So we decided to spend the weekend in North Vancouver. There we experienced something that we had forgotten was even a thing, namely sunshine. I'm not sure if it was the only place in the valley that was sunny but I will always remember it that way. We stayed overnight at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier and so spend quite a bit of time loitering around The Shipyards and the Quay soaking up the sun like a couple of lizards. It was wonderful. We were also able to enjoy some plant-based eats on the North Shore including tacos at Cornelia Fine Tacos.
Cornelia Fine Tacos - Vegan Options
Located on Pemberton Avenue, conveniently below Pemberton Door and Window, we had the place to ourselves when we arrived Saturday just before noon. Ordering is at a kiosk just inside the door and pretty easy to navigate. Our hostess volunteered her services and clarified a couple of items which was helpful.
We placed our order and paid at the kiosk. A few minutes later our order chugged out of the kitchen on a tray on a repurposed sushi train (not really) and waited for us to gather it up. This would be an efficient system when they are busy but it was just fun for us.
We shared a 4 pack of tacos as there are 4 vegan tacos on the menu. They each offered the option of flour tortillas but we stuck with the corn which were frankly amazing. Some were a little sparce for toppings but each was "meaty" in its own way.
In no particular order (as I can't remember which was which), we had Jackfruit Mole, Mushroom Pibil, Tofu Picadillo and Vegan Chorizo. We both kind of leaned towards the chorizo as being our favourite but they were all tasty.
The real star of this show was the Vegan Chorizo Quesadilla. I usually ignore that part of the menu at Mexican joints as, you know...cheese, but CFT has Violife cheese in the kitchen just waiting for vegans to happen by! This was the most melty and rich vegan cheese that we have tried (we found it at Whole Foods later) and made this a first class quesadilla! Highly recommended!
I'm not 100% sure if the churros were vegan but this was for my wife who loves the things! They usually are vegan but sometimes include butter. Between the hostess and myself, we just got confused and couldn't answer the question for sure. Anyway, tasty according to Mharie.
Cornelia Fine Tacos is a pretty cool place with an interesting history that you can read about on their website. The dining room is bright and beautiful and I even noticed a variety of molcajetes under the counter that were tourist worthy. Pretty solid vegan Mexican food for you North Shore types!
Food 4 1/2 out of 5 (all about the quesadillas!)
Vegan Options 4 1/2 out of 5 (see above!)
comfort 4 out of 5
Service 4 out of 5
Value 4 out of 5
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