This is Vancouver. And I think I like it.
Continuing on our Vancouver food tour, we treated ourselves to a decadent vegan marshmallow stuffed cupcake with maple frosting and a cinnamon roll at Edible Flours. Completely worth the long hot walk west on Broadway. Before that, we stopped at City Square Mall to sample Everybody Loves Veggies. Who would have thought there would be an all vegan counter in a food court? The menu wasn’t terribly interesting, but the food was good and I’m glad it exists.
We also enjoyed burritos at Budgie’s, though they forgot to add the Tofurky sausage to Ashleigh’s order. They don’t have vegan cheese, but replaced the dairy with guacamole at no extra charge, which is a great alternative. Dinner last night at Foundation on Main St. in Mt. Pleasant was filling and reasonably priced. They offered a few exciting rice and bean combinations including black beans and banana or mango.
Way to go Vancouver.
We made it to Vancouver and are eating up all the delicious vegan food that we can find. We’ve had insanely good vanilla and chocolate twist soft serve at Karmavore, a two-floor, all vegan shop/grocer/deli in New Westminster, small but flavor-filled tacos from Bandidas Taqueria on Commercial Drive, and decadent sweets called bliss balls from the vegetarian restaurant and natural food store Sweet Cherubim also on Commercial Drive.
To top that off, today we bought the new pepperjack from the maker of our favorite vegan cheese, Daiya (which is produced in North Vancouver) and had it for brunch on a sourdough baguette with kale, mushrooms, peppers, and onions from Drive Organics, a co-op on Commercial Drive. SO DELICIOUS.
this day came too soon
It’s our 357th day in New Zealand and it’s our last day here. And what a nice day, including a picnic in Albert Park and dinner with awesome couchsurfing hosts.
We’re leaving with more shoes than we arrived with
lots of NZ friends to keep in touch with
and many, many ridiculous adventures that we will remember for a long time.
Tomorrow, we’re heading onward to Canada - for just a few days -
and then trains will take us across the US, to home, eventually.