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The Foundation

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Mt. Pleasant
Organic, Vegetarian, Fusion, Healthy
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2301 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-708-0881
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Wed 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 22
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky Foundation

This corner of Main is a good place to be if you like fresh vegetarian meals. We ordered two different sandwiches and split them. From the blend of ingredients to flavour it's all really very good. Think about veggie bacon for a second...yeah. It's one place to try if you're in Vancouver and decide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food is great, the brockly tofu and the migling yam dip are some of my favorites. (But, really, everything is delish here) Unfortunately, we've stopped going here for dinner because after 5pm (or so) the music goes from decent, standard veggie restaurant fare to hard-core vulgar (f*, n*, b*, f* etc etc - hide your kids, hide your eardrums... More 

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San Francisco, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hip, funky, eclectic, and they make a beautiful and delicious veggie burger, so I was quite the happy here!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This corner of Main is a good place to be if you like fresh vegetarian meals. We ordered two different sandwiches and split them. From the blend of ingredients to flavour it's all really very good. Think about veggie bacon for a second...yeah. It's one place to try if you're in Vancouver and decide for yourself if vegetarian diets are... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our family of four ate at the Foundation after seeing positive reviews. We were staying in the area, and have a fussy vegan that is hard to please. She pronounced this restaurant to be her favourite. She was happy. We were happy. The nachos are really something. Suggest ordering the "small" option unless you are very hungry.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were the oldest people in the joint. The food portion was abundant of the regular nachos. We had the regular with corn, beans, salsa, sour cream and gazpacho and chips galore. The other dish was sesame society with veggies, tofu and greens. We could hardly eat it that dish as we were so full from the nachos. Service was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It's been around for quite a while thank goodness. Excellent atmosphere and service, and very creative vegetarian fare. Quite hipster-ish and could be improved upon as far as menu and friendliness, but I love the place and am glad it's still around in such a fickle city.

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Vaduz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Foundation is a nice vegetarian / vegan restaurant at Main street. Based on the reviews here on Tripadvisor, I expected slow and bad service but great food. However, it turned out that both is great at the Foundation. The service was fast and friendly and the food was just delicious. The only issue I had was the music. Even... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Everybody knows the service is awful at the Foundation. You get there, and it takes forever before someone even aknowledges your existence, let alone be seated. Then you wait forever to get water. Then you wait forever to order. Then you wait forever for your food to arrive. And don't you dare think of a water refill! I've been there... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant, great food, affordable prices, I will go back again for sure!

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I must admit I've been to foundation quite a bit since I moved to Vancouver. I enjoy the good portions and tasty menu and it is cheap compared to a lot of vegetarian places around the city. However the music is loud!! Not sure why so loud but it distracts from trying to hold a conversation as does the low... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Mt. Pleasant
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant
  • Phone Number: 604-708-0881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Organic, Vegetarian, Fusion, Healthy
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?