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The Naam (top) vs The Foundation (bottom)

This maybe the start of something new, the (HEAHD TO HEAD) VERSUS FFEATURE. The other day I had two people telling me where their favorite nachos were. One on my left and one on my right, yelling in my ears. The two restaurants in question were the Naam and the Foundation. I wanted to settle the bet, I told them give me a week to try them both out. So here are the results of my two visits.

The Naam
The Naam and Foundation are both vegetarian restaurants. That said, I was a little sad that the nachos at the Naam were not loaded with vegetables, there were some sundried tomatoes present but the onions, olives and jalapenos failed to make an appearance. Not sure if they glazed olive oil on the chips or oil leeched out of one of the ingredients but some of the bottom layer of chips had a thin puddle of oil on them. The nachos were $11.95 for the large and $3.50 for the gucamole.

The Foundation
The Foundation, which is known for having bad service was actually ok this time. The nachos are massive. The cheese was layered throughout the chips which is one of the big features the Naam missed. Also, there were plenty of vegetables (black beans, corn, onions) peppered throughout the plate. The nachos were only 8 dollars. and we passed on the gucamole which was extra.

Results
Size - Foundation. Nachos were by far bigger.
Atmosphere - I prefer Foundation but hippies might like Naam.
Taste - Foundation
Music - Foundation - Some good hip hop
Hours of Operation - Naam - Open 24 hours.
Value - Foundation
Price - Foundation was cheaper. ($8.00 vs. $12.00)

Overall, The Foundation is a clear winner in the department of nachos.
Matt

Naam
2724 West 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC
Naam on Urbanspoon

Foundation
2301 Main
Vancouver, BC
Foundation on Urbanspoon

9 comments

Jackie said... @ March 8, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Foundation nachos are my favourite nachos of all time. Their nachos + a sunny bike ride over + frosty pitchers of the Storm Brewing special + friends + Nas on the stereo = absolute bliss.

Gyromite said... @ March 8, 2009 at 11:55 PM

They do play good hip hop there.
One Love.
Matt

Loxy said... @ March 9, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Damn it.

Now I want Nachos.

Good thing it's my day off and I can just walk over!

Lydia said... @ March 9, 2009 at 10:33 PM

Hell yes. I'm having a Meatless March challenge right now and have been dreaming of Foundation nachos. Just can't stand the line up!

Lance Vance said... @ March 18, 2009 at 12:42 PM

HEY MR. VANCOUVER SLOP
HOW ABOUT DOING THE GREAT NACHO HUNT OF 2009!??!
MOST PLACES NACHOS SUCK SO BAD WHERE IS THE BEST ONE.
VEGERATION IS NOT SO DELICIOUS U NEED GROUND BEEF ON DEM

PS IF YOU WANT MEAT AT THE FOUDNATION YOU HAVE TO GO WHEN CHUCKIE IS WORKING. HE'LL ADD SOME BACON TO ANYTHING FOR AN EXTRA .50 CENTS

Gyromite said... @ March 20, 2009 at 8:50 PM

A Nacho hunt would be so massive. Too many places and I would need a crew of people.

I used to love the Macho Nachos at Red Robins with the ground beef but they took it off the menu.

Give me some places to check and I ll go.

Anonymous said... @ March 21, 2009 at 1:01 PM

It's spelled
g-u-a-c-a-m-o-l-e.

If you can't spell it you shouldn't write about it.

GG said... @ October 10, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I like the concept of A vs B comparison posts. You should keep it up as it makes for an interesting read.

Anonymous said... @ February 17, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Makes me wonder which Nacho's you got from the Naam (they have like 3), I definitely had better more fuller looking 'chos from there before

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