With hectic work demands and social calendars, Vancouverites have taken to outsourcing the task of feeding ourselves. Let’s be honest, who likes doing dishes?
By the time we get home from work, yoga, the gym, networking with the team — who has the time or energy to make dinner, much less prep lunch for the next day? To meet this need, culinary entrepreneurs have stepped up to the plate.
Presenting Vancouver’s top plantbased — or mostly — meal delivery companies of 2017:
Zend Conscious Lounge in Yaletown is an organic, plant-based eatery offering feel-good healthy food and new-age botanical drinks. Zend is Canada’s first Kava bar and hosts weekly community events cultivating conscious connections. Their #ZENDTALKS Tuesdays enable a diverse range of social leaders to speak on nutrition, mindfulness, and charitable movements.
MUST TRY: house-made plant-based cheese board, the UP-BEET stuff on toast, buckwheat pancakes with coco whip cream
We cannot talk about vegan meal deliveries and leave CHOMP out! Well-known among the plant-based crowd, CHOMP on Fraser Street has a weekly commitment-free service and offers an ever-changing menu of fresh-made organic, plant-based, and gluten-free meals. Customized meal plans and 21-day/30-day challenges are also under CHOMP’s belt. What is cool is how they are teamed up with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to provide clients with professional guidance on dietary restrictions and meal planning.
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MUST TRY: mac n’ cheesy with coconut bacon, unstuffed cabbage rolls, spicy tempeh with root veggies
Enroot Vancouver’s first on-demand meal delivery service, Enroot arrives at your curb with delicious food in 15-20 minutes flat. With no minimum order or delivery fees, Enroot emphasizes high-quality nourishment at affordable prices. All packaging is plant-based and biodegradable (#FitStrong approves)! Their menu changes daily and is made in-house with fresh ingredients from local farmers, to support the little guys. With tons of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, Enroot is perfect for busy Vancouverites who want to stay on track.
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MUST TRY: vegan grain bowl, squash and root grain bowl, madras curry
Green Moustache Famously appearing on Dragon’s Den , The Green Moustache was founded by Whistler couple Nicolette and Pierre Richer. Their philosophy? Food as medicine. With four locations and counting The Green Moustache serves up 100% organic entrees, juices, smoothies, and desserts. Everything is made from scratch. Fresh produce is kept in its most natural form. Nothing processed, canned, sulphured, or pre-packaged is used. No food colouring, preservatives, additives, GMOs, ice, or even water fillers. Even sodium is used sparingly! This BC business prides itself on crafting with laughter and love.
MUST TRY: waffles with cashew cream, collard wraps, raw pad thai
Nourish yourself by ordering from Virtuous Pie in Chinatown, JamJar on Commercial, Sejuiced on 4th Ave, Vegan Pizza House on Kingsway (my go-to? “Meat” Lovers), Bibi’s Kitchen on Terminal Ave, Indigo Age Cafe Downtown, and UPJUS in Yaletown.
Keep strong and see you next week!