Local restaurants you may not have known serve vegan options

As veganism is getting more popular, Victoria’s restaurants are creating menus to bring back customers who’ve sworn off animal products in their diet.  If you’re looking for a restaurant that will serve you a great vegan meal, look no further. We’ve made a short list of places where you can get a vegan burger, plant-based sushi, burritos, and more. 

Ten Delicious Vegan Snacks at Belle General Store

Meet Katie Mogan: The mastermind behind Belle General
Last spring, our local community was delighted to welcome Belle General to the downtown area. Belle General is a trendy convenience store whose hipster chic style can be likened to Rose Apothecary (Schitt’s Creek, anyone?). Not only do they sell funky stuff from boutique clothing brands like Stay Home Club, but they also offer a variety of unique and exciting snacks. Aside from freshly baked treats from Working Culture, we wanted to find out what other options Belle General had in stock for us. We asked owner Katie Mogan to help us round up ten of their most popular food items. From legendary queso dip to chocolate peanut butter, say hello to Victoria’s self-proclaimed “bougie-7/11”. And, guess what? These amazing snacks are all vegan!

Highlights from Planted Expo: Six Incredible Plant-Based Brands From BC

By: Jessica Percy Campbell (@veganvacationista)  From November 20th to 21st, over 8000 people gathered at Vancouver’s yearly Planted Expo convention. At Canada’s largest plant-based event, ticket-holders were treated to samples from over 200 innovative vendors featuring everything from cashew cheese to carrot-based salmon. Event-goers also gathered to listen to world-famous speakers such as Rich Roll, …

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Cinnaholic is coming to Victoria on October 8th

Coming to Victoria on Friday, Oct. 8 is the renowned gourmet vegan bakery Cinnaholic. Serving 100% plant-based rolls since 2014, Cinnaholic is moving into downtown Victoria at 535 Yates St. to bring you a sweet treat special! From 10am to 2pm on Oct. 8, Cinnaholic will be offering $1 cinnamon rolls for its grand opening. Try out their signature rolls or build your very own special roll, with 20 unique frosting flavours and a variety of fresh and decadent toppings.

DeadBeetz Veggie Burger

Victoria’s best veggie burgers

We all love a great burger, don’t we? These days vegetarian and vegan burgers are everywhere you look, and there are plenty of creative options to choose from. Veggie burgers have certainly come a long way from portobello mushroom caps on a bun. Whether you’re on the hunt for a quick plant-based lunch, junky pub grub, or late-night eats, we’ve got you 100% covered. Read on to find out where to try the best veggie burgers in Victoria:

The Best Vegan Desserts in Victoria

Once upon a time, delicious vegan baked goods were pretty scarce unless you baked them yourself. Well, not anymore. Today, so many of our local restaurants and bakeries now have at least one vegan dessert option. Whether you’re in the mood for a box of doughnuts, a custom cake, or a warm cinnamon bun—if you can imagine it, it’s probably available somewhere in Victoria.

Best farmers’ markets in Victoria & Sidney

Farmers’ markets, found in cities across the globe, are the perfect place to connect with one’s own community and the people that live in it. In each unique market, opportunities exist to sample an amazing array of delights from organic produce and freshly baked treats to handmade artisan goods, including one-of-a-kind jewelry and clothing. Here is your one-stop guide to the best farmers’ markets to visit and enjoy this season on the south Island.