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Julian’s Take – 5 Vegetarian Bites You Need To Try

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I have been a vegetarian for almost 6 years now, and ever since I first moved to Prince George from Williams Lake my top priority for living here has been finding some of the best places for me and my family to eat. Now, Prince George has no shortage of wonderful businesses to grab some food, from local to commercial, but how many of these delectable eateries cater well to the vegetarian diet? Perhaps unsurprising to many, quite a wide range of them do! Today, I want to shine a spotlight on 5 of my personal favourite places to eat if you’re operating on a vegetarian lifestyle like me.

Karahi King

In my opinion, Karahi King has some of the best curries in Prince George and it is my go-to spot for amazing Indian food. They have a large array of dishes to choose from that cater to pretty much anyone’s tastes, and the servings are absolutely huge for the rather low price that they charge. I can almost guarantee that eating here will leave you with plenty of leftovers to enjoy the next day (my favourite thing is to start off my morning with some coffee and leftover curry). Their large selection of dishes includes with it a great selection of vegetarian meals, which is why I recommend it to anyone in the area that shares my dietary preference/restriction.

My favourites to order are the Karahi Paneer or Paneer Chili, with some Rice Pulao or Vegetable Biryani to go along with it.

Betulla Burning

Betulla Burning is a place that prides itself on its large selection of delicious local meats when it comes to the creation of their pizzas, however, that doesn’t exclude the vegetarian crowd from being able to find something delicious here too. Things such as the Vegetarian Taco Pizza, and even their simple Margherita Pizza are beautifully assembled and cooked to perfection. Plus, you can’t beat the flavours of their giant woodstove these chefs work with.

You can even request an off-menu item known as the Vegan Chef Special which lets the chefs put together their own unique vegan pizza for you to enjoy. Betulla Burning is a must-visit if you are a fan of gourmet pizza and great atmosphere.

Nancy O’s

Anyone native to the Prince George area can tell you that Nancy O’s has some of the best food you can get in town. Their large and creative menu has plenty of things to sate anyone’s appetite – and that includes an incredible variety of vegetarian options and substitutions. From black bean burgers and tempeh bacon to curry poutine, the menu is pretty much wide open to people of all diets and preferences. My personal recommendation is the Blue Cheese Burger with a side of fries and Nancy O’s own vegan dill dip, as it’s probably the best burger I’ve ever had anywhere.

Not only that but if you’re a fan of good beer Nancy O’s has you covered on that front as well with a selection of over 60 different beers to choose from and indulge in. If you’re looking for a great place for lunch or dinner, Nancy O’s is what I would call a Prince George staple of good food and good times.

Amigo’s Tacos

If you’re looking for some local, authentic, and delicious Mexican food in downtown Prince George then look no further than Amigo’s. They have a pretty wide breadth of options for everyone to enjoy, and plenty of single dishes and combos to choose from to keep you coming back for more. They also have an impressive selection of hot sauce, ranging from mild to extremely hot, so if you’re feeling brave I implore you to try the hottest one they have as it packs quite a fair bit of punch and flavour.

My personal favourite thing to order is the Veggie Especial with Double Mexi-Fries, which works double-time as a great lunch/dinner as well as a pretty good hangover cure if you order it for brunch (and let’s be honest, sometimes you need that when you’re on vacation).

Busker’s Diner

Busker’s is quite an interesting place that I recently discovered in my hunt for great restaurants. Their menu is set up similarly to Nancy O’s, in that they have multiple options for the same dishes so as to fit every dietary style, however, the main difference is that almost every single dish is available in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free styles! They even produce their own in house vegan cheese and gravy, so for those of us who don’t eat meat, I’m excited to tell you that poutine is back on the menu!

The atmosphere is also a huge highlight of this place, giving off a 70’s/80’s hard rock vibe with music and merchandise available for purchase to match this retro-diner aesthetic. If this sounds right up your alley then I suggest you swing by and check the place out, I promise you won’t regret it.

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