Chomp Vegan Eatery has had quite the journey, not only in terms of development but also geographically.
Chomp originally opened in Port Moody back in 2011 (at 7–201 Morrissey Road), and later moved into a shared space with Fairy Cakes at 3586 Fraser Street in 2014. Owner Vanessa Mills told the Georgia Straight that during this time she was focussing on creating and expanding a weekly meal delivery service.
Now, the vegan establishment has relocated to inhabit an East Vancouver venue that it will have all to itself.
The new location at at 2234 East Hastings, which opened on February 1, is in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood, in proximity to Hastings-Sunrise.
The 800-square-foot space, which is similar in size to its original Port Moody location, features décor flaunting vibrant and electic flair and can accommodate about 16 people.
Mills says that she has improved a number of menu items, such as baked mac 'n' cheesy, paired with garlic toast ($12).
She's also added a number of new comfort-food selections, including a Memphis slow-cooked "pulled pork" toasted sandwich with coleslaw and walnuts, served with purple potato mash ($12); and a "gouda" waffle-tata with roasted almonds, hemp hearts, and lemon chive sour cream ($11.50).
Other offerings include sliders with white bean patties in sweet potato buns, served with coleslaw ($11.50), and hickory smoked tofu banh mi, accompanied with sesame peanut coleslaw ($11.50).
Lower Mainland delivery is available twice a week and customized meal plans are available for health, dietary, or fitness specifications. Full details, including nutrition intake forms, are available at the eatery's website.More