Vegan Restaurants Banff
There is a real challenge for raw vegans. Banff has a few challenges for visiting vegans: few grocery stores, lack of fridge space in hotel rooms and very meat centered dining options.
Banff does thrive on its tourism. The one thing that's a little slow to catch on is veganism and raw foods. Almost all of the high end establishments in Banff offer gourmet meat based courses.....
What’s a vegan, let alone a raw vegan to do? You could go to the local Safeway and pick up some fruit (it will be more expensive than the nearby city of Calgary).
What if you’d like to enjoy a special night out on the town or you’re traveling with non vegan friends who still want to eat out? Well then you can check out Vegan Restaurants Banff!
You've got to try...
Nourish Vegetarian Bistro and Tea House –
It's One of the Best Vegan Restaurants Banff has to offer...
Trip Advisor has named "Nourish" the #1 restaurant out of 108 dining establishments in Banff. It sounds fabulous.... .
This restaurant is very creative, with a large palate pleasing menu. Most items are vegan, some vegetarian and they even have gluten free and raw options as well. Talk about covering all of your bases in this niche market!
You will be greeted by the owner with a smile. It's fascinating that such a dietary specific restaurant is able to keep busy year round. Especially in a province like Alberta which has few vegetarian restaurants even in the big cities.
The meals are served “tapas style” which basically means sharing, and there is always enough to share between 2 people or 3 if you order a few items. Ordering an appetizer and an entree will be enough for 2 people, and add another appetizer or entree per person dining with you.
They are famous for their tropical pineapple strawberry salsa which gets added to quite a few dishes that really adds a lot of flavor. Almost all items can be customized for allergies or personal preference, just ask and they will be happy to accommodate!
They just recently increased their portion sizes as well, so although the prices may not look like a deal for vegetarian food, split the price in half and you’ll get an idea for how much it costs per person.
Now even a strict raw foodist can enjoy a night out at this lovely restaurant!!! This is one of the best vegan restaurants Banff has to offer.
Some of the raw menu items include: Gazpacho, Zughetti and marinara and a large raw sharing platter of fruits, vegetables, crackers and dips.
You can also get them to make you a large all raw salad at any time. Check out their juice and smoothie section for delightful fruit concoctions.
Some of the vegan items include: yam tenders (a house specialty), portobello melts, beautiful burrito (with over 20 flavourful ingredients), falafel and stuffed roasted red pepper, just to name a few.
Items from the juice and smoothie menu: raw apple juice, lemonade, cranberry blackberry, strawberry banana and pomegranate blueberry. All without the typical additives like coconut cream, hemp seeds or cacao!
They also serve some raw desserts and tea for after dinner delights. (You'll probably be too full to even consider getting dessert).
If you’re in the area, I highly recommend you check this place out, whether you’re with raw, vegan or vegan curious friends there will be something for everyone.
Other Vegan Restaurants Banff - Options
What if you’re out and about with a non vegan crowd?
And they aren't up for trying some vegan fare.
Banff offers other vegetarian/vegan options:
Other Vegan Restaurants Banff -
Magpie & Stump (Tex-Mex)
Almost all items can be made vegetarian with no meat, and vegan with no cheese. They use a lot of cheese in there menu in general, so be sure to tell your waiter.
Items include: Casa Gringo Salad, guacamole and chips, refried beans and chips, bean and vegetable quesadilla, vegetable enchilada, bean and vegetable tostadas, bean and vegetable tacos, and homemade salsa.
Timber’s Food Co offers a typical Banff style menu with steak, burger, pasta and fish options. There are a few notable Vegan/Vegetarian option: vegetable spring rolls, Gazpacho, Salads (can be modified) Portobello stack burger. A salad would be the best bet for a raw option.
Pad Thai (Thai)
At the back of the ClockTower Mall
The New Thai experience! Small price, Big portions! The Thai food is amazing here. Big portions and good value.
They have a wide selection of inexpensive Thai food, including vegetarian options.
(vegetarian menu available at restaurant)
Silver dragon has a very wide selection of vegetable dishes on the main menu. Request the vegetarian menu if you’d like to see all the dishes available.
This restaurant has a mix of American, Mexican and Pacific menu options. Vegetarian options include: roasted vegetable pizza, spicy black bean burrito, Mediterranean pasta, mixed greens and roasted pepper salad.
For vegan options ask for no cheese on the above items.
This restaurant gets average reviews for food and service. They do mention they offer vegetarian options.
Chances are you’ll probably need to hit the grocery store at some point in your trip, whether for a quick snack or to make a meal on the go.
While prices are not cheap in Banff for grocery items, at least they’re available in the middle of a National Park. Stores are open early to late to serve you at any time of day. Check the store flyer for weekly produce specials as well.
328 Marten Street
Banff, AB T1L 1B4
Phone: (403) 762-5378
122 Bear St
Chalet Grocery(grocery delivery)
located at Douglas Fir Resort
800 Tunnel Mountain Road
Banff, Alberta , T1L1C4
You have some choices when traveling to Banff. Good Vegan Restaurants Banff are worth a try! Especially Nourish!!!
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