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MeeT in Gastown now open and serving plant-based eats

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 17, 2016 10:07 am

Following a three-month renovation, the team behind the popular meat-free restaurant MeeT on Main have opened its sister spot, MeeT in Gastown.

Taking over the former Shirakawa (and Boneta) space at the historic 12 Water Street building, MeeT warmed up the restaurant with their signature eclectic and upcycled decor. Grab a seat from a school in Prince George (stamped “SD 57”) at a table made of reclaimed wood. Decor items harken back to a wood-paneled 70s rec room, and, as it so happens, there is some nicely laid out wood paneling on one of the few non-glass walls in the restaurant.

Sweet-Chili Cauliflower (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Sweet-Chili Cauliflower (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

The menu is much like that at the original MeeT on Main, showcasing meat and dairy substitutes and vegan and vegetarian “plant-based” ingredients delivered in creative comfort-food oriented dishes. Look for easily shared appys like their Sweet-Chili Cauliflower, mountains of crispy fries, and “Chiggin Things” (think chicken wings, but, like, not chicken) in either a BBQ or spicy Buffalo-style sauce.

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Mains run the gamut from the more health-conscious tofu-veggie-rice bowls to the seriously oozy Mac’N’Cheez Burger, which packs the punch of pickled jalapeƱos, chipotle mayo, and their signature vegan “Mac’N’Cheez” and house-smoked meatless burger. Keep an eye out for lots of gluten-free items, as well; the menu helpfully points out what elements of a dish contain gluten.

Mac'N'Cheez Burger (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Mac’N’Cheez Burger (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Over at the bar, MeeT has a tight menu of craft cocktails that use house-made mixes and syrups, and on tap there’s everything from local beers, gluten-free beer, Stumptown Nitro Cold Brew Coffee, and a refreshing kombucha (that even a non-kombucha drinker could love).

Right now MeeT in Gastown is open in the evenings for a week or two of “soft launch” service, and will expand their hours soon after.

The Macro (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

The Macro (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Chairs from School District 57 (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Chairs from School District 57 (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Taps (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Taps (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

The bar (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

The bar (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Pineapple Basil Smash (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Pineapple Basil Smash (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

Look for a few remnants from Shirakawa, like these cool coasters (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Look for a few remnants from Shirakawa, like these cool coasters (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Vintage items make for fun touches in the decor (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Vintage items make for fun touches in the decor (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Interior (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Interior (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

During soft launch, the menu is in draft mode (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

During soft launch, the menu is in draft mode (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

MeeT in Gastown

Address: 115-12 Water Street
Phone: 604-688-3399
Twitter: @MeetGastown


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