With animal-friendly food options definitely on the rise, it’s never been a better time to be vegan in Vancouver.
(All photos by Stephen Hui)
1. Chocolate cupcake with blueberry icing
Where: Fairy Cakes (3586 Fraser Street, Vancouver).
Why: Who needs a reason to eat cupcakes ($3.65 each, $39.95 for a dozen)?
2. Grilled vegetable panini
Where: Buddha-Full Juice & Smoothies (101-106 West 1st Street, North Vancouver).
Why: This is what other veggie sandwiches should aspire to ($7.95).
3. Scrambled tofu with spinach
Where: Sejuiced (1958 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver).
Why: There are plenty of bad tofu scrams around. This isn’t one of them ($9.75). Pay $1 extra to add Daiya dairy-free cheese for more deliciousness.
4. Blueberry cheesecake
Where: Organic Connections Café (15622 Marine Drive, White Rock).
Why: Even raw-phobes will love this dessert ($7).
5. Chocolate chip cookie sandwich
Where: Edible Flours (2280 West Broadway, Vancouver).
Why: The frosting alone will knock out your sweet tooth ($3.50). There’s a gluten-free version too.
6. Grilled mushroom cheese burger
Where: Loving Hut Express (Pacific Boulevard and Davie Street, Vancouver).
Why: The Supreme Master could teach Burger King a thing or two ($8).
7. Vegan chocolate ice cream
Where: Earnest Ice Cream, available at Woodland Smokehouse & Commissary (485 Commercial Drive, Vancouver).
Why: You’ll hardly be able to tell, but this luscious treat is made with coconut milk ($10 for a pint, including a $1 jar return refund).
8. Grilled Cheese Madness
Where: Chomp Vegan Eatery (7-201 Morrissey Road, Port Moody).
Why: Like everything at Chomp, it’s gluten-free goodness ($9.22).
9. No Animals, No Problem chocolate coconut donut
Where: Cartems Donuterie (408 Carrall Street, Vancouver).
Why: No one said vegan food has to be healthy ($3 each, $27 for a dozen).
10. Bun cha gio chay (vegetarian spring roll vermicelli)
Where: Three Jewels (1179 Commercial Drive, Vancouver).
Why: Despite what your parents used to say, you can make a meal out of spring rolls ($6.99).
Still hungry? Check out: Five best vegan eats from Vancouver’s food trucks