Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Barrie

··Boon Burger Café

114 Dunlop St. E., Barrie, ON L4M 1A4

(705) 718-4193

Vegan/organic/fast food. Boon Burger Café offers a fresh take on fast food. Using organic and local ingredients whenever possible, the menu is all-vegan. One of their most popular items is the Thanksgiving Burger (grilled potato-crusted 'turkey' patty, cranberry sauce & maple-glazed yams). In addition to an extensive selection of yummy burgers, Boon also offer soups, salads, and sesame-potato fries.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

··Rawlicious

50 Dunlop St. E., Barrie, ON L4M 6J9

(705) 739-1001

Vegan/raw foods. At Rawlicious you will find raw dishes to please any pallet! On the lighter side they offer fresh juices, smoothies and salads, including a taco salad with walnut refried beans. For those interested in something more, they offer a variety of entrées including Pad Thai made with zucchini and kelp noodles and a veggie burger with all the classic fixings.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Brampton

··Brar Sweets and Restaurant

199 Advance Blvd., Unit 12, Brampton, ON L6T 4N2

(905) 799-1625

Vegan/Indian. Enjoy vegan Indian snacks, desserts, and other items at Brar Sweets.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Limited service
VISA, $$

·Khalsa Pizza

470 Chrysler Dr., Brampton, ON L6S 0C1

(905) 799-1800

Vegetarian pizzeria. Khalsa Pizza is completely vegetarian, offering rennet-free cheese, as well as vegan pizza with vegan cheese/vegan meats. Toppings include sweet corn, paneer, grilled zucchini, broccoli, tofu, and veggie versions of pepperoni, meatballs, and ground beef. In addition, they have vegan veggie burgers and are kid-friendly, too! Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
$-$$

·Madras Restaurant

2280 Bovaird Dr., E., Brampton, ON L6R 3J5

(905) 789-6600

Vegetarian/Indian. Madras serves all-vegetarian South Indian cuisine. It's so authentic - the chefs are actually from Madras, India! Enjoy traditional fare that is very vegan-friendly. Madras is located east of Professors Lake Pkwy. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Burlington

··Lettuce Love Café

399 John St., Burlington, ON L7R 2K3

(905) 637-2700

Vegan/natural foods/café/bakery/juice bar. Lettuce Love pretty much has it all! In addition to a vegan café, they have a gluten-free bakery, natural foods store, and organic juice bar. They also host cooking classes. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, wraps, bowls, soups, and more! Save room for dessert including maybe a Caramel Chocolate Brownie or Red Velvet Cupcake -- all vegan and gluten-free! Lettuce Loves cares about its impact on the environment; they use organic, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, as well as biodegradable food containers. Outdoor seating is available on their patio, decorated in pink and lime green. The café is located in downtown Burlington, only a few blocks from the lakefront of Lake Ontario.

Open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Limited service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC, $$

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Cambridge

·Zen Gardens

65 Water St., N., Cambridge, ON N1R 3B1

(519) 620-8809

Vegetarian/Chinese. Zen Gardens offers Chinese cuisine that is completely vegetarian and very vegan-friendly. Enjoy noodle soups, sushi, some unusual mock meat dishes, and many other choices. They feature an extensive selection of hot teas as well.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Elora

The Desert Rose Café

130 Metcalfe St., Elora, ON N0B 1S0

(519) 846-0433

Natural foods. Enjoy an eclectic blend of international cuisine, including homemade soups, salad dressings, entrées, baked goods, and more. The café features stained glass, antique furniture, and occasional live music.

Open daily for three meals March through December. Closed January and February
Full service
vegan options
wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

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Etobicoke

·Rajdhani

2658 Islington Ave. (At Albion Rd.), Etobicoke, ON M9V 2X5

(416) 748-7108

Vegetarian/Indian. This restaurant specializes in South Indian cuisine, including vegan pakoras, channa garam masala, curried spinach, thali, and more. No eggs are used in any of the dishes.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, no credit cards
$

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Guelph

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Elora and Kitchener.)

··Rawlicious

60 Carden Street, Guelph, ON N1H 3A2

(519) 823-5919

Vegan/raw foods. At Rawlicious you will find raw dishes to please any pallet! On the lighter side they offer fresh juices, smoothies and salads, including a taco salad with walnut refried beans. For those interested in something more, they offer a variety of entrées including Pad Thai made with zucchini and kelp noodles and a veggie burger with all the classic fixings.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·The Cornerstone

1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph, ON N1H 4E2

(519) 827-0145

Vegetarian. This homey restaurant with a coffeehouse atmosphere offers bagels, appetizers, hummus, salads, soups, wraps, tofu dishes, pastas, pizzas, a three-bean burrito, a black bean burger served with a side salad and pilaf, dairy-free desserts, and an extensive tea menu. Live jazz is performed Sunday nights.

Open daily for breakfast through late night
Full service
vegan options
special drinks, cappuccino/espresso, take-out
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Zen Gardens

104 Surrey St., E., Guelph, ON N1H 3P9

(519) 341-0866

Vegetarian/Chinese. See description under Cambridge, Ontario.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday

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Kitchener

··Café Pyrus

16 Charles St., Kitchener, ON N2G 1H2

(519) 954-7705

Vegan/café/organic/coffeehouse. This fun and eclectic café is a great place to not only grab a bite, but it is also a great little place to hang out with friends or have some quiet time alone. Besides offering organic ingredients on their completely vegan menu, enjoy coffee, tea, and other specialty drinks, including hot and cold varieties, as well. Café Pyrus also provides magazines and board games to keep you entertained. All of this is served up in an inviting atmosphere with high ceilings, comfy couches and chairs, and local art. Check their website for more information on special events like movie nights and music shows! Cash only.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch and dinner
Counter service
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages
$

··Rawlicious

718 Belmont Ave W., Kitchener, ON N2M 1P2

(519) 603-8281

Vegan/raw foods. At Rawlicious you will find raw dishes to please any pallet! On the lighter side they offer fresh juices, smoothies and salads, including a taco salad with walnut refried beans. For those interested in something more, they offer a variety of entrées including Pad Thai made with zucchini and kelp noodles and a veggie burger with all the classic fixings.

Open daily for lunch
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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London

··Veg Out Restaurant

646 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3G6

(519) 850-8688

Vegan/organic. Veg Out Restaurant offers an all-vegan menu with an emphasis on organic, locally-sourced, and seasonal ingredients. They cook everything from scratch and are happy to accommodate special dietary needs. Make sure to try the very popular, "World Famous 'Fish' & Chips." The atmosphere at Veg Out is cozy and warm with outdoor seating available in nicer weather. The restaurant is located in the heart of downtown London.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Zen Gardens

344 Dundas St., London, ON N6B 1V8

(519) 433-6688

Vegetarian/Chinese. See description under Cambridge, Ontario.

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Markham

·Graceful Vegetarian Restaurant

7131 Kennedy Rd., Unit #8, Markham, ON L3R 0T4

(905) 479-8381

Vegetarian/Chinese. Graceful Vegetarian Restaurant offers Cantonese-style vegetarian fare. Mock meats and mock fish are available along with an extensive dim sum selection. The restaurant is located in the heart of Markham, in the Market Village Shopping Centre. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk, special beverages
$$

··Rawlicious

116 Main St., Markham, ON L3P 1Y1

(905) 554-4729

Vegan/raw foods. At Rawlicious you will find raw dishes to please any pallet! On the lighter side they offer fresh juices, smoothies and salads, including a taco salad with walnut refried beans. For those interested in something more, they offer a variety of entrées including Pad Thai made with zucchini and kelp noodles and a veggie burger with all the classic fixings.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Tenon Vegetarian Cuisine

8362 Kennedy Rd., Unit 2, Markham, ON L3R 9E5

(905) 415-9988

Vegetarian/Japanese/Thai. Tenon Vegetarian Cuisine serves all-vegetarian Japanese and Thai foods. Their menu features a lot of variety and includes Veg Shrimp Teriyaki, Veggie Steak Hot Plate, Satay Veggie Beef Hot Pot, and Sweet Corn Tofu Thick Soup. Tenon is well-known for their excellent, and completely vegetarian, sushi. Try their Caterpillar, Spider Maki, or Sweet Potato Special Roll.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, soymilk
VISA/MC, $$

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Mississauga

·Saravanaa Bhavan

4559 Hurontario St., Unit 12B, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L9

(905) 290-0769

Vegetarian/Indian. Saravanaa Bhavan is part of the popular Chennai-based international franchise. Specializing in South Indian vegetarian cuisine, the restaurant offers traditional dishes including dosa, naan, vada, and rice dishes. Don't miss their terrific daily lunch buffet! This location is at the Mississauga Market Place.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Swagruhas Dosa Home

2970 Drew Rd., Unit 101, Mississauga, ON L4T 0A1

(905) 673-2244

Vegetarian/Indian. Swagruhas Dosa Home offers flavorful and authentic South Indian vegetarian cuisine. There are so many different types of Dosa dishes that you might have trouble choosing! Of course, if you get the special lunch buffet, you can have one of everything! Swagruhas is located off Airport Road, next to Malton Gurudwara and opposite Golden Groceries.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

·Veggie Paradise

5915 Atlantic Dr., Unit #1, Mississauga, ON L4W 1S4

(905) 362-2388

Vegetarian/natural foods store/café. Part vegetarian health store, part restaurant, Veggie Paradise has a vast variety of products along with several meals, many of which are ready-to-go. They have combos, finger foods, and entrées. Combos include vegan sushi and sweet-n-sour 'chicken' while finger foods include vegan shrimp and salad rolls. A favorite main dish is the vegan chicken pot pie.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch and early dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $

·Zen Gardens

6980 Maritz Dr., Unit 6, Mississauga, ON L5W 1Z3

(905) 461-2498

Vegetarian/Chinese. See description under Cambridge, Ontario.

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New Market

··Rawlicious

210 Main St. South, New Market, ON L3Y 3Y9

(905) 235-3235

Vegan/raw foods. At Rawlicious you will find raw dishes to please any pallet! On the lighter side they offer fresh juices, smoothies and salads, including a taco salad with walnut refried beans. For those interested in something more, they offer a variety of entrées including Pad Thai made with zucchini and kelp noodles and a veggie burger with all the classic fixings.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Newmarket

··Rawlicioius

210 Main Street South, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3Y9

(905) 235-3235

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Rawlicious offers a vegan menu of organic, raw foods. The main menu features Pad Thai, Nacho Platter, and an Olive-Currant Nut & Seed Salad. In addition to being vegan, the restaurant uses no wheat, gluten, or refined sugar. They have an extensive beverage menu which includes smoothies such as Raspberry Bliss and a variety of homemade juices.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
$$

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Niagara-On-The-Lake

Fans Court Chinese Restaurant

135 Queen St., Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

(905) 468-4511

Chinese. Vegetarian options include spring rolls, vegetable soup, and several vegetable entrées.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

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North York

La Mexicana Restaurant

3337 Bathurst St., North York, ON M6A 2B7

(416) 783-9452

Mexican. This restaurant features authentic Mexican cuisine, Latin American music, and an open outdoor patio. Choose from several vegetarian dishes, including Vegetable Enchiladas, Chilaquiles (Mexican Lasagna), Chili Rellenos, and an eggplant casserole.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
wine/beer/alcohol, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Tov-Li Pizza & Falafel

5982 Bathurst St., North York, ON M2R 1Z1

(416) 650-9800

3519 Bathurst St., North York, ON M6A 2C7

(416) 784-9900

Vegetarian/Kosher. Enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine and more at Tov-Li Pizza & Falafel.

Open Monday through Thursday and Sunday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Open Saturday for dinner and late night service
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino
$

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Oakville

·A1 Sweets & Restaurant

2345 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, ON L6H 6N9

(905) 257-0808

Vegetarian/Indian. A1 Sweets & Restaurant offers 100% vegetarian Indian cuisine at great prices. Specializing in Punjabi cuisine, A1 uses spices to bring out the flavor of each dish; these spices include coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, red chilli powder, turmeric, and mustard.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Oshawa

··Nourished On The Go

16 SimcOe St. South, Oshawa, ON L1H 4G2

(289) 923-3622

Vegan/café/eclectic. Located right down the street from Memorial Park. Nourished on the Go focuses on serving up health-conscious vegan food. The diverse menu has a selection of soups, salads, and wraps. Be sure to check out the desserts and smoothies as well. Many gluten free options available.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open for lunch Saturday and Sunday.
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Ottawa

··Auntie Loo's Treats

112 Nelson St., Unit 101C, Ottawa, ON K1N 5V1

(613) 238-2566

Vegan/bakery. Auntie Loo's Treats is a completely vegan bakery in Ottawa. They offer tasty confections like cupcakes, brownies, cinnamon buns, scones, whoopie pies, and much more! Everything is made from scratch and in small batches using organic and local ingredients whenever possible. Stop in for a sweet treat and a cup of coffee or tea (please note seating is limited). Auntie Loo's also makes ice cream cakes and special occasion cakes (like birthday or wedding) so order yours today! The bakery is located in a complex known as "The Depot."

Open Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday
Counter service
take-out
VISA/MC, $-$$$

·Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet

212 Somerset St., E., Ottawa, ON K1N 6V4

(613) 565-6544

Vegetarian. Govinda's, the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Ottawa, offers a wide variety of vegetarian dishes served buffet-style.

Open Monday through Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday
Buffet
vegan options
non-smoking, fresh juices, take-out, catering
VISA, $-$$

·Peace-Garden

47 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 9K1

(613) 562-2434

Vegetarian/international. Peace-Garden is a small vegetarian café offering salads, sandwiches, Indian dishes, lasagna, baked potatoes, soy burgers, homemade desserts, and more. They offer many vegan options including vegan chocolate truffles.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Perfection-Satisfaction-Promise

167 Laurier Ave., E., Ottawa, ON K1N 7R9

(613) 234-7299

Vegetarian. Across the street from the University of Ottawa, Perfection offers Indonesian vegetables with peanut sauce and rice noodles, Japanese miso soup, Vietnamese spring rolls with julienned vegtables in a soft rice wrapper, foot-long veggie subs, and much more.

Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Wednesday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $-$$

··SimplyRaw Express

989 Wellington St., W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y1

(613) 234-0806

Vegan/raw foods/organic/juice bar. SimplyRaw Express is an all-vegan, organic, gluten-free, and mostly raw foods eatery. Although some seating is available, the focus here is on take-out (using all compostable, biodegradable, and recyclable containers). Made fresh daily in their kitchen, menu items include salads, wraps, quinoa bowls, raw macaroons, cheezecakes, fudge, and raw products. SimplyRaw also offers healthy lifestyles coaching and workshops.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Monday
Counter service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $

·The Green Door

198 Main St., Ottawa, ON K1S 1C6

(613) 234-9597

Vegetarian/natural foods. The Green Door specializes in macrobiotic foods and organic foods; very few dairy products or eggs are used, and food is sold by the pound. They offer salads, soups, breads, quiche, lasagna, stir-fries, desserts, and much more. Items are clearly marked as vegetarian or vegan. Organic flours are used in sourdough baking, yeast-free baked goods, wheat-free breads, and sugar-free baked goods (no honey is used).

Open Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday
Buffet
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

·The Table

1230 Wellington St., Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A1

(613) 729-5973

Vegetarian/organic. The Table serves organic, mostly vegan, gourmet dishes (items containing cheese, butter, or non-organic ingredients are clearly marked). The buffet-style of the restaurant allows guests to sample a little bit of everything and the selections rotate every week over a six-week period for variety. They charge by the weight of your food, but fresh-baked bread is offered for free. Desserts are made in-house (some are priced separately from the buffet). With advanced notice, The Table can bake a cake suited to your specific dietary needs including vegan, wheat-, sugar-, or gluten-free.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Buffet
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

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Peterborough

The Night Kitchen

229 Hunter St., Peterborough, ON K9H 2L1

(705) 741-0300

Pizza. The Night Kitchen is an eclectic pizzeria in downtown Peterborough. They carry vegan pizzas such as Thai Tofu, Rock "Lobster", Good Squash Pie, and more. Vegans menu items are clearly marked, and in making your own pizza you can choose from a variety of vegan toppings as well.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

·The Planet Bakery

374 Water St., Peterborough, ON K9H 3L6

(705) 741-5243

Vegetarian/café/eclectic. This café in downtown Peterborough specializes in gluten-free and vegetarian meals. Feel free to let them know if you have a nut allergy or soy allergy as well. Everything is homemade, and some dishes include the Rosemary Walnut Burger and Gluten-Free French Toast.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday and Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Rexdale

·Gagan Sweets and Restaurant

1050 Albion Rd., Rexdale, ON M9V 1A7

(416) 747-0075

Vegetarian/Indian. Experience pure vegetarian, Indian cuisine at Gagan Sweets, which offers Thali, Chaat Papri, and Golgappa for lunch and dinner as well as a varied array of snacks and sweets like samosas, pakoras and kaju rolls.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
fresh juices, non-smoking, take-out, catering
VISA/AMEX, $

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Richmond Hill

·Gourmet Vegetarian

280 W. Beaver Creek Rd., Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3Z1

(905) 886-0680

Vegetarian/Chinese. Gourmet Vegetarian offers an extensive menu of affordable and creative veggie dishes. Enjoy your meal in their relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant is located in Jubilee Square. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$-$$

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Scarborough

·A1 Sweets & Restaurant

3300 McNicoll Ave., Ste. 18A, Scarborough, ON M1V 5J6

(416) 299-9424

Vegetarian/Indian. This location is at Middlefield, near Scarborough Sikh Temple. See description under Oakville, Ontario.

·Lotus Pond Vegetarian Restaurant

3838 Midland Ave., Scarborough, ON M1V 5K5

(416) 412-3140

Vegetarian/Chinese. This restaurant offers more than 60 dishes, including Sweet & Sour Soup, Lemon Mock Chicken, mock meats, and other entrées.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
non-alcoholic wine/beer
VISA, $$

·Saravanaa Bhavan

1571 Sandhurst Circle, Unit 153, Scarborough, ON M1V 1V2

(416) 293-7755

Vegetarian/Indian. This location is at Woodside Square, at Finch & McCowan. See description under Mississauga, Ontario.

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St. Catharines

··Rise Above Bakery

120 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2

(289) 362-2636

Vegan/bakery/café. Rise Above Bakery, located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, Ontario, is a small and eclectic bakery and café with a specialty for artisan vegan doughnuts. The café offers various soups, salads, and entrées that emphasize vegetables and legumes. Their motto is "Life's too short to make others' shorter," and if you think this is witty, check out their webpage where they have shirts with the logo and motto available for purchase. Reservations are accepted.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, catering, espresso, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

Spicy Thai Restaurant

208 Church St., St. Catharines, ON L2R 3E9

(905) 687-8424

Thai. Spicy Thai Restaurant offers authentic and flavorful Thai cuisine. Almost any menu item can be made vegetarian or vegan upon request. They can also adjust the spice level of each dish according to your preference. Spicy Thai is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are recommended.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Thornhill

··Vegan Danish Bakery

7718 Yonge St., Thornhill, ON L4J 1W2

(905) 882-1331

Vegan/bakery. As its name implies, Vegan Danish Bakery is an all-vegan bakery! Specialties include a Danish-style vegan burger, breads, and patés as well as cakes, pastries, and marzipan.

Open Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday
Counter service
take-out, soymilk
VISA/MC, $$

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Toronto

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Brampton, Etobicoke, Markham, Mississauga, North York, Rexdale, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, and Thornhill.)

Alternative Grounds Coffee House and Roaster

333 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON M6R 2M8

(416) 534-6335

Coffeehouse. Strongly committed to working with the community, Alternative Grounds helps to promote trade relationships between farmers and businesses in a coffee shop selling more than just coffee--there's also vegetarian fare and a variety of desserts.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
soymilk, espresso/cappuccino
MC, $

·Annapurna Vegetarian Restaurant

1085 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON M5R 3G8

(416) 537-8513

Vegetarian/Indian. Annapurna Vegetarian Restaurant is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Ontario and is dedicated to the vision of Sri Chinmoy. Their menu of South Indian cuisine is mostly vegan. Try the Tofu Burger, Broccoli Bowl, Vegetable Macro Plate, or Potato Masala. Annapurna is located just south of Dupont Street and less than a mile from the University of Toronto.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

··APieCalypse Now! Bakery

589 Markham St., Toronto, ON M6G 2L7

(416) 532-7575

Vegan/bakery/café. This completely vegan bakery is run by an impassioned vegan activist who donates part of the profits to a variety of organizations which are also promoted with stickers throughout the store. She bakes sweets such as cookie sandwiches and fruit pies. The owner also cooks up savory dishes like vegan sausage roles and shepherd pies. Customers can buy different flavors of refrigerated homemade vegan butter, ricotta cheese, and other spreads. Make sure to look for the raccoon on the door to find your way into this delicious bakery! homemade frozen meals gluten free soy free Non-GMO. Apiecalypse is located on the lower level and in the neighborhood of Mirvish Village.

Open Thursday through Saturday. Closed Sunday through Wednesday
Take-out
delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

··Bello Bio

280 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2L9

(647) 341-6227

Vegan/food shoppe/Italian/organic. Bello Bio is a food boutique that specializes in vegan and organic foods from Italy. They offer a wide variety of prepared foods that are made fresh daily. Enjoy pasta, meat alternatives, specialty foods, sweets, and more! Bello Bio is located in historic Kensington Market.

Open Wednesday through Friday for dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Limited service
take-out, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Bloomer's Bakery

873 Bloor Street W., Toronto, ON M6G 1M4

(416) 551-0532

Vegan/bakery. Get cozy at Bloomer’s with a hot coffee and one of their delicious vegan pastries. Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of their donuts, cookies, sticky buns, or cakes. If you’re feeling something savory, try one of their home made breads, pretzel buns, or homemade bagels with dairy-free cream cheese.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Open Sunday for brunch.
Counter service
vegan options
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Buddha's Vegetarian Foods

666 Dundas St., W., Toronto, ON M5T 1H9

(416) 603-3811

Vegetarian/Chinese. Buddha's traditional Chinese dishes feature gluten and soy products rather than meat and fish. Enjoy various soups, appetizers, rice and noodle dishes, and more. The mock duck and the yam rolls are highly recommended.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$-$$

·Buddhist Vegetarian Kitchen

3290 Midland Ave., #9, Toronto, ON M1V 4W8

(416) 292-7095

Vegetarian/Chinese. Located in the Scarborough Village Mall, Buddhist Vegetarian Kitchen offers delicious vegetarian dishes including vegetables with Sangkan, fried bean curd with brown sauce, a wide variety of noodle soups, bitter melon in black bean sauce, vegetarian squid in hot sauce, and even "vegetarian gizzard" in black bean sauce. Reservations are recommended.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, soymilk
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Bunner's Bake Shop

3054 Dundas St., Toronto, ON M6P 1Z7

(647) 352-2975

Vegan bakery. This all-vegan and gluten free bakery has a wide selection to satisfy any sweet tooth. There are many varieties of cakes, cupcakes, and donuts in classic and seasonal flavors. Be sure to check out their signature Supersonic Cookie, a hearty cookie made with seeds, chocolate, and cranberries. Brunner’s offers a catering menu and many of their items can be ordered in small or large quantities.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

·Café 668

885 Dundas St., Toronto, ON M6J 1V9

(416) 703-0668

Vegetarian/Asian. Enjoy jazz music while you dine on Southeast Asian-inspired vegetarian cuisine. Choose from almost 100 different appetizers, soups, fried noodle dishes, congees, and rice dishes. Entrées include Spicy Fried Tofu with Coconut Cream, Curry "Veggie Fish," and "Veggie Chicken" Fried with Cashew Nuts (Kung-Pu Style). Dine on their patio in warmer weather.

Open Monday for dinner. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino
$$

Café Nervosa

75 Yorkville Ave., Toronto, ON M5R 1B8

(416) 961-4642

Italian. This establishment, located in the upscale Yorkville area, offers casual and trendy dining with vegetarian soups, salads, and pizzas.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
take-out, private parties, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $-$$$

·Camros Organic Eatery

25 Hayden St., Toronto, ON M4Y 2P2

(416) 960-0723

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. Camros Organic Eatery offers an all-vegetarian menu of Persian-inspired dishes using organic ingredients. The menu is almost completely gluten-free as well. They use 100% biodegradable take-out containers and are interested in becoming more sustainable. Camros offers 2, 3, and 4 item combos as well as stews, salads, green tea soda, fair trade coffee, and herbal teas.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, smoothies, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $$

··Cruda Café

93 Front St. East, Toronto, ON M5E 1C4

(647) 919-5721

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Cruda Café is a vibrant place that offers raw vegan food! There are a variety of refreshing dishes such as salads, soups, wraps, and desserts. Just imagine all the endless types of delicious vegetables in all the various types of wraps! Cruda is located in St. Lawrence Market, in the lower level northwest corner.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Closed Sunday and Monday
Limited service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
$-$$

··Doug's Public Kitchen

561 Marlee Ave, Toronto, ON M6B 3J6

(647) 341-1736

Vegan/organic. Doug’s Public Kitchen offers a variety of creative and colorful vegan dishes with a clear emphasis on the quality and nutritional value of each ingredient. Dive into "huevos" rancheros with crisp sprouted corn tortillas, black bean hummus and cashew sour cream or the scramble platter with soft cheesy tofu and caramelized onions. Public Kitchen is located a one minute walk away from Glencairn Subway Station and has free parking.

Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Serves brunch on Sunday.
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$$

··Feel Good Guru

917 Queen St., W., Toronto, ON M6J 1G5

(647) 748-5800

Vegan/organic/raw foods/juice bar. Feel Good Guru is an all-vegan eatery offering organic and local raw foods. Try menu items like Raw Karma Pizza, the Earth Burger, Feel Good Falafel, or the Make Kale Not War Salad. They are primarily a take-out restaurant with just four seats, however, there is a huge park across the street where they encourage people to dine al fresco on the restaurant's handmade picnic blankets. Feel Good is eco-conscious and even uses bikes for delivery (Queen West area).

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Counter service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Fresh

326 Bloor St., W., Toronto, ON M5S 1W5

(416) 531-2635

147 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5V 2L7

(416) 599-4442

894 Queen St., W., Toronto, ON ON M5S 1W5

(416) 913-2720

90 Eglinton Ave., E., Toronto, ON ON M4P 1A6

(416) 599-4442

Vegetarian/natural foods/juice bar. Fresh offers gourmet salads, rice bowls, veggie burgers, sandwiches, and fresh juices in a casual environment. The location on Spadina Avenue is full service and closed Sunday. The location on Eglinton is just east of Yonge.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $$

·Grasshopper Restaurant

310 College St., Toronto, ON M5T 1S2

(647) 340-3666

Vegetarian/international. Grasshopper is a vegetarian (and mostly vegan) restaurant with a great selection of dishes inspired by many cultures. Start with a soup or salad and then choose from tasty foods like Quinoa Mac 'n Cheese or a Chick-Un Banh Mi sandwich. Finish with a Banana Chai smoothie. Cash only.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol
$

··Grasslands

478 Queen St., W., Toronto, ON M5V 2B4

(416) 504-5127

Vegan/contemporary. Grasslands, near the heart of Toronto, is an upscale restaurant that offers elegant dining and all-vegan cuisine. The menu is small but creative with dishes like Mustard Crusted Tempeh, Seitan Roast, and Skewers (with tempeh, tofu, and market vegetables). Reservations are accepted.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

·Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine

385 Broadview Ave., Toronto, ON M4K 2M7

(416) 778-9199

Vegetarian/international/organic. See description under Ottawa, Ontario.

·Greens Vegetarian Restaurant

638 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON M5T 1H8

(416) 603-3337

Vegetarian/Chinese. Greens Vegetarian Restaurant is near Chinatown and features over 80 items. Mock meat, mock fish, or tofu can be found in most of their dishes. The menu is written in both English and Chinese. Greens was formerly named Full Moon Vegetarian Restaurant.

Open Thursday through Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Hibiscus

238 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2L7

(416) 364-6183

Vegetarian/café. Hibiscus is a small vegetarian café with organic and gluten-free offerings. Enjoy their very popular Sunday brunch. Hibiscus is located in Kensington Market.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
$$

··Hot Beans

160 Baldwin St., Unit 1, Toronto, ON M5T 3K7

(647) 352-7581

Vegan/Mexican. Hot Beans is a unique all-vegan restaurant located in Kensington Market in Toronto. Enjoy vegan tacos, burritos, and nachos at this take-out only eatery. Most famous, however, are their vegan donuts -- follow their Twitter account to find out the day's flavors!

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen

1262 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON M4J 1M6

(416) 778-1388

Vegetarian/Thai/Malaysian. Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen offers delicious Thai and Malaysian cuisine. Please note that the mockmeats contain whey and most noodle dishes contain egg.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Just Falafel

831 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5S 3M4

(647) 547-1198

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. This chain restaurant serves falafel in a wide variety of ways. They also offer an organic quinoa salad and green salad, as well as hummus. They are located near College Street.

Open daily
Counter service
VISA/MC, $

··Kale Eatery

2366 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4P 2E6

(416) 792-5253

Vegan/organic/macrobiotic. Kale Eatery offers pay-by-weight food for take-out or eat-in. The menu is completely vegan with an emphasis on organic ingredients. Enjoy food from their hot and cold bars along with fresh beverages from their juice bar. Kale is located north of Eglinton Avenue.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $$

·Kensington Natural Bakery, Inc.

460 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON M5S 1X8

(416) 534-1294

Vegetarian/bakery. This bakery offers fresh juices, vegetarian baked goods, and entrées.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
$

··Kupfert & Kim

100 King St. W., Toronto, ON M5X 1A9

(416) 504-1233

Vegan. Located in First Canadian Place, this quick-service vegan and gluten free restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes including house-made granola for breakfast and different box meals featuring organic ingredients for lunch and dinner. They also have smoothies and raw desserts.

Closed Saturday and Sunday. Open for three meals Monday through Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday
Counter service
espresso,
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Live Organic Food Bar

264 Dupont St., Toronto, ON M5R 1V7

(416) 515-2002

Vegetarian/raw foods/organic. Live is an organic vegetarian restaurant that would be vegan if not for bee pollen, which is offered in some of their beverages. A large part of their menu is raw foods dishes but they do have many cooked meals as well. Their menu notes which items are nut-free, gluten-free, or can be made so. Try the Avocado Tempura, Spaghetti & Neatballs, BBQ Pulled Burdock (slow-cooked burdock root), or Polenta Fries with Chipotle Dipping Sauce. Ask about their many daily specials. Live is at the NE corner of Dupont and Spadina.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

··Loving Hut

140 Spadina Ave., Ste. A101, Toronto, ON M5V 2L4

(647) 351-7618

Vegan/Asian/organic. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

·Lucky Sweets & Restaurant

2985 Islington Ave., Toronto, ON M9L 2K9

(416) 740-4494

Vegetarian/Indian. Enjoy a fully vegetarian menu at this Indian restaurant, including Thali.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
$

·Naturally Yours Vegetarian Gourmet

1 First Canadian Pl., Toronto, ON M5X 1E2

(416) 368-0100

919 Kingston Rd., Toronto, ON M4E 1S6

(416) 691-7055

Vegetarian/natural foods store. Naturally Yours offers three daily hot entrées, as well as a salad bar, veggie burgers, pastas, Chinese dishes, burritos, Shepherd's pie, cauliflower bake, broccoli patties, and more. Please note that the location on Kingston Road is closed on Friday.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
fresh juices, catering
VISA/MC, $

·Nature's Emporium

16655 Yonge St., Newmarket, Toronto, ON L3X 1V6

(905) 898-1844

Vegetarian/natural foods store deli. Located inside a holistic market, this café offers music, a 'weigh-n-pay' section, coffees, smoothies, a juice bar, and a vegan bakery.

Open for lunch, dinner, and late evening service
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
$

··One Love Vegetarian

854 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON M5R 3G2

(416) 535-5683

Vegan/Caribbean. One Love Vegetarian is mostly for take-out, but they do have a few tables where you can enjoy vegan food in a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere. Try the Callaloo (Jamaican greens served with yellow yam, boiled green bananas, organic whole wheat dumplings, and avocado), the BBQ Tofu Stir-Fry (organic tofu with sweet peppers and Vidalia onions, served with organic Basmati rice, peas and avocado slices), or Bean Curd and Lima Beans (soybean curd strips curried with lima beans). Near the University of Toronto, One Love is located one block north of Bloor Street, across from the Bathurst Subway Station. Cash only.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for lunch and early dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Limited service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
$$

·Pulp Kitchen Juicebar & Healthy Eatery

717 1/2 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON M4M 1H1

(416) 461-4612

Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. Pulp Kitchen serves up fast and tasty dishes, as well as a full selection of fresh juices and smoothies. This take-out only eatery offers daily soups, Roti Wraps, 'Shroom Burgers, VLT, Mange á Trois, and hemp ice cream. They also carry gifts, natural pet foods, and organic herbal remedies.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Open Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

··Rawlicious

2122 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON M6S 1M8

(416) 519-7150

Vegan/raw foods. At Rawlicious you will find raw dishes to please any pallet! On the lighter side they offer fresh juices, smoothies and salads, including a taco salad with walnut refried beans. For those interested in something more, they offer a variety of entrées including Pad Thai made with zucchini and kelp noodles and a veggie burger with all the classic fixings.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Rawlicious

20 Cumberland St., Toronto, ON M4W 1J5

(416) 646-0705

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Rawlicious offers a vegan menu of organic, raw foods. The main menu features Pad Thai, Nacho Platter, and an Olive-Currant Nut & Seed Salad. In addition to being vegan, the restaurant uses no wheat, gluten, or refined sugar. They have an extensive beverage menu which includes smoothies such as Raspberry Bliss and a variety of homemade juices. The location on Cumberland is in Yorkville. The location on Dundas is in the Junction. The Yorkville restaurant serves organic beer and wine. The Junction restaurant features an outdoor patio in warm seasons.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
$$

·Sadie's Diner & Juice Bar

504 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON M5V 1T5

(416) 777-2343

Vegetarian/diner/juice bar. Sadie's Diner & Juice Bar is an eclectic all-vegetarian diner. Menu items include Tofu Scramble, French Toast, Vegan BLT, and Tofu Club Sandwich. Enjoy veggie versions of your favorite comfort foods for great prices at Sadie's.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, smoothies, soymilk, fresh juices, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Simon's Wok

797 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, ON M4M 1Y5

(416) 778-9836

Vegetarian. Located in Chinatown, Simon's offers 100 different vegetarian dishes in a non-smoking and informal atmosphere.

Open for three meals
Full service
$$

··Superfood Eateries

268 Adelaide St., W., Toronto, ON M5H 1X6

(647) 827-9656

Vegan/organic/juice bar. Superfood Eateries features organic and vegan gourmet foods for grab and go. This take-out only eatery offers a rotating menu; to find out today's specials, check their website. They have a creative menu of fresh juices and smoothies as well.

Open daily for three meals
Take-out
delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Tao Tea Leaf

934 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4W 2J2

(647) 728-3858

Vegetarian/teahouse. Located in the fashionable downtown Rosedale area of Toronto, Tao Tea Leaf is a unique traditional Chinese tea shop. Tao Tea Leaf serves and makes available for purchase over 120 types of teas, from oolong teas with names like Iron Goddess to organic teas such as Tangerine Ginger. They also host a variety of events, including educational tea workshops and ceremonies. Tao Tea Leaf offers online purchase of several teas and accessories.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

·Teatree Café and Eatery

867 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON M4J 1L8

(416) 901-9089

Vegetarian/natural foods. Teatree Café and Eatery is a small, independently-owned, vegetarian restaurant in Greektown. Enjoy comfort foods like Vegan Chili, Lentil Shepherd’s Pie, and the Black Bean Burger. Many vegan and gluten-free options, including specialty cakes, are offered at this cozy and relaxing spot. The bread is at the heart of Teatree; made completely from scratch, it takes four hours to make a single loaf!

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso
VISA/MC, $-$$

·The Big Carrot Deli

348 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON M4K 1N8

(416) 466-2129

Vegetarian deli. This deli is located in a large natural foods store. The pay-by-weight menu features soups, lentil stew, salads, samosas, grain-based dishes, baba ghanouj, hummus, falafel, Barbecue Tofu, Bean Curd in Black Bean Sauce, tofu burgers, plus much more.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch and early dinner
Limited service
macrobiotic/vegan options, fresh juices, take-out, catering, cooking classes
$$

··The Hogtown Vegan

1056 Bloor St., W., Toronto, ON M6H 1M3

(416) 901-9779

Vegan/diner. The casual atmosphere and delicious food at The Hogtown Vegan provide a great setting for vegans and non-vegans alike. The Hogtown Wings (crispy fried tofu "wings" served with hot sauce and creamy dill dip) are a flavorful favorite. The restaurant also serves up tasty gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free options. Cash only.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
take-out
$$

··Through Being Cool Vegan Baking Co.

1277 Bloor St., W., Toronto, ON M6H 1N7

(416) 998-3321

Vegan/bakery. Through Being Cool is a cute little all-vegan take-out bakery. They make everything in-house including doughnuts, cookies, tarts, and preserves. In addition to baked goods, TBC offers oven-ready meals to-go; foods may include lasagna, cabbage rolls, pierogies, and mac & cheese. They are located in Bloordale Village. Cash only.

Open daily
Take-out
espresso/cappuccino, soymilk
$

··Tori's Bakeshop

2188 Queen St., E., Toronto, ON M4E 1H1

(647) 350-6500

Vegan/bakery/organic. Tori's Bakeshop is an all-vegan bakery in the Beaches, a popular neighborhood in Toronto's East End. They offer natural, organic, and refined sugar free treats including cupcakes, biscotti, scones, muffins, and the hugely popular cinnamon rolls. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of real wood tables, light fixtures made from whisks and Mason jars, and a color scheme of mint green and white.

Open Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Limited service
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk
VISA/MC, $

·Truly India Restaurant

979 O'Connor Dr., Toronto, ON M4B 2T1

(647) 872-9979

Vegetarian/Indian. Truly India serves authentic vegetarian Indian cuisine in the greater Toronto area. Enjoy traditional dishes like Chana Masala, Mattar Paneer, Vegetable Kofte, and Bhindi Masala. Prices are inexpensive and specials are offered.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Udupi Palace

1460 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, ON M4L 2A3

(416) 405-8189

Vegetarian/Indian. Udupi Palace offers an extensive menu of South Indian vegetarian cuisine, including appetizers, soups, dosas, curries, rice dishes, and breads. Unique dishes include Cashew Pakoras, Tomato and Peas Utthapam, Pineapple Utthapam, and Bagala Bath (yogurt rice garnished with mustard seeds & cucumber). Most items are vegan and are noted as such on the menu.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Urban Herbivore

64 Oxford St., Toronto, ON M5T 1P1

(416) 927-1231

Vegan café/organic. Urban Herbivore is located on the first floor of a beautifully converted Victorian house in Kensington Market. They serve lots of sandwiches (barbecued tofu is a favorite) on grilled wheat multi-grain bread made at the restaurant, as well as soups (like cumin Mexican black bean) and customized salads. You can eat in, but most people elect to take out (the soups come in returnable Mason jars). The restaurant also offers muffins, cookies and brownies, as well as hot chocolate and lemonade with wild raspberries or cucumber.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $$

··Vegetarian Haven

17 Baldwin St., Toronto, ON M5T 1L1

(416) 621-3636

Vegan/Asian Fusion. Vegetarian Haven serves Asian-inspired vegan cuisine. Enjoy dishes like Sizzling Eggplant Tempeh in Spicy Coconut Curry, Mushroom Tofu in Clay Pot, or Singapore Seitan. Vegetarian Haven is located at the Baldwin Village Inn in the heart of Toronto. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC, $$

·Wanda's Pie in the Sky

287 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON M5T 2M2

(416) 236-7585

Vegetarian/bakery/café. Wanda's Pie in the Sky offers light vegetarian fare such as soup, sandwiches, and pizza. Although they are known for their fresh-baked goods made using only natural ingredients, please be aware that most are not vegan. Wanda's is located in the heart of Kensington Market across from Urban Herbivore.

Open daily for lunch and early dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

·YamcHops

705 College St., Toronto, ON M6G 1C2

(416) 645-0117

Vegetarian. YamChops describes itself as a vegetarian butcher. They specialize in substituting animal proteins with plant-based ones. They offer prepared food and prepared meals (lunchboxes and also organic food, raw food, and juices. They have stand-up tables and an outdoor patio for people who would like to eat at the establishment.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
catering
$-$$

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··Rawlicious

123 Brock St. South, Whitby, ON L1N 4J8

(905) 444-9891

Vegan/raw foods. At Rawlicious you will find raw dishes to please any pallet! On the lighter side they offer fresh juices, smoothies and salads, including a taco salad with walnut refried beans. For those interested in something more, they offer a variety of entrées including Pad Thai made with zucchini and kelp noodles and a veggie burger with all the classic fixings.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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