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Restaurant type

  • Breakfast Restaurant,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,

Dishes

  • Brunch,

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  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
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1509 12th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 2E2
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Meet the owner

Yogi Johl, co-owner of the Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant, knows a thing or two about healthy nutrition and making sure there's plenty of protein in his diet. Yogi is a former wrestling champion who represented Canada at two Olympic games.

"Being a higher level athlete," says Yogi, "there were people guiding us along the way, such as nutritionists and sports psychologists, and I learned that there is plenty of protein in the right vegetables. There's no need for so much meat in our diets."

Along with a couple of friends, Yogi opened Heirloom in 2012. "We wanted to start a vegan or vegetarian restaurant because we found other places in the city lacking in either food taste or atmosphere or both. We just thought, 'we can do better,'" he says.

Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant is located in the Douglas Lodge building on the corner of West Twelfth Avenue and Granville Street. The Lodge, over 102 years old, features 25-foot high ceilings and a southern exposure. "It's a room that when you walk in, it has it all,” says Yogi. “It's a great structure and a beautiful space, allowing in bright light for brunch while we dim the lights for dinner."

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The most decadent vegan desserts in Vancouver

The most decadent vegan desserts in Vancouver

Expect huge portions of tasty and creative desserts at Heirloom. Choose from gluten-free chocolate cake, vanilla chia pudding or seasonal treats like pumpkin mousse. The urban-country décor is comfortable and inviting, complete with long communal tables and beautiful succulents.

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Vancouver restaurants for a Father’s Day feast

Vancouver restaurants for a Father’s Day feast

Not everyone’s dad is a caveman when it comes dining out. If your father favours sprouts over steak then make your way to Heirloom to enjoy vegetarian and vegan fare for brunch or dinner. Dishes are made with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients and (unlike some lettuce-loving restaurants) the portions are generous and hearty. Even devout carnivores would consider turning over a new leaf after sampling the avocado skins stuffed with baked veggies, goat cheese and pesto. The contemporary dining room has a bright and airy feel that’s in keeping with the fresh fare on the menu.

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Enjoy an egg-free breakfast in Vancouver

Enjoy an egg-free breakfast in Vancouver

Heirloom’s comforting, egg-free breakfasts will make you feel cozy and warm all morning long – especially if you’re seated near the large fireplace. Among the menu’s many vegan dishes, the Mexican-inpisred tofu Huevos Rancheros is a must-have: scrambled eggs are swapped for tofu, which is grilled, smashed and served over tortillas with guacamole, pico de gallo, and other fixings.

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