The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Toronto
The best vegetarian restaurants in Toronto offer up meatless meals that are satisfying, comforting and familiar. While clean eating and spa-like offerings have typically been the norm, Toronto has recently seen a recent influx of eateries that give herbivores the option to indulge in greasy fare, cocktails and even charcuterie boards.
Here is the list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Toronto.
With multiple locations across the GTA (and a new one soon to open at Yonge and Eg), Fresh is well loved for its fresh juices, healthy bowls and salads ($10-$16), but also various high-protein burger and wrap options ($10-$11). Brunch is offered weekends and take-away orders are welcome. More »
Meatless and wheatless, this vegan take-out spot located inside First Canadian Place specializes in vegan and gluten-free rice or quinoa bowls as well as healthy breakfast options. Start the day with steel cut oats or sweet quinoa, or stop in at lunchtime for the Kim, a brown rice bowl with organic tofu, bok choy, edamame and more ($11 with tax). More »
Three Urban Herbivore locations situated in Kensington Market, the Eaton Center and inside the Octopus Garden on College at Dovercourt, serve up soups, sandwiches and customized-counterside salads and rice/quinoa bowls. Prices vary per location but hover around the $10 mark. More »
While not exclusively a vegetarian restaurant, the meat free menu at this upscale spot on Palmerston and College never feels like an afterthought. Though most of the offerings change seasonally, the Russet Potato Gnocchi ($16/$23) is so good I suspect that they dare not take it off the menu. More »
This longtime fixture at DuPont and Spadina now boasts a second Liberty Village location. I credit this place (and that Woody Harrelson docu) with my own introduction to raw foods and where I first discover spiral sliced zucchini noodles (not currently on the menu). In addition to raw foods, the eatery does hot dishes too like the noteworthy pulled burdock burrito ($14). More »
This charming little cafe in Kensington Market offers excellent value for soups, salads and best of all buckwheat crepes ($5.65-$9) wrapped around sweet or savory fillings. Also of note are non-dairy ice creams ($3/one scoop) in flavours like raspberry and Earl Grey. More »
This cash-only spot on Bloor near Christie Pits reimagines classic diner staples for vegan sensibilities. The licensed dining room does a weekend brunch as well as daily lunch and dinner when they offer crave worthy, comfort foods like the Fried Unchicken & Waffles ($13) and a delicious Reuben sandwiches ($11). More »
Situated just across from the Bathurst subway station, this meatless Caribbean flavoured take-away spot is known for its Corn Soup ($3/$5), Roti ($5.50/$9) and Curries ($11) along with a selection of daily juices and vegan cupcakes. More »
What was formerly known as Fressen, this new bistro and bar on Queen West offers vegan mains like the Mustard Crusted Tempeh Steak ($18) along with bar snacks like shareable plates of sliders ($11) and a meatless riff on the oh-so-popular Charcuterie Board ($18). More »
This Italian cafe in Yorkville offers vegetarian and vegan options including panino and pasta dishes, soups and salads. Everything on the menu is priced under $10 and is prepared in advance for quick take-out or dine-in (though the limited seating is at a premium). More »
Pulp Kitchen at Queen and Broadview is mainly a juice and smoothie bar but also has vegan to-go menu full of soups, salads and sandwiches like the P.K ($6.50), a gluten free breaded tofu, roasted tomato and avocado sammie served on flax bread. More »
The Vegetarian Cafe inside this Danforth grocer offers up a daily spread of certified organic deli selections, baked goods and desserts. Mostly priced by weight, the offerings include cold salads like a quinoa chimichurri (vegan), as well as, hot prepared foods like potato, fennel gratin. More »