Restaurant: The Templeton 1087 Granville Street http://thetempleton.ca/
Eaters: Josh, an emphatic meat lover and vegetarian experimenter. He is going vegan for a month.
If you enjoy a good diner, then you must go to The Templeton. Their authentic décor is still kitschy retro, though their menu has kept up with the times. They have a great list of vegetarian and vegan options. If you’re a veg who misses gravy or bacon with a wild passion, they use mushroom gravy and have veggie bacon, so go to town! Meat eaters should be pleased to know they feature organic and free range meats.
The Templeton is a small diner, so expect a little wait during dinner hours and especially on weekends. They serve breakfast daily until 3pm, and are fully licensed (in case you crave a spiked milkshake at 2pm).
What we ate:
Amanda: Poutine, house chipped fries, aged white cheddar topped with vegan mushroom gravy
Josh: Vegan Lentil Loaf, lentils, veggies and nuts with a hint of curry, with fries a side of mushroom gravy
Lizzy: Asian Noodle Salad
Lana: 3 Cheese Organic Macaroni, aged white cheddar, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, topped with fresh tomato salsa, side organic mixed greens
Meat eater mentions: Josh, “This vegan loaf is surprisingly hearty and filling, with a meatloaf consistency. The mushroom gravy is a nice touch. It exceeded my expectations.”
Amanda, “I’m almost certain this is the best poutine I’ve eaten in Vancouver.”
Veggie verdict: Lana, “Excellent mac & cheese. The salsa was a nice addition and the salad was tasty business.”
Lizzy, “Delicious! Every veggie meal I’ve eaten here has been superb.”
Expect to pay: Expect to pay: between $15 – 20 for an entrée and a drink