vegetarian restaurants in Vancouver
I am looking for a vegetarian restaurant that might be similiar to The Greens in San Fran. in Vancouver. Slightly upscale, great food. I have read on the boards several ideas, but looking for something that doesn't just make you think of veggie burgers.
Not upscale, but different from the "hipster-doofus" vibe - Saravanaa Bhavan.
My veggie friends really like Foundation... but that's still hipster-doofus. Personally, I think everything on that menu reads the same. Also, I hate when people mis-spell things to be cute (e.g. "brokly").
I was also really underwhelmed by Radha, though the space inside is nice.
It'd be great if we had some upscale vegetarian places here. In the meanwhile I can only think of places that have good veggie options. Lumiere and West both offer vegetarian tasting menus.
kcgirl, sadly, Vancouver has a void in the category of great, veg-only fine dining that is clean and healthy, not just vegetarian (e.g. The Greens, Candle (NY), Mandala Tea Room (Scottsdale)). Radha is likely the closest thing, but keep in mind that it is vegan, not veg. Also, it's only open 3 days a week, so be mindful of when you visit.
As some of the other contributors have mentioned, many of the higher end restaurants do a great job of catering to veg diets, although I realize that it's still a stretch from what you're looking for.