Vancouver’s First Vegan Spa: Introducing Willow’s Wax Bar

Many folks who are new to the world of vegan, or those that explore any component of it, may assume that the term is only applied to the choices we make in the kitchen, the ones that determine what we eat, what we drink, what we put into our grocery baskets, and what lines our Continue Reading …

10 Things All Vegans Love To Hear

#ThingsVegansHear: Introducing a collection of my personal favourites, gathered from online interactions, conversations, and (very) memorable individuals.

Feeding That Effing Vegan this Holiday Season

First and foremost, I extend solidarity. We have all been there before: the first meal that you either attended as vegan new to the scene, or the first meal that you prepared in your pre-veg life for the token plant-eater at the dinner table. There are a few of us who have been vegan since Continue Reading …

Basic But (Basically) The Best: Top 5 Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix

Towards the end of summer in Vancouver, we begin to see the posts. Usually, they are signalled by the seasonal shifts of Starbucks cups and marketing focuses; and their role in introducing (and promoting, extensively) the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. The incredibly speed at which the “PSL” not only hit the market, but influenced an entire Continue Reading …

Why I Call Myself Vegan *Not Plant-based

  I have some qualms about the term “plant-based”. Though we have seen a few versions of the term in discourse, for the sake of consistency in this piece, I am going to remove the quotations and use the hyphenated spelling.

The Top Ten 10 Vegan Eats || PNE 2016

It has arrived, boys and girls, and it has returned with a vengeance. Annually, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), graces Vancouver to wrap up our summer season, running this year from mid August straight through to Monday, September 5. Featuring a wide range of entertainment, rides, family features, music, live shows, tarot card readers, games Continue Reading …

Festival Eats’n’ Treats: The July Edition

Welcome to the July edition of the *new* Vegan Project guide to eating all things veg at Vancouver’s summer festivals and events! This is a quick reference guide which offers a minimum of 3 vegan-friendly spots within walking distance of each event site. Note that all businesses we have included below are not 100% vegan, Continue Reading …

The Summer of Vegan: BBQ + Camping 101

  We have all been that person at the summer BBQ. Carrying an extra tote bag full of stocked Tupperware containers, we meticulously arrange our food on the side while everyone gets to dig into the main spread. Usually the token Veggie Platter offers some opportunities for us, followed by the inevitable slew of questions Continue Reading …

Big Macs + ‘ Booch: We’re Going to Vegan Paradise || The VBFF 2016 Preview

In two days, The Vegan Project team departs for Portland, to visit the annual Vegan Beer + Food Festival. Originally launched in LA, the Festival highlights the best of the region’s ” craft beer, wine, ciders, kombucha, cold brew and craft sodas.” The top vegan food carts, trucks, vendors and restaurants are expertly curated, and supported Continue Reading …

Meet The Contributors: Erika Renfrew

Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing our new group of Contributors, joining The Vegan Project from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, professions, and locations. As The Vegan Project grows in conjunction with a renowned popular interest in veganism and plant-based culture, we welcome these new members, connections, and stories.