Summer is officially over, and with it we kiss goodbye afternoons spent drinking sugary frozen drinks and stuffing our faces with nachos on a sunny patio (#heaven). Now it’s time to get back on track and refocus our healthy eating goals—which is always easier said than done. (Who really has time to make a fridge full of mason jar salads on a Sunday night, anyway?) Lucky for us, more and more restaurants are hip to our busy AF, wannabe-healthy ways and are offering nutritious and totally yummy lunch options for girls on the go. Here, our Localist correspondents round up their go-tos for the best healthy lunch restaurants in Canada. Bon appetit!
Vancouver: The Acorn
Where: 3995 Main St., theacornrestaurant.ca
The menu: This 100 percent vegetarian restaurant is full of healthy meal options that will leave you feeling satisfied—even if you’re a meat lover.
My go-to: The Kale Salad with tempeh amd smoked paprika croutons is to die for.
The atmosphere: Bright and airy, with beautiful wooden tables and a cozy, relaxed, welcoming vibe
Average wait time: 15 minutes
Average cost for lunch (meal + beverage): $12-$15