At Indigo Food Cafe, vegan chef, café owner, and Ukrainian polyglot Lovena Galyide orients taste buds toward uncooked fruit, nut, and veggie dishes in an effort to jump-start the body's natural healing process. A high tea menu pairs organic, fair-trade teas with bite-size treats including collard rolls, kale chips, and berry cheesecake, and a dinner menu includes collard roll-ups and stuffed portabella burgers. Desserts range from healthy indulgences such as coconut cream pie or lemon goji bars that are also served at breakfast. Lovena also leads classes to help raw foodies bring her café’s nourishing dishes into their own kitchens. During intro classes or more focused sessions on desserts or beauty, Galyide unveils the health benefits and top-hat-decorating potential of figs, coconuts, nettles, and other vitamin-crammed superfoods as her students make and eat kale chips and almond milk and learn to use vital appliances from food processors to dehydrators.
Since serving up one of their signature wraps to their first customer 20 years ago, Fit For Life’s staff has continued to uphold their dedication to the speedy yet thoughtful preparation of healthy, nutritious food. At each outpost across Canada, kitchen teams whip up healthful alternatives to fast food, forging a menu of low-fat and vegetarian options made using fresh ingredients selected for their high nutritional value and ability to inflate Popeye’s muscles. Morning options include omelettes and breakfast sandwiches, and a roster of burritos, pitas, and paninis fills out the lunch and dinner menus.
Nestled in a cozy brick building in Kerrisdale, Avenue Grill Restaurant has served a menu’s worth of diverse food since the 1920s. The head chef honed his knack for Mediterranean cooking in Europe—reflected in the eatery's Mediterranean sandwiches, with grilled eggplant and zucchini on focaccia—but also crafts pastas, fresh seafood, and three-egg omelettes. An ample wine selection complements Avenue Grill's sundry dishes, and seasonal specials incorporate only the freshest and most polite ingredients. In the dining room, vases filled with flowers top tables and vibrant paintings of blooming floras and lolling hills adorn the walls.
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Sweet Cherubim Organic and Natural Food Store, Bakery, and Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant was founded in 1980 by Kulwant Bagga and family, with the motto that if we buy bulk, make and package products ourselves we can give people better quality food for better prices. We are here to provide delicious and nutritious foods to ou
From its food to its live entertainment, Ten Ten Tapas celebrates all things local. Fittingly, its space on the Seawall overlooks False Creek's sailboat-filled waters, where patrons can indulge in creative, contemporary tapas inspired by West Coast produce, seafood, and artisanal foods.
West Coast Tapas Filled with Local Ingredients
The chefs' tapas showcase internationally inspired, but decidedly West Coast, cuisine with seasonal, organic vegetables, free-run eggs, local cheeses, and other British Columbian ingredients whenever possible. For example, the fried fish and chips' batter uses locally brewed amber ale. In addition, the cedar-plank salmon sliders feature a distinctive combination of maple-chipotle glaze and chimichurri sauce. Even the drink menu incorporates wines from area producers.
Performances by Hometown Heroes
The tapas are not Ten Ten's only local element. On Thursday evenings, the restaurant's floor-to-ceiling windows transform into a backdrop for live entertainment. Area musicians create dulcet tones with jazz trumpets and flamenco guitars accompanied by steel drums.