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Vegan & Vegetarian Dining in Kelowna

Posted on December 20th, 2022 in Food & Beverage, The Shore Recommends

Thanks to the Okanagan Valley’s abundance of available produce, it’s easy to find delicious vegetarian and vegan places to eat in Kelowna. Heck, they might even make a meat eater consider their eating habits. Having access to all sorts of seasonal produce really takes the “eat local” bar up a notch. Read on to explore our favourite local vegetarian hot spots. 

Best Choice for Convenience

KB & Co.

Located on-site at The Shore, just steps from your suite, KB & Co is a fast-casual, plant-based café. The menu features plenty of feel-good food to nourish your body and soul. The falafel mezze and Turmeric Toona Sandwich top our list of go-to food.

If you’re looking for a nutrient-packed breakfast, their açaí bowl is a favourite of ours. Topped with banana, strawberries, vanilla macaroon granola and raw cacao, it makes for a great start to your day before heading out to explore the city. 

3477 Lakeshore Rd Unit 138, Kelowna
1 min walk (80m) from The Shore

Kid-friendly 

Naked Cafe

Recently expanded and renovated, Naked Cafe is Kelowna’s best vegan hangout. With a comfortable and casual atmosphere, it’s an easy choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Plus, with a full kids menu, it’s a great place for getting your kids excited about eating vegetable-forward food.  

If you’re out-and-about downtown, we highly recommend grabbing one of their Toasted Coconut espresso lattes to go! Topped with coconut whipped cream, this dairy-free treat is a local favourite. 

571 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna
8 min drive (3.5km) from The Shore

Inspiring Vegetarian

Frankie We Salute You!

Owners Chef Brian Skinner and Christina Skinner see food as a “way to connect with the people they love.” Try any of the dishes on the menu and you can certainly tell there’s a lot of love that goes into their dishes. After moving from Vancouver to Kelowna to open Frankie We Salute You, they’re meeting their goal of making inspiring plant-based meals for meat eaters and vegetable aficionados alike. Weekenders can check out their Brunch Club menu or show up for vegan sushi every Sunday night to start the week off fresh.

1717 Harvey Ave #6, Kelowna
12 min drive (5.2km) from The Shore

a vegan vegetarian dish from Frankie We Salute You in Kelowna, featuring brightly coloured sauces and garnishes.

Best Tapas

Tutt Street Tapas

One of our favourite neighbourhood wine bars, Tutt Street Tapas + Wine is tucked in just off of Kelowna’s hip Pandosy Street. Chef and owner, Rita Myers, always makes sure that there’s amazing vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options rotating through the menu. Check out her gnocchi – it is to die for and ticks all our boxes.

5-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna
3 min drive (950m) from The Shore

Keeping Everyone Happy

Social 242

This cozy lounge is the perfect place to hang out with friends on any night of the week. Boasting a full vegan menu alongside their standard menu, Social 242, is the perfect balance for when your group can’t agree on where to eat. 

242 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna
9 min drive (3.8km) from The Shore

Best Vegan Breakfast

The Bohemian Café 

Also affectionately known as The Boh, the Bohemian Cafe is located right downtown on Bernard Avenue. It’s Kelowna’s go-to for breakfast and something for everyone, including vegans and gluten-free. One of our favourites are the vegan Huevos Rancheros, piled high with steamed spinach, refried beans, GF chips, and a vegetarian five bean chili, topped with guacamole and fresh-cut salsa and served with hash browns.

524 Bernard Ave, Kelowna
9 min drive (3.8km) from The Shore

Best Happy Hour

Friends of Dorothy

A fun space bursting with personality, Friends of Dorothy is always a great choice for food and drinks. Check out their full menu of really delicious cocktails and plentiful food options, including a vegan charcuterie board. Yes, it’s a bit pricey but well worth the order. 

315 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna
10 min drive (3.9km) from The Shore

deep fried vegetarian patties from Friends of Dorothy in Kelowna

Stay at the Shore Today

The Shore Kelowna is within walking or short driving distance to all of the city’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants and cafes. We hope that you check out some of our favourites during your stay!

Our suites are fully equipped with modern amenities including a state-of-the-art kitchen, an in-suite washer and dryer, and high-speed internet. Grab some delicious veggie fare to go and dine on your own private balcony. Book your stay today.

Looking for some post-dinner sweetness? Check out our favourite ice cream and frozen treats around town or hit up one of Kelowna’s plentiful outdoor patio hot spots.

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