It has been a long, hard, cheese-less September, and we survived! we laughed, we cried, we lamented, and now we are delighted to share with you our Best of Vegan September list.
Best Vegan Restaurant Overall
Nuba – we love you for your vegan soup of the day, your Najib’s special, and your diversity (we can bring our non-vegan friends to dine on your organic, free range meat)
Best Vegan Treat
Sweet Cherubim Chocolate Macaroon
Best Tastes Like Chicken
Campagnolo Crispy Ceci (or as Bridget calls them kentucky fried chickpeas) for having that addictive KFC flavour.
Best Soy Latte Deal
Continental Coffee – we challenge you to beat 160z for less than $4
Best Late Night Drunken Eats
Falafel Town (on Granville near Davie). Close second Fritz veggie poutine (on Davie near Granville), don’t forget to bring your own vegan cheese.
Best Vegan Benny
Bandidas Taqueria (on Commercial near 12th)
Best Yet to Try Restaurant
3G on Cambie – our little vegan cousin Brooke swears by their vegan lobster
Bridget’s Best Vegan Moment
Turned down an audition for a McDonald’s commercial where she would have had to eat a Big Mac.
Jessica’s Best Vegan Moment
Resisting the temptation of 10 pizzas laid out on the counter at Jay’s house, including the BEST VEGGIE PIZZA IN VANCOUVER. ”Maybe I’ll just pick off the cheese. That would be okay right? I can call Martini’s to see if there’s dairy in the dough…”
Jen’s Best Vegan Moment
Dinner at Nuba since living in White Rock does not afford such luxurious vegan options.
Best Baba Moment
Baba: “So for dessert, we’ll have some vegan ice cream. There’s no dairy in it”
Baba: ”Yeah, I checked the label, there’s no milk. Only yoghurt.”
Bridget: ”But Baba…”
Best Clueless Server Moment
Jessica: ”Can I get some non-dairy dip with my fries please?”
Server: ”Yeah it comes with garlic mayo.”
Jessica: ”Yeah but mayo is made with eggs.”
Best Vegan Invention
Bridget’s ‘cream’ of cauliflower soup.
Big thanks to all our readers, supporters, and haters alike. For those who do not know, we will be launching a website soon, featuring videos of our vegan exploits. In the meantime we will continue to blog and tweet our little hearts out.
We’re taking bets on who you think will be the first of us to fall off the vegan train. All fingers are pointing to Jessica and her well-known, torrid affair with cheese. Throughout all of this we will continue to maintain a vegan kitchen.
Stay tuned for more exciting developments from the Vegan Project.
Love Bridget, Jessica, and Jen