I Love Chickpea Restaurant opened on Main Street and 27th street. Their menu focus is vegan dishing out mainly items made with - you guessed it - chickpeas. This is their second venture from their food truck.
The restaurant is cutely themed with children's books and looks much like a nursery. I looks like it came out of a Dr. Seuss book. Hard wooden chairs, tables and high tops that are much too uncomfortable to sit on.
Service although friendly is slow and unorganized. Our meals took close to an hour to arrive and our cocktails forgotten. We had to remind them and still it took another 20 minutes to arrive.
The chickpea experience menu offers your choice of pita, salad, hummus plate and platter. Choose your main dish such as pashoot, falafel, sabich, etc. I recommend ordering the Platter since it comes with chickpea fries, hummus, side salad. This way you don't need to order side of fries or salad.
Falafel Platter 16: their house mix of chickpeas, parsley, onions, garlic, and crunchy eggplant. I liked the side salad the most with olive oil lemon dressing. Everything else were also bland and not very interesting. After a few bits, they all taste the same.
Even though the chickpea fries has a nice crunch on the outside and a soft centre. It is bland tasting. The sweet chilli sauce and amba mango sauce tastes like from a bottle you can get at Costco.
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Monday – Friday 11:00am – 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00am – Late
4298 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9