In a city like Vancouver, it’s easy for carnivores and vegetarians to eat side-by-side. You would think a meat-free meal would make it a cheaper option, but finding a veggie dish for under $5 is another story. So Vancity Buzz and ChowMeNow are listing five great places to find vegetarian food a student budget. From dim sum to raw pizza, we’ve got your veggie intake covered.
If you’re craving Lebanese cuisine, Nuba is the place to go. They offer a changing Daily Soup alongside the Red Lentil Soup on their menu. Both are vegan and gluten-free. Plus, they’re guaranteed to warm your wallet for $4.25.
207 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
3116 W Broadway, Vancouver
146 E 3rd Avenue, Vancouver
1206 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Love Dim Sum? Who doesn’t?! 3G is a vegetarian restaurant serving up amazing dim sum, with all options just $3.50! Choose from Veggie Gyoza, Dumplings, Spring Rolls, Bean Curd Rolls and so much more!
Address: 3424 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Here you’ll find fresh, light and healthy Vietnamese options for vegans and vegetarians. Try the Non La, the Namahata and the Namaste, all $4.
Address: 5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Located on The Drive, this hidden gem serves purely vegetarian fare. Though they offer a bunch of great options for under $5, be sure to try the Vegetarian Chili. Plus they host live poetry readings and entertainment if you’re in the mood.
Address: 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Vegan, raw and wheat-free, Tao Organics is one of the healthiest places around. But if you’re craving something comforting (albeit cold), try their Rawkin’ Pizza. While it may not look like your typical pizza, it’s filled with flavour, and is just $4.80.
Address: 120 – 260 W Esplanade, North Vancouver
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