Vegan Vancouver!

I’m creating a map of all the venues in the Vancouver area that offer vegan options. I’ll keep updating as I discover new places!

These restaurants and markets are not limited to exclusively vegan goods, as I like to explore a wide range of areas. But, every place I list here offers great things that all us vegans and vegetarians can enjoy.

…Or, if you want to view the map in full size, click here for the direct link.

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28 thoughts on “Vegan Vancouver!

    1. haha I’m glad you like it πŸ˜€ hope it helps, and if you discover any cool vegan places in Van, please let me know and I’ll add that, too! I just put Nuba on the map – a great lebanese place loaded with vegan dishes πŸ™‚

  1. Vancouver is one of my favourite places ever – I’m lucky enough to be there (or Richmond, close enough :P) several times a year. Next time I’m there, I will definitely hunt down (oh, the irony! Choice of words fully intended…) the vegan-friendly places you’ve marked. You’re lucky to be vegan in Vancouver.

    1. haha yeah absolutely! I’m loving all the vegan options in Vancouver – and it’s only getting better with a noticeable increase in the number of exclusively vegan/vegetarian restaurants around the city. Plus, I can’t believe I never knew this before, but I just discovered that there’s a Loving Hut stand only blocks away from me! All this time, and I never knew πŸ˜› I just added it to the map and I’m dying to try it out!

  2. Are you based in Vancouver? You are right up to road from me (Seattle). I like your site since it is vegan AND Japanese oriented, what I call zen. I will be following to see what else you do. Best,
    D

    1. Yup, I’m living in Vancouver. Seattle’s so close but I’ve only once before. How are the vegan options over there? I imagine it must be a lot like Vancouver.
      And thanks so much for the comment — I’m glad you like the odd blend of my blog! My meals often just so happen to bounce back and forth between Japanese, Indian, and Western style dishes for the most part πŸ™‚ I look forward to checking out your blog!

  3. I have to admit that I wasn’t that impressed when I visited Vancouver back in 2007. I liked Green Cuisine in Victoria though; not only was the food good but it was self-service so there was no need to tip πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah, if you pop into a random restaurant in Vancouver, there’s a good chance that your best non-meat option will be a vegetarian sandwich or salad that’s still sprinkled with cheese or egg. It took me a while to hunt out all the good spots, but once I knew what to look for, eating out got a bit easier. The grocery stores, on the other hand, are heaven compared to some other areas I’ve been to. Things are definitely slowly but surely improving here. What region are you in, and do you have more restaurant options over there?

  4. I found a place called Cafe du Soleil on Commercial Drive, but I can’t remember why I didn’t eat there (assuming that it was open). I might have been too early (or too late) for the lunchtime menu. I had expected to find at least one vegetarian cafe in the city centre or the West End, but I didn’t. No matter, it is not a place I am likely to visit again any time in the forseeable future, if at all. Been there, done that. Oh and I am in the English Midlands. We don’t have much here. There are some Indian ‘pure vegetarian’ places but they don’t specify whether or not anything is vegan.

    1. Thanks! This map was something I started up four years ago, as soon as I went vegan. I was worried that I’d never be able to go to restaurants, but then I did my research and found all these places, which totally put my mind at ease. Plus, it was just really fun. Maybe it was an excuse to eat out more haha πŸ˜€

      1. It’s such a great resource for vegan Vancouverites – or even adventurous and openminded nonvegans! I really like the idea of mapping out the restaurants… and your reason behind it! πŸ˜€ Who doesn’t like exploring new restaurants?

    1. Thank you! I hope you had a good time in Vancouver! Did you find it easy to find vegan options? I first started this map in 2012, when it was still tricky to eat out. But, I feel like Vancouver’s been improving by leaps and bounds over the last few years. I hope you found some good spots!

      1. I wasn’t fully vegan yet when I was there (though 100% vegetarian), but if I remember right, I think I ate vegan every day – it is a very progressive city, so there were so many options of restaurants anyway! One of my favourite cities in Canada πŸ™‚

      2. That’s awesome! I’m so glad to hear you had a good time in Van. It’s rapidly developing into a very vegan friendly city. I have no idea why, or what’s driving the change, but I’m really loving it.

      3. I’ve noticed the same with my city (Hamburg in Germany), I just got back after 18 months of traveling and it’s insane, there’s vegan restaurants everywhere and even fully vegan supermarkets. So amazing!

      4. Oh wow, that’s really good to know! If it’s happening in both Hamburg and Vancouver (and bit by bit in Japanese cities), maybe plant-based food is getting more popular all over the place! Makes me feel all happy inside haha

    1. Absolutely! I would love to see that. England has always been a dream destination of mine. I’m fascinated by the food culture (and culture in general). I’ll bet there’s loads of great veggie and vegan spots over there!

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