20 July 2020

Three great vegan restaurants in Toronto

Toronto’s food scene is multifaceted, open to the world and diverse. T-Dot’s restaurants have everything to please the greatest number of people: from classic to trendy, their service is spot on and their menus inspired. And because Torontonians love healthy, fresh and tasty food, there are many vegan and vegeterian options to be savoured, whether you order online or stop by. Here are three of them!

Hello 123

Located on trendy Queen Street West, this restaurant-bar is very welcoming and is a popular place to go for an aperitif, a drink among friends, and succulent vegan tapas. It’s also an excellent destination for brunch, which is served all day long. Bibimbaps, burgers, sandwiches and salads – all vegan and delicious! Hello 123’s cocktail menu alone is worth a detour: it’s bursting with unique healthy choices, including pure juices and kombucha. The bowls, dishes, infusions and drinks created in this vegan eatery are in themselves culinary works of art, as their aesthetics are clean, colourful and refined. It’s simple, but dashing, tasteful and appetizing.


Do you miss travelling south? No problem! Just open the door at Planta, this Yorkville vegan restaurant with its bright airy space, and you’ll be instantly transported to South Beach! Ordering in? With locations in Miami and Toronto, the eatery has made plant-based cuisine its specialty: what you taste is healthy, sensible and unparalleled. Chef David Lee sources from suppliers whose practices are ethical, environmentally friendly and geared towards sustainable development. Cauliflower tots, fried mushrooms cooked like fried chicken, vegetable pasta, veggie pizzas, Habibi salad and vegan ice cream are just a few of the tasty dishes that you can also take-out.

Fresh Restaurants

To date, there are six Fresh locations, scattered throughout T.O. And on the other side of the border, there is also one on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. A pioneer of the vegan culinary scene, Fresh made its debut in Toronto in 1999. Its mission is to prove beyond any doubt that vegan food can be satisfying, energizing and appetizing. Made with natural, fresh, whole ingredients, their creations make mouth-watering food for longtime vegans and uninitiated ones, too. Artisan cocktails, cold-pressed organic juices, raw dishes and lavish meals (sandwiches, poutines, tacos, wraps and salads) delight the most discerning palate. And the plant walls, which brighten up the decor, are as amazing as they are lush. Enjoy!

Even though we love to cook vegan dishes and we are huge fans of GUSTA products (sold in grocery stores across Canada), from time to time we feel like hanging up our apron for lunch, brunch or dinner. These Toronto restaurants delight our taste buds and let us to savour the moment.