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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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Hours:
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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Veggie and Hip Venue

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Joel K
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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537 reviews 537 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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192 reviews 192 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A friend from Vancouver took us here for a light dinner on our visit. I am not a vegetarian but figured I would try it out. At night the lighting is really low lighting. Lit by Candles. It was hard to read the menu in that light but I managed. I just ordered the nachos. Good choice on my part.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you're going to serve so-called guacamole from a bucket bought from a food supplier, don't tell us that your guacamole is made in-house when we called to ask if you're guacamole is made in-house. (It was a woman on the phone who told us this lie then hung up on a Monday.) Your salsa and sour cream with the... More 

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Servings are generous, and the food is satisfying and tasty. The restaurant is open late and offers a great selection of beer, sangria and other drinks. Prices are very reasonable, and it is a nice place to enjoy good vegetarian food, listen to music and relax.

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Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The flavours of the food were great. You don't have to be a vegetarian to love the food here. The food is so good that you won't even notice that there isn't any meat.

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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?