Vegan / Vegetarian

Toronto is home to the largest Vegetarian Food Festival in North America and hosts an international vegan bake sale. Vegan and vegetarian restaurants throughout the city highlight natural flavours and never sacrifice. Using high-quality ingredients to create all the comfort foods you know and love. Spicy black bean burgers, creamy cashew mac n’ cheese, vegan fried chicken sandwiches and more. 100% plant-based, wholesome yet indulgent vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Toronto know how to satisfy. Here are some of the well-loved establishments among local herbivore foodies.


A cutting-edge presence in Toronto’s culinary scene, Woodlot aims to serve vegetarian and non-vegetarian foodies exactly what they want. The Canadian-inspired restaurant and bakery specializes in creative, locally-sourced comfort food and features two seasonally evolving menus: the first, showcasing offerings from local artisanal meat suppliers and the second, dedicated to vegetarians. With an emphasis on quality, simply prepared local ingredients, Woodlot’s offerings make expert use of a signature hand-built, wood-fired oven after which it is named. (293 Palmerston Avenue.)

The Big Carrot Vegetarian Café

Since 1983, this co-operative owned and operated business has functioned as Toronto’s city-wide destination for all things vegetarian. Here, you can stock up on organic produce, take a workshop or a cooking class, shop for natural bath and body products in the herbal dispensary, or sit down to a hot vegan meal. The vegetarian deli offers over 50 in-house made organic dishes, from Southwest potato salad to roasted eggplant jambalaya. A visit to The Big Carrot is sure to be a passionate vegetarian’s idea of a fun afternoon. (348 Danforth Avenue.)

Hogtown Vegan

If you thought vegan food was all about roots and shoots, one glance at the Hogtown Vegan menu will serve up a pleasant surprise. Down-home comfort food classics like unchicken & waffles, phish & chips and chili “cheese” fries make Hogtown Vegan a trusty destination for a full-flavoured, hearty meal. From the same restaurateurs who brought the city its first vegan doughnuts & burrito joint in Kensington Market, Hogtown Vegan has gained an equally passionate following of meat-free eaters with a deep appreciation for deep fried. (1056 Bloor Street West.)

No meat is no problem in Toronto! With tasty plant-based options for all tastes, our numerous vegetarian restaurants are sure to appeal to both strict herbivores and occasional carnivores alike.

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