Contact & About

I grew up in the kitchen. Our house was open plan, and life centred around Mom’s stove—and the long dining table beside it where we gathered as a family each night.

In our home, food mattered. Mom was a first class pastry chef who specialized in Wedding Cakes. I still remember the awe I felt as I watched her pipe bouquets of roses, construct Grecian temples, or turn on crystal fountains gushing rose scented water (it was the eighties, and nothing was too Rococo). My Dad grew up farming, and the food on our table was farm-direct long before such things were in fashion. What they instilled in us was both respect for the hard graft that produced fine ingredients, and a deep competency in the kitchen.

World’s Best Vegan has grown out of a fundamental relationship with food.

It is intended to showcase the scope of vegan and vegetarian cuisine around the world, and to make it easier for vegetarians to find great eats worldwide. It’s devoted to those who are pushing the envelop of vegetarian cookery, and to those wanderers who are willing to travel to find it.

Our promise to our readers is unflinching honesty.

Our Rating Scale

Each establishment will be ranked out of six diamonds, according to the value their product represents. Though we’re not looking for a bargain, we will accord no point for style over substance. Rankings might loosely be taken to correspond to the following:

♦♦♦♦♦ Awful – too frou frou, or completely uninspired

♦♦♦♦♦♦ Barely Average – might be found in a mall food court or with the frozen entrees.

♦♦♦♦♦♦ Average – worth the money, all portions of the meal were satisfactory, but lacking delight.

♦♦♦♦♦♦ Good – quite alright actually, we’d gladly go back and might tell our friends to go as well.

♦♦♦♦♦ Excellent – something about the meal has offered delight or surprise, and our dreams are full of returning.

♦♦♦♦♦♦ Truly Exceptional – we’d sell one of our kidneys to return. Seriously.

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twitter: @worldsbestvegan


§ 3 Responses to Contact & About"

  • Kim says:

    Hi Greg. It was great to meet you at TBEX and I love what you are doing with your site. There is definitely a need for this sort of resource. Have you been to my home of Portland, Oregon? We've got some AMAZING vegan restaurants for you to check out.

    • gregwest says:

      Hi Kim, Thanks so much! It's still all brand new, but hopefully it will become something useful over time! At any rate, it's a bit of fun to write.

      Actually: I love Portland! My sister used to live down in Corvalis, so I often flew in there to visit.

      Hadn't been back for a couple of years, but just went down again a few months ago. . . The Portobello Vegan Trattoria was my absolute favourite—but I also loved being able to just grab a slice of vegan pizza almost anywhere after a night of too much pub. I think Vancouver has some catching up to do, food-wise, but hope the city treated you well!

  • site says:

    Mate. This website is sick! How do you make it look like this .

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