This week, a coalition of seven Vancouver-based restaurants launched the Vegan Passport program for the duration of November (World Vegan Month). Vegan pizza chain Virtuous Pie partnered with area businesses Kokomo, The Juice Truck, TurF, Chickpea, Rolling Cashew, and Buddha-Full to spearhead the initiative, which promotes the exploration of plant-based eating. To participate, diners must visit all seven eateries where they will receive a stamp for purchasing qualifying meals. Once all seven stamps are attained, diners will relinquish their passports at the last eatery they visit, and Virtuous Pie will randomly select five winners at the end of the month. The winners will receive seven prizes (one from each participant) which include “restaurant swag,” workout classes, The Juice Truck cookbook, and gift cards. Virtuous Pie—crowned VegNews’ “Restaurant of the Year” in 2017 during its 17th annual Veggie Awards—opened its flagship Vancouver location in 2016 before expanding to four (soon to be five) outposts, including its first United States-based location in Portland, OR in 2017.
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