Metro Vancouver Lunch Rush: OrganicLives

Vegan Pad Thai
Looking for the best vegan or raw restaurant in Vancouver? Organic Lives could be it.
Have you ever noticed that relationships with food are similar to those we share with each other? To thrive, they must each be appreciated, respected, and researched.

Preet Marwaha, founder of OrganicLives, lives and breathes this belief. When I mentioned that October is Vegetarian Awareness month, he wasn’t aware. And why would he be when his daily routine includes a 100% vegan diet?

OrganicLives’ ‘extreme vegan’ restaurant’s purpose is to showcase the variety of dishes that can be made with soy-free, corn-free, grain-free, and gluten-free foods.

Would you believe that pizza and pad Thai are on the menu…and that they’re actually…edible!? They’re better than edible. The latter dish was my choice and it has me excited to try everything on the menu.

Sprinkled with citrus chili sauce and Amazonian jungle peanuts (barely distinguishable from the real thing) the heaping mess of fresh young Thai coconut meat and chilled kelp noodles was delicious. Washed down with a Creamsicle Smoothie ($7) and you’re ethically nourished for the afternoon.

1829 Quebec St.

This article was written for Metro Newspaper by contributing food columnist, Erin Ireland.

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