The Templeton - Vegan Options

Considering that I have been a resident of the Lower Mainland for the better part of 60 years , it is shocking to note that I have only finally eaten at The Templeton last weekend!

The Templeton has been a diner (albeit under different names and ownership) since 1934. It is very popular with the locals and getting a seat is always challenging but worth the wait. It is one of those places you might expect to see on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives complete with great food and service. They also have quite a few vegan items on their menu!
Being as it was in the a.m. on Saturday, breakfast still seemed in order so we decided to try the Vegan Tofu Scramble with Tex Mex seasoning. It came with a side of vegan bacon and rosemary-fried potatoes. The scramble was nicely eggy while the bacon was better than anything that I have tried to make at home (an ongoing quest). There was a side of sourdough toast and vegan butter as well. Nice!
Diners scream Grilled Cheese and the vegan cheese on this one was melty and rich. We ordered it with the vegan Poutine on the side. The gravy was meaty and amazing and Mharie rates it as the best that we have had!
Finally, we got the Vegan Burger with Provolone. We ordered a salad on the side rather than fries, just to give ourselves the impression that we were trying to eat healthy. Actually, the raspberry something dressing on the salad was quite good! I am under the impression that the patty on the burger was house-made but all I know for sure is that it was not Beyond or Impossible. The whole burger was quite impressive including the brioche bun.
There are even a few more vegan items on the menu which is great. Service was also pretty impressive. We loved the old table top jukeboxes but we were kind of glad they didn't work. If they did, I would have been tempted to play, " What's  New Pussycat" over and over.
Food                             4 out of 5
Vegan Options              3 1/2 pit of 5
Comfort                         4 out of 5
Service                          5 out of 5
Value                             4 out of 5

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