Mon–Wed 11am–3pm
Thurs–Fri 11am–7pm
Sat noon-4pm
Closed Sundays and holidays
Downtown Nanaimo (top of the China Steps) 14 Victoria Crescent,
Phone (250) 753–9313
Vegan and Vegetarian Food in Nanaimo!

At the Thirsty Camel Cafe, it's always been our mandate to provide a healthy alternative to the average restaurant fair. Our commitment to offering fresh vegetarian and vegan food options is a part of that. And Nanaimo restaurant goers have taken notice. We are grateful to our fans for voting us their #1 favourite vegetarian restaurant in Nanaimo!

Our vegetarian menu options include falafel and a variety of cooked and raw salads and dipping sauces that can be mixed and matched in a pita or on a plate to suit all tastes and dietary needs. Vegans will appreciate our hummus, tahini, moroccan carrots, eggplant and jerusalem mix, among other things. Vegetarians may enjoy adding our Labane, a thick and creamy yogurt-based dip. We also serve hearty vegetarian soup during the winter months and often have a vegan desert as well.

As with all our food, fresh ingredients is what sets our vegetarian food apart. We use local produce whenever possible. All the food we serve is made from scratch throughout the week, so you can be assured that your meal is as fresh as it gets. We even change our deep frying oil daily, so you aren't eating stale and rancid fats with your quality, vegan falafel. Also, no meat ever goes into our deep fryer, and we always use high quality vegetable oil for cooking.

At the Thirsty Camel, we're aware that meat production is a stress on the planet and usually cruel to animals. That's why we take pride in offering a wide selection of fresh vegan and vegetarian food to our customers who are committed to reducing their footprint on the planet and eating a healthy, plant-based diet.

If you ever have any questions about what is in our food, our staff will be happy to tell you the ingredients so you can be assured of exactly what you are eating. We believe that Vegans and Vegetarians living in or visiting Nanaimo should should be able to go out to a restaurant in confidence and know they are getting a high quality meal they can enjoy without a doubt.

Please check out our Menu for more detailed descriptions of our vegetarian, vegan and not-so-vegan selections. Don't forget you can order food for take-out, enjoy a meal in our restaurant, or book our catering service for your party or event.