Pie Love with Virtuous Pie

written by Meagan Albrechtson, photography by Maks Eidelson

There are two words you won’t often hear in a sentence: vegan pizza. But thanks to the rising awareness of more planet-friendly eating habits, a new era of dining options in the city is rapidly spreading. The sleek yet simple Chinatown space of Virtuous Pie has become our go-to destination for plant-based pizza in the … Continued

Around The Block – Darby’s

written by Meagan Albrechtson, photography by Maks Eidelson

Anyone who spends the bittersweet months of summer in Vancouver will tell you a decent patio is a much sought-after necessity. A neighbourhood pub with a brag-worthy beer list that has been drawing crowds since the eighties: now that’s a gem. Darby’s has not only one of the most coveted outdoor watering holes in the … Continued

Plants, Dyes & Exploration

written by Sophena Kwon, Founder of Indigo Social

I grew up with an indigo vat on my back porch. My mom is a natural dyer and since my earliest memories, colour has related back to nature. I remember this gigantic wildflower garden in our backyard filled with marigolds, chamomiles and coreopsis: petals with the ability to embed even the most gold of sunshine into the … Continued

Whole Culture – Hives For Humanity

written by Meagan Albrechtson, photos by Rebecca McColgan

There’s a little bit of magic that exists in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Nestled between worn down buildings and sprawling makeshift homes on surrounding streets, the Hastings Folk garden offers a therapeutic escape and an opportunity to find purpose and meaning through beekeeping. The garden is one of many spaces in the city … Continued

Ferments with Pure Earth Superfoods

written by Brittany Tiplady, photography by Joshua Michnik

“Our lifestyle right now is all about connecting with sourced energy and living in a way that is in harmony with the natural rhythms of the world,” says Lauren Elbe. “We are in a constant pursuit of the highest quality of ingredients,” her partner, Sheldon Lawrie adds. “And,” chimes Elbe, “the highest quality of life.” … Continued

What’s Next?

written by Josh Michnik, Founder of 33 Acres Brewing Company

My eyes blink and five years have gone by. When I first tore the paper off the windows in the summer of 2013, we had two beers on tap. Bad reviews for no signage and a modest, simple room have grown into a line-up out front, 45+ full-time jobs, a pi33a truck, a son, and … Continued

Issue 5.0 – Exploration

written by 33 Acres Brewing Company

Tired, helpless, but always pushing, stay positive, but start-over. Experimenting with new and old. Something will always stick like honey, usually the first idea. Thoughts ferment, try again. Endless possibilities. Die to skip ahead, but don’t forget the journey. Issue 5.0 – Exploration, our community journal is now available in our tasting room and select stockists … Continued

b33r community – Anna Lena

written by Sara Harowitz

Unmatched There is nothing else like AnnaLena in Vancouver. Actually, there is nothing else like AnnaLena anywhere. That is because this restaurant—located on 1st Avenue just off Burrard—is the unique culinary and design identity of executive chef Michael Robbins. The space, with its Michael Jordan action figures and Lego Storm Troopers paired with stark black … Continued