The top 5 raw food restaurants in Toronto
Raw food restaurants in Toronto will have you steering clear of processed treats and deep fried indulgences. Whether you stick to a die-hard raw food diet or are cleansing your body after binging on less-than-healthy eats, these restaurants have plenty of options that don't sacrifice taste for health.
Here, in no particular order, are my picks for the top raw food restaurants in Toronto.
Live is an old standby, as far as raw restaurants are concerned. They serve up favourites like enchiladas with cashew sour cream and zucchini manicotti. A huge plus, many of their items (like raw tortillas) are stocked in health food stores across the city, so you can make your own raw meals at home.
Smash Juice Bar
Cold-pressed juice seems to be taking over the city, and Smash has upped the game. They carry a decent range of raw vegan milks, fruit and vegetable-based juices and elixirs, as well as the odd food item. If you've got a sweet tooth, I recommend trying their coconut powerballs (which are the equivalent of a guilt-free macaroon).
Rawlicious has mastered the art of making a flavourful, fresh meal. Their menu is stocked with options like pad thai, quesadillas, spring rolls, and a taco wrap with almond nut cheese that will kill any craving for Chipotle.
Belmonte Raw is a Leslieville-based outpost with a second location in the PATH. The menu flaunts a range of cold-pressed juices, salads and wraps that are as tasty as they are healthy. Plus, if you're craving sugar, they have raspberry and peanut butter raw chocolate treats.
The Vegan Duchess serves up raw meals that don't slack on taste. The restaurant has managed to make many typically unhealthy meal options healthy, so you can have your (cashew cherry) cake and eat it too.
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Photo of Rawlicious by Hector Vasquez.
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