I was apparently a picky eater when I was young. According to my mom, there used to be a long list of things that I refused to eat. This is a little surprising since these days I’m pretty much down for anything other than avocado, which I’m allergic to, and sashimi, which I just don’t like. I do remember not liking mushrooms when I was still in elementary, and carefully picking out any mushrooms that might be in my lunch. Fortunately, nowadays I do like mushrooms. As such, when I visited Heirloom Vegetarian, I decided to get their Mushroom Benedict. The latter is a restaurant located near Granville, just a couple of blocks from Granville that, as their name implies, specializes in vegetarian cuisine.
Mushroom Benedict ($19):
This consisted of 2 eggs, goat cheese, king & oyster mushrooms on an English muffin, and is topped with hollandaise. They do also have a vegan version available (with tofu instead of eggs). It’s served with smashed potatoes and a small side salad. I really enjoyed the hollandaise, which was thick, creamy and had a nice tang. There was a good amount of mushrooms, which was quite flavourful and went quite well with the goat cheese. I didn’t really like the muffin however, which was kind of soggy and didn’t seem to be toasted. The potatoes were crispy on the outside but underseasoned; fortunately, they do serve it with some tomato sauce. The salad was just standard.
I’m glad that I’ve grown to like mushrooms now; I quite enjoyed the mushroom benedict at Heirloom Vegetarian. The service was also quite good: the staff were very friendly and pretty attentive. I do find their prices to be a little on the higher side, however. All in all, this is definitely a good option for vegetarians and anyone else who just wants to try something different.