Vancouver, here are the best Vegan food in the Greater Vancouver Area…
Vegan food is often delicious, healthy, and animal friendly. Even if you’re not a vegan, you’ll appreciate these tasty vegan restaurants in Vancouver. Specifically, I recommend you try the vegan, Japanese-style pudding at Vegan Pudding & Co mentioned in our list of Vegan Desserts in Vancouver.
Yes, we have many varieties of vegan food available in Vancouver; so much so, you’ll even find excellent eateries (literally hole in the wall) serving just vegan desserts in Vancouver. The Vancouver Vegan Pudding Co. (albeit expensive) is not to be missed.
Without further delay, here are the five must-try vegan food you have to savor in Vancouver. Certainly, it’ll appeal to those living a vegan lifestyle but even if you’re not into a vegan lifestyle…it’s a safe place to bring your vegetarian or vegan friends for lunch.
Give these delicious vegan restaurants in Vancouver a try even if you’re not a vegan – perhaps, you may choose to go vegan (just for a week maybe) once you see the tasty food that invites you to eat it.
1) The Acorn Restaurant: This is a popular favorite among vegans (and even the staunches meat eaters) in Vancouver.
The Acorn conveniently calls home on Vancouver’s Main Street (known also as one of the coolest streets in North America). The vegan restaurant may seem unassuming, a corner store, but step inside this nationally renowned, vegetable forward, (+ vegan-friendly,) restaurant and prepare to be wowed.
People travel to our amazing city just to try these delicious meals; we’re so thankful “The Acorn” has chosen to open shop in Vancouver of all cities spoiling locals with a unique, one-of-a-kind, vegan dining experience. The meals are made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients (WIN). Each dish is artistically designed and thoughtfully composed, providing diners a memorable dining experience and a symphony with their taste buds in each bite. Besides the great food, The Acorn is known as a Vancouver’s vegan restaurant that goes the extra mile with great service and a complementing dining room leaving patrons of this fine restaurant with a favorable all-rounded dining experience.
Their specialty at The Acorn includes “Artichoke” – Southern Fried Artichokes, House Waffle, Pickled Shallots, Bourbon Maple Syrup, Mushroom Red-Eye Gravy. As you may notice, the menu at The Acorn carries simple names for their dishes with big flavors; it is often name after the predominant vegetable or component of the dish. Don’t miss the delectable vegan desserts as well at The Acorn. The menu at The Acorn changes seasonally and their chef, Brian Lupak, is consistently innovating, creating, and crafting new vegan/vegetarian dishes for their avid fans to enjoy. Take for example the recent new vegan dessert, “Coffee cake French toast, star anise mousse, blood orange jus, coffee syrup.” (the pictures do better justice than the description – check bellow.)
The Acorn is truly a remarkable vegetarian, vegan friendly restaurant in Vancouver that is well deserving of its many national and international accolades. Prices for dinner at this vegan restaurant in Vancouver reflects the quality of food and their award wining dining experience; expect to pay approximately $40 per person for a scrumptious vegan meal (small portions depending on your dish). The Acorn can certainly rival any restaurants in Vancouver (vegan or non-vegan). The Acorn is enough to make a meat-eater go vegan; with it’s colorful and creative creations, tantalizing your taste buds, it’s easy to forget that what you’re eating is both healthy and vegetarian. Truly an astounding local Vancouver vegan restaurant. The visuals of their dishes at The Acorn will stun you, beautiful but not pretentious! (The flavors will wow you.)
Address: 3995 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P5
2) MeeT on Main: A mainstay in Vancouver’s Vegan cuisine, MeeT on Main is a staple for many wholehearted vegans. MeeT on Main emphasizes on community-orientated atmosphere, friendly service, and neighborhood prices.
Their specialty includes MeeT Burgers – delicious burgers made right, Mac ’n’ Cheese with Vegan Cashew Cheese Sauce – so creamy you won’t know it’s vegan, Sweet Chili Cauliflower – a great appetizer, Nacho Fries, and Supergreen Salad. Their vegan House Chili can also be added onto Mac ‘n’ Cheese which is highly recommended favourite. If dining with a meat-eating friend, be sure to introduce Hot Chiggin’ Things – totally vegan with a big taste, and crunch.
MeeT on Main is one of the leading Vancouver vegan restaurants to savour delicious food…even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian. In fact, half of their customers are non-vegans according to MeeT on Main’s owner, Ivo Staiano. You will find good food at MeeT on Main; it’s not pretentious, great value, and importantly, unbelievably tasty!
MeeT on Main not only to provides great vegan food options but delicious comfort food everyone (that just happens to be vegan.) Give it a try today with your vegan friends. If you haven’t tried vegan food in Vancouver, then MeeT on Main would be the perfect introduction to a large variety of delicious vegan food options – that’s doesn’t at all seem to be missing any flavors or protein. If you’ve been a vegan all your life, then you likely already know MeeT on Main…their entire menu is vegan. You won’t regret giving MeeT on Main a try!
Address: 4288 Main St, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P9
The Heirloom Vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver is another establishment frequently loved by vegans and vegetarians alike. This unassuming restaurant located in Fairview neighborhood, (for non-Vancouverites, the Fairview neighborhood is located about Broadway-City Hall Canada Line Station with Broadway and Oak Street as the epicentre bordered by Cambie Street to the East and Burrard Street to the West. This neighborhood isn’t quite as hip as Kitsilano, you’ll find several redevelopments coming up along with a bustling commerce centre – plenty of offices and restaurants – about Broadway Street. Along with your friendly UBC students grudgingly commuting to UBC on the over packed 99 bus – of which I was one of them for four years! Thankfully plans are up coming for a Broadway sky train extension for the local community and students. Love Vancouver! What an amazing city with so many neighborhoods, people, mountains, water, and great artisan businesses. Sorry for that tangent; VancityAsks was created out of a genuine love for Vancouver, a believe that local businesses are the structure to our city, and people.) serves some of the BEST vegan and vegetarian food in Vancouver with an incredibly unique atmosphere that’s great for dining and meeting friends over dinner.
Their specialty includes Heirloom’s “Tofu Ninja Bowl”. Some favourite vegan sides are Gomae salad, beet chips, and field roast sausage. For desert your options are limited but phenomenal, treat yourself to “The Brownie” which is a house made raw brownie served with avocado chocolate ganache…how luxurious. The avocado chocolate ganache especially sounds unique. For dinner, your vegan menu choices are more available with Crispy Cauliflower being a popular favourite appetizer. For your entree, the signature “The Heirloom” and Veggie Supreme Burger are good picks. The consensus among Heirloom diners is to avoid the avocado frites (fancy name for fries so they can charge you 30% more while making it seem justifiable and ensuring you think it’s worthwhile).
Unlike MeeT on Main, not all the menu items at Heirloom is vegan, although they are a vegan friendly restaurant. Be sure to confirm with your server which items are vegan; likewise, this applies to The Acorn which is vegan friendly but also a vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver. There are still plentiful delicious vegan options both at The Acorn and Heirloom Restaurant. The Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant has a separate vegan menu whereas The Acorn vegan and vegetarian menu are indicated accordingly.
If you’re looking for delicious vegan fare, then the Heirloom Vegetarian restaurant should certainly be on your must-try list next to MeeT on Main. These two restaurants are known for delicious food that rival any restaurants in Vancouver (vegan or not). A unique twists to vegan food; you don’t have to eat raw and tasteless food if you’re looking to try a vegan diet. A fair warning, the food at Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant is pricey averaging $40/person, even more so than the award winning menu at The Acorn hence why it comes in at #3 best vegan restaurant in Vancouver. What is notable about Heirloom Vegetarian restaurant is their nice decor and interior design that provides diners with a unique vegan dining experience; a nice place to meet up for dinner or brunch.
Address: 1509 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 2E2
Known especially for their raw vegan food.
Their specialties includes . Indigo Age Vegan Cafe is also especially known for their delicious vegan cheesecake! You would barely guess it’s vegan.
Address: 436 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2Z3
5) Loving Hut Express: Loving Hut Express is not really a Vancouver vegan restaurant but a Vancouver vegan food truck! You’ll find delicious bites of vegan food at Loving Hut Express despite being dished out downtown by a street truck near Roger’s Stadium rather than an actual vegan restaurant in downtown Vancouver.
Their specialty includes
Loving Hut Express food truck is a convenient vegan/vegetarian spot in downtown Vancouver.
Address: 1200 Pacific Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6Z 2V4
Hope you enjoy these Vegan eats! Vancouver is a city with plentiful vegan options available.
Thanks for reading about the best vegan restaurants in Vancouver on VancityAsks.com
According to HappyCow.com, a website solely dedicated to vegetarian and vegan restaurants across the world, there are 117 Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly restaurants in Vancouver. However the majority of these are not exclusively vegan restaurants catering predominantly to vegetarians alone. Here are a few other vegan restaurants in Vancouver you may be keen on trying:
If you’re vegan dining with non-vegan friends. Here are a few excellent restaurants that provide extensive options for both vegan and non-vegan diners. These are not vegetarian restaurants in Vancouver but restaurants necessarily…some do serve meat products.
I hope you enjoy learning about these amazing vegan restaurants in Vancouver, BC! Thanks for reading.
Ps. When trying to find the best of anything (especially when it comes to food where tastes and preferences can vary), multiple opinions are preferred…so we’ve included links to Facebook, Zomato, and Trip Advisor for your convenience to confirm just how awesomely delicious these Vancouver vegan restaurants are!
Another tangent about MeeT on Main…it is easily one of the best vegan restaurants in Vancouver (if you don’t consider vegan friendly restaurants like The Acorn, it’s second to none); it is not only vegan-friendly but it features an entirely vegan menu with awesome flavors that will impress vegan and non-vegan alike. If you’re looking for a casual dining spot with non-vegan friends, MeeT on Main is your choice. Besides meeting your non-vegan friends at a vegan restaurant (pun intended), you may also enjoy dining alone in silence as a vegan, trying their delicious vegan menu. (Without the exclamation from non-vegan friends of how delicious food without meat can be.)