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Heirloom Vegetarian has gained critical acclaim in the media as one of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Canada. This restaurant believes in fair trade practices and only uses organic ingredients in its cuisine. It offers brunch, lunch and dinner and its menu includes dishes like Miso Brasca, Polenta Yam Fries, Root Veg Nacho Grande, Taco Salad, Soba Green Curry and West Indian Skillet. Your meal is complemented by cocktails like Daiquiri, the Prosecco and pink grapefruit-infused Orchid, and The Bourbon with honey.
An open kitchen and a fine Contemporary cuisine greets the diner at this classy restaurant. The Wildebeest prepares magical dishes from farm-fresh vegtables and meat in order to provide a superior dining experience to the guests. Gorge on exquisite bacon-wrapped country paté, aged ham and slow cooked natural angus beef short ribs. The desserts are a steal with samples like the Pink Lady and Pumpkin Budino that help to end the evening on a high note. This restaurant is a good place to have a cozy dinner with family.
Elegant, intimate and one of the city's top restaurants, Bishop's Fine Dining is perfect for a quiet evening out with friends or a romantic dinner. This quiet, spare decor may at first seem unimpressive, but the gourmet West Coast cuisine and famously personalized service make it glitter. It was good enough for Clinton and Gorbachev when they were in town. The menu changes weekly, but past selections have included Saltspring Island Mussels steamed in Sake, and Roasted Duck Breast with Navy Bean Cassoulet.
Cafe Deux Soleils is popular with the local residents as a family joint. There are special tables laid out for children where they can play or put pieces of a puzzle together as they munch on their meal. The eatery is popular for its vegetarian preparations and brunches among other delicacies. Sip on a coffee as you attend a storytelling session or explore new poems at their literary do. The cafe regularly plays host to a hoard of live gigs ranging from acoustic, folk, pop, Latin and other genres. The slow service is compensated for by the friendly staff and modest fare. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
If a vegetarian could spend eternity in Utopia, he or she would probably live at The Naam. Opened in 1968, this homey place in Kitsilano features live music, a private patio, and an extensive, healthy menu. Fulfill your veggie fantasies with items like Popeye Pita Pizza, complete with spinach, onions, feta and mushrooms. Sample ethnic specialties or old standards like veggie and tofu burgers. This hugely popular eatery does not accept reservations, so make sure you get there well before time.
If you want to experience delicious, organic food at its best, then Aphrodite's Organic Cafe & Pie Shop is the place for you. The restaurant offers seasonal dishes as per local produce that is available. Their ever-changing menus consist of a variety of vegetarian and vegan options and their each dish served here is made from completely organic produce. You can either go for their house seating or try the outside patio seating during warm summer afternoons.
Freshness is the focus at La Quercia, where the small but ever-evolving menu focuses on the best of the season. Everything from the pastas to the risottos are made in-house and to-order at this cozy Italian eatery on the edges of the Kitsilano neighborhood. In a world of mom-and-pop pasta shops, La Querica serves up generous portions of the authentic Northern Italian cuisine you wish you could find more of. Start with the parmesan soufflé or a first course of spaghetti with smoked pork cheek. Not in the mood for pasta? The duck breast and roasted veal sirloin are sure to please. The extensive wine list is based on Italian selections.