Looking for a meatless weekend morning spread? Read on to discover which restaurants whip up some of the best vegetarian brunches in the city.
Vancouver’s acclaimed vegetarian restaurant The Acorn features a menu centred exclusively on fresh, wholesome vegetarian and vegan fare. Brunch plates at this Main Street eatery are full of colourful ingredients and clean flavours, and served alongside The Acorn’s carefully-crafted cocktails. The menu also offers additional gluten-free items to accommodate alternative diets.
Address: 3995 Main Street
This modern and wonderfully chic restaurant situated in Vancouver’s South Granville district, offers dinners a diverse range of vegetarian and vegan-inspired meals. Come the weekend, Heirloom serves a fulfilling, meatless brunch that even the most devout carnivore will appreciate. Brunch plates include omelettes, several variations on the classic Eggs Benedict, salads, sandwiches, and breakfast bowls. The blended juices are always a big hit.
Address: 1509 West 12th Avenue, South Granville
A firm favourite on the vegetarian restaurant scene, Bandidas Taqueria strives to create healthy, affordable, fresh-tasting food. Served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, brunch at Bandidas Taqueria consists of breakfast tacos, burritos, omelettes, non-traditional Eggs Benny renditions, and breakfast plates, like Alan’s Breakfast–a generous feed of romaine, purple cabbage, cilantro, cheese, pinto beans, balsamic vinaigrette, guacamole, and apple salsa, topped with two fried free-range eggs, and served alongside two fresh, hand-made corn tortillas.
Address: 2781 Commercial Drive, East Vancouver
Casual, comforting, and comprised of a range of plant-based options, brunch at The Wallflower Modern Diner, appeals to omnivores, carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, and celiacs alike. Indeed, the Main Street eatery’s brunch menu has a complete section dedicated to vegetarian and vegan eats, like the Veggie Hash, Tofu Rancheros, Vegan Peanut Butter Banana French Toast, and Blueberry Waffles.
Nuba’s Lebanese-inspired brunch is available at the Kits branch only. While the menu is not strictly vegetarian, four out of the five dishes offered are in fact meatless. Menu highlights include the Shashuka (free-range eggs baked in a spicy tomato sauce and served with house-made flat bread), and Ful Medames (stewed fava beans prepared in a hot skillet topped with Macedonian feta, grated hardboiled egg, fresh tomatoes, jalapeno, red and green onions, and served with grilled laffa bread). A selection of brunch cocktails and fresh-pressed juices are also up for grabs.
Address: 3116 West Broadway, Kitsilano
No vegetarian-related list would be complete without The Naam. With over 30 years of serving up natural foods to Vancouverites in Kits, The Naam remains one of the city’s perennial favourites for veggie and vegan eats. One reason to love them, besides the fact they’re open 24 hours a day, is the sizable brunch spread offered, which includes breakfast wraps, and burritos, pancakes, omelettes, tofu scramble, shakes, and more.
Address: 2724 West 4th Avenue, Kitsilano