Living as a vegan or vegetarian in Vancouver can actually be pretty easy thanks to a host of cool, sustainability-focused businesses.
These include eateries, spas, expos, and everything that stems back to the green, sustainable vegan approach.
And to celebrate that, we’ve compiled a list of the five top vegan businesses operating in the city.
Willow’s Wax Bar is Vancouver’s first fully vegan spa. It offers lash extensions, facials, cosmetic tattooing, and waxing. The spa supports other small businesses in being cruelty-free, helping to give Vancouverites more access to ethical beauty. Oh, and it helps that the owner, Rhiannon, is awesome.
Address: 2139 East Hastings Street
This Vancouver-based business supports organic, fair trade and other vegan companies. It provides people with easy access to quality brands and products they may not have heard of before or cannot purchase locally. Vegan Supply is opening their first storefront later this month or early June so keep your eyes peeled.
Address: 250 East Pender Street
Contact: [email protected]
Veg Expo is the biggest natural food event of the year and it provides a platform for vegan/vegetarian consumers and businesses to connect. It brings international speakers diverse in plant-based lifestyles to lend their knowledge to locals, giving you an opportunity to learn.
It also creates a fun and safe atmosphere for everyone from veg-curious to full-time vegans to discover new products. It allows you to learn how you can improve your life with plant-based options. And, you can also connect with likeminded individuals when the event takes place at Vancouver’s Convention Centre West on Sunday, May 28.
If you want to buy tickets for the expo, you can do it right here. Use the code DailyVeg at the checkout and get $2 off your ticket.
This Vancouver company is a huge supporter of the Plant Based Athlete movement. Ergogenics Nutrition’s products contain only carefully selected organic ingredients that the owners regularly consume themselves. A huge percentage of their products are made from Hemp as the firm has a major focus on sustainability and plant-based nutrition.
Address: 104 – 358 East Kent Avenue
Cheesemakers at Blue Heron Creamery work their magic to create plant-based, dairy-free cheeses. This is arguably the best vegan cheese out there and if you haven’t tried it yet then you’re missing out. You can even sign up to receive a monthly subscription of cheese from the creamery – amazing.
Address: 1050 Burrard Street
When: Sunday, May 28 – 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Convention Centre West
Price: $5 for children/$15 for general admission/$13 for seniors/$35 for a family pass – all available through Veg Expo online