Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
215 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L 1B4
Vegetarian/international. Nourish Vegetarian Bistro offers an all-vegetarian menu of "gourmet comfort food." Designed to share, their innovative dishes are served tapas-style with fresh, handpicked ingredients. In addition to the many vegan items, gluten-free, wheat-free, and raw foods selections are also available. Nourish is located on the 2nd floor of the Sundance Mall. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are recommended.
351 10th Ave., SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A5
Thai. Thai Sa-on features authentic Thai cuisine including homemade curries, pad Thai, spring rolls, coconut rice, salads, and desserts. The restaurant is located behind the Gulf Canada Parkade. Thai Sa-on is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.
822 11th Ave., SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5
Thai. Enjoy the contemporary décor with soft jazz background music at The King & I. Vegetarian selections include Moo Moo King Tofu, Chu Chi Vegetables, Galanga Cashew Veggies, and Buddha's Delight. Reservations are accepted.
303 Centre St. SW, #109, Calgary, AB T2G 2B9
Vegetarian/Chinese. This all-day buffet features items like Veggie Ginger Beef, Coconut Rice, and various wheat gluten dishes. Egg noodles can be substituted for rice noodles upon request.
10844 82 Ave., Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3
Vegetarian. Saddle up to a large range of vegetarian and vegan dishes served amidst real country music. Try tofu scramble, hash browns, salads, burritos, pasta, quesadillas, or the infamous Triple Decker Tofu Clubhouse with a delicious array of sides. Local musicians perform on Wednesday nights, and the restaurant displays the work of local artists. Patio dining available.
10912 88 Ave., Edmonton, AB T6G 0Z1
Natural foods. The Highlevel Diner is an environmentally responsible natural foods eatery furnished with antiques and decorated with local artwork. Vegetarian options include salads, vegan chili, sandwiches, spinach pie, enchiladas, and mushroom stroganoff. Patio dining available.
9142 23 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6N 1H9
Vegetarian/Chinese. Loma House Vegetarian Express offers an all-vegetarian menu that is mostly vegan. Enjoy such dishes as Red Curry Mutton, Spicy Eggplant, and Teriyaki 'Chicken.'
10143 Saskatchewan Dr., NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4R5
9803 34 Ave., NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5X8
17507 100 Ave., NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 2B8
320 Manning Crossing NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 5A1
Indian. In an atmosphere of Indian decor and music, vegetarian options are provided by a friendly staff.
8440 109th St., Edmonton, AB T6G 1E2
Vegetarian/raw foods/organic. Noorish Conscious Eatery and Superfood Elixir Bar is a one-of-a-kind place with not only a café featuring various raw and vegan delights, but also a yoga studio offering classes daily. When describing themselves they write, "Noorish is a multi-faceted conscious eatery, smoothie bar and community platform for events, conscious living, education, yoga and meditation." They offer playful foods such as raw vegan 'Nearly Nirvana Nachos' and a vegan 'Bodhi Tree Burger.' Breakfast and dessert items are also on the menu including the 'Wonderous Walnut Brownie,' a delicious cacao walnut pecan brownie topped with a creamy vanilla cashew topping. Reservations are accepted.
10740 - 101 St., Edmonton, AB T5H 2S3
Vegan/Indonesian. The food at Padmanadi is a blend of Indonesian, Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisines and is all-vegan. The menu contains a variety of options including rice and noodle dishes, mockmeats, and wheat-free selections. Try such dishes as Chili Tofu, Spicy Coconut Eggplant, BBQ 'Pork,' or Ginger 'Beef.' Padmanadi is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are strongly recommended.
8208 107 St., NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4
Thai. The owners emphasize healthy cooking, and special requests will be cooked to order. The Vegetarian Bird's Nest entrée is a must!