Serves meat, veg options available. Menu is mostly vegetarian with vegan options, in addition to organic fair trade espresso coffee drinks and sodas. Alternative reading material with social and political content provided. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Middle Eastern, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg
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First Review by Metasomatic Mind
DeborahMc
DeborahMc
  • vegan
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+16

Yummy Falafels!

4 Posted on 08 / 08 / 2013

We make excuses to go to Nanaimo just so we can have a falafel binge. Only a 5-star rating from me because there's also animal corpse served here.


thevegankelly
thevegankelly
  • vegan
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+47

A Middle Eastern gem in Nanaimo

4 Posted on 05 / 14 / 2013

We visited the Thirsty Camel Cafe for the first time today and were blown away by how delicious the falafel was. We got two falafel pitas, a side of falafels (for our kid) and two cookies--all vegan!--for $26. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was alternative and interesting. The place is small but has a decent number of seats, and there is seating outside as well. The wall art is interesting and you can tell the owners are very socially and environmentally aware. (Ex. They have a poster showing the devastating impact of plastic bottles with a note about why they don't sell bottled water.) We will definitely be back again and again and again.

Pros: Very vegan and vegetarian friendly., Food is made fresh to order., Great service.
michelegreene
michelegreene
  • vegan
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+19

Excellent falafels

4 Posted on 08 / 05 / 2011

This tiny gem in downtown Nanaimo has the best falafels I've ever had. The food is great, plentiful and creative. I just wished they were open later.

Pros: healthy, great staff
Cons: closes too early

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Metasomatic Mind
Metasomatic Mind
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+17

food for more than just your belly!

4 Posted on 04 / 08 / 2007

The Thirsty Camel is the only place in Nanaimo that I enjoy spending money. Not only do you get blown away from the flavourful feasts off their menu at amazing prices but you know that you supporting resturanteurs who are conscious of their ecological impact and choose to offer organic and natural foods. Nourish yourself with REAL food that is REALLY AMAZING!

As you eat, one can enjoy reading magazines written by critical thinkers to create curiosity and inspire the masses to not just think outside the box but to dismantle the box in order to create a more grateful world.

The owners definately have a love for their food, community and our environment!

Pros: delicious dishes, customer rewards, organic beverages
Guest
Guest

Ethical choices that taste great!

4 Posted on 02 / 27 / 2007

The food is terrific and mostly vegetarian except for a few dishes containing locally grown, free-range chicken. The restaurant owners and staff are friendly and fun and whenever I am there I meet another fascinating person. The best thing about the Thirsty Camel is that it demonstrates how easy, and tasty, it is to make healthy and ethical choices about food.



 

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