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The Foundation

(Now Closed)
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant and Lounge$$$$
Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver
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  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GoertzAugust 19, 2014
    Nacchooos. Probably the best nachos I have ever had. Nice and filling with great toppings and pretty dang cheap. Split a large with guacamole with 4 guys and we got decently filled for 5 bucks each.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MooreJanuary 25, 2014
    Great music (hip hop and rap from the 90s) great vegan food and great price ($12 for a large meal). Overall id say this is a pretty decent place to chill with your friends.
  • Kristina
    KristinaFebruary 18, 2014
    A restaurant that has a sign saying "come for the cheese, stay for the vibe" and blasts old school hip/hop from its speakers can't be anything but awesome. The nachos are heaven.
  • Jenn
    JennJuly 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy peanut is amazing! If you like thai curry try Final option. If you like indian curry, get Tropic option. Downside: expect to be screaming at your friends because the music is way too loud.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BruntlettFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the nachos. You won't be disappointed. There aren't many places in Vancouver where you can feed a family of four, along with a couple of beers, for about $20!
  • James R.
    James RDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The most amazing veggie food! They are known for their Nachos! But try the Maple Bean Chilli! It's fucking rad!!!
  • Ozge Y.
    Ozge YOctober 2, 2016
    Very creative and delicious vegetarian food, reasonable prices. Will come more often. Photo: East Van Town
  • Mimi X.
    Mimi XieOctober 18, 2013
    Brought my vegetarian friend here from out of town. Unique decor made experience even better! Left a good impression of Vancouver, city of eats! ♥
  • Jake Tobin G.
    Jake Tobin GarrettAugust 7, 2014
    The nachos are amazing. Also the OPPP and spicy peanut dishes are yummy if you like peanut-y food.
  • Bryce E.
    Bryce EvansJanuary 24, 2015
    Loud and great hip-hop music, amazing vegan options and decent prices. I'm sold!
  • Philip C.
    Philip CainesJuly 13, 2012
    Bring an appreciation for veggies, tattoos, hip hop and ironic mustaches and you will fit in perfectly.
  • C M.
    C MooreApril 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite restaurant in town. Can't go wrong with the nachos or the spicy p'nut. The BLT is mind-blowing too.
  • Jordan E.
    Jordan EshpeterAugust 31, 2014
    Best known for its hip hop playlists and vegetarian nachos; and deservedly so.
  • Bonnie B.
    Bonnie BentleyOctober 3, 2011
    I also forgot to mention the Katered Affair is freaking amazing for $12! An can feed a good 4 ppl
  • Marina A.
    Marina AlmeidaMay 22, 2014
    Try the nachos and the sugar pie!!! Best nachos in van city!!
  • Greg E.
    Greg ElzingaApril 11, 2010
    Cheap all-vegetarian restaurant with great food. The nachos are divine & if you are not sure what to try, order the 'Katered Affair'. Warning, service is abysmal.
  • Arash N.
    Arash NarchiMay 14, 2016
    Ask about the daily special for the nachos and get that 👍🏻👊🏻🎯💯
  • Nic W.
    Nic WallerApril 2, 2016
    You won't find a bigger plate of nachos anywhere else in Vancouver.
  • MD L.
    MD LJanuary 27, 2013
    Excellent veggie maple bean chili with cheese on top.
  • Nicole
    NicoleMarch 14, 2011
    Sesamum salad and Sesame society are my favourites. They are known for their nachos too.
  • JC L.
    JC L.August 8, 2014
    Good vegan options. Mingling yams are delicious!
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WeigelApril 24, 2013
    One of the few places you can get beer by Storm Brewing. $5 isn't a bad price either.
  • Dee D.
    Dee De Los SantosJuly 21, 2011
    Their mango pasta is tha bomb. Try the nachos and fondue too! Read more
  • I R.
    I RocoJuly 12, 2013
    had the Mango Forte last time, and I'm coming back for it today (:
  • Sofia R.
    Sofia RibeiroAugust 16, 2010
    The East Side is just fabulous if you like sweet appetizers. Can't believe this is a vegetarian place! Soo good...
  • Robbie S.
    Robbie ScottAugust 4, 2015
    The hummus plate makes a very filling lunch!
  • Hugo N.
    Hugo NeuprolerAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You have to question a food establishment that allows a server to wear a t-shirt and just underwear during service.
  • mon ..
    mon .May 18, 2016
    OPPP & Lower East Side are yummy. The best nachos!
  • Stephen O.
    Stephen OlsonJuly 7, 2011
    Was at the Foundation and had the nachos they are the best around!
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekJuly 24, 2016
    Are you a university student? Do you like eating veggie burgers at midnight? This is your jam.
  • Angelito M.
    Angelito MontesJanuary 15, 2014
    The Platter : a Katered affair and the Nachos
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LauMay 10, 2012
    I'm not fond of their pasta, but nachos are to die for.
  • Cholo A.
    Cholo AnchetaAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for Sesamum Salad! AMAZING! music does not go with the eatery theme though...
  • Rob H.
    Rob HadleyOctober 9, 2016
    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... None. The food was ok but the horrible treatment when it came time to pay the bill left me wanting to puke up the admittedly tasty nachos and leave.
  • Soroush N.
    Soroush NorouziApril 14, 2012
    First Option has coco beans in it.... Awesome
  • Daina L.
    Daina LightfootSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sangria - get a pitcher. So tasty!
  • Felipe R.
    Felipe RegoJune 5, 2010
    Awesome nachos... But you need to be starved if you want to finish your plate.
  • Trevor R.
    Trevor RichmondOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can not get Nachos till after 4pm. Try the BLT-ish
  • Kelsey M.
    Kelsey McRaeOctober 17, 2011
    The nachos are the best in the city. Hands down.
  • Matt A.
    Make sure to pee in the boys bathroom. It's quite the experience.
  • Derek S.
    Derek SaddlerMarch 8, 2014
    Forget why you're here? The nachos and drink specials.
  • Jonny S.
    Jonny SMarch 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Satay salad is hands down best warm salad. Come with friends and try the nachos.
  • Kiara L.
    Kiara LeBlancNovember 9, 2011
    Get the Satay Salad. DO IT!
  • oli m.
    oli maughanJuly 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    p'nut burger, tight spin salad..nachos for dinner! seriously the best comfort food in van
  • Tara S.
    Tara St LaurentSeptember 12, 2016
    Food is great. Service usually sucks.
  • Stacy C.
    Stacy CampbellApril 21, 2013
    I don't recommend the molton tofu. The food doesn't seem like restaurant food but more like the food you get when you visit your hippie friend circa 1990.
  • Melony E.
    Melony EhmSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Feeling poor? Got Friends? Nacho time at the Foundation, I think 5 of us split it last time... like 5 dollars each with a tip :)
  • Patti T.
    Patti TMay 10, 2010
    Great hummous. Great spinach salad called tight spin. Service slow, very slow.
  • Sukhpreet S.
    Sukhpreet SinghJune 2, 2011
    The Maple bean chile is amazing!!!!
  • Kamila A.
    Kamila AlencarMarch 16, 2013
    Vegetarian http://www.happycow.net/north_america/canada/british_columbia/vancouver/
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LangmuirOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is so inconsistent. Sometimes great. Sometimes disgusting. At least it's cheap.
  • @mistermonkus
    @mistermonkusAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is amazing, but don't expect any semblance of service.
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron Johannes-RosenbergNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The staff are amazing leave a great tip :)
  • kristy s.
    kristy strangSeptember 11, 2009
    Vegetarian eats for lunch set in a mish-mash of vintage decor. Go for the Hummus
  • David D.
    David DKJuly 20, 2013
    Try the nachos and sangria
  • Andrea
    AndreaSeptember 19, 2011
    Vegan BLT sandwich. Where else can you get that!?
  • Hasan A.
    Hasan AbdessamadDecember 5, 2011
    The hummus is not authentic but the twist they added is a success.
  • Derek F.
    Derek FordFebruary 16, 2012
    rogue grains. Bowl full of wholesome.
  • Kai M.
    Kai MillerSeptember 10, 2013
    We don't need seasoning. We have virtue.
  • Robin J.
    Robin JohannsenSeptember 10, 2015
    Love the nachos.
  • Alexis S.
    Alexis SoglJuly 19, 2013
    The tomato basil soup left much to be desired
  • Lani L.
    Lani LumSeptember 26, 2010
    Zomg! Molten tofu is a must!! <3
  • Toby B.
    Toby BarazzuolFebruary 10, 2010
    the katered affair platter is delicious!
  • Frank K.
    Frank KarabotsosJanuary 26, 2013
    Storm IPA on tap!
  • Boompa R.
    Boompa RecordsMarch 19, 2013
    Nachos only.
  • Cherisse W.
    Cherisse WatsonNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Foundation is hit or miss. But the nachos are good enough to overlook the often shitty service
  • Carmen T.
    Carmen T.March 7, 2011
    This place has the best finger food
  • William J.
    William JohnsonJune 1, 2016
    So hipster.
  • Bonnie B.
    Bonnie BentleyOctober 3, 2011
    The chi-pol-et is amazeballz
  • Kirsten S.
    Kirsten San JuanNovember 15, 2011
    NACHOS. that is all.
  • Kristina C.
    Kristina CisneroApril 24, 2014
    Don't come here with large parties. The waitress is a bitch.
  • ashley b.
    ashley barnesSeptember 8, 2010
    Mmm Pnut burger--HUGE amount of food!
  • Chris Y.
    Chris Yakimov with SJFebruary 26, 2010
    Awesome nachos IF you ask for NO corn. :)
  • Frank K.
    Frank KarabotsosJanuary 26, 2013
    Slow service. Burnt nachos. Fondue... See you next time!
  • Vanessa T.
    Vanessa TamJuly 5, 2011
    Nachoooos!! Read more
  • Cristian C.
    Cristian CanoDecember 12, 2010
    Awful nasty servers, but the food is delicious.
  • Kris D.
    Kris DickieMarch 17
    Closed!!!!!!
  • nneale
    nnealeOctober 19, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the Pa Pasta Ya!
  • Miles F.
    Miles ForsterFebruary 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Gotta try the nachos!
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WernerOctober 22, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Best. Nachos.
  • Bretton L.
    Bretton LewisSeptember 10, 2009
    Eat here
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