Best vegetarian restaurants on Vancouver's Commercial Drive

Commercial Drive has one of most diverse collections of restaurants in Vancouver. You’ll find great food of all kinds here: Indian, Mexican, Italian and much more. Fortunately for vegetarians, there are also plenty of restaurants that serve meat-free options and we’ve put together a list of must-try spots. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]

Cafe Deux Soleils

2096 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2

This laidback vegetarian restaurant has attracted many devoted regulars because of its tasty, affordable food and live improv and open-mic nights. The breakfast menu includes cinnamon-topped French toast and croissant with cheddar, and you’ll love the pineapple-sauce smothered tofu on the lunch menu. Be sure to check out the expertly prepped specialty drinks, including chai lattes and London fogs.

Addis Cafe

2017 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B1

Known for having Vancouver’s best Ethiopian cuisine, this restaurant also boasts tons of vegetarian options. The vegetarian curries here are especially popular, and they all come at very affordable prices ̶ especially if you take advantage of the popular lunch specials. Addis also offers a wide variety of delicious vegan options.

Eternal Abundance

1025 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X1

This organic grocery store and café serves a variety of delicious organic vegan dishes. You’ll find items like smoothies and wraps on the menu, as well as a selection of grain bowls and chilis that are made fresh daily. Breakfast includes classic vegetarian staples like tofu scramble and buckwheat pancakes.

Sweet Cherubim

1105 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X3

This isn’t just your average natural food store. Sweet Cherubim is also a bakery and a vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Everything is made from scratch and you can taste the freshness of the ingredients. The vibe is warm and relaxed and the service is friendly and efficient.

Sula Indian Restaurant

1128 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X2

This popular restaurant serves authentic Indian food at prices that won’t break the bank. The laidback atmosphere and delicious vegetarian food will make this a place you’ll want to come back to again and again. You’ll love the diverse array of veggie options on the menu, all made with fresh ingredients. Be sure to try the veggie samosas and paneer pakora appetizers and vegetarian curry entrees, as well as the saag paneer.

Bandidas Taqueria

2781 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4C5

This is one of the Drive’s greatest authentic Mexican restaurants and they also happen to serve all-vegetarian fare. The fun and lively atmosphere is perfect for dining with groups of friends or co-workers. The menu has something for everyone ̶ even the most devout of carnivores will love vegetarian delights like the Wolf & Goat burrito with fresh guacamole, purple cabbage and sour cream.

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