If you’re looking to do some cruelty-free Christmas shopping or stock up on vegetarian or vegan goodies, here are a few excellent businesses we recommend.
Vegan Yarn Studio
Vegan Yarn Studio is a local business that hand dyes and sells their own cruelty free vegan yarn in their home studio. Not to be missed if you’re part of Vancouver’s knitting community!
422 Fader Street New Westminster, BC
Nice Shoes is Vancouver’s only vegan shoe store. You can find other accessories as well as shoes: purses, bags, belts, wallets, guitar straps, and vegan cookbooks. Check it out for cruelty free accessorizing!
3568 Fraser Street Vancouver, BC
Karmavore is a 100% vegan owned and operated specialty shop featuring its own deli café, bakery, eco-friendly shoes, cosmetics, cookbooks, personal care items, and animal rights gear. An essential place to visit for any animal rights enthusiast.
610 Columbia Street New Westminster, BC
Elephant in the Room
Elephant in the Room is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that believes in “compassion shopping.” On their website, you can buy things like apparel and accessories for men and women, facial, body, and hair care products, and “eco-friendly pillows in whimsical designs.” Of course, all of the products are 100% vegan.
3G Vegetarian Restaurant
Voted “Best in the West” by VegNews Magazine, 3G Vegetarian Restaurant is the place to go for vegan Chinese food in Vancouver. With a full menu that includes dim sum, homemade gyoza, and fried udon, it’s a cruelty-free dining experience not to be missed!
3424 Cambie St Vancouver, BC
V5Y2A9 (604) 568-9008
Fairy Cakes sells delicious cupcakes and other baked goodies made with the highest quality ingredients; it’s 100% vegan, dairy- free, egg -free, and nut-free. The place to go if you’ve got a sweet tooth.
3586 Fraser St Vancouver, BC
(604) 442-YUMM (9866)
Zimt Artisan Chocolates
Zimt Artisan Chocolates is a local business that sells delectable organic, fair trade, and vegan chocolates in a variety of flavours. Next time you buy a gift, try out Zimt Artisan Chocolates.
1025 Commercial Dr
Dazey Dog Pet Photography
Tanya Halvorson, the creator of Dazey Dog Pet Photography, is a member of Vancouver’s animal rights community. Her company specializes in cruelty free pet photography. Fun photos capturing exactly who your rescued pet is!
Late night restaurant and bar The Acorn provides vegan, raw, and gluten free options for the vegan diner. The bar is open until 2am with a special bar menu starting at 10pm every night. With specialties that range from “Hen of the Woods” and Halloumi to their signature cocktails, it’s a must try!
3995 Main Street Vancouver, BC
Dharma Kitchen is a fully vegan restaurant, which offers a nourishing diet for the physical body and a meditative atmosphere for the spiritual mind. Options include “tempeh” burgers, salads, soups, brown rice bowls, and much more!
3667 West Broadway (at Alma)
Edible Flours is a natural vegan bakery offering goodies to satisfy all your sweet cravings. Their baked goods are natural as well as dairy and egg free. They offer baked chocolate chip cookies, birthday cakes, and yummy items for special events.
2280 West Broadway Vancouver, BC
Vegan Pizza House
Vegan Pizza House offers a wide variety of pizzas (including gluten-free options) in addition to donairs, lasagna, and spaghetti. The best place to go in Vancouver for vegan pizza!
15565 Marine Drive
White Rock, BC
Coquette Faux Furriers
Coquette Faux Furriers is a cruelty free store for burlesque dancers! If you’re in the business of burlesque, and you’re looking for that perfect classic “fur” accessory, then you’ve found the right place. All of the accessories here are animal friendly faux fur!
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Snail House Bakery
Vancouver’s premiere vegan bakery in Kits, Snail House Bakery has homemade vegan treats for order and pick-up. Wheat-free, gluten-free, and soy-free options are available. They carry delicious custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, truffles, and more!
5955 Yew St
Loving Hut Express Truck
Loving Hut Express, the fastest growing international vegan food chain, makes some of the best sandwiches, onion rings, burgers, and fries in Vancouver.
On the South corner of Davie and Pacific Boulevard Vancouver, BC
Kama Natural Soap
100% plant-based soap and candles made with only pure essential oils. Combining different plant oils results in a soap that doesn’t melt into the soap dish and using herbs, grains and essential oils make it smell intoxicating!
Ganges P.O. Box 505
Gangex, Salt Spring Island, BC
(250) 537 8846
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