This heavenly cake donut is infused with organic Earl Grey tea and covered with an Earl Grey glaze. Rose petals are sprinkled on top. Continue reading
Since city hall opened the floodgates in 2010, the street-food scene in Vancouver has grown by leaps and bounds. Now, there are more than 130 food trucks and carts selling everything from bibimbap to waffles.
Two of Vancouver’s food trucks are fully vegan. As well, a number of other vendors serve delicious vegan-friendly eats (free of meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and honey) alongside omnivore and vegetarian offerings.
Admittedly, it took a few tries to get my hands on the ital roti ($8). The elusive vegan option was crossed off the menu on my first two visits. Nevertheless, I returned a third time, and my taste buds were very happy.
The Trinidadian-style wrap features a curry stew of carrot, chickpeas, potato, spinach, yam, and coconut milk wrapped inside a white-flour roti skin. With its creamy filling and chewy flatbread, plus a great hot sauce, the ital roti was pretty much the perfect meal. Continue reading
In 2009, the original restaurant opened at 1829 Quebec Street in Mount Pleasant. Two years later, OrganicLives expanded with a take-out café inside the Chopra Yoga Center at 451 Granville Street in the downtown core. Continue reading
You don’t normally see the vegan symbol on the menu boards of fast-food restaurants. But that’s what you’ll find at Chipotle Mexican Grill—at least at the chain’s West Coast locations, including the one in Vancouver.
This week, Chipotle introduced its braised tofu Sofritas to the Pacific Northwest, after rolling out the vegan option in California earlier this year. Made with organic tofu, chipotle chilis, roasted poblanos, and spices, this filling can be ordered with burritos, tacos, bowls, and salads.
Naturally, I headed to Chipotle’s only location in Vancouver to check it out. Located at 818 Howe Street, the joint appears to be popular with the suit-wearing business crowd. Continue reading
One of the truck’s Australian-style pies is both vegan and gluten-free. The Hip pie ($8)—hardy har har—features lentil curry with cauliflower and tomato inside a crust made from rice, tapioca, and quinoa flour. Continue reading
If you like salad, you’ll love Culver City Salads. Vancouver’s newest vegan food truck gives you the chance to make friends with three entrée salads and four dressings.
Culver City Salads’ green truck opened on June 27. It hangs out at Hamilton Street and West Georgia Street, as part of the new food-cart pod outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in the downtown core. Continue reading
Everybody loves naan, right? Seriously, I’d eat every meal with this Indian flatbread if I could.
A recent visit to Soho Road Naan Kebab took care of one lunch. The Vancouver food cart serves naan wraps, including a delicious mixed veg sabji ($6 for small, $10 for large).
Although this item is vegetarian by default, it can be made vegan for a surcharge ($1 for small, $2 for large). I was told the only difference between the vegan and vegetarian versions is the naan. The chef even offered to change his gloves (previously used for chicken and lamb wraps) while making my order. Continue reading