Graze's latest crusade! Let's SAVE SUMMER!!
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Vancouver's 1st vegan finer dining destination is taking it to the next level.. literally! Pursuing an ever more refined experience downstairs, with your help Graze will soon open a revolutionary casual dining experience upstairs. More ...
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What Graze Is About

Over a year ago, we opened the doors to our social enterprise dream come true: an elegant dining room where adventurous diners enjoy delicious, satiating, organic, local, seasonal and creative meals, that just happen to be plant-based & support great causes. We've been privileged to share some amazing times with you - celebrating your special occasions, holiday dinners & romantic nights out. And together we’ve been financially assisting & building awareness for dozens of non-profits & charities that help our community & our planet.

But we’ve learned the hard way that it’s no easy task creating exceptional cuisine using the highest quality ingredients at reasonable prices. Even with all the labor & love that goes into our meals, an all-veggie menu can come under a lot of value scrutiny… especially when our commitment to organic & local is not fully recognized. So we get by on a tight budget.  But we know there’s an absolute army of you out there who value what we value, so we want you to collaborate with us on our next project!... but don't worry, we don't want donations.

What's Next

You may not know this, but we have as much space upstairs at Graze as we do downstairs, just begging to be put to its best use. We're extremely excited to announce that work has begun to develop our upstairs into an entirely new dining experience for Vancouver with a concept that you’re going to love!!  Of course, we need additional funds to make it great, so read on.

For much of the year it’s too cold & wet to dine outside, so we’re bringing the outside inside. It’s a food truck stand with plenty of picnic table seating alongside an elevated grassy meadow, yes grassy, where you’ll eat at low tables while sprawled out on pillows or against a log. There’s a performance stage and a welcoming bar with craft beer & summer cocktails to help you enjoy a day in the park… all year long.

Our indoor food truck, taking up one entire end of the room, will offer delicious veggie street food from around the world, and changing it up every 6-8 weeks. Projected on the enormous wall at the other end of the room will be video scenery to match the cuisine. So, in January, when we’re serving Jamaican patties with fried plantains, or curried veg on rice with jerk corn-on-the-cob, you’ll be kicking back with a rum punch and good friends next to palm trees swaying on the sandy beach as the sun sets over Montego Bay… to live music by candlelight under twinkling stars.  

Then it's onto Thailand, Mexico, Greece, Indonesia, Ecuador, Morroco, Italy, India… and why not a loaded veggie burger & yam fries on sunny Jericho Beach in February!?!

What's Needed & How To Help

Without your solidarity, this just won’t happen. But rather than asking for donations, we will match your dollars loaded onto your own ‘Graze Card’ or 'Graze Gift Card', with increasingly fun perks & bonuses at higher pre-purchase levels.  We also have products & classes you've been asking us for, fantastic private dining events and gulf island getaways, too! Your Graze card will be good for either downstairs or upstairs, and you'll be able to use it from the day we open the upstairs room.

We have faith that you're ready for this playful new concept and will support the values you hold dear.  If you're a foodie - if you're a dreamer - if you believe in conscientous dining, please join this campaign to save summer so we can continue to support so many other great causes. If you’ll dig deep with us and pay it forward, in return we’ll give you great value & raise the bar on experiential dining in our city. 

If you haven't yet experienced Graze, visit our website: www.grazerestaurant.ca


(Once you've saved summer with us, please consider browsing Fundrazr.com for a serious cause that resonates with you.  We want your collaboration, some others need your help.)

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Perks

$10
Cocktail Card
  • 4 claimed
This perk entitles you to one awesome Graze signature cocktail or mocktail of your choice and a big high five from your bartender!
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$20
$49 - loaded Graze Card
  • 12 claimed
Your pre-purchase of $20-$49 gets you a Graze Card loaded with the same dollar amount - great for a gift or for your next visit!
Tip: Choose TOP UP when you check out for additional dollar-for-dollar matching.
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$99 - loaded Graze Card + PLUS + PLUS
  • 18 claimed
$50-$99 gets you the same amount loaded onto a Graze Card
+ a very special Graze signature cocktail or mocktail!
+ a social media thank you shout out! Tip: Choose TOP UP when you check out for additional dollar-for-dollar matching.
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$60
Graze Basket of Delights
  • 3 claimed
A big variety of house-made treats from the Graze kitchen, including our sauces, pickles, preserves and nut-based cheese.
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$80
Cooking Classes with Chef Karen McAthy
  • 3 claimed
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A fully interactive & hands-on workshops with Chef Karen to take you to the next level in the following disciplines:

1) Preserving & canning workshop with Chef Karen

2) Vegan baking workshop with Chef Karen

3) Gluten free cooking workshop with Chef Karen

4) Vegan cooking fundamentals with Chef Karen.

Consider buying more than 1 and receive a $20 Graze Card for each additional workshop purchased!
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$80
Homage to 'Faux'mage - Wine & Cheese Tasting Event
  • 2 claimed
A ticket for a wine & nut-based cheese pairing event. You'll learn about our culturing process, how we attain the flavours for our cheeses... and enjoy them with a variety of delicious BC wines. Several dates will be chosen to choose from with plenty of notice.
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$100
$149 - loaded Graze Card + PLUS + PLUS + PLUS
  • 8 claimed
$100 - $149 gets you the same amount loaded onto a Graze Card + a very special Graze signature cocktail or mocktail! + a social media thank you shout out! + a Graze T-shirt or Tote Bag. Makes you wonder why you were considering spending less!! Tip: Choose TOP UP when you check out for additional dollar-for-dollar matching.
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$175
Isn't it Grand??
  • 5 claimed
A Pair of Tickets to the exclusive Grand Opening of our new upstairs space, plus a $100 loaded Graze Card! Be our very first guests as we unveil this surreal new space and enjoy live entertainment, great food and drinks! Tip: Choose TOP UP when you check out for additional dollar-for-dollar matching.
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$250
The Kitchen Sink + Permanent Recognition
  • 3 claimed
A pair of Tickets to the Grand Opening Gala + $100 loaded Graze Card + a Graze T-Shirt or Tote Bag + one complimentary Graze signature cocktail + a social media thank you shout out + your name on a permanently displayed, beautifully framed, tastefully designed list of our beloved benefactors & founders.
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$350
4-Course Special Menu for 8
  • 1 claimed
Chef’s 4-course special menu dinner for 8. Wait til summer and have it in our garden or all year round upstairs in our new space! Perhaps buy it, then recruit friends to join you and share the cost.
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$400
Saltspring Island Cottage Get Away
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3-night getaway to Saltspring Island Oceanside Cottage in the Trees. Sleeps 2.
Oct 1 - May 15 or summer for $75 more. Check it out on VRBO.com # 446544
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