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The Foundation

2301 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-708-0881
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (25 reviews)
“quinoa” (5 reviews)
“chilli” (6 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
DETAILS
2301 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Neighbourhood: South Main
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2017

Coming here is probably the worst decision you can ever make! As we entered and were taken to our table, we noticed the table was dirty and let the server (Ash) know, rather than apologizing and politely cleaning the table, she did so with attitude...More

4  Thank Njosan
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I've been hearing that the nachos and food were great at this place, so i decided to go with my husband. He and I were excited to try the food, but were disappointed to be sat after standing for 5 minutes without being seated or...More

2  Thank Char L
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I was excited to take my boyfriend to The Foundation for their world famous nachos. He was sceptical and said that he couldn't get very excited about vegetarian nachos, but I assured him that he was in for a surprise. The end result was a...More

Thank Owen P
Reviewed 30 November 2016 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...More

2  Thank ptrpdrm
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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
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
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...More

Thank kbernard4444
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
Reviewed 6 August 2016

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

Thank adurham
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...More

1  Thank BC V
Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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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