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6 Vegan and Vegetarian Spots To Hit In Toronto With A Big Appetite

Want to convert someone to vegan or vegetarian? Show them you’re not sacrificing taste? Keep the clean diet going? Or just eager to make your palate dance?

These are the vegan and vegetarian joints in Toronto you need to hit this summer.



Selam Restaurant and Lounge

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Salem Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine offers nutrition-rich dishes, presented and prepared completely separate from the rest of their menu. Their kitchen guarantees no gluten, additives or processed foods in their vegan meals.

Expect to indulge with your hands using teff-based flatbread (injera)—crucial for soaking up all that saucy goodness. You’ll have an array of mushy-textured, colourful dipping options that will make your palate dance. 

Store-front patio dining and takeout. 



Location: Annex (812 Bloor St. W)

Doomies

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Located inside Bar Vegandale, Doomies has a potent all-American vegan menu. They have variations of the guiltiest pleasures known to foodies and they’re rumoured to be just as good.

You’re covered from cold beverages to po-boys to fried Oreos with ice-cream. Whatever fits your fancy (and your pants).

Private back patio (walk-in only) and take-out. 

Location: Parkdale (1265 Queen St. W)

Veggie Thali

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This 100 per cent vegan restaurant originated in the Victoria Park and Eglinton Ave. area then expanded to a second location in the Beaches. 

Fresh, traditional flavours are the mainstay of Veggie Thali. Thali translates directly to ‘platter,’ which is the preferred serving style of this restaurant.

Expect a variation of wholesome, sweet and savoury options to satisfy your cravings. 

Takeout. 

Location: North York (1410 Victoria Park Ave.) and Beaches (1712 Queen St. E)

Hello 123

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Hello 123 has expansive menu range, especially for a 100 per cent vegan joint.

If you’re in the mood for a brunch date, how about benny-no-eggs and an icy cocktail? Or, keep your health routine in-check and devour some cauliflower tahini and chipotle chilli. 

All options at Hello are packed with bountiful ingredients. 

Limited patio seating and takeout.

Location: Queen West (1122 Queen St. W) and Vaughan (16 Famous Ave.) 

Planta Burger

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The casual rendition of Chase Hospitalities’ Planta restaurant in Yorkville. If you’re in the mood for something handheld, warm and served with some fried foods or crisp salads, hit Planta Burger and don’t look back at your phone.  

Again, one hundred per cent vegan. Think saucy, napkins and a full belly. 

Takeout. 

Location: Financial District (4 Temperance St.)

Saigon Lotus

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This vegetarian Vietnamese spot slaps different, really a hidden gem that we just dusted off for you to take-in. Get your food fast, for a cheap price and still don’t sacrifice taste or nutrition. 

Vegan pho is a speciality. 

Takeout. 

Location: Kensington Market (6 Saint Andrew St.) 

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