TurF is in uber cool Kitsilano or Kits. – Vancouver’s reborn hippie area. It’s the birthplace of Lululemon and packed with lifestyle boutiques. And this is the first café we have ever visited where the eatery overlooks the mirrored pilates studio.

The setting

TurF is a one stop shop for juices, smoothies, lunch, athleisurewear and your daily workout. It’s unique. It’s cool and we highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.

The space

It’s bright, light and minimal with plenty of tables. The gym studios are suitably high end with lots of classes. There’s also a shop stocked with fitness clothing and accessories.

The little things that make a difference

The all in one concept. We’ve travelled all over the world trying out Glowcations but we love this concept which is so different. You can work out, hang out and take out.

The fresh juice test

There’s a choice of six smoothies including the intriguingly titled Chocolate Mushroom Trip and The New Green Party.

You can add to them from a choice of six boosters, including bee pollen and spirulina. And then there’s the lattes. TurF has a great choice from turmeric to charcoal. We couldn’t resist the Vanilla Beet and loved that fact that it is also packaged to go.

What we ate

The menu focuses plant-based recipes, but also offers “cared for” –  sourced animal meat. Naturally, we went for the non-animal burger. The Two Point Oh is a home made pattie with black bean, eggplant, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, walnut, oat, tahini and spices. All served in a bun with sauerkraut, avocado, sun-dried tomato aioli and an onion ring. Delicious.

We also had an Avocado toast with olive oil, pumpkin seeds, pea shoots, chillies and sea salt.

It was pretty and hit the spot. Next we chose the Plant Power Salad a crunchy mix of black and green kale, spinach, roasted broccoli, roasted beets, salsa verde, radish, quinoa, pine nuts and lemon cashew dressing.

What we’d return for…

The whole package!

The bill

Avocado toast  $10
Two Point Oh burger  $10
Plant Power salad  $12
Vanilla Beet latte  $5

 

TurF

2041 W 4th Ave
Vancouver
BC V6J 1N3

+1 604-428-9970
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