Vancouver is known for its health and eco-conscious locals, and it's no surprise that the city is home a plethora of plant-focused restaurants. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or even gluten-free, here are a few restaurants for you to check out on your next trip to Vancouver:
The Naam Restaurant | 2724 West 4th Ave.
Founded in 1968 on 4th Avenue (formerly known as Rainbow Road) in the heart of the Kitsilano neighbourhood, this vegan-vegetarian restaurant is open 24/7, closing only for Christmas Day. Try the Oaxacan Quesadilla Platter or the infamous Naam Dragon Bowl and even take home a bottle of their tasty miso gravy dressing for yourself. Vancouver's oldest natural foods restaurant often has lines out the door - so try to go at off hours if you want a table.
The Acorn | 3995 Main St.
Owned and operated by Shira Blustein, once a musician who toured Europe and North America, The Acorn has garnered local, national and international acclaim, receiving positive reviews from The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and EnRoute Magazine alike. The kitchen is lead by Brian Luptak, previously of Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel and Fairmont Banff Springs, serving up innovative takes on plant-forward brunch and dinner options. Partner delicious mains, like the raw hazelnut and almond tart with broccoli and cashew puree, with a classic or custom cocktail on request. Then pop in for a casual late-night drink at their sister restaurant, The Arbor, just up the street (3941 Main St.).
Virtuous Pie | 583 Main St.
With locations in Vancouver, Portland, and coming to Toronto in early 2018, Virtuous Pie serves a creative, hand-crafted plant-based menu chalk full of high-quality ingredients. Pop by their Chinatown location (a new location at the University of British Columbia is coming soon!) and dig into their Ultraviolet pizza, with walnut and arugula pesto, cashew mozzarella and oven dried tomatoes before treating yourself to a three flavour ice cream flight. See the website for their full menu.
Kokomo | 611 Gore Ave.
Kokomo, a plant-focused cafe, offers vegan (and Instagram!) friendly plant-based bowls, smoothies, cold brews and juice. Try their Coastal Macro bowl with brown rice, layered greens, tempeh, squash, and pickled cabbage with Thai ginger dressing. The menu changes weekly, so pop in and say hi or check out their website for details.
Indigo Age Cafe | 436 Richards St.
With a focus on healthy and earth-friendly food, this raw food, vegan, and gluten-free cafe offers high tea, catering, a Ukrainian menu, and a daily menu full of everything from pizza to cold-pressed juices to delicious meatless burgers. Check out their website for the full menu and more information.