After a recent visit to the Parker (237 Union Street) in Vancouver’s Chinatown left our taste buds but not our appetites satisfied, we noticed the words “vegan options” on a sandwich board down the street. Curious and still hungry, we wandered into Harvest Community Foods (243 Union Street)—and boy are we ever glad we did.
This small grocery store and eatery serves hot noodles! Two of the four bowls on the menu that day were labelled as vegan.
The #28 udon ($8.95) features shiso, smoked tofu, shiitake, and, of course, gloriously thick noodles in a sweet broth. It’s just the thing for a rainy day—or any day. We’ll definitely be back for more.
Harvest Community Foods is open Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.