The creators of Karmavore Cafe + Dessert Lounge believe that, if you are what you eat, you should eat healthily, sustainably, and compassionately. As practicing vegans themselves, they know that such feats are not easily accomplished and can often mean steering clear of favorite foods. But they also know that, unlike convincing a toddler that broccoli is a special treat for good children, finding tasty vegan food is not impossible.
To prove it, they enlisted the help of vegan baker Ashley McLean. McLean's desserts may be egg-free, lactose-free, and cholesterol-free, but many customers don't even realize it, Karmavore's manager said in a New Westminster News Leader article. They're drawn into the shop at the sight of the cakes, apple pies, and peanut-butter bars on display. These treats satisfy sweet teeth after heartier vegan wraps, burgers, soups, and salads from the deli.
Tiny Karmavore Organic Juice Bar sends the scent of fresh fruit and vegetables wafting throughout the River Market at Westminster Quay, tempting busy shoppers to stop and indulge in a glass of puréed produce. Following the same health-conscious philosophy that fuels Karmavore's café location, the juice bar uses only fresh, organic ingredients in its vegan offerings. Alongside glasses of fruit and vegetable juice, the shop serves up a variety of handmade wraps and salads, each of which blesses diners' hearts for their healthy choices on the way down.
The chefs at Pasta Amore Ristorante blend fresh ingredients, organic greens, and old-country staples to create a menu of authentic Italian dishes that win over the picky palettes of kids and grandmothers alike. Many of the dishes feature traditional Italian ingredients and foods, such as prosciutto crudo in the antipasto misto, focaccia bread served with the steamed mussels, and creamy ricotta in the linguine fiorentina. Diners can also dig in to classic Italian entrees that Americans have come to know, love, and leave for Santa at Christmas, such as veal parmigiana and chicken pizzaiola: chicken breast combined with anchovies, olives, capers, and garlic in a tomato sauce. To reflect Italy’s costal cuisine, the chefs also serve up seafood dishes such as penne pasta topped with salmon, spaghetti with clams, and a stone-oven pizza crowned with mozzarella and baby shrimp.
Embracing the beloved Taiwanese tradition of bubble tea and desserts, Blossom Teas presents visitors with an incredible array of snacks and beverages. The cozy and spotless cafe's staff blend and whip an enormous variety of drinks, with favorites that include the Matcha Matcha shake, a Japanese green tea blend in milk and ice, and topped with matcha ice cream and a matcha pokey. Pair drinks with a rotating selection of unique desserts such as home-made cheesecakes and matcha creme brûlée before heading to one of the Japanese dart boards to throw a couple games in order to avoid the temptation of throwing darts at a friend.
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