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 have 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 nightly live music from around 7pm, 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.