Best Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw Food in Vancouver

To our non-veg readers, a challenge: eat less meat and do a favour for (1) the environment, (2) the animals and (3) your own health. You’re almost GUARANTEED to be surprised by how much you actually enjoy your meal at Vancouver’s BEST vegetarian or vegan restaurants. After delving into the research supporting the benefits of the vegetarian diet, we could no longer ignore the solid science which compels us to stick to a plant-based diet. To avoid animal consumption, seek out the following spots for green, guilt-free, gloriously gourmet options.

Best Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw Food in Downtown Vancouver

Looking for a healthy lunch downtown? Though scarce, your options are solid. Here are the best health-focused restaurants serving plant-forward, whole food, often gluten free and refined sugar-free lunch-time meals.

Tractor Foods (Marine Building)

335 Burrard St | $ | Healthy Fast Food

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Tractor's second location, offering at least eight different vegetarian salads at any given time, plant-based soup options, stews and sandwiches. Add a grilled avocado half to any meal.

Indigo Age Cafe and Kombucha Bar

436 Richards St | 604-537-7288 $$ | Raw Vegan

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Easily some of the best tasting vegan raw cuisine in town by Ukrainian Raw Food Chef & Instructor Lovena Galyide, whose mission it to enlighten one person a day about the positive effect raw food can have on Earth, as well as the body. Her menu, which features some Ukrainian dishes, lists items like raw pizza with nut cheese, avocado spring rolls with peanut sauce and creamy perogies with potatoes. While dining, stock up on nut cheese, raw cheesecake, turmeric almond milk and lots more from her small retail shelf.

Culver City Salads

Hamilton & Georgia | $ | Vegan

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Solar-powered, plant-based food truck located conveniently in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Head here for big beautiful vegan salads that will not leave you hungry. Dressings are tahini-based and available by the bottle.

Best Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Food in Gastown and Railtown

Looking for a healthy food in Gastown or Railtown? Here's a list of restaurants and food trucks offering nutritious salads, smoothies, raw vegan baking and lots more.

The Juice Truck

Abbott & Water | 604-719-8861 $$ | Juice Bar

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Inspired by the juice carts of Nepal and India, Juice Truck owners and operators Zach Berman and Ryan Slater are pioneers of the cold-pressed juice movement here in Canada. Now with two locations, they are one of the only juice trucks in the world to cold press juice fresh per order. Leading RHN Eden Elizabeth helps design their vegan raw juices, smoothies and snacks.

Railtown Cafe

397 Railway St | 604-568-8811 $$ | Lunch

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Best Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw Food near Main Street & Kensington-Cedar Cottage

If you're craving a big, healthy, plant-based meal near Main Street or Kensington-Cedar Cottage, you're lucky...because these areas are rich with options. You've got high-end vegetarian (The Acorn) and grab 'n go options too (Juice Truck).

The Acorn

The Acorn Vegetarian Restaurant

3995 Main St | 604-566-9001 $$$ | Vegetarian

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Beautifully plated, modern vegetarian dishes made with local ingredients. Perfect for a date.

Budgies Burritos

44 Kingsway | 604-874-5408 $ | Vegetarian Tacos

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Your mom might call Budgies grungy, but residents of the neighbourhood love this cozy, colourful spot for its cheap and cheerful Mexican food -- all of which is vegetarian. Sub the cheese and sour cream for guacamole to make it vegan. If you're craving meat, Budgie's offers veggie ground round and tofurkey. Try the Jamedog Burrito with delicious garlic roasted potatoes and all the usual fixings. Tacos, tortilla soup and quesadillas are also available, and there's a kids menu.

East is East (Main St)

4433 Main St | 604-565-4401 $$ | Lunch

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East is East is inspired by the cuisine and cultures of the ancient Silk Route, a dream borne from Mustafa and Razaviah, siblings of Afghan descent. East is East integrates local and organic food into the menu and has harvested sustainable materials for restaurant interiors.

CHAU veggiexpress

5052 Victoria Dr | 604-568-9508 $$ | Vegetarian

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Inspired by their Vietnamese roots in family and culture, CHAU is a vegetarian eatery serving primarily vegan dishes.

The Juice Truck Cafe

Juice Truck

28 W 5th Ave | 604-719-8861 $$ | Vegan

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At the Juice Truck Cafe, you can grab a fresh cold-pressed juice to enjoy on the spot or take home. They also offer light and healthy breakfast and lunch to go.

Shanti's Curries

4191 Main St | 604-568-7699 $ | Indian

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How refreshing to discover not one, but four vegan entrees on this friendly, family-run South Indian restaurant, who grinds their own spices and makes their own chutneys in their teeny tiny kitchen.

The Foundation

2301 Main St | 604-708-0881 $ | Vegetarian

Meet on Main (Main St)

4288 Main St | 604-877-1292 $$ | Vegetarian

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Best Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw Food on South Granville

Looking for a healthy snack or meal on the South Granville strip? Heirloom rules the 'hood when it comes to vegetarian, vegan, raw and nutritious food in this area. And lack of options isn't a bad thing...because Heirloom serves pretty much everything a hungry healthy person could want.

Heirloom Vegetarian

Heirloom Vegetarian Granville Street

1509 W 12th Ave | 604-733-2231 $$ | Vegetarian

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A breathtaking room with plenty of light and seating. The vegetarian menu (with vegan and gluten-free options) is lengthy and tempting. The coffee served is 49th Parallel.

Heirloom Juice Co.

Heirloom Juice Company

2861 Granville St | 604-733-2231 $$ | Juice Bar

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Best Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw Food in Kitsilano

Indigo Food Juice Bar

Indigo Cafe Mushroom Burger

1978 W Broadway St | 604-537-7288 $$ | Vegan

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This is Indigo's juice bar, serving a limited selection of their usual plentiful offerings. Raw food chef and instructor Lovena Galyide features a creative liquid menu including unique ingredients like yam. Find Indigo's second larger location, serving a large menu of organic, vegan and raw items, downtown at 436 Richards Street.


Sejuiced Kitsilano

1958 W 4th Ave | 604-730-9906 $ | Vegetarian

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A local favorite for quick, casual, healthy bites. The hummus avocado sandwich on moist gluten free buckwheat bread is a big favorite. Smoothies and live juices are made on the spot.

Tractor Foods (Kitsilano)

Tractor Foods Salads

1903 W 4th Ave | 604-222-2557 $ | Lunch

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Though not fully vegetarian, Tractor offers loads of colorful vegetable and grain based salads, along with at least one veg soup, stew and sandwich.

The Naam

The Naam Vegetarian Interior

2724 W 4th Ave | 604-738-7151 $$ | Vegetarian

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Vancouver's oldest natural foods restaurant with a lengthy menu and generous portions. Go for a bowl and a cashew bliss ball for dessert. Expect a line-up at this 24-hour restaurant.

Best Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw Food on The North Shore


Buddha-ful Cafe North Van

106-101 W 1st St | 604-973-0231 $$ | Vegan

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Juices, smoothies, vegan, raw cuisine, local, organic. What else could we possibly want? Try an ice cold green smoothie or a slice of grilled gluten-free banana bread.

The Workshop Vegetarian Cafe

296 Pemberton Ave | 604-973-0163 $$ | Vegetarian Japanese

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A bright and cheery, modern Japanese cafe serving breakfast and lunch Monday to Saturday from 8-6. This family-run business specializes in ramen (try the mushroom broth with shallot-truffle oil), but offers warm acai bowls, avocado toast, buddha bowls and baked goods, too -- all vegetarian with many vegan options. Short on an ingredient? They might stock it in their mini-market adjacent the dining room.

Tao Organics

Tao Organics Vegan Burger

131 W Esplanade | 604-971-5108 $$ | Vegan

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At Tao, all products are made with organic ingredients. They use a manufacturing process that keeps all nutrients alive called Raw Vegan Cuisine. All menu items are vegan and wheat/dairy free as well.

The Anchor Eatery

1520 Marine Dr | $$ | Healthy Cafe

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Exile Bistro

1220 Bute St | 604-563-8633 $$ | Canadian

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ZEND Conscious Lounge

1130 Mainland St | 778-588-6688 $$$ | Vegan

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Best Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw Food Near Commercial Drive

Eternal Abundance

1025 Commercial Dr | 604-707-0088 $$ | Vegan

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