BRUNCH 🍳: @heirloomveg
With a new location that just opened in Ambleside of West Vancouver, Heirloom is a healthy, socially conscious vegan and vegetarian eatery. This means they offer a lot of unique meat alternatives like almond queso, beyond meat burgers, mushroom bacon and artichoke tacos. They have an aesthetic, contemporary feel, yet cafe style concept where you order at the front then seat yourself and they bring you your food. All their food is locally sourced and organic when possible. They also have an assortment of pastries at the front as well as bars, energy balls, smoothies and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.
FRENCH TOAST: Thick-Cut sourdough in banana chia mylk batter, blueberry compote, cashew cream and maple syrup, the french toast was underwhelming. It was very soggy and almost just tasted like whole-wheat bread.The only compelling part was the cashew cream that had a subtle flavour.
HUEVOS RANCHEROS: served as 3 poached eggs atop black beans, rancheros salsa, guacamole, almond queso, cilantro and corn tortillas. The salsa was just cooked peppers and tomatoes and the corn tortillas was a soft-shell made to be hard taco-like but ending up as just stale tortillas. The eggs had no sauce allowing the yolk to overpower the dish. The one facinating part was the almond queso, however, tasting and looking cheesy yet being just almonds. Very cool and tasty.
2 soft corn tortillas topped with spiced cauliflower, guacamole, pickled vegetable, lime aioli, and heirloom tomatoes. The lime aioli was tasty however the cauliflower seemed a little underdone.
HEIRLOOM BURGER: A grilled beet and kale patty with coleslaw, guacamole and vegan chipotle aioli and served with house cut fries that were nicely cooked and paprika dusted. The flavour was very similar to that of the tacos. It wasn’t too spicy and was good for a veggie burger.
CACAO NUTS: a blend of dark cacao, almond mylk, banana, peanut butter, spinach, and medjool dates. This was odd and kind of gross because it was room temperature and not cold like you’d expect. Also it wasn’t completely blended having little chunks of dates that kept getting stuck in the straw.