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The Foundation

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South Main
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2301 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-708-0881
12:00 - 02:00
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Thu - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat - Wed 12:00 - 01:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with a friend for vegetarian. Had a burger. It was so unbelievably bad. I don't think I've ever had a veg burger quite so dry and tasteless. The salad it came with was just leaves with salad dressing squirted on top. There was also about 3 spoonfulls of potato salad that tasted like it was out of a... More 

Thank ptrpdrm
Lucerne, Switzerland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if i would move to vancouver, it would mainly be because of "the foundation"! great beats, awesome salads, huge superb nachos platters, delicious beer! and its just super relaxed there!

Thank URSliYeah
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Although not everything was vegan, they did have a separate vegan menu with quite a few options. The servers were all friendly and knowledgable. I really liked the salad that had cooked broccoli and peanut sauce but I didn't love the sangria.

Thank Sarah Violin D
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Found this little gem looking for something to eat on a rainy day on Main st! Would highly recommend to anyone that is vegetarian as The Foundation serves a variety of delicious options! Some of my favorite plates include the mingling yams and the satay salad that comes with peanut sauce!!

Thank kbernard4444
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Rented bikes from a shop around the corner and stumbled on this restaurant. The menu is a bit quirky and takes some time to interpret. Food is generous and tasty. Went twice in the last two weeks for lunch. Great both times.

Thank Dan M
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My favorite is the maple chili. it's amazing. Great for lunch - fast and friendly service, always delicious.

Thank adurham
Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I love the food here. They give the most generous portions I have ever seen! My favorite is the Molten Tofu on a bed of quinoa, broccoli and spinach with a delicious peanut sauce. The service is usually very fast unless they're really crowded, as is the case every evening, so I come in the afternoon when it's relatively quiet.... More 

1 Thank BC V
Abbotsford, Canada
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

My friend bushwhacked me, I was bamboozled, ambushed, give the ol' gypsy switch. He told me he knew where the best nachos in Vancouver were, so we went and he was right! We gorged ourselves on the delicious platter the size of a newborn fawn. They were crispy and delicious! I ate until I had almost made myself sick. Then... More 

1 Thank knuckledragger604
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Service was very friendly here! I went over the May-long weekend with a friend and we had a great time. Food was fresh and creative! So much to choose from, and we ended up paying around 36 dollars for both of us: 4 full dishes! (haha so much food this covered our afternoon snacks and dinner as well!) Who said... More 

Thank Sara F
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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258 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

It has not last anything since my previous visit some time ago. The Yam dip was great and the chilli fantastic.

1 Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Fusion, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-708-0881

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing. Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new pop-up and foodie trend, SoMa is on the rise.
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