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Mar 21, 2010 12:51 PM

Is there a restaurant in Vancouver that does a grass fed burger?

I know Vera's has a natural option that I believe is hormone/antibiotic free but I don't think it's grass fed as far as I know? Are there any restaurants in Vancouver that prepare grass fed burgers?

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  1. The Galley (Jericho Beach) and the Alibi Room (Gastown), and a few other places serve a burger from Pemberton Meadows ("natural", though not 100% grass fed and not organic).

    Galley Patio & Grill
    1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC V6R, CA

    Alibi Room
    157 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A1B8, CA

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    1. re: fmed

      Thanks for the tip. I just finished reading this book about why we shouldn't eat animals by Jonathan Foer and have been trying to eat sustainable non factory farmed food but have been surprised that it has been tough to find real free range, grass fed beef and eggs in restaurants....

      1. re: selena03

        Here's a list of restaurants using Pemberton Meadows beef:

        Great initiative, BTW.

        1. re: selena03

          AFAIK most Canadian beef spends the vast majority of its life free-ranging eating grass and then gets a last blast of grain in feedlots to fatten them up with that tasty marbling. As opposed to dairy cows that spend all their life indoors. I'd be interested to know what proportion of the cow comes from the grain finishing; I'm guessing not more than 15-20%.

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        1. That's great news-thanks!

        2. Controversial Kitchen @ Commercial Drive seems to be a good bet.

          according to the article, the meat comes from a
          "certified-biodynamic ranch, which produces certified-organic, grass-fed and -finished meat under the Pasture to Plate label."

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          1. re: miraj2k

            Controversial Kitchen closed in the early summer. Coincidentally, an organic butcher by name of Pasture to Plate is opening in its place. They've been working on the space for months and appear to be nearly ready to go. I'm very interested to see their products!


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