OrganicLives in Vancouver – raw vegan restaurant and food store

I visited OrganicLives (photos, map, web site, 1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 778-588-7777), a gourmet restaurant and food ingredients store with organic raw vegan food.

Open every day from 9am to 9pm, OrganicLives is located really close to the Olympic Village near downtown Vancouver, and is a great alternative to the McDonalds down the street for Olympic visitors looking for healthy, sustainable, delicious food.

Video about the meal (youtube):

Follow up interview (Youtube) from MarcusMobile:

Photo gallery for Organic Lives (flickr):

What’s it like being Raw Vegan in Vancouver?

Visit Marcus’s website about raw veganism at Eat Raw Vegan. Marcus blogged about this interview here.

How’s it going? Ah so, what is it like being a raw vegan in Vancouver? It’s terrific. Especially over the past year, the raw food community in Vancouver has really started growing and expanding and there’s a lot of interest. We have a few really neat eating spots. We have Gorilla Food downtown on Richards Street and then we have Organic Lives on Quebec street, and then there’s also Eternal Abundance in the Truffles Cafe on Commercial drive, and there’s a few other places where you can get some raw food. We also have a very active meetup group, so there’s usually a raw potluck multiple times a month. Everything is positive and more and more people every single week seem to be interested in this – so it’s really good and I’m glad I stumbled on this way of living, it’s really revolutionized my life. Great! And you can go to Marcus’s website for more information, and that’s the next edition of GeoffMobile. Thanks very much.

(Youtube link)

Hon’s Chinese restaurant on Robson in downtown Vancouver

So we’re at the Hon’s Restaurant on Robson Street, downtown Vancouver, and we just enjoyed a wonderful meal of potstickers and Chinese food. They have a kitchen back there, and it’s cafeteria style, and our bill came to a total of $41.29 for four people, very reasonable. That’s including tax but you still wanna add a 15% tip – you can use my tip calculator program called Geotip for that. Ok. Alright so here we are, come to Hon’s on Robson Street for the best priced cheapest Chinese food in downtown Vancouver. So these are the potstickers, and they’re nicely fried dumplings with vegetable filling or beef, and they’re pretty good, so they’re pretty cheap too.

(Youtube link)