We came to Wanda’s for a quick lunch during Veggielicious 2016.
The place is in a really cool neighbourhood and has a very welcoming vibe right from when you walk in. You choose your own table and get your own water and cups from a water jug on the bar. You also bring your dishes back to the bus bin when you’re finished. It’s more of a “fast casual” place than a sit-down restaurant.
Wanda’s is an all-vegetarian cafe that also has a lot of vegan options. On the menu for Veggielicious was a $9.99 special
Veggie Burger & Salad Special: A delicious combo of black beans, chickpeas and walnuts, mixed with a secret blend of herbs and spices in one tasty patty. Topped with a truck load of fillings in a fluffy sweet potato sesame bun. Served with either soup or salad of the day. Make it a 2 course affair and add a slice of pie for $5.50 – Vegan varieties available!
We decided to each get the burger special and split one soup and one salad.
The tomato rice soup came out first. It was very nice and served in a cute little blue bowl.
Next our burgers came out with the side coleslaw salad we decided on. They had a couple of different salad options that day, maybe 3 or 4 and they all looked delicious so it was a tough call.
The coleslaw was great, though. Nice and crunchy and with a great dressing. The dressing may look creamy but it was actually vegan and I believe it was made with avocado. Just looking at this picture I can remember the delicious, well-rounded taste.
Of course the heroes of this lunch adventure were the tasty veggie burgers. When we ordered, they asked if we wanted the burgers vegetarian or vegan. Of course I said vegan and was hoping that wouldn’t just mean “skip the cheese”. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that there was still a nice vegan cream cheese spread on the top bun, and it was very tasty.
I picked the red onions off of mine because raw onions are a bit too strong for my taste, but everything else was very delicious. All the toppings were great, as was the bun! Nice and fluffy inside but still toasted. The mushrooms were nice, too.
The patty itself was very flavourful and had a nice saltiness which I really liked.
Overall I thought this place was very cute. The staff was very friendly, the food was nice and it had a very friendly, everyone-is-welcome-and-this-neighbourhood-is-one-big-family type vibe. I would definitely come back here to try some of their pies and more food.