New year, new you? Does the dawn of a new year have you wondering where to go for the best vegan and vegetarian-friendly eats in White Rock, but not sure where to start? Not to worry, White Rock’s restaurants have got you covered. And no matter what your reasons for eating veggie are, these meat-less meals are sure to tickle your tastebuds.

Grounds and GreensWhite Rock’s first exclusively plant-based restaurant opened in June of 2020 and have been wowing guests with their elevated, plant-based dishes ever since! Menu items are creative and focus on bowls, breads and bites, each packed with nourishing, and delicious, ingredients. Try the “Glow Up”, a gluten-free medley of roasted baby carrots, arugula & spinach salad with tahini dressing, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, sweet potato, roasted red onion, hummus, tomatoes, confit garlic, walnut dressing, balsamic mushrooms, & tofu feta or a “Brekkie Wrap” of tofu & spinach scramble, chickpea hummus, roasted sweet potato and a spicy tahini sauce. (1369 Johnston Road)

Grounds & Greens Cafe, White Rock

The Wooden SpoonA favourite among brunchers, the Wooden Spoon offers multiple vegetarian options, such as their Nana-tella French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, a Veggie Frittata, and their Forager Eggs Benny, a delicious creation featuring mushroom duxelles, salsa ranchera and a chickpea fritter with poached eggs. And they are more than willing to accommodate specific dietary needs. Reservations are recommended. (15171 Russell Avenue)

Nana-Tella French Toast! Photo credit: @thewoodenspoonco via Instagram.

Two Guys SushiWe know the first thing that comes to mind when you think “sushi” is “fish”. On the contrary, Two Guys offers a plethora of vegetarian Japanese food of the grilled and rolled variety! The menu at this joint offers many vegetarian rolls, noodle and fusion dishes. Give them a try next time you’re in town! (15169 Roper Avenue)

Little IndiaAs one of White Rock’s most beloved family-owned businesses, Little India provides delicious food and an entire section of the menu is dedicated to meat-free options. Mix and match your favourite flavours by sharing multiple dishes with family and friends. You definitely won’t have any trouble finding a satisfying vegetarian meal here! (15081 Marine Drive)

Photo credit: @sarajeannineb via Instagram.

ZapotecaZapoteca has only been open since 2018, but they continue to impress diners with their menu “inspired by traditional methods of Oaxaca Mexico’s pre-Columbian culture of Zapotec indigenous people” and straight-up tasty food. Try the Elote, freshly cooked corn on the cob topped with feta and sour cream, the Rajas Taco, which is a roasted poblano pepper mixed with onions and grains, or the enchiladas! (15495 Marine Drive)

Islands CaféThis cosy corner is a favourite among White Rock locals. Islands Cafe is famous for its fair-trade Hawaiian coffee, delicious Açai bowls, smoothies, flatbreads and other tasty treats. The Açai bowls alone are worth the journey to White Rock. A tropical mixture of frozen acai berries, strawberries, blueberries, and banana blended into a sorbet texture, the bowls are traditionally topped with granola, bananas, seasonal berries, coconut and drizzled honey. If you’re looking for a vegan and veggie-friendly lunch or breakfast spot, this place has got you covered! (1237 Johnston Road)

Mouthwatering Açai bowl! Photo credit: @islandscafe via Instagram.

Yucca Tree Café: For some of the best vegan and vegetarian-friendly breakfasts and brunch in town, be sure to check out the Yucca Tree Cafe. Their menu is impressive and they have lots of delicious vegetarian options. Locals love the Vegetarian Chili … have it on its own for a vegan meal, it’s packed with beans and vegetables, or try it in an omelette. (1347 Johnston Road)

PG’s Jamaican Takeout: Bringing the taste of Jamaica’s beaches to the shores of White Rock, PG’s Jamaican Takeout is a solid choice for a vegetarian meal. The veggie patties are freshly baked and the savoury filling is encased in a perfectly flaky pastry. And be sure to try the Coconut Curry Roti, a delicious balance of curried lentils, potatoes and bell peppers with steamed veggies and spices.  (1387 Johnston Road)

For more vegan and vegetarian choices in White Rock check out this article from West Coast Food.