Gardein breakfast sandwich makes for easy vegan morning meal

Gardein breakfast sandwich

Fresh from the toaster oven. (Stephen Hui)

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy vegan breakfast that’s not cereal or toast. Here’s a fairly new frozen product from the people who brought us veggie boob—Richmond-based Garden Protein International—that fits the bill.

We found the Gardein breakfast sandwich selling for $4.75 at Donald’s Market in Vancouver. A box comes with two small sandwiches and takes minutes to prepare in the microwave, on the stove, or in a conventional or toaster oven. Continue reading

Bestie makes friends with vegan currywurst in Vancouver

Currywurst with veggie wurst

This veggie wurst has moved into Chinatown. (Stephen Hui)

It’s easy enough to put together a vegan meal of Field Roast smoked apple sage sausage, French fries, and ketchup at home. Alternatively, you could go to Bestie (105 East Pender Street) in Vancouver and pay $8 to have it made for you.

Of course, this Chinatown sausage and beer parlour’s currywurst with veggie wurst isn’t the same as what you’d throw together after a long day at work. Indeed, the ketchup is curried, the fries are marginally better, and the German-inspired dish comes with a special fork (pommesgabel).

I can’t stand the name of this eatery, which also cooks up a dish of sausage and sauerkraut ($9.50). But, during my first visit, I did enjoy my overpriced meal. The tangy ketchup deserves some credit. Continue reading