7 Must-Try Plant-Based Meals in Vancouver

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Avocado Zen Roll | Photo: Cactus Club

November is World Vegan Month, and Vancouver’s restaurants have got you covered for your plant-based needs. Keep warm and full in Vancouver this fall and winter by checking out these must-try options for every meal of the day!

Vancouver boasts several excellent plant-based eateries, but the menus of more mainstream restaurants and chains have also elevated their vegetarian and vegan offerings. If you choose to eat plant-based, gone are the limited choices of yam fries, salad, soup and edamame—and leaving hungry.

While I am not vegan, plant-based, or vegetarian, I like tasty food. And some of my favourite dishes to cook at home or eat at restaurants are plant-based. Last year, I explored and shared the comfort food offerings of Vancouver’s plant-based restaurants. (They 100% still apply.) This year, I combed through the menus of several non-plant-based restaurants and and found some options to suit for all the meals of the day—including dessert!

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Roasted Cauliflower Bowl | Photo: Fable Kitchen

Breakfast / Brunch

Fable Kitchen — Roasted Cauliflower Bowl, $16

Chickpea fritters, curry mayo, pickled onions, herbed potatoes, greens.

1944 W. 4th Avenue (Kitsilano) | Website

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Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl | Photo: The Donnelly Group

Lunch / Any time of day

Coconut Curry Noodles All-Day Vegan Bowl — Cinema Public House, $12

Bean sprouts, tofu, broccoli, cilantro, peanuts.

901 Granville Street | Website


Avocado Zen Roll — Cactus Club, $15

Yuzu tamari, avocado, cucumber and mango, soy glaze, crispy taro topping.

Various Locations | Website


Goddess Bowl — Rogue Kitchen

Maple soy glazed tofu, roasted turmeric cauliflower, cucumber-radish-apple salad, avocado, pea shoots, hemp seeds, coconut rice, green goddess dressing.

Gastown and Coal Harbour | Website

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Najib’s Plate | Photo: Nuba


Najib’s Special Plate — Nuba, $16

Crispy cauliflower tossed, lemon and sea salt, served with tahini, hummus, salad, pickled cabbage, olives, pita and choice of organic brown rice or roasted potatoes.

Yaletown and Gastown | Website


Harissa Carrots & Broccolini — Dockside Restaurant, $23

Fregula, pomegranate, currants.

1253 Johnston St (Granville Island) | Website

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Top Tip: All locations of The Boathouse and Cactus Club offer a vegan burger with a Beyond Meat patty. [/perfectpullquote]

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Drunken Cherry Chocolate Brownie | Photo: Cactus Club


Cactus Club — Drunken Cherry Chocolate Brownie, $12

Warm brownie, cherry pecan dairy-free gelato, chocolate sauce, coconut whip and amarena cherry coulis

Various Locations | Website

If you’re keen to choose from a fully veggie-forward menu, check out this list of Vancouver’s popular and award-winning plant-based restaurants.

Happy eating!

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