As with anything new, the hardest part is often figuring out where to start. And transitioning to crafting delicious vegan dishes at home is no exception! Our wonderful and talented chef, Natalie is often asked “Where do you have to shop to find all these ingredients?!” Her answer? The same places she always has!
It’s a complete myth and misconception that eating vegan, or preparing vegan meals, requires access to a whole other universe of culinary skills or grocery stores. It’s often simply a matter of frequenting new aisles, buying the vegan versions of familiar products, and knowing where the best deals and products are. Lucky for you, Natalie has spilled all of her secrets on which grocery stores she likes getting specific products from (spoiler alert: you probably already go there!) and which store has a killer vegan hot bar. While these are her suggestions, your local stores may have different or altered offerings so feel free to experiment with your own shopping. Food should be fun, after all!
Whether you’re a dedicated vegan or simply looking to make conscious food choices when eating out in Vancouver, finding vegan dishes can be a struggle — especially if you don’t end up seated in a vegan restaurant. Lucky for you, the minds behind Planted Meals are dedicated to good food and sourcing the best vegan dishes you can find, in vegan eateries . . . or anywhere else! From East Vancouver to Cambie to Main Street, these are some of our favourite vegan dishes at not-vegan restaurants around town.
It’s January and that means it’s also VEGANUARY! Any time of the year is a great time to start a plant-based diet, but Veganuary is especially awesome as you’ll be joining hundreds of thousands of others around the world deciding to go vegan.
So you’ve taken this pledge to increase your plant-based meal consumption - now what?