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The Black Lodge

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 9 reviews )
Contact 604-620-7070
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630 Kingsway St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5T 3K4

A Twin Peaks TV show themed vegetarian food restaurant, est. Jun 2013. Serves casual, pub food. The bar uses non-veg items like Clamato which is made with clam juice as well regular Worcestershire sauce and marshallow which are not vegetarian. Vegan options are upon request and in some cases might cost extra.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Reviews (9)

First Review by Krishna Mulder

One of my favourite - Edit

I love the cabin like look of the place, Twin Peaks inspired, its pretty small, the service is friendly, the vegan pulled-pork poutine is great, and the vegan cherry pie is the best I've ever eaten. It's a fast food joint and it works amazingly well the way it is.

They stay open pretty late, which is a great.

Pros: Opened late, Damn fine slice of vegan cherry pie, Pulled-pork poutine

Cons: Limited beer selection, A bit tricky to find


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Where is IT??!! - Edit

So, we decided to drive into Vancouver to try this new place out. We drove up and down the street looking for the place. We had the map, the address, apparently is was right there... somewhere. We couldn't see it. So, we parked the car and started walking up and down the street. Where is IT??!! Maybe it's on the other side of the street. Nothing. Hm, maybe it's this place? Nope. "Hey man, do you know where The Black Lodge is?" Nope. Man, we're getting hungry and getting tired of walking around the four corners of the very busy, noisy, and garbage strewn streets. Well, if this palace exists, it doesn't have a sign. So, we went somewhere else. As it turns out, the lodge was closed that day (nothing on their facebook page or elsewhere say'n they're closed). And now that some people have added photos of the storefront, you can see -- there is no sign. So, if they're closed, I guess they just close the curtains and that's it. Probably some hipster joint where they think it's totally cool to have no signage so only people in-the-know know where it is. Awesome.
Updated from previous review on Friday November 28, 2014

Pros: hipster friendly, cool people love it, if you're in-the-know, you know?

Cons: nondescript location, I'm not cool enough to be in-the-know, filthy noisy polluted neighbourhood

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Interesting Decor / Good Food - Edit

I never have high expectations of food quality when I go to themed restaurant. I find that more often than not, the food is average. The Black Lodge has better than average food, and the Twin Peaks theme is quite interesting.

You would never expect a place that looks like this to be a vegetarian restaurant.

Poutine is a common Canadian dish, originating in Quebec, made with french fries, topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds. The Black Lodge is one of the rare restaurants serving the a vegan poutine. I have never tried traditional poutine, so I cannot make a comparison, but the poutine was my favorite part of the meal.

I ordered the cheese steak, and it was quite good. I have had better vegan sandwiches in my life, but the atmosphere was so interesting that I was very content.

Be sure to check out the restrooms.

Pros: Food, Reasonable prices


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Small but fun - Edit

It's kind of ridiculous to walk off a random, suburban-feeling Vancouver street into a wood cabin with a picture of Laura Palmer on the bar, but ridiculous in a good way. The place is very small, but the food is cheap and tasty - I had a 'Philly Cheesesteak' which was essentially just a veggie hot dog chopped up with cheese and horseradish, but it worked well for the price. Try it out.


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Campy in all the right ways - Edit

This place is fun!

It is a (very) small, quirky pub dedicated to Twin Peaks with vegan bar food (let that sink in for a minute).

They have vegan versions of poutine, chilli-dogs, and occasionally rib slider among other things. And don't forget beer, beer, beer! Oh, and cherry pie - a la mode. And beer.

Culinarily-speaking, their fries are actually very good. I think they leave the skin on. The rest of the food is good but not mind-shatteringly so. But you won't care cause you'll be having a great time.

Pros: Unique atmosphere , Vegan bar food!, Beer.

Cons: I'm not there right now.


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Great food, great prices - Edit

I have been here a handful of times with a variety of friends (vegan and meat eaters). They have all loved this place! I have had their Ceasar Salad poutine, Tree Huger Burger, and Pulled Pork Sliders (special of the day). All equally delicious and filling! I recommend this place to anyone looking for great food, reasonably priced food at a cosy, individual restaurant.
The restaurant is on the small side, so it's best to not bring large parties here for dinner.
Updated from previous review on Sunday March 30, 2014

Also they have the best coconut bacon in town!

Pros: Interior decorating, Great food, Atmosphere


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Karma Free Soul Food - Edit

Looking for some poutine and the best veggie dog you've ever had? This place is great! They have salads and the standard healthy options as well. But it's nice to see a place where a vegetarian can get great pub style food, without all the dead animals.

I highly recommend this place and will definitely go back. Try the sliders. They are soooooo good!

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Staff, Reasonable Price

Cons: Smaller Location, It was a bit cold inside.


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