"Visually alluring and, more important, delicious"

- The New York Times

"Flavourful and gorgeous"

- The Huffington Post

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Top 10
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#2 Best Vegetarian in the World

- Daily Meal


The Acorn | Vancouver, BC, Canada

At the Acorn we love providing our guests a unique and exciting vegetarian dining experience, with new and innovative dishes based on the finest quality, local, in-season ingredients; prepared to the highest standards; designed to enchant sight, smell, touch and taste. Delivered with impeccable, friendly, service, we always try to exceed expectations. 

Vegetables are healthy, delicious and diverse. The Pacific Northwest grows some of the freshest and most spectacular farmed and wild ingredients in the country.  Daily, local farmers bring us an astonishing array of roots, greens, fungi, and more, all harvested within our province. It is truly inspirational how our culinary team turns these raw elements into exquisite and unique dishes for our guests.  The goal of the Acorn is for all of our guests to be amazed at how sensual and satisfying an Acorn prepared vegetable-forward meal can be.






Shira Blustein
Owner / General Manager 

Before becoming a restaurateur, Shira was playing music in punk and indie rock bands that toured extensively through Europe and North America.  The transition from music to food was a natural evolution, shifting her creative focus toward fulfilling her long-term dream of a vegetable-forward restaurant that didn't compromise in design, quality, and presentation with an ambitious bar program, Since opening, The Acorn has picked up national awards for excellence, has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post and was deemed one of the best vegetable-forward destinations in the world by CNN and The Daily Meal.

Robert Clarke
Head Chef

Chef Clarke began his career under the guidance of John Bishop, one of Vancouver’s most respected chefs and restaurateurs. A term at Pangaea in Toronto followed but inevitably Clarke headed back west to pursue the position of head chef at Sooke Harbour House, where sustainability and locally sourced ingredients were of utmost importance.  Chef Clarke brings the same philosophy and standards of quality to The Acorn every day, elevating Vancouver's relationship with vegetables to unseen heights. 

Brian Luptak
Chef de Cuisine

Brian Luptak spent ten years making his way across the country cooking in some of the finest hotels and resorts Canada has to offer.  Combining the structure and discipline of larger institutions with the freedom of creativity and experimentation afforded by The Acorn, Luptak has continued to raise the bar for Acorn's innovative dishes with his discerning eye for detail and presentation.  




3995 Main St, Vancouver, BC
V5V 3P3 Canada




Sun - Thu
5:30pm - 10pm
Bar Service until 12am

Fri - Sat
5:30pm - 11pm
Bar Service until 12am


Sat - Sun
10am - 2:30pm



The Acorn only takes reservations for our family table, which seats 6 - 10 people.

Parties under 6 are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
All the members of your party must be present in order to be seated.

Reservations are available for one of two seating times:

5:30pm or 8:00pm

10:00am or 12:30pm

To inquire about availability, call (604) 566–9001 or email us at

Private function buy-outs are available.  Please call or email for more information.


Gift Cards are mailed out using regular mail and can take up to 2 days to process.  
$3 shipping and handling fees will be added to all orders.
Please note that Gift Cards are non-refundable and have no cash value.
Gift Cards are also available in any denomination at the restaurant.


The Acorn Artist Series shines a light on artists in Vancouver whose work we admire greatly and wish to proliferate in our own humble way. Each month we make a new artist postcard that gets handed out to our guests who are free to frame it, mail it, or fold it into an airplane and surprise their neighbour.