Smoother Vancouver: Top Ten Vegan Eats in Hollywood North

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Vancouver is fast becoming a hotbed of trendy vegan and veggie-friendly restaurants, all decked out with plenty of instagrammable decor, menu items and trending hashtags. Vegan high tea, 6-minute pizzas and savory poutine can be had (just try not to eat it all in the same day!). Here we list our top ten favorite vegan eats in Hollywood North.

1. Meet on Main/Gastown/Yaletown

Address/Hours/Phone: varies by location

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Rustic modern digs pairs well with deliciously indulgent, saucy mains and refreshing cocktails at this uber-popular expansion. All “Meet on” locations are certainly the first pick of the hearts and bellies of their loyal customers. Their hip, perennially packed eateries have more than enough interesting menu items to satisfy vegs and nonvegs alike. Try their oyster mushroom calamari, butter chikkin’ poutine and the mighty mac burger and save room for their homemade desserts! Gluten-free option for every menu item.

2. Virtuous Pie

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Clean, modern and instagrammable, Virtuous Pie has fast established itself as a favorite amongst hip, hungry hipsters and pretty much anyone looking for a scrumptious, vegan pizza followed by with bespoke ice cream. Since the pizzas are all thin-crust, they aren’t the most filling, but they are certainly big on flavor. Standout pies include the Ultraviolet, Stranger Wings and Superfunghi. Their ice creams are made on-site as well as their creamy soft-serve, not to be missed!

3. Indigo Age Cafe

Address: 436 Richards Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z4 Canada
Hours: Monday to Tuesday: Closed Wednesday to Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Phone: (604) 622-1797

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A unique experience for adventurous vegan and nonvegan eaters, Indigo Age Cafe serves raw, veganized traditional Ukrainian cuisine. Their Cabbage Rolls, Borscht and Pirogies are specialty dishes, and in addition to hearty tableside service, they also offer high tea and daily meal boxes for the busy worker.

4. Vegan Pizza House

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A staple of the community, this vegan family-owned pizzeria makes its own sauces, dressings and even cheese to ensure everything is 100% vegan. Opened in 2011, Vegan Pizza House has been delighting customers with its wide variety of pies that can easily go head-to-head with any traditional pizzeria. Standout pies include the Gourmet, Meat Lover and Spicy. Besides pies, they also serve donairs (what they call pita in Canada), lasagna, baked spaghetti, souvlaki and spanakopita. Gluten free option available.

5. 3G Vegetarian Restaurant

Address: 3424 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8
Hours: Everyday 11am to 9:30pm
Phone: (604) 568-9008

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“Vegan dim sum” – those three little words are music to any Chinese-food-loving vegan’s ears, and it’s well in abundance at 3G Vegetarian, where rice rolls, crispy sesame balls and steamed BBQ pork buns are a common sight. Besides scrumptious dim-sum bites, 3G also serves mouthwatering Thai dishes along with traditional Chinese fare. One unmissable specialty is their Rice with Vegan Cheese, Green Beans, Soy Spare Ribs and Cooking Wine dish made with Sheese cheese and Double Boiled Veggie Shark Fin Soup in a Coconut. Unique tastes and unforgettable plates!

6. Lotus Seed Vegan

Address: 736 W Broadway , Vancouver , BC V5Z 1G8 Canada
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11 AM – 8:00 PM; Sunday: 11 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: 604-563-3368

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With plenty of flavors from all around the world, Lotus Seed manages to hit all the right spots in our belly. We love their gluten-free Almond Alfredo Spaghetti, Hanoi Noodle Soup and Grill Satay Platter entrees. They also offer a unique selection of smoothies, make their sunflower pate in-house and serve organic whenever possible.

7. Panz Veggie Restaurant

Address: 3485 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11:30 am to 9 pm
Phone: 604-564-3485

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Taiwanese food newbies can enjoy plenty of richly seasoned, tasty and filling dishes at Panz, a vegan, previously vegetarian establishment. Using flavorful sauces, wholesome ingredients and a medley of spices, hungry diners are in for an unforgettable meal. Our favorite dishes include the All in the Family, House Crispy Noodle and Romance of Three Wise Mushroom.

8. Chickpea

Address: 4298 Main St, Vancouver, BC
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:00am-11:00pm, Fri 11:00am-12:00am, Sat 10:00am-12:00am, Sun 10:00am-11:00pm
Phone: 604-620-0602

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A food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar, Chickpea is the epitome of a rags to riches vegan success story. Marketing themselves as having “delicious vegan comfort food with a Mediterranean twist,” this uber-successful pita-slinger has legions of fans and loyal customers. A few of our favorites include the Malawach, Schnitzelonim and Cauliflower of Life. Also, don’t forget to try their baklava desserts; each one purchased provides a meal to youths in need via the Mealshare program.

9. Chomp Vegan Eatery

Address: 2234 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Hours: Wed-Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm
Phone: 604-917-0201

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A passion for flavorful vegan cuisine, affordable pricing and filling comfort food brought Chomp to life. Customers adore the Memphis Slow-Cooked Pulled “Pork” Sandwich, Baked Mac N’ Cheesy and Fairground Poutine. They also offer a generous meal-delivery service that makes eating tasty vegan meals super convenient, great for anyone too busy to stop by!

10. Vegan Cave

Address: 415 Abbott Street Vancouver, BC
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Sat 12 – 10PM; Sun 12 – 7:30PM
Phone: 604-423-4211

Vancouverites be serious about their pizza, and Vegan Cave is the living proof! Handmade crusts and cheeses rule at this popular takeaway spot, with a plethora of possible pizza creation choices. First, choose a preferred crust (three of which are gluten free), then cap it off with Vegan Cave’s tasty themed toppings. The Freaky Greeky, Buddha on the Beach and Bombay Bad Boy are standout favorites. 

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