Vegan, vegetarian, I don’t really know the difference. As long as it’s meatless, I am all for it on the days where all I want to eat is vegetables. Gorilla Food is probably the first vegan restaurant I visited in Vancouver.
First time visiting Gorilla Food we obviously looked out of place, but shortly after we arrived, we were greeted by the lady behind the counter. She gave us menus and told us that we could pick our own seats, and all orders are taken at the cashier desk. There’s a lot on the menu from salads, to pizzas. I usually stay away from burgers in vegetarian restaurants, but not this time. I ordered a Pesto Primo Burger, and my friend got the Dehli Doubler Burger.
The burgers were bread less, and instead of a bun they used lettuce leaves. You can also ordered it with ‘bun’ like my friend did. I say ‘bun’ because it wasn’t really a bun, it was more like a thin tortilla/pita wrap like ‘bread’. The burger patties were served cold. They were layered with tomato, cucumber, and shredded apples. My Pesto Primo was also layered with pesto sauce, and my friend’s Dehli Doubler Burger had guacamole on it. The presentation was pretty neat.
I have to say, I really enjoyed my burger, because freshness is what I always look for when I order vegetarian food. It was really refreshing. I’m really not sure what was in the patties, I think there were some sort of nuts in it, but the flavors were pretty good. It had a great balance of texture, not everything was a mush. It was a very light meal, and I felt great after eating it.
They are closed at 7pm on weekdays! My friend and I ended up having a very short dinner, because we arrived around 6:45pm. We were a little bit weirded out when the lady asked us for last calls 10 minutes after we got there. They are also in a basement, it was really warm when we were there, because there was no AC. It’s a great place to chill and get some delicious vegetarian food, but probably not on a very hot summer day.
Note: Cash Only!
436 Richards St
Vancouver, BC V6B