Restaurant Reviews

Vegan Brunch in Vancouver: Bandidas Taqueria

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Vancouverites take their brunching VERY seriously. The array of mid-day bites in this city, usually paired with a Mimosa or a Caesar, are plenty and top notch. For us vegans, the options are growing rapidly, but there are a few pioneers that have been doing it right for years now, and should not be overlooked. Continue Reading …

Festival Eats’n’ Treats: The July Edition

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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 …

Vegan Vancouver: The ‘hood Guide

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For Vancouver-based veg folk, we know a lot of the ins-and-outs when it comes to dining as a vegan in the city. We can find the special spots in any particular neighbourhood, immediately know which menu to reference, and are well aware that sometimes, the smallest or most unassuming places are the true gems. For Continue Reading …

Crossroads Vegan Kitchen: Vegan Dining at its Finest

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In order to properly convey what an absolute pleasure dining at Crossroads Vegan Kitchen is, I need to give you a little background on the creator, Tal Ronnen.  Chef Tal Ronnen is one of the most celebrated vegan chefs working today. In the spring of 2008, he became known nationwide as the chef who prepared vegan Continue Reading …

The Golden Stars of the Golden Plates: 2015 Vegan Highlights

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Every year, The Georgia Straight releases the annual Golden Plates. The Plates reward the city’s best restaurants, cafes, markets, and hidden gems; the icing on the (vegan) cake is that the awards are voted for by the patrons, readers, and food seekers, making them one of the most anticipated and coveted honours for a restaurant Continue Reading …

Mac and Cheese Monday at The Acorn

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As someone who writes about food on a fairly regular basis, I understand the importance of language. When you’re trying to communicate tastes and flavours to an audience, the words you select to describe a dish can either make it the best plate in the restaurant, or a complete culinary fail.  That said, there are Continue Reading …

Glory, glory, hallelujah! A 3-Day Juice Cleanse

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The words “juice”, and “juicing” meant something very different several years ago. In particular, if I think of juice consumption when I was young, the only thing that existed for me when I heard that word were beverages of the Sun Rype Variety (primarily orange and grapefruit.) Fast-forward to a few years after the juice Continue Reading …

The Vegan Project Goes to Soyattle (Seattle)

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We decided that a VP road trip was long overdue with our last one being all the way back in June 2013 to Sam’s bodybuilding competition in Fort St. John, Northern BC.  And well, as fun and triumphant as it was, we definitely needed a getaway that didn’t involve a 16 hour drive, a cooler Continue Reading …

Let There Be Donuts: The Roundtable Preview

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One of my best days of last summer consisted of a few simple components: a few friends and I rode our bikes to Cartems Donuterie, got two boxes, (including one of each vegan flavour), and continued on to Crab Park. We spent the day in the sun eating donuts, and we finished each and every Continue Reading …

Bhaigan Bharta – Sula’s Famous Eggplant Curry Recipe

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A couple of weeks ago, Bridget and I (Sam) were invited for a lovely dinner at Sula: a modern “vegan friendly” Indian restaurant in one of Vancouver’s hippest areas on Commercial Drive. As we sipped on almond milk chai and their signature “Delhi to Dublin” Cocktail, we learned so much about Indian cuisine from part-owner Continue Reading …