Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you’re doomed to only eating take-out in Toronto.
For when your resolve to eat well is still strong but you’re feeling social and craving a little ambiance, these Toronto restaurants dish out fresh, whole ingredients, plenty of greens, and foods unacquainted with the deep fryer… not to mention, wine and cocktails!
These Toronto restaurants barely count towards “Cheat Day.”
Power teas packed full of proteins, vitamins, minerals AND booze, healthy bar bites ranging from salad bowls to zucchini pasta, and more! This King West bar offers an all-accommodating menu for people who want to eat lean, vegans, gluten-free eaters, and everything in between.
Address: 303 King Street West, Toronto
A made-from-scratch menu featuring fresh local ingredients and a line-up of mix and match proteins, salads, and sides can be enjoyed with a glass of wine in this rustic St. Lawrence Market-area dining room (and patio).
Address: 140A The Esplanade, Toronto
Satisfy cravings while still keeping it light at this two-story restaurant in Harbord Village. On offer, an abundance of local, flexitarian dishes made low in refined starches and sugars. Think green curry bowls, kale caesar salad, and a locally and naturally sourced beef burger.
Address: 124 Harbord Street, Toronto
Say hello to healthy and tasty food options! The Queen West restaurant with a fully stock bar is a sit-down spin-off from fast food faves Kupfert & Kim. Here, eating clean is never boring with plant-based dishes like loaded sweet potato, smashed avocado burger, and roasted cauliflower tahini bowls on offer.
Address: 1122 Queen Street West, Toronto
The restaurant at Shops on Don Mills offers many healthy and balanced choices that you can feel good about. With a modern, clean space and a menu developed by Rose Reisman, this restaurant incorporates seasonal produce and locally-sourced ingredients to create wholesome from-scratch recipes.
Address: 7 Marie Labatte Road, Toronto
With a completely plant-based menu and yummy creations from local chef David Lee, this place may change your mind about vegan food! Hand-stretched pizzas with cashew mozzarella, Habibi cauliflower couscous, watermelon poke, and eggplant lasagna are just a few standouts on the menu.
Address: 1221 Bay Street, Toronto
With a location in Liberty Village and the Annex, Live Organic Food Bar is best known for their high-quality vegan dishes and on-the-go options. Dine in for lunch or dinner and enjoy menu items like their gluten-free oat-based Belgian waffles, taro root poutine, Kimchi pancakes, or a coconut bacon avocado burger.
Address: 264 Dupont Street, Toronto
Address: 134 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto
With plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, Lola’s Kitchen will ensure you stay on track while still feeling like you’re indulging. Hearty options include eggplant lasagna, organic polenta fries, roasted acorn squash, or quinoa risotto. Stop by on the weekend between 10 am to 3 pm for brunch — but be sure to expect a long line up.
Address: 634 Church Street, Toronto