Graze – gourmet vegan on Fraser


There is definitely a trend occurring not just in Vancouver, but around the world. It’s gourmet vegetarian, vegan and raw food cafes and restaurants. It’s a welcome addition to our food scene as it offers everyone a variety. I’ve met many people who poo-poo the idea of vegan or vegetarian, but what they are missing out on is gourmet creations that have amazing flavours and local ingredients. And it’s not a bad idea to take a break from meat sometimes!

The newest arrival is Graze. A vegan restaurant serving local gourmet cuisine along Fraser Street on the East side. It’s got a fresh atmosphere and style, a lovely menu and fantastic wines as well! And keep this in mind, on Wednesdays they offer a $5 corkage fee for bringing in your own wine.

My recent visit had me quite excited. I love to discover gourmet vegetarian to see what a chef can do. Although I could have easily ordered a few things, I had to limit my first visit. For starters I had their melon/watermelon gazpacho soup with some spice – oh my, it was ….fantastic! Then my friend ordered the Gluten Free Perogies (made of buckwheat and chia seeds) filled with yams and carmelized onions, quite tasty. But I went for more of a comfort dish – Saffroni Stew of cannelli beans and vegetables and it was full of flavour, just what I was craving!

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The wine list is equally fantastic with a selection from BC and around the world which I think is a perfect match to all their dishes. Plus they are making creative cocktails too. And the restaurant was full the entire evening! Good sign 😉

Graze Restaurant

3980 Fraser Street near King Edward Street

http://www.facebook.com/grazevegetarian

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One thought on “Graze – gourmet vegan on Fraser

  1. Thanks so much for the feedback! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon, perhaps for one of our upcoming events! We have a wine & food pairing night coming up on Monday, August 12th… perhaps we’ll see you there 😉

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