Vancouver, I have a confession. Up until this week, I had never tried I Love Chickpea at their amazing food truck (I know, it’s shocking and quite unforgivable). It’s true. For some reason, I had never had the opportunity to try the infamous food truck food that people like Erin Ireland and The Juice Truck boys would rave over.
There’s never been a better time to be vegan in Vancouver, thanks to a steadily increasing number of plant-based dishes, or entire restaurants, bringing the animal-free deliciousness. Here are 8 vegan eats and treats in Vancouver you need to get in your belly right now. Haven’t hit up What’s Up?
The restaurants of Vancouver are changing faster than I can get to them. The list of new exciting places to try is growing so much that I already can’t wait for my next column! Chef Angus An is already at the helm of some of Vancouver’s best restaurants including Maenam and Fat Mao.
by Willem Thomas VANCOUVER – The chickpea is a hard-working little legume, having been a versatile addition to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean diets for thousands of years before finding it’s way into western dishes.
If you’re craving a big, healthy, plant-based meal near Main Street or Kensington-Cedar Cottage, you’re in luck…these areas are rich with options!! You’ve got high-end vegetarian (The Acorn) and grab ‘n go options, too (Juice Truck).
By Jesse Donaldson After a string of different jobs – including stonemason, caregiver and store manager – Itamar Shani discovered his calling in a rather unlikely place: the back of a food truck. “It was there I realized that I was a chef,” he says. “All my life, I’d been writing in a recipe book.
The Chickpea food truck has been a big hit with Vancouverites, who have been lining up for its Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian food since it opened for business in 2016. Now, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have opened a restaurant on on Main Street that’s attracting diners with its popular plant-based comfort food.
If you liked the food truck, believe us when we tell you, you are gonna be obsessed with the restaurant. Chickpea has really nailed it with their brick and mortar space. Located at 4298 Main Street, this spot is opening soon – no official date yet – but you can expect to see an announcement via the eatery’s social channels in the very near future.
We got you hyped with our preview of the eats and bevys from this highly-anticipated vegan spot, and now it’s time for you to try the offerings yourself. Chickpea’s restaurant, located at 4298 Main Street, will officially be open Thursday, July 20 from 6 pm ’til midnight, and then every day after that you can head to the new eatery for regular lunch and dinner service.
Chickpea, a popular Vancouver food truck known for its vegetarian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, will be opening a restaurant at 4298 Main Street this month. Situated within walking distance of other veggie-friendly joints like MeeT on Main (4288 Main Street) and East is East (4433 Main Street), the 2,400-square-foot space will serve Chickpea’s full food-truck menu, plus a selection of newly introduced dishes, desserts, and a full beer and cocktail program.