Nutritious and Delicious: Vancouver's Best Vegetarian Restaurants

Here in Vancouver locals and restaurants are fortunate to have a multitude of fresh produce available throughout the year, but when you’re not getting your fill of fresh veggies at the farmers market, check out these vegetarian restaurants–not only are they nutritious, they’re delicious.

CHAU VeggiExpress nails flavorful vegetarian Vietnamese food without a drop of fish sauce (which isn’t 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.

While Nuba Restaurant does serve meat, many may argue that the vegetarian dishes are the real stars here. Be warned, the Najib’s Special is highly addictive and will likely convert the non-veggie lovers in your life. Fried cauliflower… need we say more? This Lebanese restaurant has a lot of vegan and veggie options to choose from and can be shared family-style.

Over at The Acorn, vegetarian dishes are a feast for the eyes and your appetite–they’re almost too pretty to eat. Almost. 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, and save room for dessert!

Located on Kitsilano's West 4th Avenue, Tractor's menu has a focus on using as much local and seasonal ingredients, with options for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and meat eaters. Enjoy delicious salads, sandwiches, soups and proteins that...  Read More

La Taqueria  Pinche Taco Shop
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Authentic Latin and Mexican fare is hard to come by in Vancouver, but La Taqueria does an excellent job of bringing the flavors of the South to the North. Choose from items like de cachete (tender beef cheeks), carnitas (pork confit), pollo con...  Read More

There are very few restaurants in Vancouver that are open 24 hours a day, serving up healthy food that will satisfy those around the clock cravings you may be having, but The Naam is a reliable option any time of the day. Located along...  Read More

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

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

West Side
Vij's Rangoli
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South Granville is known for it's charming boutiques and calming neighborhoods, making it a fabulous area of town to walk, shop, and enjoy the scenery. There are also a handful of excellent restaurants in the area, Vij's Rangoli being one of...  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

Nuba is one of Vancouver's favorite gems that has built a strong following that has helped pave the way for its expansion across the city. Nuba specializes in Middle Eastern dishes and everything from the hummus and baba ghanouj to the...  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


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Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha