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The Foundation

2301 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Mt. Pleasant)
604-708-0881
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Ranked #765 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Healthy, Fusion, Organic
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant
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English first
England
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Love this place. Hipster central, great veggie food and the best Nachos in the world....simple as that. Great place.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I haven't been to the Foundation in awhile now. When I was living in Vancouver, I went every so often as my friends seem to enjoy it. They have some really tasty and unique dishes worth trying, but some things are definitely lacking. First of all, the service is almost always bad. You'll have to wait for ages to have... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I love the food here - always yummy. My fav's are the Pest-yo scramble, the Salad and of course when sharing with friends the nacho plate! I tried the burger but found it dry (this is the only thing on the menu I have tried and not liked). The service is usually ok, but be prepared to wait during busy... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Funky atmosphere and attire on staff. Service okay but not overly friendly. Liked the use of old 60's style kitchen tables and chairs. However, food was not really to my liking. Neither my son or I really enjoyed our meals although the other 2 in our party said there meals were ok. Really nice to see a vegetarian restaurant but... More

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Vancouver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Went to Foundation and was quite excited as I have heard a lot about it. Being a Vegetarian it is nice to just be able to look at the menu and just order away. The Burger I had was ok but somehow I expected it to be better. Water and wine gets surved in jam jars, might be nice for... More

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Vancouver
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I was surprised because the location is great, but when inside, it kind of felt like a little hole in the wall restaurant. The food was good and there were lots of options that were interesting and I have even tried to copy at home. I tried the black beans on quinoa with a lime sauce (not even sure if... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a cute little place with a menu that is based on vegetarian dishes and actually offers a pretty good variety in this food realm. It is a funky little place with its own unique atmosphere and clientele...fun to visit for something a little different.

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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We visited The Foundation strictly for their famous Nachos that recently received rave reviews in a local paper. Well, I wouldn't exactly rave about them. In fact, I won't even go back for them a second time. Not that they were bad, just not that spectacular, nothing to write home about. The serving size for two peple was decent enough,... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I recently went here with some buddies for beers and nachos. The nachos were great, but the service when it came to getting beer refills was not. The servers are all a little slow but from what I have been told that has been expected here. The atmosphere is cool and unique and you can actually see ovens where the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We went to this place because it was recommended on our travel guide amongst the vegetarian/vegan options in Vancouver. The place itself is cool, the food was OK and there were a few interesting dishes to choose from, as well as local beers. The only thing that was truly disappointing was the service: no communication, we didn't feel welcome and... More

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