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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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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!! 

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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!

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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! 

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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!

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

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

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

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

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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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12 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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!!!

    xxoo

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

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

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  11. The restaurant on the water was most likely Red Fish Blue Fish (http://www.redfish-bluefish.com/) Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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

    Jenny, Victorian :)

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