Plant-based businesses flourished in Toronto in 2017 and show no sign of slowing down!
From bars, pubs, and burger shops, to brunch spots, bake shops, and on-demand taco delivery! This year was especially delicious for vegan eaters and veggie-loving carnivores alike.
Sans retail storefront but offered via delivery through partners like foodora, Fake Taco intends to do more than just let you order lunch to your desk, the company will also dish out taco parties (AKA catering), and DIY meal kits that let diners assemble tacos to-order.
This “all vegan all hoser metal bar” is an off-shoot of Apiecalypse Now! located just upstairs from the vegan pizzeria near Christie Pits. The makers of Slayer slices and the Pig Destroyer Destroyer pizza are also about to get into the burger business with the incoming opening of Brgr Kvlt.
Address: 735 Bloor Street West
Not in Toronto, but rather just a day trip away in London, Ontario. This out-of-town source for vegan fast food makes the list for opening the world’s first vegan 24-hour drive-thru.
The new sister spot to thriving local chain Kumpfert and Kim opened this sit-down spot serving up an eclectic all-day menu that covers breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks. Look forward to highlights like the smashed avocado burger, channa chaat, and loaded sweet potatoes
Address: 1122 Queen Street West, Toronto
The Bloorcourt restaurant expanded with a second location on College Street this year, doubling the availability of “UnChicken & Waffles” and “Phish & Chips” in Toronto.
Address: 1056 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Address: 382 College Street, Toronto
Aimed at veganizing greasy spoon standards, this just-opened vegan diner helmed by Chef Doug McNish is serving up a menu of Reuben sandwiches, Salisbury steaks, fish & chips, and root beer floats with brunch options like cinnamon bun pancakes launching in the new year.
Address: 1265 Queen Street West, Toronto
The new source for gourmet greens from the Chase Hospitality Group is serving up vibrant, salads and grain bowls “chalk full of high quality, sustainable ingredients.”
Address: Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road, Toronto
Newly opened on Queen West, this eatery is serving up scratch-made, vegetable-based comfort foods including soups, burgers, truffle mushroom macaroni, and fries supreme.
Address: 424 Queen St West
A gourmet, quick service burger joint from Chase Hospitality Group offers a menu that emphasizes high quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. On the menu, plant-based patties like the truly addictive Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Burger.
Address: 4 Temperance Street, Toronto
Plant-based, gluten-free, raw/no-bake treats found a home in Kensington Market this spring. The first retail outlet for this pair of dessert makers deals in bite-sized treats, cakes, squares, raw truffles, and heart-shaped ice cream sandwiches, as well as a savoury selection ranging from galettes and mini loaves to sandwiches, and more.
Address: 68 Wales Avenue, Toronto