Just a couple of weeks ago I spent a few days in Toronto with my cousin, and I absolutely loved it! It’s a great city to visit and what I loved most about the vegan options in Toronto is the fact that they’re all about morality and ethics.
Follow my guide here to find the best food spots that will leave you satisfied, full, and (perhaps for the worst…) wanting more!
Mythology has been on my list for so long, mainly due to their runny vegan eggs! I was so impressed with not only the food and how “egg-like” the meal was but with the decor as well. So many paintings of animals and signs on the wall that promote veganism and compassion — I felt so at home.
The waitress was kind and knowledgeable and the food came out quickly and was nothing less than amazing. I had two of the sunny side up “eggs” with the apple cinnamon seasonal pancakes, toast, and “bacon.” This is the perfect place to go with anyone, no matter their diet. You really can get any traditional meal you want here, just minus the cruelty!
Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza (or two)? Apiecalypse was the perfect spot for a fast and casual lunch — especially since we were hungry and ready for some loaded pizza! I got the “Fat Mac” pizza (right) and the “Mac & Charlie” with chili (left). Talk about amazing and unique pizza! Both were filled with so much flavor and cheesiness. I would highly recommend checking this funky place out — they have doughnuts too!
Need a coffee break or just craving something sweet in a cozy cafe? Then you should definitely check out Bloomer’s! They did not disappoint with this soy latte and Halloween themed doughnut. They also offer bagels with vegan cream cheese and entrees for lunch. Perfect for a casual spot or if you need something for the go!
Vegandale Brewery was one of my favorite places in Toronto. It is a vegan dream! Not only is it a vegan brewery, but they also serve food from the amazing Doomie’s restaurant (they combined the space to support both) and there’s also vegan ice cream from the brand “Not Your Mother.” It is truly your one-stop shop.
Along with these three amazing things under one roof, the artwork and signs were so great. So many messages regarding compassion and animal rights and I was so excited to see how packed it was. I ordered the buffalo chick’n sandwich with “animal style” fries and would recommend to anyone!
If you’re in Toronto and craving Asian food, then King’s Cafe is where you need to be. Personally, Asian food is my favorite, so I was super excited to try this place. Along with having the traditional flavors of most Asian restaurants, they had a very unique take on the menu!
One of the dishes we got was the Sweet & Sour Lappa: Burdock balls cooked in a delightful sweet & sour sauce, served on a bed of lettuce. I’ve never had burdock balls before this, but they were amazing and crispy!
Although Khao San Road is not an all-vegan restaurant, I still highly recommend it! They have an entire vegan menu with a lot of great options. We started with some spring rolls and drinks and I ordered the Khao Soi dish. So many awesome flavors — coconut milk, tofu, rice noodles, scallions, lime, and more!
Along with the great food, it had a really cool vibe to it with cool artwork. They had a bar upstairs that most people went to for apps and drinks while they waited for their table downstairs to be ready. Great concept and friendly staff!
Cosmic Treats is your Toronto go-to spot if you’re looking for some late night dessert, or if you want dinner as well! Their walls are filled with vegan sweets and candy, with homemade croissants, cookies, brownies, and more. One of the first things I noticed about Cosmic Treats is that they had a sign on their door that stated they’d appreciate if people don’t wear fur in their restaurant. Yet again, Toronto wins when it comes to promoting compassion and a cruelty-free life.
I ordered a chocolate croissant and not only was the inside filled with thick, rich chocolate, but they drizzled chocolate sauce on top as well. It was incredible! I can’t remember that last time I had a chocolate croissant before that moment.
Fresh is a great chain in Toronto that you know will provide you with fantastic options. The menu is quite large and really offers anything you may be in the mood for, from salads, to wraps, to burgers, to tacos, and more.
I got their crispy cauliflower tacos and they were great! The sauce that came with the tacos was especially delicious. My cousin got the buffalo chick’n wrap and she enjoyed that as well! We went here after we landed in Toronto and it was a great spot to relax at and have a low-key meal.
So glad my Toronto trip ended with vegan comfort food from Hogtown Vegan! I got their Southern Combo: creamy mac and cheese, crispy chick’n, collard greens, and homemade BBQ sauce. YUM!
Friendly staff, casual set up, and fast service! I would recommend coming here for a fun breakfast or lunch. The mac and cheese was different than others I’ve had before but I liked it a lot. The cheese was overflowing on the plate, but I didn’t complain!