Vancouver Concert Trip with a side of Vegan Junk Food
We went to Vancouver for a quick trip to see the hardcore/metal bands Converge, Sumac and Cult Leader at the Rickshaw Theatre. We took the ferry over to the mainland and then road the bus into the city. It was pouring rain and we were getting soaked. Traffic was bad so we were running out of time to find somewhere good to eat vegan food before the show.
Our original plan was to check out Lucha Verde, a Mexican place with good vegan options. Unfortunately, it wasn't going to work because the logistics of getting there and back and to the concert were complicated in our limited time frame.
It all worked out great though because we found a pizza place with vegan options really close by called Firecrust. It was like the subway of Neopolitan pizza. You choose your toppings. They had a bunch of toppings from Yam Chops which is a vegan deli. They had vegan mozza, vegan BBQ chicken, vegan sausage and veggies. We were stoked and it was ready to eat super quickly.
Anyway, the concert was great. We survived the chaos and we're more than ready to eat our faces off. We planned on getting some more vegan food at one of the many great restaurants in Vancouver.
This is the outside of the hotel we stayed at the Burrard. We really liked it there.
It was clean and not too expensive this time of year. The winter is the slow season. In the summer it gets more expensive.
They were trying to be eco-friendly it seemed.
We made our way to Gas Town to go to Meet in Gastown. It was still raining which is what you can expect in Vancouver during the winter.
We've been to Meet on Main but we wanted to try this one too. It's an all vegan comfort food place.
We really like the style of this place. What a cool place inside.
We went for the broccoli soup and the BC poutine.
The BC poutine has vegan butter chicken on it. It was awesome. Great flavour combination.
It was a junk food weekend okay! We went to cartems donuterie afterwards and got a box of vegan donuts for the ferry.
They all looked amazing and there was a huge selection of vegan donuts. We were surprised as it is not a vegan establishment.
We got a half dozen as they are kind of expensive and besides 6 donuts between the two of us is probably more than enough.
We caught the bus back to the ferry to go back to Vancouver Island. Once we got on the ferry we dug into the smoked maple walnut donuts.
In retrospect, we should have just got 6 of these bad boys as they were absolutely amazing. The rest of the were awesome as well but the smoked maple walnut was on another level.
What a fantastic weekend. If you enjoyed reading about all the vegan food we had in Vancouver than you will enjoy reading about some of our other city trips for Vegan food. Such as Toronto, Take me to your Vegan Pizza and Montreal for Brunch, Street Art and Vegan Sushi.
We love visiting places we have already been. This way we can update our vegan travel guides.