The best vegetarian restaurants in Toronto continue to get better and better. Offerings now go beyond mock meat, rice and quinoa bowls have evolved and become more widespread and now almost everything gets paired with a smoothie or cold pressed juice.
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With four locations across the city, Fresh has established itself as Toronto's go-to for mostly-vegan offerings, including tacos, burgers and massive rice bowls. They also offer smoothies and recently unveiled a cold-pressed juice line.
The restaurant on Palmerston near College isn't exclusively vegetarian, but it offers a meatless menu, so vegetarians need not scrutinize each dish before ordering. Dishes evolve seasonally, but their gnocchi are always a sure bet.
What started as a single vegan, gluten-free lunch counter in the PATH has blossomed into a popular multi-location chain of eateries. Menus vary by location, but the crowd faves are the grain bowls, burgers and tacos.
Veganism need not be synonymous with clean eating - sometimes cravings call for greasy brunch foods, dirty plates of nachos or unchicken and waffles. This is exactly where this Bloordale eatery excels, and to boot, there's plenty of beer and cocktails.
This take-out counter on Dundas West serves up an ever-changing menu featuring unique dishes like pakora bennies or pad thai salad. This spot is helmed by accomplished chef/owner Ren Mercer, who's got 20-plus years of experience working in high-end restaurants. Expect the unexpected.
What started as an office lunch delivery service is now a retail storefront on Dundas West, where you'll find vibrant grain and salad boxes, soups, and smoothies jam-packed with superfoods.
The Kensington Market stalwart is a family owned and operated cafe best known for gluten-free, organic vegetarian fare. The menu boasts crowd pleasers like buckwheat crepes, soups, salads and vegan ice creams.
The vegetarian restaurant on College Street serves up a broad selection of meat-free foods. Nibble on snacks like chick un-nuggets, or enjoy hearty entrees like chili bowls, banh mi, or burgers.
This casual takeout counter on West Queen West sells juices, smoothies, salads and grain boxes. The acai bowls are a standout on the menu - they're more like an acai parfait, layered with crunchy granola, yogurt and fresh fruit.
At first glance, Bloorcourt's Spark appears to be your average indie cafe. Along with espresso drinks you'll find-above average food options, including an entirely vegetarian roster of tacos, sandwiches, salads and grain boxes.
Live Organic Food Bar (Dupont)
The original organic and raw restaurant on Dupont at Bathurst is so popular it sprouted a satellite location in Liberty Village, as well as a lineup of grocery store products. Menu standouts include mung bean pancakes and manicotti stuffed with cashew dill 'ricotta".
Plant-based sandwiches and salads are among the specialties at this lunch counter with locations in Kensington Market and the Eaton Centre food court. Also find fresh baked goods, pressed juices, and creamy pureed soups.
The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Toronto