Vegetarian grocery shoppers and retailers alike love the harvest season for the abundance of locally grown root crops that become available in quality vegan grocery stores like ours. One of the all-time favs this time of year (besides pumpkins of course) are butternut squash, a winter squash that grows on a vine. Uber-popular for its rich, nutty taste (tastes like pumpkin!) and gorgeous deep orange colour, this nutritious fruit is the perfect choice for home cooks who love tempting family and friends with a variety of custom menu dishes. Technically speaking, butternut squash is a berry fruit featuring serious nutritional sources of vitamin C & A, magnesium, potassium and fiber.

There are so many ways to cook butternut squash. Grill it on your BBQ for smoky fare to serve with VQA cab/merlot, roast it in-oven as a vegetable addition to our meat-alternative options, or puree it for soup. This versatile squash can be mashed for baking in casseroles, pies, muffins and breads. If you are looking for a healthy natural product to use in your mouth-watering recipes, explore your options for cooking with squash. We’re here for you!

Butternut squash or pumpkin soup in a bowl

Come in and shop with us! As your local vegetarian grocery store, we make life easier for health minded individuals who want to make a change for the better on our gorgeous planet earth. Imagine the positive change we could make if more people switched to non-meat diets!

Want to own your very own Vegetarian Butcher store? Be a part of the action in support of non-meat diets and the people who want to live healthy. We are growing across Canada and accepting applications for current and future franchisee opportunities. Please send us an email with a little about yourself, and what city or province is requested.

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Our Kelowna location is at 3957 Lakeshore Road, #103 | Phone: (250) 448-3951
In Gastown: 303 Abbott Street, Vancouver BC | Phone: (604) 424-8888

More locations opening soon! Stay tuned.