This week we are bringing you a story on Victoria being named Canada’s most vegan-friendly city as well as a roundup of some of the most innovative mocktails being made in local bars.
As Dry January continues, it has us wondering what your favourite alcohol-free beverage is?
😍 5 spots to try right now
🥕 Rebar: Vegetarian eats and juices at 50 Bastion Square.
🍰 Ruth & Dean: Delicious lunch and baked goods at 2509 Estevan.
Know a great place we should add here? Reply back and let us know!
Victoria named Canada’s most vegan-friendly city
Veggies, nuts, tofu…though these are some of the first items that come to mind when thinking of plant-based food, they only make up the tip of the iceberg in the vegan food scene.
Underneath, there are thousands of exciting flavours to try and as it turns out, there’s no better place in Canada to explore quality plant-based food than Victoria.
Victoria has recently been named the country’s most vegan-friendly city by BonusFinder Canada, with over 140 vegan restaurants and meal services available.
It’s your last week to enter your nominations!
Nominate your favourite restaurants across our 18 categories, as we are closing nominations this week and preparing for the voting round! Can’t wait to see who you all choose to be the best restaurants in Victoria!
Sip on inventive mocktails from these Victoria bars
As we enter the second half of January, we’re feeling the challenge of sticking to our New Year’s resolutions, especially when out for food or drinks with friends.
Vagabond Pies pop-up: The pizza joint’s first take over of Picnic Coffee is happening tomorrow.
Dine Around & Stay in Town kicks off tomorrow featuring set three-course menus at select restaurants across the city.
Blue Nile African Restaurant is moving. The East African restaurant will be in its current location until the end of February while it looks for a new home.
Floyd’s Diner is expanding: The classic diner is opening its fifth location on Gorge (near Hecklers) soon.
Have a restaurant, business, or event to promote?
Robbie Burns Night: This celebration of the famous Scottish poet at Bard & Banker today will feature Scottish pipers and poetry. 6pm-late.
Dine Around Gala: Taste food and drink from over 50 local restaurants today at the Victoria Conference Centre to mark the beginning of the Dine Around festival. 5-8pm.
Yukon Blonde: The Vancouver-based indie rock band will perform at Capital Ballroom tomorrow. Doors 8pm, show 9pm.
Sashay Cafe: Local drag performers will take the stage at Caffe Fantastico Quadra this Saturday for an all ages drag show. Doors 6pm, show 7pm.
The Avram McCagherty Quartet: The guitarist will be joined by pianist Brooke Maxwell, trumpeter Patrick Boyle, and bassist Scott White to perform traditional jazz at Hermann’s Jazz Club this Saturday. Doors 5:30pm, show 7pm.
Victoria In Love: Broadway vocalist Lizzie Klemperer will perform love songs at the Royal Theatre. Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2:30pm.
📸 Post of the week
Finn’s Seafood has some new menu items that are looking pretty delicious.
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