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    Just got back from a wee excursion into Victoria, BC (I live in Seattle, so it was just a three-hour catamaran ride over), and was pleased that the vegan restaurant I ran across years ago there was still open:

    The Green Cuisine, 540 (?) Johnson, in the Market Square.

    Buffet style, pay by weight, with a broad range of selections. Chili, soups, salad fixings, tempeh/gravy, spanish tofu, falafel, tempeh burgers, veggie pate, rices, sauces, cakes, brownies, breads, etc, etc.
    Homey atmosphere with the usual college/punk-anarcho crowd, but mixed with some suits, moms with offspring, and grannies as well.
    Went back twice in two days, as another restaurant we wanted to try, Lotus Pond (an Asian vegetarian/mock-meat place) was closed on Mondays.
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    Default Re: Vegan restaurant in Victoria BC

    yes thats where im moving. theres alot of vegan restaurants there
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    Default Re: Vegan restaurant in Victoria BC

    That restaurant also puts out their own brands of vegan food, available in most organic and some regular grocery stores here in Vancouver, and on the island I'm sure. I love their smoked tempeh patties!! They are great with peanut sauce!

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    Lotus Pond!! You must go there is you ever go to Victoria!! So good
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    I order their seitan cutlets by the case.

    But I HATED the tempeh.

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    Good, the Lotus Pond is still open! I live in Victoria but couldn't find this restaurant in the phone book . I'll check again when I get back
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    Yes Yoggy it is!

    I was there last week....damn their food is AWESOME!
    But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
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    I love their pineapple chicken balls-so yummy

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    Had a Lotus Pond lunch yesterday and might I say it was FANTASTIC!

    I filled my plate and when it was done and I was stuffed...I definitely wanted more!

    But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
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    I can't wait to try it when I get back!!! Whereabouts is it located? Somewhere near downtown I hope.
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    Quote foxytina_69
    yes thats where im moving. theres alot of vegan restaurants there
    Me too, haha. Not for awhile, but I love it up there - especially Green Cuisine
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    I think that I have been to the Green Cuisine. I didn't really like it at the time but I think I was an 11 year old dairy and egg loveing vegetarian.

    I'm sure if I went there now I would love it.

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    Try Detour Dessert Lounge in Centennial square, they have yummy Vegan Cakes and Vegan options for all soups/salads/pastas...etc..i go there all the time

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    Default Re: Vegan restaurant in Victoria BC

    Mo:Le has great vegan options, their on lower Pandora near Government St.
    Cafe Bliss is right next door, they are a raw cafe
    The Parsonage on North Park St has tons of vegan options
    Azuma sushi on Yates near Broad St has a few vegan options
    Green Cuisine in Market Square
    Yates St neat Wharf St
    Cafe Mexico, also in Market square has a few veganizable options. Get black beans instead of refried and ask for no dairy.
    Last edited by mmmorgans; Sep 12th, 2010 at 11:36 PM. Reason: Removed the Reef-NOT VEGAN FRIENDLY

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    I had a good meal in Green Cuisine when I visited Victoria back in the summer of 2007. I liked the self-service aspect of it as I don't like being waited on, it always makes me feel uncomfortable.

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