Vegan à la mode: Vancouver’s Best Pie


Are you a pie person or a cake person?  That is the question.   Personally I lean towards cake. And not cheesecake – New York cheesecake is pie ,  European style cheesecake can be cake but isn’t always but I digress…..  I may not be on the pie side of the aisle but the pie at Aphrodite’s Cafe and Pie Shop? That I will trek all the way the Kitsilano for – even on a rainy day.

Most pies are difficult for those of us who don’t eat dairy or eggs and a la mode is out of the question but at Aphrodite’s it’s not  a problem. Everyday, they have a list of Vegan – friendly pies ( that are also wheat and gluten free) and they have soy and even coconut “ice creams” to scoop on top.  Personally my favourite combo is peach pie with vanilla coconut ice cream,

Today their list of Vegan pies ( that you can also order as full pies to take home):

  • Apple
  • Blackberry Apple
  • Raspberry Rhubarb
  • Strawberry Rhubarb
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry

They have a pie and chai special too that I recommend – $ 10.25 for you vegans.   PS the earlier you get there the better especially on the weekend – you don’t want to miss out on your favourite!

If you want to have lunch or dinner -before the pie or after what ever floats your boat – they have a pretty amazing vegan chili and I have heard great things about their vegan mac and cheese ( unfortunately I haven’t been able to try it because I have a sesame allergy 😦 ).  They also have vegan Sunday brunch options!  Now I have to go there for brunch  – and apparently this –  “vegan, gluten-free Dark Chocolate Almond Torte – rated top Vegan Dessert in the city by Vancouver magazine!”   Why haven’t I tried this ?!?!

I have to plan another visit to Aphrodite’s. Did I mention they are organic. Yup. Organic all the way.
Aphrodite’s is at 3598 W 4th Ave, Vancouver.  – they have an online pie order form 🙂

PS While you are in the area U Paint I fire is a very cool place down on 4th (I’ll  tell you about it this week) and  Banyen books is always worth a look.

Guten Appetit!

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