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Top 10 Healthy Restaurants in Vancouver

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Vancouver is the home of some of the most interesting dishes in Canada. But outside of the numerous fine cuisine options, this city is also one of the best places to find healthier food options. It’s hard to decide on what to eat in a city with so many healthy options. Prepare for your next trip to the west coast with our Top 10 Healthiest Vancouver Restaurants guide.


Smak

 

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Smak is one of Vancouver’s pioneer healthy food chains that currently has 3 locations in the downtown core. The restaurant is one of the few healthy options that offers breakfast and lunch, both of which boast 100% gluten-free ingredients. Their menu includes a variety of energizing smoothies, salads, hot bowls along with catering options available with delivery.

Tractor

 

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Tractor was first birthed in the neighbourhood of Kitsilano, in Vancouver, BC. The restaurant is passionate about whole food wellness and provides a healthy balance of nutrient-rich dishes that involve veggies, lean meats, fish, whole intact grains and more. With a menu that includes everything from soups to bowls, Tractor is a great place to get a high-quality lunch while on the go.

Kind Cafe

 

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Kind Café is one of a kind eatery that is almost entirely vegan. The restaurant offers a wide variety of salads, bowls and specialty lattes that can give you a break from your daily coffee. Besides their menu of natural food choices, this restaurant is also great for those looking for a café that is dedicated to earth conservation with their strict BYOC policy.

Kokomo

 

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Kokomo is a plant-based restaurant that is truly dedicated to bringing the warm spirit of summer to your lunch plate. The restaurant features many heartwarming dishes to choose from including their notable Hemp Caesar Salad and Chickpea Curry.

Peqish

 

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Peqish is a café located in the downtown Vancouver area that also offers catering services that are customized for any dietary needs. The café has some of the freshest options thanks to their in-depth health science backgrounds. Their Health and Wellness Advisory team work diligently to create menu items fit for any diet.

Nosh

 

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Nosh is a simple on-the-go eatery and patisserie. The restaurant serves artisanal pastries, breakfast and lunch, all of which are also offered in their catering services for the downtown Vancouver area. Their catering includes an assortment of sandwiches,  wraps, fresh salad, charcuterie & cheese boards, along with their specialty coloured macarons.

Chomp

 

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Chomp is a vegan eatery and meal prep service that is 100% organic and gluten-free. The eatery utilizes locally grown produce and herbs to create some truly creative dishes. You can enjoy their Smoked Tofu Banh Mi from their Grub! Lunch menu or arrive early and try the monstrous Bacon PB & Jelly Burger.

Nuba

 

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Nuba is a restaurant is the Gastown area of Vancouver that creates healthy Lebanese cuisine with a modern twist. .Their menu contains original Lebanese recipes that are always evolving with newer ideas. It also features multiple brunch items that mix free-range eggs with classic middle eastern recipes.

Indigo Age Café

 

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Indigo Age Café is a unique establishment that offers fresh and healthy vegan cuisine options made with local and organic ingredients. Their menu features many Ukrainian-inspired dishes including soups, pirogues, cabbage rolls, and more. If you’re travelling in the Gastown area of Vancouver, this restaurant is the ideal pit stop.

Hubbub

 

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Hubbub is a break from your traditional sandwich shop and has a menu loaded with options. It currently has 2 downtown locations making it a great spot for grabbing a quick meal while exploring the city. The restaurant also features an interactive app that allows you to order ahead of time and accumulate customer reward points with every purchase.

Vancouver is a city that you’d want to cross off your bucket list. With our guide, you can be sure to find the best choices the city has to offer.

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COVE™ City Guide: Vancouver

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Vancouver has long captured the imagination of some of Canada’s great writers and artists, offering beautiful natural scenery along the pacific ocean. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Vancouver.


Outdoors

Mystery Lake, North Vancouver

Located in Mount Seymour Provincial Park, Mystery Lake is a scenic lake perfect for swimming on hot summer days. The hike is relatively easy due to its short distance, the trail does ascend 150 meters and over tree roots and loose rocks. Picnic here.

Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

This is one of Greater Vancouver’s most beautiful parks located along the shores of West Vancouver. Hikes in Lighthouse Park promise Ancient Douglas Fir trees and breathtaking views of the water. The trails here are relativity easy with only a few having a short hill to ascend or descend. Explore the lighthouse too.

Capilano-Pacific Trail, Capilano Canyon

The Capilano Pacific Trail follows the Capilano River, bordering North and West Vancouver, from the sea up to Cleveland Dam. The route is 7.5km (roughly 2 hours) each way and follows a variety of terrain, including beaches, rocky shores, steep canyon cliffs, and dense west coast rain forest. Get ready for a full-day adventure.

Quarry Rock, North Vancouver

On the shores of Deep Cove in North Vancouver sits a large rocky outcrop known as Quarry Rock. This hike offers thick woods of Douglas Fir and Hemlock trees, small creeks from mountain runoff, and the smell of fresh forest air. End at Indian Arm, a fjord that will make you feel like you’re in Norway.

Fun

Escape to Salt Spring Island. A ferry ride away from the bustle of downtown Vancouver, Salt Spring Island is home to many artists. Think orchards, forests, adorable cabins and Scandinavian-inspired saunas – Salt Spring Islanders even have their own local currency, the Salt Spring Dollar. This is the perfect island for wandering and making your own fun.

Grouse Mountain

Make your way up to Grouse Mountain for one of the best views of Vancouver. In the winter, take the trolley up the mountain to experience the massive mountaintop ice rink and a sliding zone for winter sledding. In the summer, hike the 2,830 step Grouse Grind, a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster.”

Food

Tacofino Oasis

What started as a Tofino taco truck has grown to become Tacofino Oasis, a West-Coast-inspired Mexican haven made fresh with quality ingredients. The 1940s and 50s décor will make you feel like you’re eating in a mid-century Mexican resort town.

The Juice Truck

The Juice Truck is Vancouver’s cold-pressed juice go-to. The juicers launched on four wheels first and then expanded into a mini empire severing up delicious plant-based snacks, meals, sundries – and juice, of course!

Revolver Coffee Inc.

One of the most famous coffee shops in Vancouver, Revolver Coffee Inc. is popular for a reason. With an extensive bean selection, you can choose a dozen different ways to have your coffee brewed and crafted. This quaint, very “Gastown”, spot is a must for coffee-drinkers.

Musts

  • Rent a kayak Deep Cove in North Vancouver. Search for baby seals while you discover remote beaches only accessible by boat.
  • Watch the sunset at the Seawall while you stroll or bike through Stanley Park. Like Vancouver artist Emily Carr said, “It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw.”
  • Sunbathe nude at Wreck Beach, get dressed and wander through the Nitobe Memorial Gardens and Botanical Gardens just down the street.

This list is just the start, we hope you explore all Vancouver has to offer and discover more. At COVE™ our goal is to Make Each Experience a Discovery ™.

For more information, check out covecannabis.ca or follow us on social @covecrafted.

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