Main Street: The Arbor

Last weekend I tried out The Acorn’s sister restaurant The Arbor. I’ve seen many, many Instagram posts of their dishes, so I was dying to try it out!


If you’re like me and you follow nothing but food accounts on social media, you may have already seen this insane sandwich. It is the Southern Fried Artichoke Sandwich. Made vegan by substituting macadamia cheese, this thing is ridiculously delicious. Fried artichokes, tangy vegan cheese, grilled eggplant, slaw and jalapeƱos, its a flavour bomb in your mouth. I know I’ll be going back, and I want to sample the rest of the menu, but I honestly think I’ll just order this forever.


Obviously they have other things on their menu, my friend ordered the tacos, with poblano peppers and crimini mushrooms, and she enjoyed them. The deep fried oyster mushrooms and the broccoli popcorn sound super legit. But 1000% try the artichoke sandwich at some point!

Address: 3941 Main Street

Cost: Appies are $5-8, Entrees are $9-14, Drinks $6-11

Website: www.thearborrestaurant.ca

Top Dish: If you follow just about any vegan Instagram account in Vancouver, you have without a doubt seen the Southern Fried Artichoke Sandwich (pictured above). Its the bomb. Try it. Now.

Vegan? The Arbor is completely vegetarian, with all but one item on having a vegan option listed right on the menu.