100% Plant-Based Grocery & Deli

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Find vegan and vegetarian grocery items in Vancouver & Kelowna

Welcome to The Vegetarian Butcher Online. We are your Plant-Based grocer and deli. We have a large selection of plant-based proteins, nut-based cheeses and other grocery items. Currently we have two locations; Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood and in Kelowna’s Mission neighbourhood. We are expanding to White Rock and Langley in 2022.

Shop in our store or online for our Meat-Alternatives, Vegan Charcuterie Boards and a wide variety of products to support your dietary choices.

Come in for breakfast or lunch! We have a grab-and-go counter for sandwiches, salads, and drinks right in the store.

Select your location to get your order started:

Kelowna shop

Shop Kelowna

3957 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, B.C. V1W 1V3

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Gastown shop

Shop Gastown

303 Abbott Street Vancouver, B.C. V6B 0G6

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grab and go

Grab-and-Go & Deli

meat free

100% meat-free alternatives

vegan

Vegan/Plant-based Catering

ready to eat frozen dinner

Ready-to-eat Frozen Dinners

cracker

Snacks, Crackers, Chips, and beverages

locally owned

BC based

loyalty

In-store loyalty program

delivery

Fast flat rate or free delivery

New every week! Meal Kits are coming on January 10th!

Already-assembled and easy to prepare! Watch here for more info. As well, it’s always a good time to try our 5″ Cheezeburger Pies, Boursin Dairy-Free spread, Miyoko’s Smoked Cheese Wheel, or Lucky Foods Veggie Spring Rolls. All the best for 2022!

About Us

In 2018 we noted the lack of plant-based foods in grocery stores and opened our first location in Kelowna in September 2020. Our Gastown location opened doors in December 2020 to accommodate this expanding market. Two new locations are opening in Langley and White Rock in 2022 to assist customers in those regions.

Blair Lowther

Blair Lowther

Director and CEO, BA, JD

Blair was formerly a securities and corporate lawyer at one of the largest law firms in Canada. He has expertise in structuring financial, operational and legal strategies for early-stage businesses seeking to expand operations and maximize shareholder value. Blair is actively involved in the not-for-profit sector, including as Chair of the Board of Sport BC and a director of Canada SCORES. When he’s not in the office, Blair enjoys playing almost any sport and spending time with his wife, son and Salvidor the Great Dane.

Jennifer Oswald

Jennifer Oswald

Vice President of Products, CNP

Jenn spent 10 years working in law as a legal assistant/paralegal. After battling breast cancer at 28 years old, Jenn changed her lifestyle to incorporate more plants, cut out meat and found motivation to change her career path. Jenn graduated from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition with First Class Honours and is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). She is focused on general health and providing plant-based nutritional support to her community.

Mike Huget

Mike Huget

Vice President Operations & Growth

Mike joins the team after spending 20 years in operations & leadership with a quick service restaurant giant. During his tenure, Mike was responsible for $8-12M in annual revenue over multiple locations. Mike’s experience spanned both Franchisee and Corporate operations, and included the implementation of SOPs, new Franchisee training and inventory management systems. Mike enjoys a plant-based diet and is an advocate for the environmental benefits of plant-based eating.

We have a growing staff dedicated to serving our customers with courtesy and enthusiasm as our company expands. Would you like to join our team? See the CAREERS page for more information.

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featured house-branded products

Featured House-Branded Products

VB personalized brands include our selection of pre-made vegetarian menu items – salads, sandwiches and wraps. We offer delivery services and event catering. Our VB menu items are the perfect choice for business meetings. For a full menu, please visit our online store.
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Our most popular items:

Bac’n Breakfast Sandwich

Our very own Chick Pea egg paired with Bac’n. A slice of creamy cheeze makes this a great breakfast sandwich. Plus! You can order extra bacon.

N’Egg Salad Sandwich

VB’s very own N’Egg Salad. This original classic on Egg Salad, does not use any animal products in the making of this Tofu blend. Black salt added for the extra eggy taste.

BLT w/Cheeze Ranch Wrap

Our very own creation on a classic. Served out of our deli case, this cold wrap is full of flavor. Tomatoes, Bac’n, Lettuce, Cheeze ranch and mayo. Try one today!

VB Chickpea Toona Salad (Bulk)

Our in-house made chickpea tuna goes great in sandwiches, wraps, or even just eaten on its own! Made with red pepper, celery, red onion, bell peppers, hemp hearts, dill and a tangy mayo-based dressing.

Our Signature Potato Salad

Just like grandma makes! A mix of red and yellow potatoes, dill pickle, celery, and red onion with a creamy mayo and Dijon dressing. Garnished with paprika.

Meal Kits

Try our tasty Fajita bowl with soy curls, black beans, rice and salsa. We also offer both a Taco Kit and Caesar Wrap. Visit the store to see what’s available.

The Grab-and-Go Counter

Come in and see what’s new! Enjoy locally famous pressed juice “Stoke” from Kimberley BC, Kelowna’s Sajiva kombucha, cold brews, beverages, wrap, salad, sandwich or dessert. Hot sandwiches for breakfast! Try our pinwheel veg Pate wrap!

The Deli

Customer favs include our VB Potato Salad, and Chickpea Toona Salad. Our deli is where you can shop for fresh meat alternatives to entertain. Try our charcuterie items like prosciutto, maple ham, smoked beef and sliced salami. Our deli items are available for online ordering and delivery. Cheezes, baked goods, energy balls, and gluten-free options for your shopping convenience.

Wholesale

For restaurant wholesale inquiries, please call us or fill out the contact form with your request and we will respond within 48 hours.

Reviews

Laura C

Many BC brands among the good selection of products – chilled, frozen, packaged, deli. Sliced vegan meats, salads, the best no-egg-salad sandwich I’ve ever had, baked goods (including Nanaimo bars, donuts, squares), condiments, salsa, frozen meals, vegan butter and cheeses, olives and lots more.

Barry C

I really enjoyed their sausage breakfast sandwiches and chickpea toona, delicious and nutritious! I tried the cashew based vegan mozzarella cheese, it’s actually nice. It’s a lovely store overall. The rainbow salad is rather nice too. I ordered house-made lasagna made with beyond meat crumbles, it tasted absolutely delicious after popping it in the oven as per instructions. I love this store for the delightful healthy food and wonderful service. You can also order them from DoorDash without delivery fee if order is above $25. I have ordered almost everything on the menu, none has disappointed me so far.

Zifang J

I really enjoyed their sausage breakfast sandwiches and chickpea toona, delicious and nutritious! I tried the cashew based vegan mozzarella cheese, it’s actually nice. It’s a lovely store overall. The rainbow salad is rather nice too. I ordered house-made lasagna made with beyond meat crumbles, it tasted absolutely delicious after popping it in the oven as per instructions. I love this store for the delightful healthy food and wonderful service. You can also order them from DoorDash without delivery fee if order is above $25. I have ordered almost everything on the menu, none has disappointed me so far.

MS. A. local guide

Excellent vegan selection, with ready-to-make meals for the family. They also carry black sheep cheese. It’s the best vegan cheese available on the market. Staff are also so lovely and welcoming.

Brian

Been itching to check this place out. Amazing! Hot, made to order “Egg, sausage and cheese”, and “Egg, bacon and cheese”! Was delicious, and great friendly service from Mike. Took some kung pao chicken and citrus chicken to go. Mmmmm! Will definitely be coming back!

C.S. local guide

Their chickpea tuna sandwich is AMAZING. I never thought I would be able to eat anything like a tuna sandwich ever again! I super recommend you try it if you miss tuna! Tried their sweet and sour chicken bites and super yummy too, they would be perfect with just a bit more sauce. They also have taquitos!!! And little pot pies, and so much more. You have to check this place out! I cannot wait to go back.