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Sweet Cherubim Natural Foods & Restaurant

1105 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L3X3
Tel: (604) 253-0969
Fax: (604) 630-7246
Neighbourhood: Grandview-Woodland

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So Thankful to the Manager
By garlicqueen of Vancouver, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:06pm [Dine in]

I normally do not leave reviews and just read them but I felt that I had to leave a review after my experience at Sweet Cherubim last week. There was a small issue with my order but the way the manager handled it was really nice. I was surprised at how apologetic the young lady that works there was. and maybe the manager was in a really good mood but they definitely redeemed themselves after not only correcting my order but by throwing in something to try and make it up to me. They were really nice about the whole thing. I usually feel really bad about mentioning things like that because I know how busy restaurants can get and I have dealt with my fair share of eye rolls, so this was definitely a surprise. It was extremely busy and they handled it really well. I made an account just so I could say thank you.

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Quite expensive.
By Bobeater of East Vancouver (58 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 10:35pm [Dine in]

I guess its good for me?
I'm talking about the food at Sweet Cherubim Food store. I brought two samosas there thinking they were cheap, but I was quite wrong. The price per samosa came to $1.97 each and they were quite small too. I'm not really complaining. It was quite good. A little too spicy for me. I got the potatoes, pea and curry one. I didn't actually sit and eat at their restaurant, but the feel of the store was friendly.

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Pretty Solid for a Hippie Vegan Place on the Drive
By smitm of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 7, 2015 - 1:40pm [Dine in]

I'm not really into Vegan food because it usually tastes like cardboard, but this place definitely knows what they are doing. Maybe it's all the indian herbs and spices they put that give the food flavour. or its the rich chocolaty goodness the baked stuff has. I gave the service a 5, just because the staff is really knowledgeable about their vitamins and doesn't mind when I bombard them with 10 questions at a time. The Ambiance is a 4 because I prefer this joint over Drive Organics next door. This isn't 5 star quality interior we are talking about but it's just that this place feels inviting and warm. Drive Organics just feels a little bit colder. Not that Drive Organics isn't awesome.

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Casual, Decent, Good Variety
By WeLoveFood of North Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 2:01pm [Dine in]

I go to yoga above this place so stop in quite often to grab a little nosh or sometimes a full meal. For people complaining about service, saying people should be fired, etc.... GET REAL. This is a cafeteria style joint and the people who work here probably make minimum wage. Is everyone supposed to be a ray of sunshine to make your day? They try to do their job, get the food served up, that's all. Take your five star expectations to a five star establishment where they are motivated by big TIPS. I find the service ok here and the selection of vegan offerings to be very acceptable. Miso salad, samosas, pakoras, gulasch, curries have all been decent, although the spicing is generally a little on the sweet side for me. I am happy for choices like this in our city, no frou frou, just decent, well priced food. For those complaining about this being expensive, have you checked out the price of a big mac lately? You should really eat toast at home if you can't afford 2 bucks for a samosa. Keep up the good work Sweet C., I think you're doing fine.

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simply delicious
By eastvanunited of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 22, 2011 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

I went to sweet cherubim the other day with my kids and got pitty good service. while kids enjoyed the samosas, I enjoyed the authentic taste of rice bowl special. All i would say at the end of the day, food at sweet cherubim totally pays off the price and is worth making regular trips.

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Yummy Yummy Healthy
By iliketoeatanddrink of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 28, 2011 - 10:39pm [Dine in]

So good. So healthy. Always delicious vegetarian/healthy food. Delicious treats as well. I wish some of the things were a bit more affordable but I imagine they use all organic ingredients which of course costs more but I still wish it were a bit cheaper. None the less, I eat there a lot. It's so so yummy.

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It ain't fancy, but it's vegan!
By me_hungie of Marpole, Vancouver (33 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 3:50pm [Dine in]

I've been to Sweet Cherubim about 10 times, and will definitely go back. The service isn't always spectacular, but I wouldn't say it's bad. The cashiers tend to get overwhelmed and confused, but they're so sweet that it's easily forgiven.

The food is fantastic; nothing fancy, but for the most part vegan. Sweet Cherubim was instrumental in turning me on to the joys of vegan eats. Their deserts and baking are to die for!!! I love the veggie rolls and veggie burgers; they're super filling.

The atmosphere is basically cafeteria style, with some great Indian (?) decor on the walls. The value is solid; I've never spent a lot of money or left hungry. Usually I have enough for lunch the next day as well, even though it gets eaten shortly after I get home!

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Sour Prices and a Confusing Menu????
By maggiemia of East Vancouver, BC (25 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 11, 2011 - 11:05am [Take-out]

I tried this place not too long ago for the first time and I am not a Vegan. I wanted the Samosas there, I heard lots about them. Not too bad, I heard long ago they were a lot bigger and cheaper of course. I started going after 8pm (20% off the Samosas) in the Rest. part to get them and still it's why too expensive. I ordered a salad and a Veggie Roll to go along with them and I have to say that the Salad (Quinoa??) was not that great tasting and too expensive. I had this salad made the same way somewhere else (Silks Cafe) and it tasted why better than at Sweet C.
Service is NOT is not that great!!! NO smiling and slow. Confusing Menu for me (I don't know about other people) and too Expensive, like I said before in my reports, everything is going up more, fuel, food, etc, etc....
But do try the Samosas they are not bad at all!!

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New management? Somewhat disorganized
By FeliciaKeyes of Burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 8:13pm [Dine in]

My partner and I went there based on my previous, positive experiences. This time I can't comment on the food because we had to leave without eating any of it. We were on a deadline and I had (mistakenly) assumed based on past experience that because the food is already prepared and waiting in steam tables that it wouldn't take 20+ minutes to serve it. It did. Time was short so I asked if our order to could be changed to take out. They agreed but it took so long for them to transfer the dishes, we had to leave without the food. So. Can't comment on the food although I've enjoyed it in the past but did want to caution prospective diners that the service is slow and somewhat disorganized. Don't assume, as we did, that you can get in and out in under 40 minutes.

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Delicious, but confusing?
By JamesOK of Langley (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 22, 2009 - 11:39am [Dine in]

I went to Sweet C's for the first time yesterday, after having heard many good things. I'm a Vegan and my girlfriend has a Wheat intolerance, so it was great to see that everything was labeled re: our dietary concerns. There are so many signs and notices all over the place that it's a little bit of a whirlwind to figure out how to order, what food is available, and how it will be served. Loads of redundant information and confusing crossed-out labels makes it a bit tough to get one's bearings. (Maybe I'm just dense?)
The best way to describe it, is, I guess, a cafeteria. The food is on display in hot-holders, etc., you go up and pay for it, and then they call you when it's ready.
I got the Buddha's feast and a Potato-Pea samosa and my girlfriend got a fried rice salad of some kind. They looked much more appetizing once they were on our plates, as opposed to in the display. I was generally quite satisfied with the food.
My feast was considerably larger than her salad, but that suited our respective appetites. Food was a good price for what we got.
(In general, there seemed to be an overabundance of tofu in the menu items, though. I love love love tofu, but a little variety would be good?)

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good place to eat every day
By veganlover of rajasthan, india (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 23, 2009 - 7:51am [Dine in]

very good place for vegans and vegetarians to eat everyday. affordable and in good area close to downtown. some food is hot but they have a lot of variety to accommodate special diets. it is pick up at the counter, considering all food was made from scratch i did not mind waiting 10 minutes for my burger. over all good value for money.

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Good!
By mmmgreen of yaletown (13 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 4:25pm [Dine in]

Food was pretty good! It's self serve at this place. You line up, order with the cashier and then wait for your name to be called to pick up your food. I ordered a breakfast burrito which came with a fresh salad and tangy dressing. The burrito was very filling. The total was $6.50. Afterwards, we went to the adjoined market and bought some samosas which were $2.25 each. I ate the samosa the next day and it was great!

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I can eat there every day
By ram of Kits (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 12:31pm [Dine in]

I have been eating at sweetc for last 10 years ever since I moved to vancouver. It is worth the drive from kits. i can shop at the same time for my produce and groceries. Commercial has lots of competition. so prices are cheaper here. I love the restaurant. the food is fresh, healthy and tastes good. my favorite is the samosas. The prices are reasonable but not too cheap as they use lots of vegetables and nuts etc.The service could improve but then again it is a cafe style restaurant not a fine dining place. But it is warm and cozy. Even though i am not a vegan but i love their vegan foods and desserts. Their bliss balls are to die for.

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Good food... if you have lots and lots of time.
By LastCaress of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 2:22am [Dine in]

I like pretty much everything on the menu here, from the smoothies to the nut loaf. And as everyone says, the samosas are great ( according to someone I once spoke to "they're like crack!" )

The place is always extremely dirty, and the service is probably the slowest in the city. But overall this is one of the best veggie places on the Drive.

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I love them samosas
By canadianveggie of West End, Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

The food is the only thing that keeps me coming back to Sweet Cherubim. The service always sucks - it takes them forever to take your order and get your food. There aren't many tables to eat at, but on a nice day I'd recommend getting your food to go and eating in Grandview Park (just down the street) anyway.

The food, however, is outstanding. The samosas, my personal favourite, come in several flavours and can be baked or fried. The selection of vegetarian curies are all tasty and well-spiced. The deserts are also great. I'd definitely recommend trying some of the carob balls or other vegan desert bars.

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It's just Okay
By ChefVal of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 23, 2009 - 8:45am [Dine in]

The server with a reggae hair needs to be fired. Seriously. This lady is really rude.

Vegetarian? More like Carb-otarian with all the grains and flour. Need more veggies, leafy greens, colorful food.

There is a mystery mock-chicken here that really needs to be taken out of the menu. It's just plain nasty.

The place is really small and somewhat unsanitary.

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Meh
By AvocadoRolls of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 21, 2006 - 2:26am [Dine in]

The cake I bought wasn't outstanding, but the selection of vegan and vegetarian food is great here! In my opinion, the food is overpriced (and not justly because like I said, the cake wasn't great). The service was poor. I was left standing at the counter waiting for service for awhile. The manager (or who I assumed was the manager) and the worker attending the counter SAW me, but did not acknowlege me (no nod, smile...anything!). Normally, this wouldn't bother me, but because they left me waiting, it was very annoying. I don't mind waiting, as long as I know that SOMEBODY knows I'm there waiting. It took awhile for the person at the counter to get me a box for the cake too. Ambiance was excellent, but I would say that's more because this restaurant is located on the drive. In short, I don't recommend it unless you are strictly there for the variety of vegan/vegetarian food.

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