Vancouver’s Beetbox announces final service on May 28

One of Vancouver’s most popular plant-based eateries to close its doors at the end of the month

Photo of Beetbox co-owners Bryan Satterford and Justin Tisdall by Luis Valdizon

After serving as one of Vancouver’s premier plant-based destinations since its opening in 2019, Beetbox co-owners Justin Tisdall and Bryan Satterford announced today that the beloved West End comfort food institution will be holding its final service on May 28. 

As evidenced by the incredibly heartfelt letter from Tisdall to the Beetbox community (attached in full below), the decision to close was obviously not an easy one to make, but to show their thanks and appreciation to their patrons, Beetbox will be serving a selection of the restaurant’s most popular offerings throughout its final weeks, including hit items like the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, the Christmas Come Early Holiday Sandwich, and an All Day Breakfast Sandwich 2.0.

Beetbox will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. until its final service on May 28.


“When Bryan and I began envisioning Beetbox, we knew we wanted to continue to expand upon the ethos of our small independent company. Being earth-friendly, sourcing local ingredients, and feeding our community with fun and imaginative plant-based foods are the heart of what our values are. It’s with a heavy heart that we will be closing Beetbox’s doors on May 28th. No, this does not mean Beetbox is gone forever. You’ll be able to enjoy our Classic Chick-Un Sandwich popping up at some local events while we hunt for a new location.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say a huge thank you to all of our staff that have helped us develop and grow as a company, got us through the pandemic, and gave their time to Beetbox. To all the guests who have supported us since we opened just before the pandemic, thank you for all the love. Beetbox was a place we could plant our roots deeper into our community and grow our brand while at the same time giving back. We are incredibly thankful that we had the opportunity to work with so many great people, companies, and charities along the way. We're also truly humbled by how quickly we had been accepted into the Vegan community. We hope we get the chance to grow with you all in the future.
“Vancouver is one of the world’s best hubs for plant-based food. I am glad we got to be a part of the broadening of what plant-based dining can be, if even for just a short while.
“To Vancouver, the Beetbox community, and our friends, thank you all for the love. We’ll miss you, but we’ll be back. Take care for now.”   
- Justin Tisdall