Tuck Into Plant-based Dishes at Vancouver's Best Vegetarian Restaurants

Being vegetarian or vegan in Vancouver has become much easier over the years as more restaurants are shifting their focus and turning to plant-based options. Whether you're in the mood to indulge, or to fuel your body with nourishment, these vegetarian restaurants in Vancouver will do the trick.

CHAU VeggiExpress nails flavorful vegetarian Vietnamese food without a drop of fish sauce. Not an easy task! From warm comforting bowls of soup to fresh salad rolls and plates packed with bouncy noodles, your stomach's going to be oh-so-happy. This family-run business is a delightful, casual spot to grab a light and nourishing meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and mildly virtuous.

Over at The Acorn, vegetarian dishes are a feast for the eyes and your appetite. In fact, they’re almost too pretty to eat. With options for vegetarians, vegans and those who are gluten free, there’s much to choose from. Make sure to wash it all down with a cocktail from their well-curated list.

For a greasy feast, head to MeeT in GASTOWN. This vegan restaurant is known for their burgers and fries, but they also have some healthy options on the menu if you're not in the mood for the former. Whatever you order, be sure to save room for dessert. They don't mess around here.



Good vibes, colorful vegan bowls and healthy smoothies are just some of the ingredients that go into making Kokomo a local favorite. This plant-based eatery in Chinatown has quickly become a go-to for hungry Vancouverites looking to fill up on...  Read More



The atmosphere inside is anything but your typical Mexican-inspired restaurant. Instead, it evokes the retro furniture section in a thrift store. Although it's very charming, their reason for doing so is ethically sound and their devotion to...  Read More



Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant serves up delicious vegetarian and vegan fare in a contemporary atmosphere. On the menu you'll find locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, giving guests a...  Read More



This family-run business serves vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese food and is a local favorite and when it comes to taste, there's no shortage of delicious things to eat here. From fresh salad rolls to warm, comforting bowls of noodles and...  Read More

East Side


The Acorn vegetarian restaurant has long been a local favorite and The Arbor (their sister restaurant) has built a reputation in its own right. It may have something to do with the Southern fried artichoke sandwich or the pulled jackfruit steam...  Read More



When it comes to cravings, MeeT in Gastown brings out the best of both worlds-comfort classics and healthy bowls. With a few locations around the city, this vegan restaurant is a local favorite. If you're feeling healthy, The Lovely bowl is...  Read More



On any given night, this plant-based pizza parlour is busy slinging pizza after pizza. Virtuous Pie is a first for Vancouver because they use exclusive nut cheeses on their pizzas. When paired with quality ingredients and their three-day dough,...  Read More

East Side


Take a trip down the Silk Road and walk into East is East for a tasty meal that will leave you full and satisfied, complimented by a calming serenity. When you walk into the restaurant you're ears are treated to soothing music, dim lighting,...  Read More

East Side


Let these beautifully prepared vegetarian dishes be a feast for your eyes and a delight for your mouth. The Acorn restaurant takes vegetarian dishes and presents them in such a way that you feel like you're eating a piece of art. Perched on Main...  Read More



Owned by a husband-wife team, Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery is a true delight on many levels. At the helm of this charming spot is Palestinian born Lebanese chef (and owner) Haitham El Khatib and his wife Fiona, a Vancouverite. The space...  Read More


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