Vegetarian in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

An evocative relic of Kitsilano's hippie past, this vegetarian restaurant has the feel of a comfy farmhouse. It's not unusual to wait for a table at peak times, but it's worth it for the huge menu of hearty stir-fries, nightly curry specials, bulging quesadillas and ever-popular fries with miso gravy. It's the kind of veggie spot where carnivores delightedly dine.

There's live music several nights a week, as well as good beers (go for Nelson Brewing's Organic IPA) and a popular patio – it's covered, so you can cozy up here and still enjoy the rain. Happy hour is 3pm to 6pm weekdays and typically includes good food specials.