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The Foundation

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant and Lounge · Mt. Pleasant
2301 Main St. (at E. 7th Ave.), Vancouver BC V5T 3C9, Canada
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  • Today
    • 1:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Cocktails
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Based on 166 votes

People like this place

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    Toby B.
    "the katered affair platter is delicious!"(4 Tips)
    MD L.
    "Excellent veggie maple bean chili with cheese on top."(3 Tips)
    Marina A.
    "Try the nachos and the sugar pie!!! Best nachos in van city!!"(34 Tips)
    Patti T.
    "Great spinach salad called tight spin."(2 Tips)
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77 tips and reviews.

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  • nachos
  • vegetarian food
  • katered affair
  • maple bean
  • tight spin
  • sangria
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • spicy food
  • casual
  • chili
  • salads
  • hummus
  • tattoos
  • comfort food
  • beer
  • pasta
  • music
  • hip hop
  • pies
  • Jesse G.

    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.

    Jesse Goertz · August 19, 2014
  • Jenn

    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.

    Jenn · July 26, 2012
  • Katherine M.

    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.

    Katherine Moore · January 25, 2014
  • Kristina

    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.

    Kristina · February 18, 2014
  • Chris B.

    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!

    Chris Bruntlett · February 12, 2012
  • Greg E.

    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.

    Greg Elzinga · April 11, 2010
  • James R.

    The most amazing veggie food! They are known for their Nachos! But try the Maple Bean Chilli! It's fucking rad!!!

    James R · December 30, 2013
  • Mimi X.

    Brought my vegetarian friend here from out of town. Unique decor made experience even better! Left a good impression of Vancouver, city of eats! ♥

    Mimi Xie · October 18, 2013
  • Carmen G.

    Decent food but service is extremely minimal, it takes a while for them to finally come back around to take your order let alone any other requests

    Carmen Giang · November 5, 2011
  • Sofia R.

    The East Side is just fabulous if you like sweet appetizers. Can't believe this is a vegetarian place! Soo good...

    Sofia Ribeiro · August 16, 2010
  • Jake Tobin G.

    The nachos are amazing. Also the OPPP and spicy peanut dishes are yummy if you like peanut-y food.

    Jake Tobin Garrett · August 7, 2014
  • C M.

    Favorite restaurant in town. Can't go wrong with the nachos or the spicy p'nut. The BLT is mind-blowing too.

    C Moore · April 18, 2011
  • Hugo N.

    You have to question a food establishment that allows a server to wear a t-shirt and just underwear during service.

    Hugo Neuproler · August 22, 2011
  • Philip C.

    Bring an appreciation for veggies, tattoos, hip hop and ironic mustaches and you will fit in perfectly.

    Philip Caines · July 13, 2012
  • Bonnie B.

    I also forgot to mention the Katered Affair is freaking amazing for $12! An can feed a good 4 ppl

    Bonnie Bentley · October 3, 2011
  • Stacy C.

    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.

    Stacy Campbell · April 21, 2013
  • Bryce E.

    Loud and great hip-hop music, amazing vegan options and decent prices. I'm sold!

    Bryce Evans · January 24, 2015
  • Nicole

    Sesamum salad and Sesame society are my favourites. They are known for their nachos too.

    Nicole · March 14, 2011
  • kristy s.

    Vegetarian eats for lunch set in a mish-mash of vintage decor. Go for the Hummus

    kristy strang · September 11, 2009
  • Melony E.

    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 :)

    Melony Ehm · September 5, 2010
  • Jordan E.

    Best known for its hip hop playlists and vegetarian nachos; and deservedly so.

    Jordan Eshpeter · August 31, 2014
  • Cholo A.

    Go for Sesamum Salad! AMAZING! music does not go with the eatery theme though...

    Cholo Ancheta · August 12, 2010
  • Jonny S.

    Satay salad is hands down best warm salad. Come with friends and try the nachos.

    Jonny S · March 2, 2010
  • Nic W.

    You won't find a bigger plate of nachos anywhere else in Vancouver.

    Nic Waller · April 2
  • Felipe R.

    Awesome nachos... But you need to be starved if you want to finish your plate.

    Felipe Rego · June 5, 2010
  • Patti T.

    Great hummous. Great spinach salad called tight spin. Service slow, very slow.

    Patti T · May 10, 2010
  • Christopher L.

    Food is so inconsistent. Sometimes great. Sometimes disgusting. At least it's cheap.

    Christopher Langmuir · October 9, 2013
  • Brandon W.

    One of the few places you can get beer by Storm Brewing. $5 isn't a bad price either.

    Brandon Weigel · April 24, 2013
  • Marina A.

    Try the nachos and the sugar pie!!! Best nachos in van city!!

    Marina Almeida · May 22, 2014
  • Dee D.

    Their mango pasta is tha bomb. Try the nachos and fondue too! Read more

    Dee De Los Santos · July 21, 2011
  • Cherisse W.

    Foundation is hit or miss. But the nachos are good enough to overlook the often shitty service

    Cherisse Watson · November 16, 2010
  • MD L.

    Excellent veggie maple bean chili with cheese on top.

    MD L · January 27, 2013
  • Hila W.

    Only get the nachos. Nothing else. Ok, maybe some other stuff - I only come for the nachos.

    Hila Wesa · April 30, 2013
  • JC L.

    Good vegan options. Mingling yams are delicious!

    JC L. · August 8, 2014
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    Charleene · March 16, 2014
  • I R.

    had the Mango Forte last time, and I'm coming back for it today (:

    I Roco · July 12, 2013
  • Stephen O.

    Was at the Foundation and had the nachos they are the best around!

    Stephen Olson · July 7, 2011
  • oli m.

    p'nut burger, tight spin salad..nachos for dinner! seriously the best comfort food in van

    oli maughan · July 1, 2010
  • Trevor R.

    You can not get Nachos till after 4pm. Try the BLT-ish

    Trevor Richmond · October 5, 2011
  • Vivian L.

    I'm not fond of their pasta, but nachos are to die for.

    Vivian Lau · May 10, 2012
  • Eugen K.

    Great vegetarian food! Have the musher yams for appie. @kleingroup

    Eugen Klein · June 14, 2011
  • Hasan A.

    The hummus is not authentic but the twist they added is a success.

    Hasan Abdessamad · December 5, 2011
  • Sukhpreet S.

    The Maple bean chile is amazing!!!!

    Sukhpreet Singh · June 2, 2011
  • Angelito M.

    The Platter : a Katered affair and the Nachos

    Angelito Montes · January 15, 2014
  • Robbie S.

    The hummus plate makes a very filling lunch!

    Robbie Scott · August 4, 2015
  • Derek S.

    Forget why you're here? The nachos and drink specials.

    Derek Saddler · March 8, 2014
  • @mistermonkus

    Food is amazing, but don't expect any semblance of service.

    @mistermonkus · August 5, 2012
  • Cristian C.

    Awful nasty servers, but the food is delicious.

    Cristian Cano · December 12, 2010
  • Kristina C.

    Don't come here with large parties. The waitress is a bitch.

    Kristina Cisnero · April 24, 2014
  • Toby B.

    the katered affair platter is delicious!

    Toby Barazzuol · February 10, 2010

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