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Vegetarian Restaurants

Imagine a rainbow of flavours that leave you feeling fully satisfied. Now imagine that your meal was entirely vegetarian. Toronto offers some of the best vegetarian restaurants in the world.

Wholesome, delicious meals are just waiting to be devoured by you at a long list of Toronto vegetarian restaurants. Grilled tempeh, butternut squash soup, whole wheat lasagna, fresh wraps, and freshly squeezed juice are just the beginning of a vast vegetarian menu in Toronto.

What is Vegetarian?

The easiest way to describe a vegetarian is that they are people who do not eat meat for moral, religious or health reasons. Over the last 20 years the number of people turning to a vegetarian diet has grown tremendously so Toronto restaurateurs have responded to the demand with great enthusiasm. 

They've put together some of the most interesting and palatable vegetarian dishes you will find in North America. When this article was first published, there were well over 60 authentic vegetarian restaurants in the city of Toronto.

If a vegetarian diet is important to you then you don't have to search long to find a veggie menu in Toronto. You can find vegetarian restaurants in every section of the city. Here is a list of some of the top-rated vegetarian eateries in Toronto: 
  • Fresh
  • Sadie's Diner
  • Organic Eatery
  • Live
  • Urban Herbivore
  • Fressen
  • Hibiscus Café
  • One Love Vegetarian
  • Cruda Café
Vegetarian restaurants in the city of Toronto have developed a reputation for their great variety; however, there are some places that are known for certain dishes. 

For example, the Butler's Pantry Café on Roncesvalles Avenue is known for its spinach nut pie and zucchini pancakes, and Magic Oven is an award winning alternative pizza and pasta restaurant on Queen Street

One of the nice aspects to going vegetarian in Toronto is that you can choose a meal based on culture. If you would like to try Ethiopian food, there is a place you can get vegetarian, if you prefer Indian, there is vegetarian or when you are in the mood for Italian, you can have an Italian vegetarian meal. 

Going Raw

Some vegetarians take their diet a step further by going raw and Toronto has those desires covered as well. Rawlicous is a popular raw food restaurant with two locations to serve vegetarian lovers in Toronto. 

The main restaurant is in the fashionable, upscale Yorkville area and the other Rawlicious is on the outskirts of the city, on the way to cottage country in the beautiful city of Barrie. 

In addition to an extensive, mouth-watering menu, Rawlicous is fully licensed, offering organic wine and beer. There is no reason for you to go without raw food in Toronto if that is what you prefer.

With so many vegetarian delights to choose from in Toronto, it can be hard to decide where to eat. When you are having difficulty making choices when it comes to your vegetarian diet the Toronto Vegetarian Association can help. Check them out at their main website,

In addition to members listing some of their favorite places to eat vegetarian in Toronto, you will see a schedule of cooking classes you can take. There are also full details on Toronto's annual Vegetarian Food Festival

To be Vegan

Being a vegetarian is a life-style adjustment, but it is not to be mistaken for those who are vegans. A vegan is someone who does not eat or use any animal products. Being a vegan can be a challenge in the fast-paced world we live in; however, Toronto can accommodate you if this is your life-style choice. 

The city is known for having some fantastic vegan bakeries. Members of the social network site, Yelp have given the thumbs up to the following bakeries that sell animal free and gluten free products:
  • Bunners
  • Kensington Natural Bakery
  • Sweets From the Earth
  • Bakerbots Bakery
  • Leah's 
  • Lil' OMG
Full vegan meals can be found at many of the vegetarian restaurants throughout Toronto. Vegan food in Toronto is never difficult to find.

While the city offers great variety no matter what your dietary needs are, you don't have to worry if you are traveling on the outskirts of the city. The nearby municipalities of Durham, York and Peel, all have vegetarian, organic and gluten free options. 

For example, the Pickering Flea Market located in Durham Region is said to have one of the best gluten free bakeries in the Greater Toronto Area

Bakers, chefs and restaurant owners in Toronto try to go the extra mile to accommodate residents and visitors to the city. They want every bite to be healthy and memorable, whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or meat eater. 

As you can see, in Toronto the choices are endless. Find more on Toronto restaurants within our website!

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