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GamebobBurnabySince April 12, 20102 Reviews
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Ethical Kitchen1600 McKay Road, North Vancouver
One of a Kind Organic Restaurant
Submitted Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 2:16pm [Dine in]

The Ethical Kitchen is like no other restaurant around because of its dietary standards. They use healthy, grass fed or pasture raised or free range meats. No grain fed animals here! The ingredients are mostly organic (its the desserts that may have non-organic ingredients in them) and as local as possible. Some ingredients are even picked right outside in their own garden! The most unique aspect though is the affiliation with the Weston A Price Foundation, which recognizes the importance of animal foods, and especially animal fats, in the diet.

Meals range from soups and stews, to burgers and sandwiches, salads and even crepes, pancakes or waffles. Daily specials are listed on a board above the till, with a seasonal menu as well (be sure to ask if whether or not the something you'd like is available that day).

They make a special fermented drink called kombucha in house in a range of flavours. They even sell the cultures for home fermentation, just ask!

You can also buy Pasture to Plate products, including meats, stock, and lard. They also sell house made sauces, sauerkrauts and desserts.

The Ethical Kitchen is quite small, it has a nice friendly and homey atmosphere and the food is great. It's a local, small business with a commendable raison d'ĂȘtre that I fully support. If you're into the organic, healthy and sustainable way of life you'll love this little restaurant. But if you're not, you'll at least love the food.

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Controversial Kitchen1420 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Healthy Traditional Foods
Submitted Monday, April 12, 2010 - 5:24pm [Dine in]

The Controversial Kitchen is a Weston A. Price Foundation-inspired mini-restaurant. If you know the W.A.P.F. you'll definitely want to drop by. (If you don't, and are interested in nutrition, go check out their website.)

All the meat is raised locally and is 100% grass fed (there are only 2 restaurants I know of in Van. that use 100% grass-fed beef - the other is the sister-owned restaurant, Ethical Kitchen, on the North Shore). These meat items are quite pricey but make up for it nutritionally.

I call it a mini-restaurant because they aren't fully equipped. They don't have a grill and a fan, so no burgers. But, they do make the most amazing sandwiches I've ever had and boy are they filling! They also have a few other dishes including a variety of soups and stews which I'll have to try next time I'm down there.

You can also purchase their grass-fed meat, or try a fermented drink called kombucha, and hey, maybe one day they'll have raw milk!

The pricing may seem a little steep, especially with the tacky ambiance, but you pay a premium because pasture-raised meat and organic veggies are not cheap products and this type of meat is hard to come by.

All in all, if you're looking for some of the healthiest food in town and are willing to spare a few extra bucks head on over to the Controversial Kitchen.

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