The Black Lodge - Kingsway

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630 Kingsway St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5T 3K4

A Twin Peaks TV show themed vegetarian food restaurant, est. 2013. Serves casual pub food, including poutine, vegan cheesesteak, and dessert pies. Note 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. Open Mon 12:00am-12:00am, Mon-Wed 5:30pm-12:00am, Thu 5:30pm-1:00am, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-2:00am, Sun 5:30pm-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Canadian, Non-veg

11 Reviews

First Review by Krishna Mulder

Damn fine coffee & cherry pie - Edit

I never thought I'd be able to dine in a Twin Peaks themed place that ALSO has vegan options. Their pie is vegan and they now have vegan ice cream they can add to it, too. They have unique food options (e.g. the John Candy dog, which is a Tofurky (I think) hot dog covered with coconut bacon and other good stuff) and a cool interior. Make sure you visit their red room bathroom, completely with red curtains and black & white floor!

Pros: Great veg options

Cons: Dead animals decorating their walls :(

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Cool space - Edit

This pub goes for a cabin theme so the interior is pretty cool. However, the space is pretty small so if you come with a group of friends, you will probably have to wait.
Menu selection is pretty fun and unpretentious. Even though, they are just hot dogs, I found them pretty filling and interesting.
Now the big downside: the service. They are just so unfriendly most of the time.

Pros: Cool Twin Peaks theme, Fun menu

Cons: Service, Small space

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Second Attempt - Edit

Second Attempt:
So, we made it there with some guidance from someone else who had found it previously. It's a burgers 'n' fries kind of place - well, it IS a bar, so simple hearty food. I thought everything tasted pretty good. I don't drink alcoholic beverages, but they seem to have quite a few to choose from. Definitely kid friendly as far as the food is concerned. When they're open, they're open late to cater to those odd characters who like to stay up late to drink and eat. So, if the scene at the club is getting you and your friends down, skip-out on that joint and hit this place up instead.

Our First Attempt To Try This Place:
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.

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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vegan frog 18 May 2015 - Agreed. It is hard to find and the black curtains make it even difficult to know. They don't have a website and I cannot find a Facebook page either.  


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Bleh - Edit

I do not like the food, do not like the service at the Black Lodge. Maybe it was an off day but I will avoid.

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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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Fantastic comfort food - Edit

Tons of vegetarian and vegan options. Great cocktails and comfort food. Space is small, but the theme is really cool.

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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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