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Any suggestions for vegetarian restaurants in central Vancouver? Or favorite restaurants with a variety of vegetarian options? FYI, the person I’m asking for likes stuff like American, TexMex, Italian, and is leery of more spicy/exotic cuisine. Indian is out, as may be some east asian cuisines.

I’m not the guy to answer but you’re entering a vegan/vegetarian paradise. I can absolutely recommend Budgies Burritos though.

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Due to the culture here, just about everywhere you go is going to have vegetarian options, so I wouldn’t worry too much. A favourite veggie spot of mine is Nuba, it’s Lebanese but not super spicy or weird. I’ve heard really good things about “MeeT” as well.

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I’m not sure if it’s still around but Locus on Main & King Edward is pretty good from a vegetarian perspective. At least I recall the vegetarian girlfriend I had at the time liking to go there a lot.

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Chickpea Food Truck is typically right outside the convention center (at least on Friday) and very tasty :yum:


One day last year, on the way from my hotel to SHUX, I walked by a sandwich & soup shop called Tractor (which I’m guessing is a franchise?) It was about a block from the Convention Center.

It’s not strictly vegetarian, but there were plenty of soup/stew/sandwich options that were. It was fairly good and wholesome, if maybe a little pricey and a little trendy. Definitely appears to be the spot for a quick avocado toast.


I’m very much a meat eater, but I thank all the stars that I don’t see this truck daily or I would literally eat there every single day! It’s delicious!

@MeatlessMeeples shared this map on Twitter:


I was going to share this one, I put most of those on there!

@jgf1123 There are other places that I’d recommend but they aren’t as close to the venue. If you’d like further recs around the city, lemme know!

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Thanks for putting them on the map! Also thanks for the offer, but further places aren’t needed.

I know you said you don’t need more recommendations, but as a vegetarian I really liked Japadog when I went there last year, and don’t see it on that map. Though, you have to go to the actual building, not the carts to get the vegetarian options, which is on Seymour and Robson.

I also quite enjoyed the vegetarian ramen at Gyoza Bar.

They’re both within walking distance, but not super close.

Edit: Whoops, did not mean to necro this. Oh well. I should read first.

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Also, pretty sure there will be good options inside the convention centre this year too and I would assume that at least one of them will have vegetarian options for you.

I do want to stop by Japadog again. FYI, I was asking about vegetarian restaurants on behalf of my then girlfriend, but since we’re no longer together and she’s not coming, that question is moot. I am interested in places to eat around the convention center, some place to grab a quick lunch before getting back to gaming or dinner on the way back to my hostel. I’m “mostly vegetarian” and prefer to not eat meat but will, especially while on vacation.

Japadog moves around, hard to put that on a map :slight_smile:.

The map is focused on spots with vegetarian and vegan options, and relies on spots we knew. I believe we also created it just before the first SHUX so it was slightly removed from where it is held now. I’ve gotta get the login so I can make some updates again!

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They have a static location that’s not a cart on Robson (unless it also moves). IIRC from last year, that’s the one with the vegetarian options, not the carts.

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Vancouver is one of the easiest places to be vegetarian that I’ve ever been to. It’s part of why I love it so much.

Chiming in in support of https://www.lataqueria.com/

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