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Newfoundland may be known for its wild game and seafood, but our landscape is optimal for growing delicious vegetables and berries – making it a vegetarians paradise for dining options.

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EVOO

Offering a complete vegan (and non vegan) menu of pastas, pizzas, and more, EVOO‘s Mediterranean inspired cuisine is a fresh take on old world recipes. The impressive selection of sharing plates, salads, and appetizers is sure to please with options such as Fried Brussel Sprouts, Falafel Bites, and Patatas Bravas. Their Beyond Mock Pizza will give you a “Big Mac” taste without any of the guilt.

Pair their menu options with vegan and non-vegan cocktails, local draught beers, and an approachable wine selection, and you have a winning combination.

In a city with so much culinary wealth, EVOO delivers an intimate and unique dining experience that showcases the delicious potential of plant-based alternatives.

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Bernard Stanley Gastro Pub (BSG)

Bernard Stanley isn’t your typical pub. Elevating classic fare with local ingredients and dynamite flavours while maintaining the warm and inviting atmosphere of a pub is their unique speciality.

BSG offers a daily brunch menu from 10-4 EVERY SINGLE DAY. That means you don’t have to wait until Sunday to enjoy their Crunchy Brie Stuffed French Toast with Rum Caramel Sauce, which is as good as it sounds. And that’s not the only dish that includes rum, their Banana Pancakes with screech rum sauce is equally as delicious!

If you enjoy the “unch” part of brunch dig into their BSG Nachos which includes a rocking vegetarian chili, or keep it light with their Vegan Tomato Soup and a Veggie Sandwich.

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The Gypsy Tea Room

Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t your nan’s tea and biscuit café. Located in the historic Murray Premises, The Gypsy Tea Room offers a unique mixture of classic favorites & casual cuisine with creative flare. Their daytime and dinner menu offers a selection of vegan and vegetarian options as well as gluten free choices.

They’re well-known for their “Gypsy Tea Room Nachos”—and for good reason! Their hand cut corn chips are piled high with tomatoes, jalapenos, olives, red onion, roasted corn, black beans, and mixed cheese. For dinner, try the Wild Mushroom Risotto featuring locally foraged mushrooms, grilled asparagus pecorino, and porcini stock.

Looking for something simple? Try the Caprese Grilled Cheese or Red Pepper Falafel.

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Chinched Bistro

Don’t let the pig shaped welcome sign fool you, Chinched embraces vegetarians too.

Mostly known for their charcuterie and deli options, Chinched applies the same flavor profiles to their vegetarian fare. If you’re a cheese lover and, let’s face it, who isn’t, we suggest opting for the Chef’s Choice Cheese Board. The selection of artisan cheeses served with candied nuts, olives, pickles, fruit compote & crackers can be a meal on its own.

Add in a few smokey vegetarian sides, like their Soy Caramelized Parsnips or Grilled Lester’s Carrots, and you will leave full and happy, or as we say around these parts, “chinched”.

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Terre Restaurant

Welcoming and approachable, yet somehow still offering a “big city” vibe, Terre has quickly become one of the most talked about restaurants in the city. Featuring local ingredients and presenting traditional comfort food with a Newfoundland twist, Terre’s menu changes weekly and offers unique and exciting vegetarian options.

Recent small plates have included Spicy Kohlrabi and Jerusalem Artichokes, while mains have included a Vegetarian Turkish-style Pizza and Mushroom Gnocchi.

Pair your meal with a gorgeous hand-crafted cocktail (or mocktail) and top it all off with a decadent dessert, like Beignets served with cheddar cream and NL berries.

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Oliver's Restaurant

This Water Street mainstay offers gourmet comfort food in a cozy, relaxed, and intimate setting.

For brunch, Oliver’s Breakfast Banana Split with granola, mixed berries, fruit, yogurt, and maple drizzle is a must-try. Hoping for something heartier? Try the Almond Baked Goat Cheese served with crisp naan chips or the Veggie Korma with coconut curry.

Looking for something a little different for brunch? The Chef likes to get creative and, with some advanced notice, has been known to whip up features like a Tofu Goat Cheese Benedict or Veggie Sausage Breakfast Hash.

For dinner, treat yourself to the ultimate vegan comfort food, Oliver’s Portobello Wellington, made with vegan cheese and roasted red pepper puree.

Published: January 15, 2021