Chomp Vegan Eatery is a ‘burbian treat
For the longest time, I did not believe that the Tri-Cities’ only vegan and gluten free restaurant could match similar places in Vancouver; even when the reviews consistently said otherwise.
Fortunately, I decided to test my smart theory in February and went around to Chomp Vegan Eatery in Port Moody, which was voted Best New Restaurant Outside of Vancouver Category in last week’s Georgia Straight.
The 100% vegan and organic restaurant is super small and kind of funky with a laid back ambiance.
Vanessa Mills, the restaurant’s owner cheerfully answered all my questions (a major thumbs up when it comes to first impressions) and I got a Sweet Potato Pesto Wrap to go for $9 1/2.
It was simple but delicious, made with sunflower basil pesto and sprinkled with vegan parmesan cheese – not bad as I’m not normally into the fake stuff.
Vanessa says that the signature Chomp Sliders are even better and satisfies carnivores – 3 mini white bean burgers lined with creamy Chomp sauce, spinach, tomato, alfalfa sprouts and avocado, served on trademark sweet potato buns – $11.
Desserts vary from house baked banana bread to cinnamon oatmeal cream pies. Regulars include chocolate chip cookies and raw tease cake (yes vegan, gluten free and wheat free).
The restaurant features local products as much as possible and is committed to zero waste.
Follow Chomp’s facebook page to stay current on the daily specials and upcoming events.
Feature image: Vanessa Mills with the fast-selling Chomp Sliders. Photo credit to Chomp Vegan Eatery.