Afghan Horsemen

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202-1833 Anderson St, 2F, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a vegan platter and a vegetarian platter. Seating on cushions in the Afghan room. Confirmed open by owner, Dec 2016. Opens at 5pm.

Categories: Beer/Wine, Middle Eastern, Afghan, Non-veg

9 Reviews

First Review by jayb

Great atmosphere and food - Edit

There aren't a ton of vegan options, but the ones that they have are superb. The vegan plate or vegan platter are excellent and are listed right on the menu. Those give you most of the vegan items as a sampler (for one or two people). Plus they have a ravioli-type stuffed dough that can be made vegan that is also delicious.
So even though there isn't a huge selection, you get a variety of foods and the Afghan Potatoes alone are worth it.

The restaurant is enormous, with a nice outdoor section for the summer, and a special room where you sit on the floor on cushions in front of small tables.
They used to have a belly-dancer in on the weekends, but I don't think they are doing that anymore. Still a very atmospheric dining experience.

Pros: Delicious food, Large servings

Cons: Not cheap, Not many vegan options

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IN LOVE WITH THEIR VEGAN PLATTER - Edit

A must try. It's hard not to inhale this platter it is that good.

Pros: Fun environment , Delicious vegan option

Cons: Serves meat, Can be busy

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Good Service, Great Food - Edit

One of my favourite places to go for birthdays or special occasions! I never get tired of the ambiance, and the belly dancing is fantastic. I always, always get the vegan platter for 2. It has some great vegan options, my favourite being the crowd pleasing pakawras. The hummus is also one of the best in the city, and made from lentils. I sometimes request an extra order to take home. If you're vegan, make sure to ask for pita without butter. They're very accommodating, and can make some great suggestions if you're unsure of what to get! Also, be sure to nab a spot in the tent room for some unique vibes.

Pros: Pakawras, Hummus

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Too fatty - Edit

As much as I enjoy comfort food that can be on the greasy side, dishes at Afghan Horsemen are just way too fatty for me. It did not go great for me. I much rather go to East is East for more flavour and less fat.
However, if you can tolerate fatty foods, then your experience will probably be very different from mine. I do appreciate the fact that they have vegan dishes.

Pros: Vegan options, Interesting atmosphere

Cons: Staff was not very attentive, Fatty foods

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Need more vegan options! - Edit

The vegan platter for 2 is delicious, although a little on the expensive side. You can also order the plate for 1 but it doesn't come with the hummus, which is absolutely amazing. t's made with lentils instead of chickpeas. Make sure you order the pita without butter, sometimes they forget and you have to send it back.
Sadly there are more vegetarian options than vegan but once in a while, it's great to eat tasty Afghan food.
Great atmosphere if you eat in the cushion room, especially on a special date.

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delicious - Edit

We loved the vegan meal for two. Lots of variety, elegantly served, and delicious. We sat in the pillow room, where you sit on the floor under a low table. We would go back.

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My favourite! - Edit

The vegan plate is perfect for one person, it gives you everything vegan on the menu. The vegan platter is great for two people if you can convince someone else to get it with you! I love the pakarwa, they are battered and deep fried potato slices, so delicious!

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good veggie option by Granville Island - Edit

We really enjoyed the Afghan Horseman on our visit to Vancouver. We had no trouble getting vegan/vegetarian food - which I wasn't sure about, based on the above review. We just ordered the vegetarian special or platter (not sure what it was called). We enjoyed trying a different type of cuisine, and thought that this appeared to be the best vegetarian option for a unique meal out of the Granville Island eateries (though it's technically in the block off the island).

Pros: Distinctive , Near Granville Island

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a family outing - Edit

we got decent food but had to work at getting much vegan variety . they have a couple of vegan offerings but not as easy to get them to convert other dishes. a bit expensive but worth a visit moved from broad way to 202 - 1833 Anderson at Second Ave near Granville market .

Pros: they have vegan , good spicing

Cons: service

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