The Ivy Deck Garden Bistro

Wolfville, Nova Scotia
8 Elm Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 1Z9


3.9 / 2 votes

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Mediterranean and Middle Eastern with lots of vegetarian and some vegan options. Emphasis on local produce. Patio. Licensed

The Ivy Deck Garden Bistro in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, a charming university town on the Bay of Fundy, is a great little place that's been around for about a decade.

The bistro, or the deck, as it's known by locals, serves up really flavourful, hearty Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. Everything is made on the premises.

Saturday's they're at the local farmers market across the street and make great vegan and vegetarian pizzas, and lots of other stuff. Phenomenal desserts. Extensive menu and they cater, and will customize the menu, for weddings and other special events, large or small. Take-out available. Great ambiance. Small inside, but cozy. Large patio with pergola covered with wisteria.

Added by bon on Jul 9 07 (last updated Jul 26 10)

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This place is probably more suitable for vegetarians than vegans, but I still managed to find a few decent options. The Hiker's Crunch salad is completely vegan - it consists of veggies, nuts and dried fruits. The Portobello Rotini is also vegan. Several of the other salads and pasta dishes can be made vegan by leaving off the cheese. For lacto-ovo vegetarians, the Ivy Deck has a lot of great-sounding specials, like vegetarian moussaka. Several of my friends reported that the moussaka was one of the best meals that they ate in Wolfville.

While the food at Ivy Deck is decent (especially compared to most of the other vegan options in Wolfville), my favorite thing to do there is just to sit on the deck with a glass of sangria. The house made sangria is delicious and the deck is beautifully-decorated with plants. It's a nice way to spend a hot summer afternoon.

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Homemade falafels, incredible, imaginative salads, vegan pizzas...and much more. Very accommodating to our special requests.
Delicious...we ate lunch and dinner here every day while we were in Wolfville.
Great service...even popped our head in to say thanks to the chef.
Love the emphasis on local produce! We'll be back for more. Might call ahead before we go next time to ask them to use rice pasta (they said they'd be willing to do so). Happy, happy!

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Turn onto Elm Street off of Main Street in Wolfville (population about 4500, with another 3000 or so when university students arrive in September).


Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • American Express


  • Mediterranean


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet
  • Romantic



11am - 9pm
10am - 9pm
11am - 9pm

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