Vancouver is the place where I spent more than half of my life, so it is safe to say that I know the city pretty well. When I became a vegetarian in 2013, there were only a couple of restaurants that I could go. Naturally, I became their regular customers, but now, after 5 years, it is a whole new world.
The city is growing fast, welcoming tourists from all around the world; hence, Vancouver is becoming vegan-friendly more than ever.
Here are some vegan restaurants that I would like to share:
MeeT in Gastown – 12 Water St.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have room to try any of their desserts, but I can’t wait to go back to try all of the other dishes!
Heirloom – 1509 W. 12th Ave
Heirloom is an upscale restaurant, with beautiful interior design and decoration. It is a perfect place for a brunch, and I really enjoy going here with friends to catch up. However, it is indeed difficult to go too often if your budget is tight, but once in a while, I like to treat myself to this mushroom baguette, which is my favourite!!
Nuba – 207 W. Hastings St.
There are several locations of Nuba, but the one I suggest – if you are a traveller – is the Gastown area. It is the touristy neighbourhood, and this specific restaurant is very spacious, so it is very likely there won’t be a waiting line.
If you are a big fan of Mediterranean food, there is no place like Nuba. 🙂
Indigo Age Cafe –436 Richards St.
Actually, this place used to be another raw vegan place, but they recently went through a huge renovation and came back with completely new menu. For me, who used to be a big meat lover and only became vegan for ethical/environmental reasons, I have to say raw vegan is not always the top choice for a hungry stomach. However, I really liked what I had here, and thought that I might as well include my experience here on vegantravel.
I hope this gives you some ideas to go visit when you’re in Vancouver, and I wish you a lovely time in my hometown!