Quick and healthy foods were hard to find around the city five years ago, but now it has almost become the norm to be able to grab a gourmet salad or veggie bowl for a tasty meal.
Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods is one of the first eateries to introduce this type of cuisine to Vancouverites. It opened its first healthy fast-casual eatery in Kitsilano in 2013, and has recently expanded to its fifth Vancouver location (601 West Broadway) in the Fairview neighbourhood.
Co-owners Meghan and Steve Clarke made it their mission to offer fresh and high-quality healthy foods for city-dwellers who are too busy to make a nutritious dish.
The new 2,100-square-foot space can accommodate 50 guests, and serves up a variety of salads, sandwiches, soups, stews in a bright and airy cafeteria-style space that boasts wood and stone elements.
When the weather warms up, hungry patrons can enjoy their food in a 25-seat outdoor patio. A new feature at the latest Tractor spot is a full-scale coffee bar that offers artisan drinks using 49th Parallel beans.
Guests will be able to indulge in new menu creations, such as warm quinoa cauliflower pilaf, roasted cauliflower-and-carrots, grilled roots veggies, and two new sugar-free baked goods.
Pair your health-conscious meal with craft beer (Four Winds and Yellow Dog), red and white wine, apple cider, kombucha on tap, and more.
In addition to its Kitsilano and Fairview establishments, Tractor also operates restaurants in downtown Vancouver, Robson Street, and Olympic Village.