Travel Blog: A Day of Vegan Food in Victoria, BC

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Last weekend my sister and I went to Victoria to try Virtuous Pie’s pop-up brunch, which was held on July 24 and 25.  It was 100% worth the trip there!  Virtuous Pie is always amazing, and their brunch menu was just as delicious as their regular menu.  Hopefully the brunch menu will become a permanent addition to the restaurant.

To start, we ordered the Pineapple Orange Dreamsicle Soda.  The drink had pineapple and orange juice, mixed with vanilla soda.  It tasted like a creamsicle and was very refreshing.  Virtuous Pie donated $2 from each Dreamsicle Soda they sold to the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, which is an organization that provides a variety of resources to Indigenous people living in Victoria.

Pineapple Orange Dreamsicle Soda from Virtuous Pie in Victoria, British Columbia

We ordered a few food items to share so that we could try as many of the dishes as possible.  For the main dish, we tried the Huevos Rancheros Pizza.  The Huevos Rancheros Pizza consisted of a black bean sauce instead of tomato sauce, and was topped with tofu scramble, vegetables, salsa, tofu feta, pickled jalapenos, and tortilla chips.  It was super flavourful and actually tasted like a plate of nachos!

Huevos Rancheros pizza from Virtuous Pie in Victoria, British Columbia

For side dishes, we ordered the garlic herbed tater tots and the garlic knots.  The garlic knots are on the permanent menu, and I would highly recommend trying the garlic knots if you haven’t done so already.  The garlic tater tots were also really tasty.  We dipped them in the ranch sauce that comes with the garlic knots, and it was a good combination.

Garlic Knots and Tater Tots from Virtuous Pie in Victoria, British Columbia

I think my favourite part was the dessert: Caramelized Apple and Fennel Tartine.  It was basically a pizza crust with maple butter as the sauce, apples, fennel, and cinnamon, topped with vanilla ice cream.  It was SO delicious.  There was so much flavour, and the ice cream was super creamy just like their ice cream always is.

Caramelized Apple and Fennel Tartine from Virtuous Pie in Victoria, British Columbia

After filling up on all those delicious carbs, we walked around downtown Victoria for a bit.  We couldn’t stay there very long, so we just did a quick walk down to the waterfront.

When it was time to head back, we stopped at another one of our favourites, Fern Cafe and Bakery.  Fern Cafe is also 100% vegan, and they make the best donuts!  This time, we loaded up on cinnamon buns to take home with us.  I also ordered an iced lavender matcha latte.  It was a little too earthy tasting, but it grew on me the more I drank it.

Cinnamon Buns from Fern Cafe in Victoria, British Columbia

Lavender Iced Matcha from Fern Cafe in Victoria, British Columbia

During the drive home, my sister played all of Taylor Swift’s saddest songs, so there was a lot of ugly crying.  We had a lot of fun, even though it was a short day trip.  I would highly recommend going to Virtuous Pie and Fern Cafe in Victoria if you are ever visiting.  Both are great places to get amazing vegan food.

I hope you enjoyed reading!  What is your favourite vegan brunch food?  Let me know in the comments below!