These vegetarian restaurants are Toronto’s top spots for meatless eats

Jul 10 2020, 8:04 am

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When it comes to small actions we can take to help preserve the environment, eating veggie meals is easily one of the most delicious!

And in Toronto, eco-conscious foodies are spoiled for choice.

While some might say you don’t make friends with salad, we beg to differ. These local eateries restaurants are dishing out crave-worthy meals that leave behind a smaller carbon footprint than a meat-heavy dinner does.

These are the spots to hit for your veg fix in Toronto:

Kupfert & Kim

 

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Meatless and wheatless, this spot cares about what people put into their bodies, and is great for grab-and-go grub that won’t weigh you down. On the menu: pesto quinoa, curry bowls, tempeh and bean chili, and more hearty meatless eats. If you want something ultra portable, any of their refreshing smoothies are sure to do the trick.

Address: Multiple. Find your closest here

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Ital Vital

 

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This little spot is tucked away in Kensington Market, and is it ever worth seeking out. Fresh veggie dishes packed with intense flavours are plated all together, allowing the spices to meet and mingle in the greatest of ways. One “lunch” will easily last you three meals, and the price is right. Pro tip: Go early in the day to snag some macaroni pie.

Address: 134 St. Andrew Street
Phone:  416-599-9141

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The Hogtown Vegan

 

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Known for their meat, dairy and egg-free eats, Hogtown Vegan is serving up southern-style comfort food with a twist. Visit one of their two locations in the city and enjoy popular dishes like the unchicken and waffles, hogtown burger, or mac n’ cheese – all vegan style of course.

Address: 382 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-546-7900

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Hello 123

 

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Say hello to healthy and tasty grub! This spot makes eating well as easy as 1-2-3. Little sister to Kupfert & Kim, this joint serves up pulled pineapple sliders, watermelon ceviche, avocado toast, and kimchi burgers — all are mouthwatering. But if there’s one thing we must recommend, it’s the Toasty Tempeh Sandwich.

Address: 1122 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-532-3555

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Planta

 

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This place may just change your mind about vegan food! With a completely plant-based menu, this upscale veg resto takes inspiration from all over the world with creations from local chef David Lee. Imagine hand-stretched pizzas with cashew mozzarella, eggplant lasagna, and burgers you just might prefer to an Angus, to name a few tempting choices.

Address: 1221 Bay Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-7000

Address: 180 Queen Street West (Planta Queen)
Phone: 647-812-1221

Address: 4 Temperance Street (Planta Burger)
Phone: 647-348-7000

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Fresh

 

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Fresh, meatless meals are especially accessible thanks to this multiple-location joint. Burgers, wraps, sandwiches, tacos, and big bowls of plant-based goodness are at your fingertips, and you can sip on an MCT matcha or superfood smoothie on the side.

Address: Multiple. Find your closest here

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One Love

 

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This unassuming spot across the street from Bathurst Station is more than meets the eye. Pop in for some of the most stellar vegan pumpkin roti probably ever, and you’ll find yourself wanting more the very next day. The vibe is chill and the staff make your food fresh on the spot.

Address: 854 Bathurst Street
Phone: 416-535-5683

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Nutbar

 

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Stepping into this “superfood snack cafe” is like striking vegan gold. Breads slathered with nut butters and fruit or avocado, and delicious smoothie bowls are on the menu. This is also one of the spots where you can find medicinal mushroom lattes in the city. Enjoy a hot elixir infused with chaga, lion’s mane, reishi or cordyceps. To your health!

Address: 1240 Yonge Street
Phone:  416-519-2700

Address: 899 Queen Street East
Phone:  647-417-4546

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