Green Cuisine

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5-560 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8W 3C6

Vegan restaurant featuring a daily changing self-serve salad and hot food buffet, dessert bar, and a selection of hearty breads and baked goods made from wholesome sweeteners and organic flour. Food ingredients are listed. Offers fresh juices. Casual atmosphere. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Western, Buffet, Juice bar, Bakery, Canadian

Reviews (52)

First Review by KelseyApple

Amazing - Edit

Vegan buffet, a lot of choice. Full vegan, you can take how much you want, and then they check the weight.

Pros: Full vegan, Buffet, Lots of choice

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So good! - Edit

Delicious! Tons of options. Every was fantastic!

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Good selection, food just ok - Edit

The best part about this place is the variety. There are so many options to choose from and it's based on weight of the plate. All food is vegan. But unfortunately, the food is just ok. Not bad, but we each sampled several dishes and nothing stood out.

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Loved this place! - Edit

We had lunch here the first day after we got in and dinner the next day. Food was excellent both times with lots of options. Definitely get the cornbread, the tempeh, and the berry cheesecake! Prices were reasonable, but you'll probably be looking at $20+ if you're hungry and pile on your plate. The central location is hard to beat too!

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-04

Pros: excellent food, location

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I need to move to Canada and live in this shop - Edit

Best place in BC Canada for Vegans
A lovely big Buffet of all different types of dinner, lunch and dessert options to take out or eat in. My partner and I got a picnic to takeaway from here and we both loved it (he is an omni)
Such tasty food and perfect that you can choose what you want!
I am just disappointed that I can't come here regularly as I live in the UK

Pros: great variety of options , all Vegan, good value

Cons: none

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Wonderful buffet-style vegan restaurant - Edit

I have been eating at Green Cuisine with my 6 kids. It was a really great experience! The food was sooooo good! The selection is great and full of flavour! I was really surprised by the price. The ambiance is simple and welcoming!

Pros: Amazing food , Excellent customer service, Good ambiance

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Great Homestyle food and desserts - Edit

I ate here twice on a recent trip to Victoria. It is buffet style and pay by weight. A good selection of different main dishes such as tofu, tempeh, curry, mac'n'cheeze etc. All was good. The desserts are excellent. They seem to have 4 different desserts such as cheezecake, fruit crumble as pay by weight and also have other cakes and cookies to buy priced per item. So much to choose from. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you need to clear your table when you are done. I appreciated that they had real plates and cutlery as sometimes this type of restaurant will use paper and plastic. It seemed very eco friendly.

Pros: Homestyle, Great desserts, Friendly atmosphere

Cons: Only open until 8 pm

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buffet with g/f and vegan foods! - Edit

So impressed with wide variety of vegan and gluten free foods buffet style. They also have soups, desserts, ice creams, etc that are vegan/gluten free! So delicious.

Pros: variety of foods

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Most amazing find ever - Edit

Stumbling across this place was so awesome for me! The food was incredible for lunch and dinner and I would definitely reccomend to anyone. The macaroni was my fave :-)

Pros: Awesome almost hidden location, The decor / painted walls , GREAT value

Cons: Can't think of anything

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Pretty good - Edit

I used to hate this place because the food all tasted the same to me. This was awhile ago and I'm happy to say most of the stuff I've had since has been pretty good.

The decor is bad and dated and the bathrooms always seem kinda grimy. I'm just going to put that out there.

For the above reason, I pack my stuff to go or sit outside.

I love that they offer so many options. Weigh-by-the-plate buffet can get costly if you get too excited though. I usually get a soup, salad, and a slice of bread, and that costs me around $5.

This is my "I'm hungry and I'm downtown alone and I want food now!" place.

Pros: Kid-Friendly, Lots to choose from, Cheap if you don't make your plate heavy

Cons: The decor, The bathrooms, The outdated hippy vibe

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Interesting - Edit

I wandered in here by accident once and then walked out again because I thought I had gone in the wrong place. I wound up going back because I was meeting friends and they suggested we check it out. I am glad I came back. Its very unassuming when you walk in because it feels like a school cafeteria. They have all sorts of options from curries, to salads, to sandwiches and smoothies. I really enjoyed that the seating areas were broken up and kinda more intimate. It made me enjoy my time with my friends a lot more as I don't see them very often. I'll come back here because the staff was helpful and nice and I have great memories.

Pros: Neat selection, Nice friendly staff, Interesting seating arrangements

Cons: Hard to find, Confusing the first time

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The place to buy your tofu tempeh mochi Sauerkraut - Edit

Most people will talk about the awesome buffet. I also want people to know this is the best place to buy tofu tempeh mochi Sauerkraut amazake etc. great prices that will save you money on these vegan and almost all organic. :)

Pros: Organic, Vegan , Great quality

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Great quick meal - Edit

Flavourful food at a decent price. As mentioned by others, it can be a little pricey as it is pay by weight, but they have some very affordable items too (slices of breads, $1.80 bowls of fries that you can fill as full as you possibly can, and a similar deal with rice) so if you get your starch that way, the meal becomes much more affordable. The buffet style is convenient, I often run in to grab a quick snack if I get stuck downtown longer than expected, so I feel it's benefits outweigh the fact that the food isn't always hot. Their cornbread is amazing, and I'm never disappointed with their wide selection of desserts. Also, if you mention that you are a student you receive a discount, which is greatly appreciated.

Pros: Wide variety - menu changes daily, Student discount, Quick

Cons: Can be expensive

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Totally convincing buffet - Edit

To begin with "Green Cuisine" is a buffet restaurant, so don't expect any gourmet food or waiter service. Basically it's an all-vegan canteen with plenty of choice, both fixed and varying dishes.
It comes as no surprise that not each and every choice is as hot as it should be. However, by and large "Green Cuisine" offers one of the best buffets I have ever seen. What I liked most about it is the great range of vegan food! It's probably the best point you can make in disproving non-vegans that vegan food is boring and poor in choices, just go there and show them the incredible range of value food.
It is a bit expensive, but on the other hand it's a nice atmosphere there and there is plenty of space to sit. On top of that the opening hours are really convenient.

Pros: incredible range, value food, very convenient opening hours

Cons: a bit pricey

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Great variety buffet - Edit

I love this kind of place! I am bad at deciding which item to pick on a menu, but at a buffet, you can try a bit of everything. And everything I had at Green Cuisine was delicious. It is the kind of food everyone (not only vegans) can enjoy.
The restaurant is nicely located in Market Square.

Pros: Tasteful, 100% vegan, Nicely located

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Enjoyed our lunch - Edit

It is buffet. They had a good variety. Dishes that I don't get very often. So often soup is vegan soup is lentil but they had a vegan cream of spinach soup! Nice variety of desserts as well. We sat outside to eat and that was very pleasant. Not fancy but very tasty. Recommend it.

Pros: tasty food, good variety of food, nice to dine outside

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SO GOOD! - Edit

Went there two times in my 3-day stint in Victoria! Great selection, amazing desserts, great location especially during the market.

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Good vegan fast food - Edit

Fun serve yourself buffet type, then pay by weight. Also a few add on items like soup and fresh baked bread. Awesome dessert choices. The twice baked potato was the best!!

Pros: Good variety, All vegan!, Awesome desserts

Cons: A bit pricey

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Good for a buffet - Edit

The vegan options are great and surprisingly fresh.

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Loved it! - Edit

I'm so happy I found out about this place! Everything I tried was delicious. I can't wait to go back. ps make sure you try the burrito :)

Pros: excellent value, nice vibe , great food

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Good - Edit

I've eaten at Green Cuisine on a few occasions. I find that the food is not bad. Generally speaking, the hot dishes in the buffet are underdeveloped, and it's a little on the pricey side. The cookies and squares are the tastiest items I've had there, and the cakes a gooddecent place to get some vegan food in downtown Victoria, especially if you need to grab something quick.

Pros: Nice vibe, Good when in a hurry

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Good home-cooking style food - Edit

I love the variety here! I've only been twice but each time all the food was tasty. On my last visit, I had falafel, penne alfredo, tofu lasagne, smoked tofu sushi (tasted like smoked salmon), and potato pancakes. mmm

It's a buffet-style set-up and you're charged by weight. Have as much or as little as you like. It's nice to be able to try a little bit of everything.

You can also get soup and bread for a set price (forget how much but it was CHEAP). They also sell packaged tempeh and goodies.

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Decisions, decisions - Edit

We arrived yesterday in Victoria, and after reading quite a few posted menus, my husband and I were struck by how few omnivore restaurants offered acceptable dishes for vegans or even vegetarians. Therefore we were delighted to find Green Cuisine, one of those wonderful places with an all-vegan menu. The pay-by-weight system defines this place as informal. Cheerful as it is, I felt a bit as though I was eating in a college dining hall because of the cafeteria layout of the food selections, waiting in line to have my food weighed and busing my dishes. But the food is very good and as plentiful as you want to pay for. Particular favorites were the multi-grain focaccia, the plentiful vegetables, the cashew rice and a delicious chocolate-hazelnut bar. The only problem was not holding up the line while I tried to chose from the many offerings. I'm sure we will return before leaving Victoria.

Pros: Extensive variety of good vegan food , Pleasant staff, Cheerful surroundings and low-key atmosphere

Cons: So many choices, Figuring out cost vs benefit of every dish

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Long live Green Cuisine! - Edit

Every time I make it out to Victoria, I enjoy food at Green Cuisine. By far they're the best pay by weight restaurant I've been to. Casual atmosphere... Chill.

Pros: great selection, sweet location

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Wow, fantastic baby! - Edit

Whenever we are in Victoria we eat here! Buffet style, so many wonderful dishes , desserts and juices! They list the ingredients! Love it! Reasonable pricing too!

Pros: Great price, Great taste, Vegan

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Fantastic tempeh! - Edit

This is a great spot to go for a quick meal, and they're the BEST place to buy tempeh! They make it themselves, and it's a lot cheaper to buy it right from them than from the grocery store.
I always love the selection of dishes they have, and they list all the ingredients so you can see exactly what's in everything. They also have really good desserts :)

Pros: great value, healthy dishes, very efficient and casual

Cons: food isn't always hot

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Great Variety, delicious food! - Edit

They had a great variety of foods out for lunch when we went (we were vacationing in Victoria for an extended weekend). Great corn chowder! Pay by weight, so gotta keep the eyes are bigger than the stomach urges in check. Friendly staff.

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