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