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, indicated by ” (NCV):


West 4th Ave Khatsahlano Street Party || Saturday, July 9: 11:00AM to 9:00PM

West 4th Avenue, between Burrard and McDonald

  • Sejuiced (1958 West 4th)
  • The Naam ( 2724 West 4th)
  • Whole Foods (2285 West 4th)
  • Tera V Burger (2961 West Broadway

Shipyard Night Market || Fridays 5:00PM to 10PM (weekly until the end of September)

Shipbuilders’ Square (East of Lonsdale Quay) 

  • Two Daughters’ Bakeshop (121 East 1st)
  • Tao Organics (131 West Esplanade)
  • Pro tip: at least 3 on-site food carts per week have vegan dishes and/or options!

Vancouver Folk Musical Festival || July 15 to  July 17 (various times)

Jericho Beach

  • The Naam (so good, it made two lists: 2724 West 4th)
  • Aphrodite Pie Company (3605 West 4th)
  • Dharma Kitchen ( 3667 West Broadway)
  • Green Moustache Cafe (3607 West Broadway)
  • East Is East (NCV) (3243 West Broadway)
  • Nuba (NCV) (3116 West Broadway)

Playland || ongoing, various hours 

2901 East Hastings

  • Tentatsu Sushi (NCV) ( 2430 East Hastings)
  • Roundel Cafe (NCV) (2465 East Hastings)
  • What’s Up Hotdog (NCV)  (2481 East Hastings)

Free Musical Nooners || July 18 to July 22, 12:00PM

CBC Building, 700 Hamilton Street

  • Nice Vice ( 1022 Mainland Street)
  • Indigo Age Cafe (436 Richards Street)
  • Loving Hut Express (Pacific & Davie); restricted hours (confirm pre-visit!)

Celebration of Light, Night 1 || July 23 

English Bay Beach

  • Exile Bistro (NCV) ( 1220 Bute Street)
  • Lolita’s Cantina (NCV) (1326 Davie Street)
  • Steamrollers (NCV)  (437 Davie Street)

Caribbean Day Festival || July 23-July 24

Waterfront Park, North Vancouver 

  • Two Daughter’s Bakeshop (121 East 1st)
  • Tao Organics (131 West Esplanade)
  • Pro tip: at least 3 on-site vendors at the festival have vegan dishes and/or options!

Visiting the festival via the Seabus? Stop in Gastown for pre-dancing fuel:

  • Meet Gastown (12 Water Street)
  • Freshii (NCV) (870 West Cordova)
  • Vegan Pudding Co (422 Richards St)


Stay tuned for the August edition later this month. Any suggestions or feedback can be sent to yours truly: zoe@theveganproject.com.

Photo credits: Bored in Vancouver, Metro News


Zoe || @zoemarg || zoe@theveganproject.com


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