Vegan Guide to Toronto: Part 1

November 25, 2015

I’m so lucky to live in a city where vegan restaurants are everywhere. I mean, it’s not L.A., but we have no shortage of places that are plant based and delicious. So many, in fact, that I couldn’t just do one vegan guide, instead I broke it up into four parts. Welcome to part 1: my five favourite vegan restaurants in the 6ix, perfect for locals and anyone visiting that needs recommendations. Please watch the video and read the specifics down below.

The Hogtown Vegan1056 Bloor St. W  /  (416) 901 – 9779 / insta: @hogtownvegan

Personal Favourites: vegan buffalo wings with vegan bleu cheese and vegan mac’n cheese.

Notes:

  • they do not take reservations
  • you can order take-out, no delivery service available
  • they are open from noon to 11pm on week nights
  • they serve brunch on Sunday and Saturday mornings 11am – 3pm

 

Live Organic Food Bar: 264 Dupont st.  / (416) 212 – 2002 / insta: @liveorganicfood

Personal Favourites: raw manicotti with cashew cheese and sweet potato noodles.

Notes:

  • they have a second location in Liberty Village
  • you can purchase some of their food at Whole Foods
  • lots of gluten-free options
  • they server brunch on Sunday and Saturday, 11am – 3pm
  • can get delivery through Just-Eat
  • open from 11am – 9:30pm most days

 

Hibiscus Cafe: 238 Augusta ave. / (416) 364 – 3186 / insta: @hibiscus_cafe

Personal Favourites: vegan cheddar, chutney, pecan and pear crepe and 42 ingredient salad.

Notes:

  • very small, may have to wait for a table but they have quick service and do take out as well
  • gluten-free
  • not everything is vegan but it’s clear on the menu
  • open Tuesday and Saturday 11:30am – 6:00pm

 

Kings Cafe: 192 Augusta ave. / (416) 591 – 1340

Personal Favourites: veggie BBQ duck, BBQ bun and enoki mushroom balls.

Notes:

  • not everything is vegan but it says on the menu (look at the bottom they have a chart)
  • they are not licensed, so no booze
  • they have a little shop in the restaurant where you can buy tea and some frozen foods (including the BBQ bun)
  • closes at 9:30pm most nights

 

Porter House: 1321 Dundas St. W / (647) 346 – 3000 / insta: @porterhouse_to

Personal Favourites: curry fries, yuba sandwich and the lentil & ale pie.

Notes:

  • very small, no reservations, not good for large groups
  • only vegan I know of restaurant with a large selection of beer
  • not open on Tuesdays and only open for dinner, no lunch

– Eat AVEC LUI – KL

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