Restaurant Reviews

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 …

Vegan Vancouver Restaurant Review: The Black Lodge

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I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an episode of Twin Peaks, although I am quite aware of its resurgence, perhaps thanks to the hipster set’s fondness for reconstituting obscure cult classics. Maybe on some cold and boring night in the future I will tread down that lonely Netflix path… I bring up this quirky early Continue Reading …

Central Bistro: vegan-friendly dining in Vancouver’s West End

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While struggling to hang on to the final moments of summer, Salsa Sam and I (Jessica) embarked on an early bird dining adventure to a local West End establishment that’s been a neighbourhood staple for eight years–Central Bistro. Located at the corner of Denman and Comox, this cozy little bistro has a nice patio that Continue Reading …

Vegan 3-Course Dinner at Alta Bistro in Whistler

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During our recent business trip to Whistler, we hopped in a cab from our little cabin and told our driver we were going to Alta Bistro for dinner. ‘Nice choice!’ exclaimed the objective driver. ‘I love those guys.’ Now that’s a good start to a dinner experience.

Vegan in the ‘Burbs’ – Uli’s in White Rock

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Uli’s Restaurant on White Rock Beach may have the best veggie burger I’ve ever tasted. Crispy, savoury, and topped with all the right stuff – this burger will score big points with vegans and meat eaters any day!