Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant opens second location near Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver

The plant-based menu ranges from smoothies to a vegan burger

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      Finishing touches are still happening on the patio, but Heirloom Vegetarian has opened its new location in West Vancouver.

      The restaurant at 1390 Marine Drive (at 14th Street) is in the same Grosvenor complex as Earls and the soon-to-open Meinhardt Fine Foods.

      Heirloom’s new spot is a different take than its full-service restaurant in South Granville (1509 West 12th Avenue). Right near to Ambleside Beach, it’s a more casual concept, where you order at the front till and take a number, and someone brings you your food. There’s a long communal table with electrical outlets for laptop-toting customers, all in an open space flooded with natural light.

      There are electrical outlets for laptops.
      Gail Johnson.

      Its “opening week” menu includes brunch items such as huevos rancheros with almond queso ($18), eggs Benedict with vegan hollandaise, and matcha hotcakes with vanilla, dark-chocolate gelato, raspberries, lemon curd, and banana ($16).

      A few different types of toast are on offer, including a vegan caprese, with house-made cashew “burrata” ($14), as well as mushroom, which comes with almond “ricotta”, sorghum honey, and tarragon ($12).

      That's vegan "burrata" on the Heirloom caprese salad.
      Gail Johnson.

      Vegan burrata shows up on the Heirloom caprese salad ($16), with North Arm Farm heirloom tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, arugula, and a kale-and-basil pesto. The superfood salad ($15) features quinoa, hemp seeds, flax, yams, chickpeas, arugula, pickled cabbage, and Blue Heron Creamery vegan cumulus in a mango vinaigrette ($15).

      The vegan kale Caesar salad has cornbread croutons, beet chips, and cashew "parmesan".
      Gail Johnson.

      “Cheat Day” options are a Beyond Meat burger with vegan cheddar and Heirloom “bacon” ($18) or a grilled-cheese sandwich with smoked “provolone”, almond “ricotta”, and cashew “parmesan” on sourdough bread from Bad Dog Bread with North Arm Farm tomato soup ($18).

      Other items: daily pastries (prices vary); smoothies (24 ounces, $10) such as Monkey Nuts, with almond mylk, banana, almond butter, spinach, and chocolate); and juices (16 ounces, $8) like Summer Garden, which has red beets, watermelon, pear, celery, and parsley.

      There’s also tea, coffee, and espresso-based drinks, with a 16-ounce latte going for $6.50 plus tax.

      The West Van Heirloom is open from from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      It's not waterfront, but Ambleside Beach is on the other side of the building from Heirloom.
      Gail Johnson.

      Places to go nearby

      Approx. 15 minutes away