YAM magazine’s Best Restaurant Awards 2024 celebrate Greater Victoria, B.C.’s exciting food scene, judged by an independent panel of chefs and food experts. 


Nourish Kitchen & Cafe, Best Plant-Based, YAM Best Restaurants 2024
At Nourish, grain bowls are bountiful with millet, quinoa and brown rice, pickles, veg and either poached eggs or tempeh.

Best Plant-Based (Vegan, Vegetarian and Flexitarian): Nourish Kitchen & Cafe

225 Quebec Street  |  $$-$$$ |  nourishkitchen.ca  |  Reservations for parties of five+

Nourish has long been a city staple for the vegan and vegetable-forward crowd, with creative food that features locally sourced ingredients and covers all of the healthy vegetarian and omnivore bases.

Set in a historic home in James Bay, it’s a comfortable space and, since new chef/owner Maxime Durand began his regular dinner service last year, there’s even more to love. Brunch still includes nourishing fare: mugs of collagen-rich bone broth, gluten-free Sleeping Beauty pancakes, seedy bread crackers with vegan cashew cheese.

And Durand’s evening menu ranges from roasted squash and beets with tahini and dukkah to squash risotto with carrots and pumpkin seeds to roasted pork coppa with sauerkraut and bacon vinaigrette, all featuring local and seasonal ingredients.

This is a restaurant that puts vegetables front and centre.


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