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