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  • Food5
  • Service2.5
  • Value4
  • Ambiance2.5
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Controversial Kitchen

1420 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
Neighbourhood: Commercial


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Healthy Traditional Foods
By Gamebob of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
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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Expensive, but worth it...
By gollumullog of Langley, BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 5, 2010 - 10:31am [Dine in]

I had once tried to stop in here to get a hot chocolate to go, I should have known coming in without my to go cup would have been an issue, so needless to say I came out without a hot chocolate.

My second visit was a little more successful, my wife and I ordered a pulled pork sandwich, raw food cake, and some fresh squeezed juice.

This was the best Pulled Pork Sandwich I have ever eaten. Not the typical BBQ sandwich, but a curry flavoured sauce, that I still to this day think about and wish I could replicate.

The raw food cake, was possible one of the best cakes I have eaten, raw or otherwise.

All told for the three items it wasn't too hard of a hit to the wallet, but the sandwich itself ran at about 13$, which for lunch I think is a bit steep, but for this kind of quality, well worth it.

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