that the menu here is designed to be extensive, and you’re encouraged to share, so gather a group of friends and have a bite of everything! While ordering, the rules are simple, each person picks a main dish which comes with hummus, a salad, and pita bread along with the restaurant’s selection of ‘Salatim’ (basically really delicious, rainbow-coloured appetizers). 

If you order from a sample menu you can eat the shnizalonim crispy battered smoked tofu, chickpea fries, schnitzel platter, vegan frittata, french toast, hummus and falafel. To excite your sweet palate try the baklava or chocolate ganache torte.

Tractor

Address:

  • Park Place Concourse Level, 666 Burrard St.
  • 1903 West 4th Avenue, (West 4th & Cypress)
  • 1751 Quebec Street, (East 2nd & Quebec)
  • 700 West Pender St., (Granville and Pender)
  • 601 West Broadway, (Broadway & Ash)

Conceptually a mixed salad bar (you can expect around 12 options to choose from any time you visit) Tractor is a clean option for vegans. Scoop up add ons like grilled avocado, tofu, or curried cauliflower and then you’ve got something catered especially to your taste buds. This is one of the best options for vegans in Vancouver because they have many locations with fresh food, making it perfect for those days when you want to have lunch outside the office. 

The Acorn

Address: 3995 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P3, Canada

Another addition to the vegan scene in Vancouver is this restaurant and bar. At Acorn, you experience a wonderful dining option that’s healthy and so tasty. No wonder Acorn was the winner of ‘Best Vegetarian Restaurant’ at the 2017 Vancouver Magazine awards and named in the top 25 Vancouver restaurants in Scout Magazine! If that wasn’t enough, they leave you with a card from their ‘Artist Series’, a program that showcases work from a different local artist each month.

Fitting beautifully on our list of the best vegan restaurants in Vancouver, Acorn has seasonal produce from local farms and beautifully presented dishes with a sharp cocktail menu to ignite your passion for vegan food. Whether it’s a date night, or you want inspiration to cook exciting food at home, this restaurant can expect the best quality customer experience. 

Lotus Seed

Address: 736 W Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia

Blooming in Vancouver, Lotus Seed fulfils everyone’s need to eat fresh and healthy local and organic bites. Their menu is the reason W. Broadway eatery describes their cuisine as “food for the soul”. As one of the best vegan restaurants in Vancouver you can enjoy meatless ball sandwiches made from sunflower seeds , vegan brown rice sushi (the Mango Maki roll is a must), pho, almond alfredo spaghetti, vegan benedict and vegan sushi. 

There’s something here for all times of the day, because there are really no wrong choices! 

Heirloom

Address: 1509 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J2, Canada

Heirloom is a popular weekend brunch spot uniting vegan and vegetarians. This eatery is known for their beautiful, light, and contemporary space as well as their commitment to supporting the #plant-based movement in Canada. 

Enjoy food that is locally and organic whenever possible and interestingly the cooks use all natural ingredients as long as they “don’t have a face”.  While ordering keep in mind that anything on their menu can be made vegan and add these recommended things to your order: 

  • Blueberry French Toast with cashew cream, blueberry compote and cashew praline.
  • E3 Lemonade: a turquoise elixir of green algae, honey, lemon, and sparkling water.

The Naam

Address:  2724 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1R1, Canada

Naam-astay till midnight, that’s right this place is open for 24 hours all week! 

The Naam is one of the most popular vegan restaurants in Vancouver for it’s classic vegan and 100% vegetarian menu. It’s history even dates back to the 1960’s when the plant-based movement was a lot more scarce. Fitting beautifully with today’s need for eating things in good conscience, The Naam has maintained their passion over these years, refining their menu and selling their famous Miso Gravy all over Canada. 

Edible Flours

Address: 2280 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2E3, Canada

Edible Flours is a vegan and specialty bakery, with gluten free, refined sugar free and nut free options available( super healthy af). Enter this abode of washboard abs and glowing skin for  sweet treats and see the bakers at work in the open-kitchen, beating and baking drool-worthy delights such as cinnamon rolls, peanut butter cookies and S’mores bars.

Virtuous Pie

Address: 3339 Shrum Lane, Vancouver, British Columbia

Even had a plant based pizza? Or a plant based ice cream? Catch all things vegan at the Virtuous Pie with even more exciting things like the hand-stretched dough with nut-based cheeses act as the platform for a multitude of unique toppings. Some of the favourites are Kim-Jack — hoisin crema, cashew mozzarella, kimchi, gochujang-braised jackfruit, roast broccolini, and scallion. 

A pizza from Virtuous Pie can take around 6 minutes from the time of ordering which is pretty decent, but if you’re in a rush, many people order online for delivery or pick-up and skip the line! It is a fast food eatery after all. 

Chau Veggie Express

Address: 5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5P 3T8 

Travel to exquisite Vietnamese with this family-style kitchen offering a full vegetarian menu. Two friends in Vietnam, hopping from one adventure to another inspired the restaurant to name its dishes: ‘Midnight Swim Bowl’. What excites most customers is their photographic menu that makes ordering easy. Step into the streets in Hanoi, with bowls of colourful and fragrant dishes while eating in Canada. 

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