Exile Bistro Serves The Kind of Food Our World Needs More Of

Discovering a new awesome restaurant can really liven up your work week. And so here you have it: my weekly dining spotlight…featuring Exile Bistro, one of the West End’s most charming and delicious hidden gems.

Tucked away just off Davie (at 1220 Bute), this omnivorous plant-forward restaurant has something for everyone: vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and game meat dishes that are completely inventive and absolutely delicious.

Exile owner Vanessa Bourget is passionate about real food, and as a chartered herbalist and holistic nutritionist, she’s guided her menu in a healthy, eco-friendly direction using locally grown produce, foraged ingredients and small amounts of game and sustainable fish.

Menu favourites include a creamy lentil pate with house-made crackers, the forager’s bowl with black rice, egg, mushrooms and pickled veggies and the cocktails, which are totally out of this world. How about a Root Sour with yam juice, turmeric, ginger and bourbon? Or the Chaga Sour with strong mushroom tea and bourbon? Both, big winners.

View Exile’s full menu here.

This story was written for 102.7 The Peak

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