- Dinner at Lotus Seed Vegetarian
Join us for another delicious dinner at Lotus Seed. Lotus Seed is known for featuring particularly healthful and delicious food. Cost is $25 CASH including tax/ person to be paid to the host on arrival. Tip is extra. Our all vegan menu: • Kale Salad: Kale, apple, sauerkraut carrot, sesame seeds, mixed with ginger tahini dressing. (so delicious!) • Baked Spring Roll • Poke Ahimi • Zucchini, Roasted Eggplant with Organic Brown Rice Lasagna • Dessert: raw Tiramisu vegan cheesecake N.B. By RSVPing to this event, you agree to pay the cost of your meal if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice. Anyone not answering the RSVP question will be removed from registration but is welcome to reregister if space remains.
- A full day adventure in Victoria
Join Diane for a day trip adventure to Victoria. You won't need a car. It's an hour and 35 minute ferry ride to Victoria (Swartz Bay) $17.20 per passenger each way and an approximately 55 min bus ride into Victoria. Bus #70 express from Swartz Bay into downtown is $2.50 Be prepared for a lot of walking while we explore. Bus to Ferry: Canada line to Bridgeport Station – 620 bus at Bay 11 to ferry terminal, approximately 45min. Ferry: Tssawwassen Ferry Terminal - 9am Ferry – Ferry ticket for foot passenger $17.20 per person. Meet at benches in front of entrance after you purchase your ferry ticket. Bus to Victoria: Victoria Bus: #70 Express $2.50 each way (must have exact change) (Compass cards do not work in Victoria as they have a different transit system. Arrive in Victoria approximately 11:50am. First stop: Brunch at The Very Good Butchers - 1701 Douglas St - Order off of brunch Menu which features Bennys, French toast and Breakfast hash and more. After brunch we will head to the Marina with a few optional stops on the way. Pure lovin’ Chocolate – 3 Fan Tan Alley #102 - An all vegan chocolatier. Bastion Square Market – 10a-4pm (small market with jewellery and other crafts) ********************* Time to explore: People can break into smaller groups depending on the interest in the different sites to see in Victoria. I have listed a few options. Fairmont Empress Hotel – Built in 1908 - Free to explore shops Parliament Building Tours – Approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Free Royal Museum – 675 Belleville St – Takes about 2 hours – Tickets $26.95 plus tax. The Royal BC Museum is one of Canada's leading museums and research centres, a showcase of 550 million years of natural history and 9,000 years of human history in BC. Beacon Hill Park – Beacon Hill Park is one of downtown Victoria’s crown jewels. The park is beautifully landscaped and manicured with bridges, lakes and ponds, and an alpine and rock garden. It is home to numerous species of ducks, birds and wildlife. A pair of Bald Eagles nests in one of the huge trees and regularly cause havoc for the large family of Great Blue Herons that also nest in a copse of Douglas-fir trees at the west end of the park. Dinner: Green Cuisine Dinner (vegan buffet) – dinner to go is possible if short on time – 560 Johnson St Bus back to Ferry Terminal – Bus stop at Douglas St and Pandora. Bus leaves at 5:45pm. To be safe be at bus stop at 5:30pm. $2.50 Catch the 7pm Ferry back to Vancouver. Please keep in mind there are little to no vegan options on the Ferry. ***This event will be re-scheduled if it rains***
- Nada Zero Waste Tour
Come join us for a tour of Nada. Nada is Vancouver’s first package-free grocery store, incorporated in 2015. Nada has been operating through a pop-up shop model since October 2015 and has launched its first retail store. Customers are asked to bring their own containers, which they can fill up at the store with local, fresh, responsibly-sourced, and organic groceries, including produce, bulk food, and personal care items. Not only do shoppers reduce their packaging waste, they also waste less food by buying only what they need. This ultimately saves them money (an average of $1500 per family per year), all whilst supporting quality suppliers and the health of both people and planet. ********************************************************************************* Our host will show us how the package free store works and will showcase the vegan items in the store. We will meet outside the entrance to the store. Please be there no later than 6:25 pm as we will be starting the tour on time at 6:30pm.
- East Van Asian Fusion Dinner
Dundas Eat & Drink is an Asian fusion restaurant in East Van with great ambiance and a separate fully vegan menu! Let's show them we really appreciate the effort they've made to accommodate plant based diners! Our all vegan menu for this evening will be $24 including tax per person, paid to your server. Appetizers : Vegan Papaya Salad : Vegan spring rolls : Vegan Bao Slider X2 : Vegan Deep Fried Wontons Main course : Vegan Pad thai : Vegan Bun Bo Hue : Vegan Red Curry NB. By RSVPing yes, you agree to pay the cost of your meal if you cancel with less than 24hrs notice. Those not answering the RSVP question will be removed but are welcome to reregister.
- Lunch at Saravanaa Bhavan in Delta
Join Brian for the lunch buffet at this internationally famous restaurant. The majority of items in the buffet are vegan and the rest (about 4 or 5) are vegetarian. Anyone who wishes may also order off the menu. Saravanaa Bhavan, a popular Indian Vegetarian Restaurant with many locations throughout the world has opened a new location in Delta. They used to be near Oak and Broadway in Vancouver. Cost: Buffet is $15.99 + tax & tip paid to the restaurant, or order individual items. Buffet Items: Plain dosa, Poori, lentil “doughnuts” (Vada), Potato Masala, Two different Chutneys, White Rice, Thalli Sambar, Rasam, Kootu, Channa Masala, Poriyal (2), Appalam, Tandoori Gravy, Bisibelabath (Sambar Rice), Vatral Kozhambu, Rava Kichadi, Tiffin Sambar, Vegetable Biryani/Mushroom, naan, ras malai, gulab jamun. https://www.saravanabhavan.ca
- Snackluck. Keeping it Simple!
The event is held at Vancouver Co-housing, an intentional co-housing community. Please bring some vegan snacks to share. We ask for a loonie or twonie to cover Vancouver Cohousing's cost of hosting us (hot water, soap, TP etc.). Registered Dietitian and Award winning author Vesanto Melina will talk about how to make plant-based eating healthy, delicious, and easy!!! Also those attending are invited to add their ideas and tips about how to keep it simple. Take note: While we are big fans of the plant-based diet, everyone is welcome at our events, from omnivore to vegan. What to bring? Anything you enjoy eating as a snack but please make sure it contains no animal products--that means no meat, dairy, whey, gelatin, eggs, and seafood--so that everyone can partake. And if you have an example of some simple vegan foods that you enjoy, please bring these?
- Visit to Bellingham Veg Fest
Join us for a morning out at Bellingham VegFest! The first annual Bellingham VegFest will take place on Sunday, September 22nd at Downtown Bellingham's Depot Market Square. Vendor details and event information will be posted here once they are available. In the meantime, you can follow Bellingham VegFest on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BhamVegFest/ We will meet in front of Starbucks at 11:00am and walk down the street to the market from there. Please look for Izzy who will be wearing a bright pink coat! Please give yourself adequate commuting time from the Vancouver area to be on time so that we can visit the market as a group.
- Vegan Chinese Dinner at Po Kong
Join us for a vegan Chinese dinner to pay tribute to someone who has done more to educate the public about a shift towards a plant based than anyone we know. You do not have to know her to attend, but perhaps you have read her books or seen her speak. We ask those in attendance to sign a memory book with a message of thanks for the ways in which her work have touched your life. Scroll down. Cost: $17 including tax and tip per diner, to be paid in CASH to table representatives upon arrival. Menu: • Spinach Thick Soup • Veggie drumsticks • Chili and pepper deep fried tofu • Hot and spicy wontons • Colourful pan fried mixed vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, gailan and other veggies) • Spicy Kung - Po Diced Veggie Chicken • Tasty Fresh Shitake Mushrooms • Bean Curd Skin Rolls in black bean sauce • Spicy Green Beans • Orange Cutlets • brown rice NB. Those not answering the RSVP question will be removed from the event but are welcome to reregister if space remains. Also your YES RSVP is your commitment to attend. If you find you can no longer make it, don't email the host, just adjust your RSVP to NO. Those cancelling with less than 24 hours' notice may be asked to pay the cost of their meal. This dinner is in honour of Vesanto Melina.