vegan restaurant toronto

Popular Toronto vegan chain expanding in a big way

Plant-based restaurants seem to be sprouting up all over Toronto. And there's a new one germinating in West Queen West.

Hello 123, from the founders behind Kupfert & Kim, is slated to open this summer at 1122 Queen St. W., in the old Queen's Variety space.

Unlike K&K, Hello 123 will be a full-service restaurant with a cocktail program as well as wine and beer. Like K&K's Spadina location, there will also be kombucha and cider on tap.

This place won't be entirely gluten-free, though there will be plenty of wheat-less options available. Co-owner Mark Kupfert says the menu items will be similar to those at K&K, but they'll be "considerably more elevated, with more mains and sides."

Plant-based seems to be the new moniker for vegan restaurants in the city. Planta, which is in Yorkville, uses it as does Nathan Isberg's Awai.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Kupfert & Kim


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Jollibee is opening its first downtown Toronto location later this month

McDonald's just permanently closed a location in Toronto

Adamson BBQ has been operating without a business licence for 4 years

Toronto BBQ joint just built a drive-thru ordering system through its back window

Toronto craft beer brand and tap room permanently shuts down

10 new restaurants that opened in Toronto last month

Toronto pizza place will donate 100 pies to frontline workers if Jason Momoa visits them

Former Montrealers say new Toronto bagel store is almost as good as the real thing