Best Vegan Food near Main Street and Mt Pleasant

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).

Chickpea (Restaurant)

4298 Main St | $$ | Vegan Mediterannean

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Born from Rotem Tal & Itamar Shani's love for good food and community values, Chickpea serves up plant-based comfort food with a Mediterranean twist. Order the "Hafla" and prepare to be spoiled with a over a dozen mouthwatering dishes and hummus. With local craft beers and a designated stroller parking spot, Chickpea is magically both adorably kid friendly and sophisticated enough for adult dates.

The Acorn

The Acorn Vegetarian Restaurant

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

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Perhaps Canada's most famous vegetarian restaurant known for its upscale plant-based dishes served in a stylish room alongside expert cocktails. The menu, which includes many gluten free options, changes with the season and features dishes like the 'Cucumber' with sumac lemon dressed snap peas, cucumber cashew créme fraiche, wild greens, pickled cucumber, shaved hazelnut. The Acorn also does a killer brunch on weekends from 10-2:30pm.

Meet on Main (Main St)

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

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The Juicery Co. (Main St)

4236 Main St | 778-379-4151 $$ | Health Food Cafe & Juice Bar

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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 or dairy-free cheese to make it vegan. Veggie ground round and tofurkey is also on the menu. The Jamedog Burrito is delicious with garlic roasted potatoes. Tacos, tortilla soup, quesadillas, beer and cider are also available.

East is East (Main St)

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

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East is East's dining room is an experience in itself, with Himalayan rock salt walls, ornate Persian carpets and nature-inspired furnishings. But the curry is the star here -- try the Afghan eggplant bowl with herbs, tomato, onion and garlic. Alu Gobi, with cauliflower and potato in a tangy tomato coconut sauce, is another favourite. Soups, salads, wraps, chai and much more round out this omnivorous menu (with many a vegan option).

CHAU veggiexpress

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

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Off the beaten path, but totally worth getting to. This bustling counter-service restaurant (serving mainly vegan dishes) offers hearty Vietnamese-inspired entrees, like the Tropical Rainstorm Bowl (rice noodles, shredded beancurd, greens, cuke, pickled carrot/daikon, mung beans, crispy shallots, mint, coconut flakes with creamy toasted coconut sauce & lemon vegan fish sauce). Try the desserts, too! These guys are also focused on reducing plastic waste, so place a to-go order and bring your own dish.

The Juice Truck (Mt Pleasant)

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.

The Wallflower

2420 Main St | 604-568-7554 $$ | Modern Diner

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A locals' favourite, The Wallflower has something for everyone, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. For brunch, try their polenta omelette (my favourite 'egg' dish in town!).

Radicle Juice

3088 Main St | 604-879-2639 $$ | Juice Bar

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