Fo Guang Tea House at the IBPSE
10232 103 StreetEdmonton, AB T5J 0Y8
Tucked in the basement of the International Buddhist Progress Society Edmonton (IBPSE), the Fo Guang Tea House, is not your typical downtown restaurant. Tuesday to Friday from 11am-2pm, volunteers run a vegetarian lunch service with the goal of sharing healthy, meatless, and flavorful dishes with to the general public. I entered the IBPSE from the street level, and purchased two tickets ($6 each, cash only) from a volunteer in the landing, and headed downstairs where I was next seated at a long, cafeteria-style table.
|Green tea and picked cabbage & carrots|
|Spinach spring rolls|
The savory, hearty dishes at The Fo Guang Tea House will leave visitors of all dietary practices satisfied. Certainly, the IBSPE has achieved their mission of providing tasty meatless meals, and, at such affordable prices, I wouldn't be surprised if even [previously] staunch meatetarians start suggesting visits to this true downtown gem.