I intended to post about single vegan items on menus within walking distance of Commercial Street Skytrain Station (just to show you can grab something mid-transit) but Patso was M.I.A. and then Baby Dahl Roti Shop turned out to have a couple more menu items that were plant-based (I thought there was only one thing). Commercial/ Broadway Station is an area where a vegan could actually linger for days and survive but we will do this one place at a time.
We're willing to run all over the place to get plant-based ice cream. So imagine how happy we were to learn that Banter Ice Cream in Abbotsford (one berg over from our own) serves it!
So this is less of a food review and more of an adventure story....well not really an adventure story either...just a story. Through social media, we learned that Highway Cafe from Pemberton would do a food truck pop-up in front of To Live For Bakery on Nanaimo Street in Vancouver on Sunday from 12 to 8. "We're in", we exclaimed, "it sounds like fun!" We have never actually been to the Highway Cafe (nor even to Pemberton, I am embarrassed to say). So we suited up and showed up at 3 ish!
If a place lingers long enough on our list of places that we want to visit, without our getting there, there is a chance they will open a branch closer to us! Welcome to Langley, The Pie Hole! I will continue to procrastinate in the hopes that more vegan-friendly places move to the valley!Located on Fraser Hwy in the former Pink Avo location, The Pie Hole is a place where you can enjoy a meal or dessert in the cafe or pick up a frozen pie for later! I decided to do both.
Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters made it onto our list by being included in the latest This Is Plant Curious deals book, our favourite source for new and interesting vegan and vegan-friendly places to visit. As coffee roasting is one of their main raisons d'etre, they set up shop south of Langley in the industrial park near 28th and 192nd. There, they can roast weekly to their heart's content without disturbing the neighbours!
Perched on the edge of Chinatown, Harvest Community Foods has been on my list of places to try for a long time. Not a vegan joint (sounds like it could be, but the bacon in the fridge dispelled that notion) they still have some nice plant based choices and are the purveyors of some very nice looking fruits and vegetables.
For some reason, I had it in my head that there was only one plant-based item on the menu at Rollzzy. It was going to be part of a tour where we hit up a few places that have only an item or two, and still find a way to get our calories! Then, lo and behold, they had a lot of items on their menu that were vegan! Then lo and behold again, they had run out of or didn't have those items! What a roller coaster ride!
Its been a while since we had vegan dim sum (a little more rare than it should be) so it was nice to figure out that Little Bird has some specifically listed items that are plant based. We headed for Vancouver on this surprise (did you know that it was a stat?) statutory holiday Sunday.
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