While some might say you don’t make friends with salad, these Toronto restaurants are dishing out every type of cuisine imaginable along with cocktails, craft beers, and ambiance worthy of special occasions and date night!
Here are the best vegetarian restaurants in Toronto to get your grub on!
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While the local chain found prominently in The PATH is best known for being quick fuel for the office, the street-level location on Spadina is a full-service sit-down spot. On the menu: pesto quinoa, curry bowls, tempeh and bean chili, and more hearty meatless eats.
Address: 140 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
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: 1056 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Address: 382 College Street, Toronto
Established in 2014, Thrive Organic Kitchen & Cafe puts nutrition first. With creations from chef and owner David Perez, expect natural organic ingredients and lots of superfoods at this vegetarian spot. Popular choices include their gluten-free quinoa pancakes, butternut squash quesadillas, and thrive bowls served over brown rice.
Address: 3473 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Etobicoke
Address: 409 College Street, Toronto
Say hello to healthy and tasty food options! At Hello 123 eating clean is never boring with plant-based brunch, lunch, and dinner options including pulled pineapple sliders, tempeh club sandwiches, chana chaat, and more.
Address: 1122 Queen Street West, Toronto
This vegan diner opened their doors this past December in the Parkdale neighbourhood. Serving up brunch and dinner, Mythology Diner brings you all the classics, completely ‘veganized’ including boneless wings, “the meatiest veggie loaf platter ever,” and much more.
Address: 1265 Queen Street West, Toronto
With two locations in Toronto, Grasshopper Restaurant offers a diverse plant-based menu, featuring globally inspired recipes. Menu standouts include the beet burger, quinoa mac n’ cheese, and the vegan pulled pork sandwich.
Address: 310 College Street, Toronto
Address: 3080 Dundas Street West, Toronto
While this place isn’t exclusively vegetarian, they do feature an entire vegetarian lovers menu for those who feel so inclined. The restaurant is built around a wood-fired oven and serves up traditional Canadian comfort food using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Address: 293 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto
This gluten-free, organic vegetarian stalwart is a Kensington Market favourite and for good reason! Now with a second location open inside the Assembly Chef’s Hall, Hibiscus Cafe is dishing out more sweet and savory crêpes, along with soups, salads, and non-dairy ice cream, than ever.
Address: 238 Augusta Ave, Toronto
Address: 111 Richmond Street West, Toronto
This place may just change your mind about vegan food! With a completely plant-based menu, this upscale vegetarian restaurant in Yorkville takes inspiration from all over the world with creations from local chef David Lee. Imagine hand-stretched pizzas with cashew mozzarella, Habibi cauliflower couscous, watermelon poke, and eggplant lasagna – to name a few mouth-watering menu options.
Address: 1221 Bay Street, Toronto
Known as a cozy spot in Toronto’s Baldwin Village with an Asian-inspired menu, Vegetarian Haven makes all their dishes with mock meat, but trust us, it tastes way better than it sounds! Must-try menu dishes include the tofu drumsticks, seared dumplings, curry pad Thai, and you can never go wrong with the Chef’s special featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Address: 17 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Fresh, meatless meals are especially accessible thanks to this longstanding Toronto chain of happening eateries. On the menu: green poutine, crispy cauliflower tacos, salads, bowls, wraps, and more!
Address: 326 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Address: 147 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Address: 894 Queen Street West, Toronto
Address: 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
From the same folks trying to transform Parkdale into Vegandale, this unapologetic vegan restaurant does cocktails and craft beers along with meatless eats include tacos, nachos, and a meatless burger that is a dead ringer for a Big Mac.
Address: 1263 Queen Street West, Toronto