Fuel Your Body with Fresh Eats: The Best Healthy Restaurants in The Shipyards District


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We love a healthy New Year’s resolution, whether it’s committing to a gym membership, cutting back on junk food, or simply going for more walks in nature. Whatever your health goals for 2023 might be, why not let your friendly, neighbourhood businesses lend a hand? Here are some of our favourite health-minded restaurants and shops right here in The Shipyards District to help start your new year off right:


1. Budda-Full Provisions


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This go-to vegan spot boasts an all plant-based menu, full of flavourful dishes made from scratch. Specializing in fresh, whole ingredients, they also offer lots of gluten-free and refined sugar-free options too. Try one of their cold-pressed juices, powerhouse green smoothies, acai, or vegetable and grain bowls for a nutrient-rich boost your body will appreciate, and your taste buds will thank you for. We love the Wild At Heart Bowl with brown rice and lentils, roasted veggies, miso ginger sauce and sunflower creme. 

They also have a list of hot beverages like The Healer, made from steamed, cold-pressed apple, ginger, and an immune booster to keep those winter colds away.

Oh, and don’t forget to snag something sweet from the vegan dessert case on your way out too!

101-106 1st St W, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A9


2. JamJar Canteen  


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Is there anything better than fresh, homemade Lebanese food crafted with love from locally- sourced ingredients? We didn’t think so. JamJar’s menu not only includes tasty options for vegan, vegetarian, gluten AND dairy-free diets, but all of their meat is hormone free and halal as well. Try their classic Shakshuka breakfast with tomatoes, peppers, free-run eggs and Lebanese toast, or the gluten-free Chicken Shish Tawouk bowl with yogurt-marinated chicken, pickled veggies, rice and lemon garlic seasoning. We promise you won’t be sorry! Feel like taking your healthy eats on the go? Sign up for Reusables.com today, and join JamJar in their efforts for a zero-waste future. 

125 Victory Ship Way #122, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 0B2


3. Kitchen Craft Eatery


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Whoever said good, old-fashioned comfort food can’t be healthy has probably never been to Kitchen Craft Eatery. This menu of big salads, hearty bowls, and brunch favourites will fill you up, and keep you fueled for a day on the slopes, or an afternoon jog on the trails. Looking for a solid boost of protein? We recommend the Kitchen Craft Hearty Greens Salad with grilled chicken, hard-boiled egg, avocado and feta in a lemon vinaigrette. You don’t want to miss out on their weekend brunch either; from yogurt and housemade granola to a veggie breakfast sandwich on one of their homemade Angel biscuits, those 2023 resolutions will be in savoury hands here.

#210 – 150 Esplanade, West, North Vancouver, B.C.


4. WELA Progressive Health Bar


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There’s no shortage of globally-inspired and seasonal health food delights in the WELA repertoire. Their salads with made-in-house dressings, superfood smoothies, bowls and wraps are sure to cover all your nourishing bases. They even have a nutrition binder that lists the ingredients and nutrition facts for each of their dishes, so you can easily find the best options for any food allergies, sensitivities, or dietary preferences you might have. We love the Keto Kale Bowl with avocado, cashew and bell pepper in a Caesar dressing, or a Salad Blend Smoothie with all the greens, lemon, ginger and coconut water you can sip!

132-123 Carrie Cates Ct (within Lonsdale Quay Market)


5. Foxy Farm Market And Lonsdale Green Grocer


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If one of your New Year’s health resolutions is to cook more at home, we will steer you over to your local Foxy Farm Market or Lonsdale Green Grocer to check off that shopping list. Foxy Farm Market stocks its shelves with high-quality, affordable fruit and veggies and offers easy pickup and delivery options if you’re too busy to troll the aisles yourself. The Lonsdale Green Grocer, located in The Quay Market, has fresh produce and specialty grocery items to accommodate any of your at-home healthy creations

Foxy Farms Market: 108 1st St W, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A9

Lonsdale Green Grocer: 152-123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, BC


6. Pure Integrative Pharmacy


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There are many ways to support a healthy lifestyle that are not necessarily food-based. Pure Integrative Pharmacy, for example, is a neighbourhood staple for conventional, as well as evidence-based, complementary medicines. They offer supplements and compounding services for customized medication and protocols that support integrative and accessible health options for all. Whether you’re looking for help with chronic pain, dermatology or gastroenterology issues, this is an informed and knowledgeable place to start (they even have options for your pet!) We also suggest checking out their blog for a ton of helpful, health-related articles on everything from improving your brain health to incorporating supplements for healthy ageing

88 Lonsdale #102, North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 2E6


Wherever this new year takes you, we wish you health and wellness for each and every day of it. Set those goals and intentions high for 2023, and we can’t wait to see you in The Shipyards District for more great shopping, food and fun!