Khau Gully

1991 Yonge Street

Neighbourhood: Yonge & Eglinton

Phone Number: 647.347.9993

Website: http://khaugully.ca

This restaurant had a different style of Indian food than I’m used to (the restaurant says it’s “retro-Indian”?), which I actually really loved. 
My dad and I got Tofu Bhurgee (tasted like Indian tofu scramble - I liked it!), Kahu Gully Exotic Veggies (not sure what was exotic about the veggies haha... but this was good and tasted like traditional Indian food), and Febugreek Dalh (it was pretty basic, but a good compliment to everything else).

Tabule

2009 Yonge Street (and 3 other locations)

Neighbourhood: Yonge & Eglinton

Phone Number: 416.483.3747

Website: http://tabule.ca

I go to my dad's house weekly for dinner, and we order from Tabule about every other month. My dad isn't vegan, so it's an easy place for us both to find something that we like. A bunch of menu items are already vegan, so you don't need to worry about modifying anything which is always nice.

La Palma

849 Dundas St. W.

Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods

Phone Number: 416.368.4567

Website: http://lapalma.ca

I went here for my friends birthday, and it was the perfect place to come for a girls brunch. It's such a beautiful space (very instagrammable!), and the food was also really good. I was the only vegan in the group, and it was easy enough for me to order. I got the Avocado Crostini & Greens (order it without cheese), and it was great! 

William's Landing

William's Landing

120 Lynn Williams Street

Neighbourhood: Liberty Village

Phone Number: 647.640.8008

Website: http://williamslanding.ca

I was so (pleasantly) surprised about the vegan options here. They were clearly labelled on the menu, and the servers were really knowledgeable about the vegan options. We shared the Steamed Edamame, the Righteous Greens bowl (it was amazing!!!!), and the Beluga Lentil Bolognese (it's made with tofu cheese, and it's also really good!). 

Sandwich Box

388 Richmond Street West (and another location on Bay near Yorkville)

Neighbourhood: Queen West & Spadina

Phone Number: 416.593.900

Website: http://sandwichbox.ca

Sandwich Box wins my own personal contest for Best Sandwich in Toronto. Hands Down.

They're big, and tasty, and they definitely don't skimp on the toppings. They have grilled eggplant, grilled mushrooms, avocado, roasted red peppers, caramelized  onion... I'm drooling just thinking about it.

A&W

Literally Everywhere

Website: https://web.aw.ca

I'm sure that by now you've heard that A&W is serving the Beyond Burger in all their stores across Canada (how cool!!!!). My husband is pretty addicted to these, and even though hamburgers were never my go-to meal, I still think it's pretty cool to have a vegan option at A&W! 

Just make sure that you order it without the mayo/Uncle Sauce, and you're good to go! 

Mary Be Kitchen

21B St. Clair Ave West

Neighbourhood: Yonge & St. Clair

Phone Number: 416.792.7596

Website:www.marybekitchen.com

Such a cute spot for a casual meal. The idea is that you pick a few different sides and build your ideal meal. They do serve meat, but their vegan options are very clearly labelled, so you can feel confident that your food is really vegan. Mary Be Kitchen is a great choice if you want to eat out, but still want to be eating nutritious food. The restaurant is adorable and would be a great spot to go with a girlfriend for lunch!

EASTER TREATS IN TORONTO

ALRIGHT. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been on a massive hunt for a vegan version of mini eggs.

While I haven't found them yet (I still have hope that they exist!), I've received a bunch of messages of people trying to help and telling me their favourite vegan Easter treats. Since Easter is a fabulous holiday designed for eating an insane amount of chocolate, I'd thought I'd share my information so we can all eat treats until we puke this weekend (you're welcome).

Please let me know if I've missed any, and I'll keep adding to this list!

KK, here we go:

1. Sweet Hart Kitchen - they have deliciously natural treats that you can bring to your (non-vegan) family for dessert, and they'll love them. You could pre-order with them up until noon on Wednesday, but they always have treats on hand in the shop! And you can always try to email them to ask if they have time to make something special for you. I'm bringing the Lemon Curd pie to my Easter dinner on Sunday, and I'm so excited!

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2. Lindt Dark Chocolate Bunnies are vegan. Enough said. 

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3. Sorelle & Co has the CUTEST little Easter themed cupcakes. Sidenote - ARE THOSE VEGAN MINI EGGS ON TOP? I've asked them to confirm on Instagram... I'll report back. (UPDATE: They're sadly fondant) 

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4. Good Rebel has those big hollow chocolate eggs filled with treats that we used to get as kids - they're shipped in all the way from England!

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5. Whole Foods and Noah's have a whole variety of cool vegan chocolate options! If you don't have much time, you should definitely stop in here and you'll find something tasty.

6. Tori's Bakeshop has made their own version of Cream Eggs that look INSANE. They also made Cream Egg cupcakes. (Tori's also offers DELIVERY from M-F, soooo you should probably get these).

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7. Apiecalypse Now had preorders for desserts to bring over to your family, but I think it's too late to order them... may as well try though!

8. The Vegan Imperative has a bunch of cute Easter chocolates, including a 'milk' chocolate bunny

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9.  A brand called LiveOnChocolate makes Coconut Cream Eggs that I hear are delicious, and are available at a few place around Toronto.

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10. Bunner's just posted on Instagram saying that they'll have Easter treats available all weekend - just LOOK how cute these cupcakes are!!

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Sorelle & Co.

161 Yorkville Ave

Neighbourhood: Yorkville (also a location in the Saks Food Hall across from the Eaton Centre)

Phone Number: 416.234.1340

Website: https://www.sorelleandco.com

Think of the most beautiful, picturesque cafe you can think of - that's Sorelle & Co. Not only is it the cutest spot you can ever imagine, but their food is to die for. It's vegan and completely free of of nuts, gluten, soy, sesame, and preservatives. I promise you that this place is so much more than the decor - the food is unbelievably good. It's the perfect spot for a girls brunch!

Kupfert & Kim

140 Spadina Ave.

Neighbourhood: Downtown

Phone Number: 416.504.2206

Website: http://www.kupfertandkim.com/

Easy meals to pickup when you're on the go, or on your lunch break at work. They have a few locations in food courts in office buildings, which is awesome that vegan meals are mainstream. They make delicious bowls, and their desserts are natural and tasty. You can dine-in at their location on Spadina, and they have a delicious brunch on weekends.

King's Cafe

192 Augusta Ave

Neighbourhood: Kensington

Phone Number: 416.591.1340

Website: http://www.kingscafe.com/

The name is misleading... it's definitely not a cafe. It is, however, really delicious authentic asian food. The dumplings are delicious, as is anything else on the menu! A great place to go if you're craving real Chinese food. Nearly everything is vegan, and the ones that aren't are marked for containing eggs or dairy.

Planta

1221 Bay Street

Neighbourhood: Yorkville

Phone Number: 416.348.7000

Website: https://www.plantarestaurants.com/location/planta-yorkville/

Probably the most beautiful (vegan) restaurant in Toronto. It has serious LA vibes with high ceilings, big windows, and palm-leaf wallpaper. It's the perfect place to go for a date night, a girls night, a birthday brunch... really anything. It's also a great place to go with non-vegans, as the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is really great. You MUST try their cauliflower tots!!

Highly recommend!

Sweet Jesus

106 John Street (and a few other locations in Toronto)

Neighbourhood: Downtown

Phone Number: 647.348.2266

Website: http://www.sweetjesus4life.com/

If you've never been to Sweet Jesus before, all you need to do is follow the super long line of people standing on John Street in downtown Toronto. It's been really trendy for a few years now, and the most exciting part is that they always have two vegan flavours.

The Hogtown Vegan

1056 Bloor Street West

Neighbourhood: Bloor Court Village (and another location on College at Bathurst)

Phone Number: 416.901.9779

Website: https://www.thehogtownvegan.com/

Your classic greasy-vegan meal. Everything is delicious (even my teenage non-vegan brother agrees), but don't make any plans after because you won't be able to move. It's the comfort food that you're so grateful has been made vegan. I'm a huge fan of the UnChicken Burger with buffalo sauce.

Tori's Bakeshop

Tori's Bakeshop

2188 Queen Street East

Neighbourhood: The Beaches (and the Canary District)

Phone Number: 416.226.6262

Website: http://www.torisbakeshop.ca/

Her shop in the beaches is the cutest cafe type of restaurant, with lots of natural light, a few tables out front in the summer, and a good amount of seating inside. Her cupcakes are DELICIOUS, and she makes a variety of flavours including a bunch of gluten-free ones. If you're lucky enough to arrive on a day when they've made croissants, don't even think about not ordering one (they're AMAZING!). She also has a few savoury items (like sandwiches and flatbeads) which are pretty good! You can also order cakes from her in advance for all occasions! I have a real soft-spot for Tori because she made my wedding cake :)

Bloomer's

873 Bloor Street West

Neighbourhood: Christie Pits

Phone Number: 416.551.0532

Website: https://www.bloomersto.com/

Bloomer's is a low-key pub(ish) style restaurant. They have board games that you can play while you wait for your meal, and it's a really casual environment. Their puled jack sandwich is really good, as is their poutine made with sunflower seed cheese. If you're lucky enough to get there before their baked treats sell out, you NEED to get something (the donuts are seriously unbelievable). 

Nanashake

4750 Yonge Street

Neighbourhood: Yonge & Sheppard

Phone Number: 416.226.6262

Website: http://www.nanashake.com/

Toronto's first (and only?) vegan soft-serve ice cream shop - and everything is made with bananas! It's a small shop, but it's in a food court type place, so there's seating right in front of it. Their ice cream is delicious and they have great toppings, like blondie bits, sprinkles, Dandie marshmallows, and cookies! 

Hello 123

1122 Queen Street West

Neighbourhood: West Queen West

Phone Number: 416.532.3555

Website: https://www.hello123forever.com/

 

This place is pretty cool, and is the ideal spot for a date night. It's by the same people as Kupfert and Kim, but it's a full service restaurant with a nice bar, and great mood lighting. Their menu is on the small side, but everything that I've tried is really good. This place would be really great for a date night, or a girls night. They also serve brunch on weekends. 

Mythology

1265 Queen Street West

Neighbourhood: Parkdale

Website: http://www.mythologydiner.com/

Mythology is a joint venture between the guys behind Doomie's as well as the legendary chef Doug McNish. It's located directly beside Doomie's, and it has a similar 'cool' vibe.

Mythology has diner vibes, and the food is SO good. It has a lot of the classics from Doug's Public Kitchen, plus a TON more. This is the kind of place that you would take someone who thinks they hate vegan food... they will for SURE be proven wrong. The food is indulgent and delicious, you'll love it I promise. They're open for brunch on weekends, and for dinner every night except Monday. Note that they don't take reservations so when you get there they'll take your phone number and text you wen a table is available (unless your lucky and there's no wait time!).