Harbord Street continues to be a top-notch culinary destination in Toronto. It’s home to the legendary Splendido, and also to The Harbord Room and its sister restaurant, THR & Co. The Food Dudes chose the neighbourhood for their upcoming venture, Tabula Rasa, and about a month ago Harvest Kitchen opened up in the space previously occupied by Tati Bistro.
The latest destination to hit the buzzy intersection of Gerrard and Jones in Toronto’s east end is Hotel Delilah — a tropical themed restaurant and future Airbnb inspired by the beaches of Costa Rica. The restaurant and hotel concept is designed to conjure feelings of the tropics, with curved wood-panelled walls, tiled floors, and snake
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
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
Midtown has a new restaurant dishing up “soul food”. No, not the jerk chicken or stewed oxtail variety but “whole food for the soul.” A lawyer and sometime food blogger Sarah Huggins and her partner are behind the new Mary Be, located at Yonge and St. Clair.
For those of less carnivorous leanings, Toronto offers numerous places where one can get their vegetarian on. One Love Vegetarian cafe, as the name might suggest, serves vegetarian Caribbean and Creole cuisine. Conveniently located within sight of Bathurst station, One Love Vegetarian’s menu features curried bean curd, roti and stir fry heavy on the spice
On the southwest coast of India sits the beautiful town of Udupi. Rich in culture, the Temple City has produced millions of food connoisseurs, like the people who brought Udupi Palace to Toronto. This southern Indian vegetarian restaurant is pulling out all the stops to show us that Indian food isn’t limited to just curries
A cheery neighbourhood staple for eight years now, Urban Herbivore is Kensington Market’s go-to place for vegetarian-friendly grub. Taking over a corner space on one of the market’s main thoroughfares, the Herbivore has an extremely loyal following in the community. With plenty of lime green accents and ferns hanging from the ceiling, the space feels as though you’ve stumbled into an eatery straight off a Thai beach.
Vegetarian Haven bills itself as award winning Asian inspired vegan cuisine in a bistro atmosphere. It serves a variety of noodles, soups, salads and wraps from a variety of Asian regions. Shanghai noodles, spicy Singapore seitan and pad Thai allow you to take a trip across Asia without leaving Baldwin Village. Wash it all down
Veghed is a restaurant/catering company headed by Ren Mercer, previously of the Spoke Club, and his partner Ruth Magbanua. It offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes created from pesticide-free organic products. The menu changes seasonally to reflect what ingredients are currently available, and features Thai coconut curry, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and a
Only in the 21st century do such things as plant-based butchers exist. Yam Chops is the resident one in Little Italy, and its motto is “grown not raised,” which just about sums up the difference in the food. Stop in and sit down for a meal, do some grocery shopping or take a to-go lunch.