Where to celebrate World Vegan Day in Toronto

Oct 31 2019, 2:28 pm

November 1 is World Vegan Day, serving as an excellent reason to celebrate all the goodness of plant-forward foods.

And lucky for you, Toronto has a plethora of options.

Whether you prefer to indulge in meat-free burgers or scrumptious salads, there are lots of spots across the city that are serving the goods, today and every day.

Here’s where to celebrate World Vegan Day in Toronto this year:

Fresh

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Once a diamond in the rough of a city with few vegan options, Fresh has become one of the original institutions representing a plant-based lifestyle. 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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Grasshopper

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This spot’s serving up fresh eats and delicious drinks. Enjoy Japanese curry, spicy shishito peppers and wasabi avocado dip with rice crackers. Wash down your meal with a turmeric latte, a kinako latte, or a refreshing kombucha. Yep. Uh-huh.

Address: 310 College Street
Phone: 647-340-3666

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LOV

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There’s no question that King West is a prime spot to hit for any meal of the day, and LOV’s offerings meet all your needs, regardless of what time you swing by. From avocado toast to kimchi fries, to poutine and beet tartare, here’s a spot to enjoy foods that feel indulgent, but are actually good for you.

Address: 620 King Street West
Phone: 416-366-8568

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Kupfert and Kim

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A classic. Waffles? Check! Bowls? Check! Hot drinks? Check! Sweets? Check! Everything you need, K&K are offering. Sit down and relax or take your food to go — either way, you’ll feel fueled up to take on the day after eating here.

Address: Multiple. Find your closest here

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Hello 123

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Little sister to K&K, Hello 123 is a sit-down-stay-a-while type of spot. Pulled pineapple sliders, watermelon ceviche, avocado toast, and kimchi burgers are all mouthwatering items you’ll find on the menu. But if there’s one thing we must recommend, it’s Tyler’s Tempeh Sandwich. Sourdough, tempeh, tomato, avo, beets, carrots, arugula, coconut bacon, red onion, aioli, a side salad, and roasted home fries. You’re welcome.

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

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Rosalinda

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Think fresh kombucha, creative cocktails, and tacos so good you won’t miss the meat, making for an ideal dinner spot. Most of the plates are made for sharing… including the churros, served with warm chocolate banana caramel. In support of World Vegan Day, this spot will be donating a portion of all sales from November 1 to Environmental Defence Canada.
From 11 am to 11 pm, every item sold will contribute directly to helping defend Canadian freshwaters and reversing the effects of climate change.

Address: 133 Richmond Street West
Phone: 416-907-0650

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Bloomer’s

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Oh, baby. Bloomer’s is the stuff when you want a sweet-fix, but if you’re opting for more “healthy” choices, they’ve got you on that front too. Bowls on bowls on bowls on burgers. And, you ought to consider their poutine, because it’s made with mushroom gravy and sunflower seed cheese… so it’s essentially salad.

Address: 873 Bloor Street West
Phone: 416-551-0532

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Planta: Burger, Yorkville, and Queen

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In honour of World Vegan Day, Planta Burger will be serving up free burgers to their first 50 guests on November 1. If burgers aren’t your thing (first: what?), you can opt for a reservation at Planta Queen or Planta Yorkville instead. The first 100 resos made at the Queen Street location will receive a free noodle dish on the house, and the first 100 at Yorkville will get a free pizza.

Address: Planta Burger – 4 Temperance Street, Planta Queen – 180 Queen Street West, Planta Yorkville – 1121 Bay Street

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