What we had:
Kale salad, tempeh, smoked paprika croutons, crispy capers, black olives, caeser dressing
Southern fried artichokes, house waffle, pickled shallots, bourbon maple syrup, mushroom red-eye gravy
Pain d'Epices french toast, spiced apple compote, white chocolate/coconut mousse, clove sauce, orange segments, local coronation grapes, almond shortbread
Vanilla almond beet cake, sponge toffee, beet crumb, chocolate hazelnut ganache, sweet sorrel sauce
CITRUS + SPICE ICED TEA
Grapefruit + vermouth reduction sherbet, mandarin spiced tea
THE ACORN MIMOSA
Fresh squeezed orange juice, sparkling wine, dry curacao
One of the greatest highlights this past weekend in Vancouver was of course, the food. One place in particular stole the show, and that was The Acorn. Nestled in the cutest little corner on Main St., The Acorn serves some of the best vegan/vegetarian food I have come across yet. The first thing that caught my attention when I walked in was the ambiance, I was so intrigued by the good mood and friendly staff, it was so welcoming. This place is definitely a feel good place.
The food was spectacular. I probably asked "is this real life" one too many times while taking bites of the artichoke dish— probably my favorite brunch dish ever. The Artichoke is a fresh take on chicken n' waffles. The great thing is, The Acorn doesn't try to mimic meat and hardly uses soy or tempeh in any of their dishes. Subbing artichoke for chicken may seem daring, and it is, but man does it ever work!
You have to try The Acorn when you're in Vancouver! Oh, and make sure you try the citrus + spice iced tea, it's unreal.
My favorite dish? Artichoke.
Would I recommend this place to my fellow vegans? OH EM YES.
Would I recommend it to my not so vegan friends? Absolutely!
To see more of what's on their menu visit the The Acorn website.
Here are the location deets:
3995 Main St, Vancouver, BC
V5V 3P3 Canada