It can be tough sometimes to find vegetarian and vegan dishes. Whether it be for health concerns, environmental support, or personal wellness, finding this fare is becoming increasingly important and pertinent to those who look for it. Not to fear, Surrey has you covered when it comes to healthy and easy vegan and vegetarian meals. Here are 9 spots to find vegan and vegetarian food in Surrey.
Healthy, quick, easy and affordable, GNJ Vegetarian Bistro (100 – 7310 120 Street) has everything to satisfy those cravings. GNJ Vegetarian is a casual, family-friendly spot with gluten-free and vegan options, and they offer take-out, making sure you can get what you want when you want it. The menu highlights comfort foods and includes pasta, pizzas, burgers, salads and some Indian-influenced entrees. Be sure to try the Veggie Lasagna, a customer favourite.
An Indian-style Chinese food restaurant, Green Lettuce (112 – 6350 120 Street), brings the best of both worlds together with perfectly spiced fusion food that is sure to delight your taste buds. Green Lettuce delivers a wonderful array of spices perfectly combined with traditional cuisine for tantalizing original dishes. Enjoy a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options and be sure to save room for dessert, you’ll want to try their fried pineapples or bananas with honey syrup.
Sunflower Café (Crescent Beach, 12310 Beecher Street) is a cute little café is located just down the road from Crescent Beach and provides healthy breakfast and lunch options. While their menu isn’t geared specifically towards vegetarian or vegan items, they do offer options and substitutions for those that need it. They focus on organic items and meals to provide a happy and healthy spot to stop for a bite.
Vegan Supply (202 – 14016 32 Avenue,) is an intimate, customer-focused store specializing in vegan groceries, personal care products, and apparel, and items that complement specific dietary paths, such as gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free. What won’t you find there? The usual plethora of tempting distractions. If you’re someone with a food allergy or dietary restrictions that can be difficult to manage when you’re on the road, then you’ll love Vegan Supply. And if you just enjoy a healthy snack and want to be ‘good’ while you’re on vacation? Well, you’ll love it too!
My Shanti (15869 Croydon Drive), is a reflection of the personal and culinary journeys that chef Vikram Vij has taken with friends throughout India. Holding numerous awards, My Shanti is truly a must-visit. This restaurant is a homage to the diversity of Indian cuisine and carries amazing, fresh vegetarian plates, among dishes created for omnivores.
Originally a green bean online business, Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters (108 – 19140 28 Avenue) quickly became a speciality coffee shop in South Surrey that supplies vegan and gluten-free options. They partner with local, small artisans that craft healthy meals and snacks to have with your favourite beverages. Spent Grounds also roast their beans at their own onsite roastery, and they sell them to customers for home-brewing, along with coffee brewing equipment. Spent Grounds is the perfect place to stop by and enjoy some great drinks, some healthy snacks, and awesome company.
The space itself is unique for a Vietnamese restaurant. Chopsticks on Pho (101 – 15325 56 Avenue) is an open-space concept that encourages communal dining and evokes the cosy feel of a family dinner at home. This Vietnamese noodle house is the perfect spot for a warm comforting bowl of broth and noodles. And while pho typically has thin slices of meat, their creamy veggie tofu pho is vegetarian-friendly and truly delicious. And be sure to try the Spicy Basil Tofu Fried Rice for a flavour bomb of veggies and grilled lemongrass tofu.
Vegan dishes so delicious they satisfy not only those on a vegan diet, but everyone is what’s on the menu at the Vegan Pizza House (106 – 11267 125A Street). The emphasis is on Italian and Greek dishes, and pizza is the star of the show, and what brings the regulars back time and again. Made with all-vegan friendly fresh ingredients, the pizzas are loaded with toppings and diners have a choice of a tomato-based or creamy garlic white sauce or a gluten-free crust.
Not sure what to order at this Newton vegetarian favourite? At Satya Asha (6 – 12818 72 Avenue) the menu is extensive and delicious. Try the Gol Gappa Dahi Chat, 6 fried flour puffed spheres filled with chickpeas, potato and chutney. Then try the Makki Mooli Methi Tawa Parantha plate, a traditional Punjabi flatbread made with maize flour, radish and fenugreek leaves served with yogurt and pickle. And be sure to leave room for dessert, like gulab jamun, milk dumplings in a sweet syrup, or kulfi falooda, traditional Indian ice cream served with rice noodles and rose syrup.