MeeT Restaurants was founded by three Vancouver restaurant alumni in 2014.

serving vancity since 2014-

serving vancity since 2014-

serving vancity since 2014-

serving vancity since 2014-

serving vancity since 2014-

serving vancity since 2014-

serving vancity since 2014-

serving vancity since 2014-

Our Story

Linda Antony, Ivo Staiano and Jason Antony have each spent over 25 years in the restaurant business, and have been close friends for over 20 of those years – They came together in MeeT wanting to create a new restaurant concept that would change lives..!

Friends, family and pals sharing time over food & drink is one of the most connective things we can do these days. MeeT intends to show people that comfort food that connects us and nourishes us can be veggie, can be made from scratch, can be delicious and can be affordable…  MeeT is a place that welcomes everyone, and has a seat for all people looking to come together and spend time together connecting.

Our mission is to help transition the mainstream to eating more plant-based foods in a friendly, accepting and engaging venue. This change is why we are here. We also strive to be an extraordinary employer, and look for ways daily to make MeeT a place that our staff can look forward to coming to work excited, and with a purpose..!

The recipes at MeeT were created by Linda who, after attending culinary school, cut her teeth in the industry at Vij’s and DV8 restaurants – her background also fed into her household recipes – creating sauces and dishes that would be favourites of her Veggie husband and 3 non-veggie boys… no small feat! These sauces and dishes are many of the foundations of MeeT’s most popular dishes that continue to be craved by veggies and non-veg alike! 

Ivo, Jason and Linda have spent the last 20 years in Vancouver, owning and operating a total of 8 restaurants and organic grocery stores throughout the city! They launched the concept of MeeT with a purpose to re-engage in the restaurant industry – not just to succeed in this market, but to re-shape it! From customers perceptions of comfort food, to staff perceptions of what a workplace should be, their goal is to surpass and re-imagine the restaurant establishment to be a better version of itself..!

Our Founding Principles

From our inception, MeeT has been built on the foundation of equality, acceptance, and compassion towards ALL sentient beings.  We are steadfast and committed to being an inclusive environment and safe space for staff and customers alike.

We have always had a zero tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind, and are committed in supporting all marginalized peoples, BIPOC, Women, and the LGBTQ+ communities.  This has been embodied in how we have operated since we opened.  It is clear now we have an opportunity to do more.

New Initiatives Under Development 

  • Developing a new program to help fund marginalized peoples’ business ventures in the plant based/vegan community.
  • Re-Implementing racial sensitivity training for management and staff.
  • Developing a thorough bias training program for our managers and staff.
  • Creating our own Diversity Committee in each location to audit practices and develop initiatives.
  • Reviewing our hiring processes now and regularly to ensure we are unbiased and open.
  • Looking into BIPOC owned suppliers to partner with to create long term growth opportunities. This will include food related collaborations for our weekly features program and long term menu opportunities

Awards & Press

With 8 awards from the 21st annual Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards, MeeT is known for our comfort food classics that hit the spot! Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty big salad, or an epic juicy stacked-burger and poutine, MeeT is the place to go for mouthwatering eats! We make your favourite foods from scratch, with regularly-evolving food features and seasonal craft cocktails to suit your mood..!

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Careers At MeeT

Being part of the MeeT TeeM is an opportunity to be more than just an employee; it means becoming part of a family and a community. We offer our staff extraordinary support and opportunities for their personal and professional development, by providing training programs and by rewarding hard work and dedication.

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Have Questions Or Have An Opportunity For MeeT Restaurants?

We continually strive to deliver the best possible experience for you, our valued guests, and we welcome your feedback, perspectives and ideas. If you have a question or an idea on how to expand the Meet vision, we’re always more than happy to Meet in Person!

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