Heirloom Vegetarian is a restaurant dedicated to serving healthy, innovative vegetarian food made from fair trade and local ingredients. They serve brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, and fancy cocktails in a beautiful bright space with lovely decor and a wonderfully chill vibe.
Heirloom Vegetarian is a nice sit down restaurant that works perfectly for a casual meal or a fancy dinner. As the name implies, this is a completely vegetarian establishment. But they also have a vegan menu for dairy-free and egg-free diners, plus many gluten-free options.
The food selection at Heirloom Vegetarian is quite unique. They offer many meals that you couldn’t find anywhere else, like Broccoli Marinara finished with Cashew Parmesan, Avocado Frites, Buckwheat Pancakes, and a Beet Avo Sandwich that features housemade beet chips – just to name a few.
I can vouch that the vegan and gluten-free buckwheat pancakes at Heirloom Vegetarian are out of this world. The toppings change with the season, but always have some sort of fruit, coconut whip or cashew cream, and of course, maple syrup. When I ordered them, I was presented with a plate of three pancakes the size of my face. They were studded with bananas and raspberries and topped with cinnamon cashew cream and maple syrup. I was in brunch bliss. There was no way I could finish those jumbo fluffy pancakes, but I happily made a big dent because they were so good. They’re still the best vegan pancakes I’ve had at a restaurant!
Not surprisingly, Heirloom Vegetarian is my go to whenever I’m in Vancouver. On my last journey, I ordered soup with avocado toast. It was simple, but still so impressive! I can really tell that their meals are carefully crafted and made with the highest quality standards. They go above and beyond with flavors and ingredients, and make vegetables the star.
And if you’re not too stuffed after your wholesome meal, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with one of their decadent desserts. The list usually includes their house cheesecake, brownie, or dark chocolate cake!
Where to Find Heirloom Vegetarian
Location: 1509 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC