Now here is a place that has gone above and beyond! Their vegan options are several and interesting and we could see ourselves being regulars... if we had a regular place!
Trading Post Brewing - Vegan Options
Located in Abbotsford on Gladwin Road between George Ferguson and Maclure Roads (there are Langley and Fort Langley locations as well), we arrived on Saturday in mid-afternoon and found the place relatively quiet. We were seated right away. I wished that my car needed charging as they have one of the few remaining free chargers available for customers. Nice!
I know it's just a pretzel and to be honest with you, I don't even know if pretzels are naturally vegan or not. It was there on the menu so we decided to try it. It came with a garlic dill dipping sauce and the thing was quite tasty!
Next up was Harvest Bites. These were chickpea fritters and came with the same garlic dill sauce. They were crispy and substantial. Delicious! We love the dill sauce but we would be impressed with having a second dipping sauce choice.
We ordered a Harvest Club with Sweet potato fries and they kindly cut it in half and served it on separate plates as they knew we were sharing everything. Nice, right? Based on the same chickpea patty as the fritters, we think, it made a great sandwich. Lots of places will just serve an Impossible or Beyond patty and call it a day, which is fine. We are always impressed when someone builds something like this from scratch. Good fries too!
The star of this show was definitely the Vegan Power Bowl! They make their own hummus! Its not that difficult a thing but lots of places will just phone it in and use the store-bought stuff. There was a nice mix of greens and seeds and nuts, as well as crispy chickpeas and roasted corn. They top it with what they call North West Dressing which I'll admit, I didn't pay attention to. Still, the whole bowl was impressive.
We brought our own containers for leftovers of which there was quite a bit. This was mildly confusing to the serving staff but they liked the idea when we got it all figured out. Just trying to do another small bit for the planet. The restaurant is spacious and interesting with several dining areas and high ceilings. Our servers were friendly and knew their way around the menu. There are several more vegan items on the menu including tacos, other bowls and soup, that we will likely return to try another time!
Food 4 out of 5
Vegan Options 4 out of 5
Comfort 4 out of 5
Service 4 1/2 out of 5
Value 4 out of 5
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