Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
278 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth, NS B3A 1N6
Vegetarian/Chinese/teahouse. Liu's Formosa Gift and Tea House serves Chinese vegetarian and vegan food. Their vegan mockmeat dim sum is quite popular. Of course, tea is the star of the show here so make sure to enjoy a cup! Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, VISA/MC, $-$$.
40 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4W1
Natural foods/organic. The Wooden Monkey is a unique restaurant that serves up delicious food while remaining environmentally-conscious. They utilize organic and locally-grown ingredients as much as possible, and carry-out cups, plates, and cutlery are biodegradable. Even though not completely vegetarian, there are plenty of tantalizing vegetarian options including many that can easily be made vegan. Reservations are accepted. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$.
5775 Charles St., Halifax, NS B3K 1K7
Vegan/natural foods. enVie is a vegan restaurant with a small lounge. The menu is ever-changing but focuses on locally-sourced foods. They offer raw foods, daily specials, and gluten free options. Enjoy dishes like Seitan Picatta, Raw Zucchini Bolognese, or their Quinoa and Mushroom Burger. enVie is located on the corner of Agricola and Charles in the North End of Halifax. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch. Closed Monday. Full service, take-out, delivery, beer/wine/alcohol, VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$.
6250 Quinpool Rd., Halifax, NS B3L 1A3
Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. Heartwood serves an all-vegetarian menu of salads, sandwiches, pizzas, bowls, and entrées with the many vegan choices noted as such. Their food is fresh and made-to-order using organic and local ingredients. You must save room for dessert with offerings of cakes, pies, cookies, and more! Check for daily specials on the board and enjoy the delicious brunch offered on weekends. Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Full service, vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, espresso, soymilk, beer/wine, VISA/MC, $$.
1707 Grafton St., Halifax, NS B3J 2C6
Natural foods/organic. See description under Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
2156 Windsor St., Halifax, NS B3K 5B6
Vegan/café/juice bar. Wild Leek is a small neighborhood vegan eatery that focuses on seasonal and local ingredients. Everything is prepared fresh daily in-house. The menu features daily specials of three items: soup, quiche, and entrée. Some popular dishes include the BBQ Portobello (with cashew cheese on a baguette) and Banh Mi (homemade seitan with veggies and sesame sauce on a baguette). The atmosphere is very comfortable and charming with local art featured on the walls. The restaurant is located in the West End area of Halifax. Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday. Full service, take-out, VISA/MC, $-$$.