Nestled in the heart of Yaletown is Zend Conscious Lounge, Vancouver’s first plant-based dining and botanical bar. Located on Mainland Street (in the former space of short-lived El Azteca and r.tl restaurants), Zend provides a warm and relaxing space for diners and those seeking purely healthy, organic, gluten- and dairy-free foods. It is designed as a place of community, for individuals to connect and unwind over healthy and healing food and drinks. Zend is also the only restaurant in the city where 100% of its profits are donated to charities chosen by their guests and members.
Breakfast foods such as sweet potato pancakes and the “Green Plate Special” (vegan quiche with sausages and avocado) are perfect for post-yoga workouts, while lunch and dinner options such as the Jicama “rice” spice shitake sushi rolls and vegan cheeseboards make for ideal sharing plates. Portions are generous and even if you aren’t typically into vegan cuisine, be sure to try one of Zend’s numerous botanical smoothies, elixirs, and immunity shots.
Zend Conscious Lounge is located at 1130 Mainland Street. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday to Friday from 8:00am-10:00pm and weekends 10:00am-10:00pm.