Enjoy an egg-free breakfast in Vancouver

Breakfast need not always include eggs and bacon. Many Vancouver restaurants make use of alternate ingredients such as tofu, cous cous, vegetables and potatoes to create delicious, egg-free breakfast dishes. Even the most discerning vegans (and those who are simply egg-adverse) will find something on the menu at these daytime eateries. [Image: Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant]

The Acorn Restaurant

1
3995 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P3

This upscale vegetarian bistro’s Sunday brunches take inspiration from local, seasonal ingredients. Fancy and fresh, artfully plated egg-free items include a skillet with confit potato and autumn vegetable hash, and the always delightful Begger’s Banquet, which pairs seasonal vegetables with herbs and surprise “goodies” from nearby farms.

Heirloom Restaurant

2
1509 12th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 2E2

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.

Slickity Jim's Chat & Chew

3
3475 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3M9

Slickity Jim’s Main Street location is beloved by Mount Pleasant’s resident hipsters, so naturally the menu boasts many vegan options. The most famous and fried egg-free dish is likely the We Don’t Need No Eggs and Bacon – a much loved tofu scramble marinated with sesame oil, garlic, cilantro, ginger, and cracked chilies, served with toast or potatoes. Who said going meat-free isn’t filling?

Jethro's

4
3420 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2C2

Only empty stomachs are permitted to enter this beloved Southern breakfast spots; plates here are more like platters, and they arrive overflowing. Given the diner vibes, meat and dairy are featured heavily here. That said, one dish can be modified, and it’s among the best on the menu: the chicken fried steak with hash browns and toast can be ordered without eggs on the side. And you won’t regret it.

Café Medina

5
780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4

On weekends, this Mediterranean café is one of the busiest restaurants in the downtown core, if not in all of Vancouver. The most authentically Mediterranean, and deliciously egg-free, dish has to be the cous cous, topped with oven dried tomatoes, roasted eggplant, almonds and grilled halloumi cheese, all served with a side salad. Perfection!

Nelson The Seagull

6
315 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J4

What’s every vegan’s go-to breakfast? Avocado on toast, of course! Nelson’s version incorporates house-baked sourdough (still warm from the on-site oven) toasted and pressed with fresh avocado, and served on a charming wooden board. It’s a simple, healthy dish that can be lingered over throughout the morning or chowed down during a quick pit-stop en route to the office.

Aphrodite's Organic Cafe & Pie Shop

7
3605 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R 1P2

For more than a decade, this whimsical café has been serving organic breakfasts to Kitsilano’s bohemian community and UBC students alike. Ask any server, and they’ll tell you that vegans opt for the fennel tofu scramble, served with dairy-free cilantro cream and fresh salsa. Or, indulge your sweet tooth and opt for the vegan apple pie (because one can always have pie for breakfast!).

Vancouver’s favourite firework festival is back this summer for three spectacular displays on July 29th, August 2nd and August 5th. Between Kits Beach, English Bay, Stanley Park and Granville Island, these local restaurants and food trucks make great vantage points for grabbing a bite before, after or during the Celebration of Light. [Photo credit: iStock.com/jamesvancouver]
Do you crave a good meal with an even better view? The following eight Vancouver restaurants pair delicious meals and captivating vistas. From revolving restaurants to beachside bistros, there’s a dining option for everyone – and every taste – in the harbour city. [Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver/Clayton Perry]
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a crispy oyster po-boy or classic salmon burger on a hot day (or a cold one, even). Here are seven seafood-focused spots in Vancouver where you can tuck into a classic fish sandwich. [Photo credit: iStock.com/MarkGillow]
Close menu