Vancity’s New (Veg) Taco Joint: Lucha Verde

Hey Vancouverites! AK here! Over the past few months there has been much talk of the new kid on the block (especially in the plant-based community)… Lucha Verde which moved into the former Lolita’s space on Davie Street in the West End!  This” lighting strike” (look out for the massive bolt on the wall) of a spot serves outstanding vegetarian (and vegan, gluten-free) Mexican street food and cocktails! As soon as you walk into the space, you get the feeling that the owner has done this before. Well, you aren’t wrong. Chloe and I were invited down by owner, John

Vancouver’s New Vegan Friendly Snackbar

Offering you a Friendly hello ! AK here (Chloe’s assistant)! As you are aware I just started working with Chloe as her assistant, and have loved every minute of it…how is this a job again? ALL the fun has happened and is to be had in the future ! You may have caught me on The Chloe’s Countertop Instagram stories either devouring the N.W.A. Breakfast Calazone at Virtuous Pie or perhaps cooking up recipes with Chloe in her kitchen. Either way, Here I am ! This is officially my first food review for the countertop and it’s a very sweet

Vegan Brunch at Virtuous Pie

Hey Vancouver! That’s right? Virtuous Pie is back on the blog and this time, it’s all for their AMAZING new brunch menu that launched on May 6th 2017! We all know how big of a fan I am of VP, right? Basically, if you take a scroll through my Instagram or check out my previous Restaurant Stories, you’ll see that VP holds a special place in my heart since day 1. I’ll never forget the first moment I caught site of them on Lauren Toyota’s vlog when her and John found them in Portland at the Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Restaurant Story: Double Zero NYC

Ok guys, it’s time. I’m finally ready to talk about our visit to Double Zero in NYC. It’s been almost 2 weeks since we spent a beautiful New York City friday evening in the graces of Matthew Kenney’s new NYC plant based haven. If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably already assumed that we clearly enjoyed it, based not only on the drool-worthy photos but also from my guest-hosting on @doublezeronyc’s Instagram account. Based on your level of commitment to @chloescountertop, you may or may not know everything already. However, I owe it to team Matthew Kenney to get my thoughts

Restaurant Review: Chau Veggie Express

Let me introduce you to a common occurrence here in Vancouver: Person: “Chloe, where is a good vegan spot to eat in Vancouver?” Chloe: “Oh, Chau Veggie of course!” Person: “What is that?” Chloe: “What? Ahhh… people need to know about this place!” Person: “Tell me about it…” Chloe: “Ok, here we go”: So, Chau Veggie Express. Introducing, Vancouver’s best vegan vietnamese. Also, in my opinion, one of Vancouver’s best vegan spots. Also, Vancouver’s best modern Vietnamese restaurant. Are you intruiged? The first time I went to Chau was when my buddy Mel Emlyn had told me about the ‘Golden

Restaurant Review: Virtuous Pie

If you’re from Vancouver (and don’t live under a rock) then the name, Virtuous Pie, probably already rings a bell. The surprising part is, that this virtuous pizza hang out that is sandwiched between Keefer and East Pender on Main street (583 Main Street) has only been open for less than 2 months. So what’s all the buzz about? After a few of my own personal visits, plus an invite to the press & media launch party several weeks back, I decided that I had to find out more of the story behind these delicious, creative and innovative plant based