Ketogenic Diet in Vancouver | 19 Best Places to Eat Keto [2019]

Ketogenic Diet in Vancouver | 19 Best Places to Eat Keto [2019]

Whether you are on a low-carb diet for your health or by preference, it’s nice to have some options for eating out when you’re living in or visiting Vancouver for work or pleasure.

Eating a ketogenic diet doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself to only homemade meals or cutting yourself off from desserts. On the contrary, there are many great options for low-carb or carb-free restaurants in Vancouver, as well as keto bakeries and desserts.

What are the best places to eat Keto in Vancouver? Great places to eat keto in Vancouver include cafes like Caveman Café or Festal Paleo Café, or dessert shops like Vegan Pudding & Co. Look at our list below for more fantastic keto restaurants, bakeries, meal-prep services, and stores in Vancouver.

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Best Keto Restaurants in Vancouver

Caveman Cafe

This Vancouver café is a keto nutritionist’s dream. Their food and ingredients have no additives, preservatives, or sugar. They only use avocado or olive oil, and their meats are either grass-fed, antibiotic-free beef, free-range chicken and eggs, and/or wild fish. You can find this restaurant at 88 W Pender St. They also deliver! We recommend their zucchini noodles, caveman pizza (grain- and gluten-free crust) and their keto almond cookies.

Festal Paleo Cafe

This café offers paleo, gluten-free, low-card, and low-sugar foods and ingredients. They also provide a smoothie bar and a supplement store. Find them at 433 Granville St., 7:30 AM – 6:30PM Mondays to Fridays and 9:30AM to 4PM on Saturdays. They also offer meal prep services for those who like to eat at home! Try their Arugula Pesto with zucchini noodles or their Yolked Caesar salad with cassava croutons.

Tuc Craft Kitchen

Found at 60 West Cordova St., Vancouver, Tuc is open for Brunch on weekends (11AM – 2:30PM on Fridays, 10AM – 2:30 PM on Saturdays and Sundays), for daily Happy Hours (4PM – 6PM), and daily dinner (from 5PM). Their fare is an eclectic mix of east-Asian, French, and American fare. Try their Meat Luva’s without toast or their Hanger Steak a la Bourguignon (swap the mashed potatoes for another side).

The Flying Pig

These restaurants look for locally sourced, organic ingredients and a “family” feel to their dishes and locations. Many of their menu items can be customized or adjusted to fit the ketogenic diet. They have three locations in Vancouver (Yaletown, Gastown, and Olympic Village). The Yaletown location is only available for brunch and lunch. We recommend the 10oz New York without the buttermilk mash, or the roasted-half chicken (again without mash).

Auxi Foods: Kitchen and Coffee Bar

Vancouver has no shortage of organic, natural, and locally sourced ingredients, and Auxi is no exception. Visit them between 7AM to 8PM on Mondays to Saturdays and 8AM – 8PM on Sundays at 1110 Ewen Avenue. Try some of their smoothies, their Power Up salad (hard boiled egg, pulled chicken, feta cheese, tomato dressing), or their Chickpea Caesar (kale, feta, chickpeas, vegan dressing).

The Locus

This Restaurant on Vancouver’s Main Street has a selection of eclectic modern food with daily lunch, dinner, and late-night specials, as well as happy hour. We recommend their curried lamb Korma without the rice pilaf, duck confit salad without candied maple walnuts, or BC Brisket Church burger on a lettuce bun.

Chopped Leaf

This chain has a Vancouver branch at 488 Robson Street, open from 9AM – 8PM Mondays to Fridays and 11AM – 7PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The Chopped Leaf believes in providing food services to everyone, no matter their food restrictions or lifestyle. For those on a keto diet, we suggest designing your own salad (avoid fruits and carb-heavy toppings).

Mongo Bongo

This Mongolian grill restaurant is located at 512 6th Ave, New Westminster. They are open from 11:30AM to 9PM Sundays to Thursdays and 11:30AM to 9:30PM Fridays and Saturdays. You can customize your dinner bowl with meat or protein alternatives, vegetables, and sauces (make sure that you ask for a sauce that has no or low sugar). There is also an in-house all-you-can-eat option, as well as a discount for children.

Nomad

This restaurant chain likes to source their ingredients and tailor their dishes to the place where the branch is set up. Their dishes are also made to be accessible by those with dietary restrictions. Their Vancouver location can be found at 3950 Main St. and is open from 10AM on Saturdays and Sundays and from 5PM Mondays to Fridays (closing time varies from day to day). We recommend the Poached Wild Spring Salmon (substitute fingerling potatoes for another side), the Char Siu Pork Side Rib & Belly (sans soba noodles), or 10oz. Dry-Aged Organic Beef Ribeye.

Forage

This restaurant can be found at the Listel Hotel at 1300 Robson Street, and is committed to farm-to-table dishes and working with the community. We love their Farmer’s Pork Duo or Beet Salad with kraut vinaigrette. Their Vindaloo albacore tuna is also excellent. The restaurant is open for breakfast Mondays to Fridays (6:30AM – 10AM) and Saturdays and Sundays (7AM – 10AM). Brunch is on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10AM – 2PM. Dinner is served every day from 5PM to closing (open-ended).

Twisted Fork

For a great breakfast and/or brunch option, try the Twisted Fork at 1147 Granville St. Open 7 days of the week from 8AM – 3PM, you can check the line-up and business of the bistro online.  Brunch is served for $17.50CAD, with a choice of several dishes. For those on a keto diet, we recommend the Eggs Benny without the brioche, or the poached eggs and ratatouille without the toast and jam.

 

Top Carb-Free Restaurants Vancouver

Pokedoki

Poke (minus the rice) is always a great option for keto meals. They are open at 1-1855 Burrard St., Vancouver, Mondays to Fridays 11AM – 8PM, and Saturdays 11AM – 6PM. You can order their food online. We recommend starting your poke bowl with mixed greens, and then getting the “Cheerful” with ahi tuna (but ask for a different dressing and no cherry tomatoes). You can get extra protein, avocado, eggs, and/or seaweed salad for an additional price.

Daddy’s Kitchen

This is another poke and sushi restaurant in Vancouver, located at 2586 Commercial Drive. Great keto, low-carb options include sashimi, the double dragon (salmon and tuna, spicy sauce), and the tuna & avocado poke bowl (tuna, ponzu sauce, cucumber, avocado). You can also customize your own “pokerito” or bowl, but remember to skip the rice and substitute greens.

West Wood Organics

This local grocer also offers great options for those with dietary preferences or restrictions. Try their Rainbow salad with 7 types of lettuce and organic vinaigrette. This is a great option for those who love cooking at home or preparing their own meals, but hate making their own zucchini noodles. They are open Mondays to Saturdays (10:30AM to 7PM) and Sundays (11:30 AM to 7PM) at 2307 W41st Ave.

Best Keto Bakeries in Vancouver

Red Square

This keto-bakery is friendly towards those with restrictions for the purposes of weight loss, lifestyle, or diabetes. Their factory store is located at 8626 Joffre Ave, Burnaby, but their products are available in Vancouver. They sell low-carb breads, muffins, donuts, cookies, sugar-free cookies, and gluten-free cookies (soy-flax, flax-o-roon).

Fairy Cakes

This specialty bakery finds their ingredients from local, organic, or fair-trade sources. Their products are great for vegan, paleo, and keto diets. They also take special orders for events or specific dietary needs.

Edible Flours

This is another vegan and specialty bakery that provides gluten and sugar free products. You can find them at 2280 West Broadway, Vancouver, from 8L30AM – 6PM on Tuesdays to Saturdays and 10AM – 4PM on Sundays for all your cookie, cupcake, and other desserts/ baked good needs.

Keto Friendly Desserts in Vancouver 

Keto Munch

These low-carb chocolate chip cookies are available in locations across Vancouver, including the Low Carb Grocery, Caveman Café (above), and the Body Energy Club. You can also order the cookies online. They are made with almond flour, grass-fed butter, eggs, and natural sweeteners.

Vegan Pudding & Co.

This shop is one of the best places to eat keto desserts in Vancouver. They use organic ingredients for their puddings, which also feature no sugar, no dairy, and no gluten. Try their roasted black sesame pudding with roasted black sesame sauce. You can even order their pudding mixes to make at home. Find them at #101-422 Richards Street, Vancouver, seven days a week (11AM – 7PM).

 

Looking for Keto Nutritionists in Vancouver?

Desiree Nielsen, Registered Dietitian

A vegetarian herself, Desiree seeks to help others who follow certain lifestyles or abide by dietary restrictions to achieve well-rounded, nutritious meals. She helps vegans, those with gluten intolerances, those with IBS, those with diabetes, and keto and/or paleo dieters. She is available for 1 on 1 consultation via video chat, in person, or telephone.

Stephanie Dang and Alexandra Inman, Registered Dieticians

Are you looking for a keto cleanse, or just want a clear plan? Stephanie and Alexandra are Vancouver-based dieticians dedicated to providing each client with evidence-based information to create nutrition and wellness plans and goals catered to each individual. They work with plant-based diets, low-carb diets, low FODMAP, and more. They also offer in-person or video consultations.

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