Vancouver knows good vegetarian. All veg menus or heavy-veg menus are in abundance here – perhaps testamament to the city's health conscious, foodie-filled population. We can't get enough of the following 5 restaurants in Vancouver, British Columbia, because of their original dishes, reasonable prices and fun atmosphere. Happy munching, herbivores.
The Acorn (3995 Main St.)
Veg, vegan, and raw get an upscale spin at this modern resto and bar. The menu is full of simple but creatively done dishes named after their dominant ingredients ("radish," "zucchini") that leave nothing to be desired. It's all house-made goodness. If you've yet to have a great raw experience, come to The Acorn.
Wild Rice (117 W. Pender, 810 Quayside Dr.)
Wild Rice boasts a menu of modern Chinese cuisine with a big selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Everything is made with local, seasonal ingredients and a lot of inspiration. If you're with a crew, take advantage of the sharing plates like yam and rosemary potstickers and polenta fries with cashew ricotta. If not, check out the daily rotation of creative specials.
The Foundation (2301 Main St.)
There's a reason it's always crowded here. This hip-hop infused haunt on Main St. is home to the best nachos in Vancouver according to many local enthusiasts. There are a few different variations on offer, as well as many other unique and healthy bean-filled dishes. Quotes cover the otherwise minimal walls making for a conversation-starting interior. Expect big portions and totally reasonable prices.
The Naam (2724 4th Ave.)
Vancouvers' 24-hour vegetarian haunt is well loved by herbivores and carnivores alike. The interior, like the menu, is uniquely hippie, perhaps owing to the fact that they've occupied a spot on the strip for 30 years. The extensive menu offers sandwiches, veggie burgers and Mexican plates that don't skip on the portion size. The Naam is all about quality and quantity, anytime you want.
Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Dr.)
This is hippie food done in a serious way. Think: veggie burgers done in 7 different variations, hearty salads, and fun-to-share plates like veggie pate and nachos. Come out for a poetry slam and dinner and you've got yourself a fine night out on Commerial Drive.