Eternal Abundance Organic Market & Cafe

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1025 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5L 3X1

Organic vegan cafe and grocery serving wholefood meals and sweets. Offers daily breakfast plus soups, grain bowls, salads, raw food, fresh juices and smoothies, cakes and cookies. Hosts workshops and events for the community. Under current ownership since 2010. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm, Sun 9:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Western, Juice bar, Take-out, Gluten-free, Canadian

28 Reviews

First Review by abrigham

Disappointed - Edit

I was told that was a very nice dining place.
It was OK but the portions were really small.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: Small portions, Expensive for what you get and dining place

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Delicious dinner salad - Edit

I went there with a friend on a Sunday evening and we both ordered a salad! I had a chili scoop as well! The salad and dressing was delicious and the chili was good too but could've been a little more flavorful. It was really filling as well 😊
The cashiers were super nice and even let me try the chili ahead of time 👍🏼
Only the drink selection was a little small meaning that they had a lot of fresh-pressed juices but I personally don't usually drink a big filling juice with dinner I would have preferred some juice or maybe iced tea.
All their breakfasts sounded really good and their dessert spread also looked 💯!
Will be coming back for sure 😊

Pros: ambiance , Service , Food

Cons: selection

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Amazing gem on Commercial Drive! - Edit

This is the closest vegan cafe to my house, and I'm so lucky it's a short walk away. Their smoothies are great (Pear Bliss is my fave!), and I love their cheezecakes. Their produce is what keeps me coming back daily though: all organic and fantastic quality, much fresher than anywhere else near me. They get a lot of local produce in especially in the summer. Definitely don't miss this place if you're in the area!

Pros: Friendly staff, Fresh & healthy food

Cons: Can be quite noisy and packed with kids

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Nourishing earthy vegan fare! - Edit

Beautiful cafe/organic grocery shop, great vibe. This was the first place I ate at in Vancouver and I was not disappointed.
I had the Beet Burger on onion bread and purple cabbage slaw: scrumptious! Kept my energy going for several hours.
The Chaga Latte was also very tasty!

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perfect place - Edit

So welcoming. Smell all good and natural. Good is conforming and made with love. Just go for it

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Charming Neighbourhood Cafe & Market with Fresh, Organic Vegan Food! - Edit

Eternal Abundance is an organic and vegan cafe and fresh market on Commercial Drive. I had been exploring the funky and laid-back neighbourhood around Commercial Drive when I discovered this cafe and decided to stop in.

I ordered a delicious berry smoothie but the cafe also served a variety of salads and other healthy vegetarian dishes made using fresh organic ingredients. There was seating at the front of the building and outdoors on the sidewalk. There was also a small market inside the cafe with a variety of fresh produce, dry ingredients, and locally produced foods and snacks.

I loved the chill, cozy and inviting atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. The neighbourhood was peaceful and relaxed and there was a small park next to the cafe where some local musicians were playing live music. I loved this cafe and will definitely visit here again next time I am in Vancouver!

Pros: Fresh Organic Produce Market, Delicious Vegan Food and Smoothies, Laid-back, inviting and chill atmosphere

Cons: Nothing

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Reliably good - Edit

Excellent choice for raw and cooked food. Juices are great, and the organic grocery selection is stellar -- especially if you're into raw food.

Service isn't super speedy, nor is it ridiculously slow. It's not a fast food joint. It's real and it's good. Plus the prices are decent, and they have customer appreciation day in the grocery section on the last Wednesday of the month (10% off)!

Pros: Excellent food, Affordable , Customer appreciation day last Wednesday/month

Cons: Not open late

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Mediocre food and service - Edit

While I love that Eternal Abundance is completely vegan, I find the food to be a bit lacking (i.e. I could make better food myself at home). However, I do visit occasionally to shop in the store or meet friends.
Recently they changed their menu to add some waffles. A group of five of us went at 11:00 on a Sunday morning, when you would expect them to be prepared for the brunch crowd, but they were out of waffles. Not about to prepare more either, just out. I find the lack of effort to be quite disappointing, considering there was no one else really there yet and they had just attracted us in by advertising the new menu.
I would recommend going here a hot drink or a raw dessert, or groceries, but for brunch I would suggest going elsewhere.

Pros: completely vegan

Cons: poor service, long wait times

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towninblue 19 May 2017 - I think you lack a lot of understanding about what goes on at such a small scale restaurant such as Eternal Abundance. Waffles are a large time commitment and cannot just be made from scratch on the spot for you. There is only ONE person working in the kitchen on food every day, as that's all the small space will allow for. You have absolutely no idea how much effort gets put into the work by the staff there, especially considering the lack of space and equipment they have to deal with, so to suggest that they lack effort is so ignorant and grossly insulting. Restaurant workers are some of the hardest working people. Eternal Abundance has a tiny kitchen and the space they have is now becoming inadequate for the growth in customers and it's nearly impossible to keep up with demand. Try not to be disappointed in that singular chef who is trying to stay afloat back there.  


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Wrong restaurant delete - Edit

wrong restaurant, delete this comment

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-20

Pros: WRONG restaurant

Cons: WRONG restaurant

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Food for the body, mind and soul - Edit

Great place, good food, friendly atmosphere. Loved the books and games!! Well done! ❤️

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Fantastic shop! - Edit

The Eternal Abundance Market is part of the restaurant and sells only organic produce and spices. When in season, the veggies and fruit are local, but otherwise imported.
They sell spices in glass jars that are truly fantastic. The flavours are much better than the spices you might buy at the supermarket. Super friendly people, and there is a once a month 15% customer appreciation day. When in the are or when I eat there, I always shop at this gem.

Pros: All organic and vegan, Amazing spices, Support small markets

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Great Experience! - Edit

Loved the selection and packaging of produce. Loved having full range of vegan options on the menu and in store. Delicious food. Would go back again for sure.

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Good Vegetarian Friendly food - Edit

Many Gluten Free, Vegan and vegetarian options. Very good

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Yummy - Edit

My favourite place for raw food in Vancouver! The mushroom and macadamia burger is delicious, and their desserts are wonderful, particularly the ice cream sandwich. I highly recommend this place for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Pros: Great desserts, Good if you are new to raw, Fair prices

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Great little shop with amazing meals - Edit

Love their vegan ice-cream sandwich, raw burger, hot chocolate. Sampler is a good way to try a lot of things if you are hungry. Veggie is nice there too, everything is vegan and organic so you don't have to keep checking. Love it there

Pros: Vegan & Organic, Service, Tasty

Cons: Expensive

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Scrumptious! - Edit

A great little cafe with AMAZING food! Mostly raw and packed with flavour. This place is a real deal vegan gem. Everything is yummy and worth every penny. I always feel so good when I eat here. The staff are very nice and their market is a bonus as well. Definitely try this place. The atmosphere is laid back and comfy.

Pros: beautiful food, easy going , organic hard to find ingredients

Cons: none

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Nicely Presented - Edit

A great location tucked away in town. The team does great portions and creates a laid back environment to enjoy the healthy food. I recommend this and if time allows, I would like to sample more.

Pros: Great Location, Massive Servings, Great Food

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Decent Food / Wonderful Looking Desserts! - Edit

I stopped by this small veg store/cafe for lunch. I was very hungry, and although I was able to see their amazing looking desserts in prominently displayed glass cases, their main courses are made fresh to order.

I ordered the nori roll with mango and pumpkin seed pate, fresh mango, carrot, pepper, cucumber and sprouts and the Grain Bowl consisting of Steamed vegetables (carrot, yam, sweet potato, broccoli, zucchini, cabbage, kale) arranged on a bed of quinoa or brown rice, served with miso mushroom sauce and garnished with sesame.

The nori roll was tasty and satisfying. The predominate flavor being the soy sauce, and a satisfying crunch from both the vegetables and the nori sheet.

I felt the grain bowl was very average. The vegetables were fresh, and it was cooked the proper amount of time, but flavor-wise it was quite bland, and I ended up eating only a small portion of this dish.

This is a nice place to hang out with a laptop (free wifi) while enjoying a lunch, a smoothy, and the chocolates/desserts looked amazing!

Pros: Atmosphere, Free Wifi, Great looking desserts

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Great lunch spot! - Edit

Just went there today for lunch. I am a vegetarian (almost vegan now...I'm getting there!) from London, UK. On holiday and relying on Happy Cow for my hunger pains, as usual. Loved this vegan, organic cafe in an interesting part of Vancouver (Commercial Drive). I had the 'Super Salad' and it was one of the best salads I have ever had (and I've had a lot). It was huge, full of kale, beets, carrots, hummus, avocado, brown rice (quinoa was also an option), sprouts with a delicious miso ginger dressing - yum yum! And a delicious freshly squeezed juice too. If I lived here, I'd eat here all the time. Sat outside in the sunshine on my own, but cosy sofas etc inside too. Helpful and friendly staff as well. Recommended!
Updated from previous review on Friday August 08, 2014

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chocolate cheesecake - Edit

Raw chocolate cheesecake was fantastic. Great flavor and texture.

Pros: great food , friendly staff

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Simply Amazing! - Edit

This is an excellent cafe & produce market that offers amazing vegan raw food and smoothies. The staff is super awesome and very friendly. One of my favourite Vancouver places to chill and eat amazing food. If you on the drive definitely check it out. I promise you won't be disappointed!

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It's all good - Edit

I've tried almost everything from the raw menu now and love it all! My favorite might be the Zughetti. The crackers and dip are also pretty fantastic. Don't forget to try the raw apple crumble!

I honestly believe whether you eat raw or not you'll love it too. My mom was hesitant to try it and ended up really liking it.

Pros: beautiful presentation, delicious, friendly staff

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Hit or Miss... - Edit

I liked this resto but not all the meals were fantastic. I had the green soup of the day which was pretty lackluster but cooked and warm. I didn't know the small soup was going to be so big because otherwise I wouldn't have also ordered the mushroom burger. The burger was nice, not the best I've had, but the toppings were abundant and tasty. I liked the sauce. The raw bun was not that flavourful. I sampled my friends' dishes: the cooked mushroom quinoa bowl was pretty lackluster but still filled with veggies. The spicy mexican wrap was not up my alley, either, although I usually don't like nut pates. The raw cheesecake was really good though. I also liked that they had a mini grocery store with lots of fresh, organic produce for reasonable prices.

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Ditto on the Kale Caesar - Edit

Kim Ward sold me on the Kale salad. Sometimes when a place just focuses on a few things they achieve a certain level of excellence. The kale salad is only about 1/2 kale, the other half is Romaine, which is just a perfect balance. The dressing is also quite good. The salad was topped with probably torula yeast and some raw sunflower seeds. That and a couple refills of Kangen water and I was set for the rest of the day. This is one of those places too, where you can just tell the folks running it are passionate about what thyey do. In that regard it almost reminded me of Gorilla Food from a couple months ago.

Pros: Kale Salad, Made to order, Nice folks

Cons: so-so parking, limited menu

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Amazing Kale Salad - Edit

Their vegan raw kale caesar salad is so good. That's the only thing I've had there, but I would go back just for that.

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Rooted Cafe - Edit

Wonderful, smiling, friendly, courteous staff. Delicious organic vegan menu. Fresh home made soups and chili. Great raw entrees and dessert options. Yummy smoothies.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff, Free parking

Cons: Can be a bit slow if they're busy, Sometimes the soup isn't hot

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awesome food, great atmosphere, really nice folks - Edit

I've been going to this place for a year or two now for both the cafe and the organic produce market (Eternal Abundance is the market). I love this place so have to write a stellar first review to encourage others to go there.

The cafe is the only one on the Drive serving all organic, all vegan fare. On top of this, the staff are working hard to build a community and are becoming like friends to me. They also host a variety of events, including movie nights with conscious/healthy-living topics, monthly reggae nights, guest speakers, etc.

The cafe has a wide assortment of dishes, all of which are wholefoods, most are wheat-free, and some are raw! There are at least two soups, hearty chili, cornbread, a grain bowl with steamed veggies, and buckwheat pancakes. The raw menu includes a fabulous veggie burger, spicy Mexican wrap, falafel, nori rolls, zughetti, an awesome kale caesar salad, chocolate truffles, crackers, carrot cake...it keeps growing! There are also cookies, crumbles, pies, etc., as well as smoothies and fresh juice.

This place is the Drive's best kept organic vegan secret!

Pros: organic, friendly, top-quality

Cons: not many people know about it!

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