It’s official. Kitsilano has a new place to workout, eat, and hang.

Taking over the West 4th location previously occupied by Hell’s Kitchen, TurF is a fitness studio, shop, kitchen, and coffee bar.

Founded by Lululemon veterans (and sisters) Deanne and Delaney Schweitzer, TurF was born on the foundation of all the things they love: healthy food, thoughtful apparel, a conscious sweat, the best coffee and building community.

Angela of Eat Spin Run Repeat had a chance to test out the restaurant – a bright, open space lined with long tables – and she immediately fell in love.

Coming out of the kitchen you’ll find vegan-friendly plant-based eats (most of which are gluten free – hooray!) with options to add sustainably sourced ‘happy proteins’. There’s a heavy emphasis on whole foods, no processed junk, environmental responsibility and local sourcing whenever possible. That’s a pretty sound food philosophy, if you ask me.

TurF menu selections include superfood-infused smoothies, juice, toasts, bowls, salads, sweet treats, coffee, tea, beer and wine. Check out the full menu here.

Just past the restaurant area is the shop, full of all sorts of great finds. TurF collaborated with a local designer on a collection of sweats and tees, and also carries some well-known brands.

On the fitness side of things, TurF’s team of talented instructors teach dance, strength + cardio, boxing conditioning, and meditation classes.

TurF is also the first studio in Canada to offer The Class by Taryn Toomey. Developed in New York City, The Class is described as a cathartic mind-body experience that challenges the body and engages the mind.

TurF is located at 2041 West 4th Avenue and is open weekdays from 6:30am to 8:00pm and weekends from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Hot food service ends at 5pm daily, while grab & go, drinks, smoothies and dessert are served until closing time.

Last modified: March 8, 2017

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