This Riverside locale is putting a plant-based spin on famous comfort food. At Animal Liberation Kitchen, burgers are made from pulled jackfruit, the cheese in the mac and cheese is made from cashews, the maple bacon is made from tempeh, and it is all hearty and delicious.
Apiecalypse Now! is a Mirvish Village favourite that offers up sweet and savoury vegan comfort food. Owner and chef Jennifer Bundock was inspired to start the restaurant by her desire to marry her nostalgic junk-food cravings with her vegan convictions. The menu includes dishes such as a faux sausage roll and mock chicken pot pie,
Avelo is a plant-based restaurant born out of Awai, a pop-up vegan restaurant that garnered critical acclaim during its two-and-a-half-year run. The Awai team has made a permanent home for their concept with Avelo, a 22-seat restaurant set on the first floor of a historic home near Yonge and Wellesley. Avelo features fixed five- and
With pink walls, chalkboard paint, and a colourful garland made from shredded paper, Bunner’s Bake Shop fits right into the bright and lively Kensington Market neighbourhood. The fact that their menu is entirely vegan and gluten-free certainly helps, too. Every single sweet treat that enters their ovens is completely plant-based and made with ingredients that
This New York–based vegan restaurant continues its international expansion by setting up shop in Yorkdale. The by Chloe chain was founded by chef and founder Chloe Coscarelli, who gained fame after winning the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars by making vegan cupcakes without using eggs, milk or butter. The chain now has locations throughout the U.S.
Located in Parkdale’s ethically minded mecca Vegandale Brewery, you can find Doomies serving up some of Toronto’s favourite vegan comfort foods. The menu is a culmination of a fast-food lover’s dream but made with all plant-based products. Best known for the “Big Mac,” Doomie’s is giving the people what they want, just with a bit
Moira Nordholt, owner and founder of Feel Good Guru, wants to have the greenest business in Toronto. At her new Queen West store and restaurant, which specializes in a tantalizing tongue-twister of “hyper-local super-awesome organic plant-powered food,” this vegan virtuoso is on a mission to change people’s notions of what it means to eat healthy, one meal at a time.
Starting as a stand-alone juice bar, Toronto’s first hot spot for stand-alone raw and cold pressed juices has become the city’s largest plant-based restaurant chain. Fresh on Eglinton is one of five locations from owners Ruth Tal, Barry Alper and Jennifer Huston. Starting as a juice company making small plant-based treats for an on-the-go crowd,
Look no further than Grasshopper Salon for a space and menu that are both cute, colourful and conscientious. Like the other two Grasshopper restaurants in Toronto, Grasshopper Salon specializes in delicious plant-based Asian fusion cuisine that is available at any time of day. Highlights from the menu include fries topped with Japanese curry, chipotle “Cheddar
This hip Parkdale vegan restaurant and bar is from the same owners of Kupfert and Kim, and their menu comprises a mix of K&K bowls plus a more extensive menu of handhelds like pulled pineapple sliders and kimchi burger. The all-day spot doles out everyday brunch so you don’t have to wait until the weekend,
Kupfert and Kim bills itself as a plant-based, full service restaurant making delicious, minimally processed food that is awesome for humans, animals and the planet. Fresh produce arrives each morning and is prepped on site with almost everything made in-house from scratch, including the sauces, pickles and curries.
Calling all vegans and vegetarians who are into booze and board games! Lipstick & Dynamite is the nostalgia-inducing, red-walled resto-bar loved by residents near Trinity Bellwoods Park. Step inside and marvel at the relics from an old High Park church that have been repurposed as the bar and booths, an archway covered in glitter and
Live Organic is proving that even a plant-based, organic, gluten- and refined-sugar-free dining experiences can be supremely delicious. Opening in 2002, this raw bar became one of the first of Toronto’s vegan hot spots to gain a huge following. Live Organic is an environmentally conscious restaurant that is looking to make sure that Torontonians are
Elia Herrera, of Top Chef Canada and Los Colibris fame, has opened up LosCo Vegan, a Mexican-inspired vegan restaurant. Located in Assembly Chef’s Hall, LosCo Vegan draws inspiration from Herrera’s Mexican heritage, using Central American flavours and ingredients, while incorporating new techniques and preparations better suited for plant-based cuisine.
Top Chef Canada contestant Elia Herrera has jumped on the plant-based bandwagon with LosCo Vegan. Located in the Assembly Chef’s Hall, LosCo Vegan draws from Herrera’s Mexican heritage, using Mexican flavours and ingredients while incorporating new techniques and preparations better suited for plant-based cuisine. LosCo serves a selection of vegan dishes that differs from the
Lov, a much-beloved Montreal spot for elegant vegan eats has landed on King West. The concept is “fast fine dining” that offers local, organic, and vegan dishes. But the company’s driving ethos to make such cuisine accessible to everyone has necessitated some flexibility as they land in Toronto and beyond. “Lov used to stand for
Mad Radish is Yonge and Eglinton’s new one-stop-shop for healthy, but filling food on the go. The bright blue eatery — which originated in Ottawa and has now officially touched down in midtown Toronto — aims to change the way people think about healthy food. While salad hasn’t traditionally enjoyed a reputation of being “comfort food,” a new concept from the co-founder of David’s
At Parka Food Co. they’re making vegan take-away that’s so indulgent and delicious it’s hard to believe how healthy it is. With a mission to provide sustainable fast food, Parka is looking to leave a positive impact on the community, while still serving 100 per cent plant-based food. The menu, composed of five different styles
Pizzeria Du is the ultimate place for classic Italian pizzas that are vegan and vegetarian. Sure there’s a pepperoni pizza on the menu, but it is plant-based house made seitan pepperoni which sits on a bed of San Marzano tomato sauce and cashew mozzarella. Add some chili oil to kick it up a notch. Another
Toronto’s vegan mecca is taking on Asian-inspired plant-based cuisine at Planta Queen. Since the opening of the Yorkville location, Planta has been leading the way for the vegan fine dining scene. The Queen location goes to new heights as its menu is completely inspired by the flavours of Japan and China. Featuring menu items like