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The top 10 new vegetarian restaurants in Toronto

Vegetarian restaurants sprouted all over Toronto this past year. From hearty Caribbean foods and crave-worthy pizza to raw wraps and all day breakfasts, this new crop of eateries is making meatless eating more delicious than ever.

Here are my picks for the top vegetarian restaurants to open in Toronto this year.

See also: The top 40 vegetarian restaurants in Toronto

Apiecalypse Now!
The vegan bake shop relocated to Christie Pits this year and reopened as a vegan pizzeria and snack bar. The menu features pies like the Pepperphony ($3.20 slice; $14 sm; $22 lg) with meatless pepperoni slices and Daiya mozzarella, as well as soups, salads, and doughnuts.

Kupfert & Kim
The meatless and wheatless eatery has been expanding throughout the PATH at a frenetic pace and now its breached the surface. The newest, above ground restaurant sits at Spadina and Richmond and is serving up hearty breakfasts, boxed lunches, burgers and curries.

Grow Op
Get high on fruits and veggies at this juice bar and eatery on Ossington. Along with smoothies and cold-pressed juices, the menu offers a lineup of salads, sandwiches and acai bowls.

Operating as a vegan cafe, record store, and event venue, this Bloordale spot is a hub of activity. Weekend brunches are the big draw featuring meatless huevos rancheros, waffle stix, and tofu scramble breakfasts, but you'll find baked goods including the occasional breakfast pizza pocket served daily.

Veggie D'Light
Vegan Caribbean food found a home in Kensington Market this year. The menu offers mix and match combos packed with proteins like curry chickpeas or jerk seitan with quinoa rice and peas or pasta, steamed vegetables and more.

Cosmic Treats
More than just a dessert bar, this vegan eatery in Kensington is fully licensed and serves up savoury snack foods like jalapeno poppers, comfort foods including lasagna and chicken-less pot pies, all day breakfasts including cornmeal waffles, and desserts like creamy cashew ice creams.

Urban Acorn
This grocery store on Dupont is a "flexitarian" resource, but it also hosts Vegan Supper Clubs monthly in its upper floor loft kitchen.

Belmonte Raw
The raw eatery and juicery expanded beyond its Leslieville location to the PATH where lunch crowds flock for seasonal salads and wraps, plus afternoon pick-me-ups like raw chocolate bars and mini key lime tarts.

Look forward to a daily assortment of salads, sandwiches, soups, savoury tarts, breads, and other baked goods at this bakery cafe on Roncesvalles. Recent highlights include sweet potato and feta galettes, and tarts filled with chèvre, beets and caramelized onions.

Impact Kitchen
While not exclusively vegetarian, meat is entirely optional at this health conscious kitchen in Corktown. Fresh pressed juices, vegan raw cookies, chopped salads and power bowls are all on the table for meatless eaters.

What did I miss? Add your favourite new vegetarian restaurants in the comments.

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