Monday, September 5, 2011

Dairy Free in Victoria, BC

Hello!  I’m alive!

We snuck away for a few days in Victoria and it was LOVELY!



We spent the first night at the Chateau Victoria – and checked out Vista 18.  Beautiful view – and the bar tender made some pretty incredible drinks! It was late – so I didn’t take any pictures!

I used my Urban Spoon app to find yummy restaurants while we were there.  I highly recommend this app for making sure you are eating at the best of the best!

First off we went to Sura Korean – it was awesome and from what I understood from the waitress – it’s all dairy free!

We ordered the BBQ for 2 which was $40, and this is all the food we got.


Left to right.  Sesame bean sprouts, deep friend gyozas, lettuce (for wraps), garlic, jalepeno, awesome sauce,  spinach, kimichi, potatoes, rice x2, salad and 2 bowls of broth with a wonton in it.


Continued – veggies (on the grill), 2 kinds of beef, 1 pork and 1 chicken (I ate the chicken!).  We also got tea!  The meal was so great!  Loved it – it was my first time going for Korean and I would do it again in a heart beat!


Now to be fair to the hubby, I can’t eat ethnic food all the time, so we also went to Red Robin, they make awesome burgers.


I got the grilled teriyaki burger with no cheese or sauce on a whole wheat bun. 


It was tasty!  I wasn’t impressed with their fries though – they used to be my favorite and I think I only ate a few.


I remembered that the Vegan Backpacker did an awesome post on eating Vegan in Victoria.  I checked it out and went on a mission to find BLISS  - just my luck, it’s just a few seconds from Lululemon (my kinda street).

Bliss – was – bliss

IMG_0282I got a bunch of treats for the weekend (they are just mini)  left to right – a heart truffle (which was my favorite),  macaroon, peanut butter cup, Nanaimo bar and fudge.   All dairy free, and raw!! 


I got all that plus a kombucha (in a mason jar to go cup) for $15… not too bad!  (Mason Jar to go cup = so awesome).

I like bliss – their menu looked great too – but I was just in the market for sweets!


We also went to another restaurant on the water – wish I could remember it’s name.

I ordered fish tacos – yum.  They were great about my allergy and double checked everything for me! 


They had salmon, grapefruit, veggies and a spicy mayo – so good and that coleslaw was the best I’ve ever had. So awesome.

D – had fish and chips!


It was a little pricy, but was well worth it! 

If I can remember the name I will let you know for sure!


We also stopped at Quizno’s for a quick lunch.

Did you know their chocolate chunk cookies are dairy free?  Yup, true and delicious!


I will do more of a recap of our trip in the next few days!  We stayed at a gorgeous cabin right on the ocean!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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  1. That looks like a tasty adventure Jessica! I love exploring new places through food!

  2. it has been TOO long since I've been to Victoria - such a beautiful city and I always have fun there! glad you had a nice time.

  3. Wow that Bliss haul looks delicious. Love the mason jar, of course!

    Darn, I wish I could have visited Victoria when I was out west.

  4. Ooooh Korean food!!! My favourite! I think I could live on Kimchi and be very happy :-)

    I haven't been to Victoria, but we have some good friends that live there and they have extended an open invitation for us to go and stay with them for a visit. We are thinking of going this December.

  5. I love Sura!!!! I think it's one of Victoria's best secrets!!!

  6. so jealous that you went to bliss! i love vegan chocolates!! :)

  7. Wow---so much great looking food! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love short fun trips like that!
    I also love Korean food :)

  8. Awwww what a fun and food filled get away! I love ti! Victoria is DA BOMB!!

    I had no idea these cookies are dairy free, total YUM!!!


  9. Gorgeous pictures and beautiful food! What a lovely post, it brought a smile to my face. Thank you!

  10. Sounds like a fun trip!! I'm totally jealous of those treats from Bliss-- they look delicious!!

  11. The restaurant on the water was most likely Red Fish Blue Fish ( Glad you enjoyed your visit!

  12. Was the fish place Red Fish Blue Fish by any chance? Glad you had fun here!!

    Jenny, Victorian :)

  13. This post definitely came in handy this weekend for our dairy-free family! Thanks for adding all the great pics Jess!


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