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Sep 14, 2002 05:29 PM

Vegetarian Restaurants in Toronto?

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My wife and I visit Toronto every few years. My vegetarian son just moved to Vermont and we are planning to treat him to Toronto, once again. Now we need to find some good veggie restaurants! We appreciate any help! Thank You.


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    morgan fairchylde

    Cafe 668, 668 Dundas West

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    1. re: morgan fairchylde

      Yes, I second that this is a good place.

      Also, Lotus Garden which is on the South-West corner of Dundas and Beverley Streets.

      Simon's Wok, at Gerrard and Logan.

      Pulp Kitchen at Logan and Queen...

      1. re: redcoconut

        Lotus Garden is gone. There is a new one, Full Moon, on Dundas half way between Spadina and Bathurst, that I've been meaning to try.

    2. Annapurna,
      Hare Krishna temple- $7 buffet. Hit and miss but hey it's cheap.
      Buddha's Vegitarian=- some of it's greasy but the smokiest spring roll that's home made and amzazing

      1. there are lots of good restaurants in TOronto where a veggie meal can be had, but a GOOD veggie restaurant, is kinda like the unicorn imho,

        My personal favourites for eating veggie are ethnic:

        Chinese: Buddhist Kitchen 3290 Midland for the gluten and the fried bean skin rolls

        Middle Eastern: Jerusalem 955 Eglinton W (the tahini, fried tomatoes, saffron rice, lentil soup, fried eggplant and vegetable skewers are excellent)or try the Buffet at 4777 Leslie Street where everyone can select their own.

        Indian: My favourite veggie order is from Timothy's 556 Parliament Street where I get the mulligawatawny soup, the okra, the cauliflower and the eggplant.

        Thai: Golden Thai 105 Church for dinner. Their grilled eggplant is terrific.

        Ethiopian: Ethiopian house on 4 Irwin. The sheero wat (spiced ground chickpeas) and goman wat (collard greens) are excellent. And get the green house salad too, the dressing is very good. Add the azifa (spiced green lentils) and you've got a veggie delight. They have vegetarian preset platters too. But the above mentioned dishes are our favourites as they are spiciest.

        Super downmarket but a cheap and delicious lunch would be Not Just Noodles at the corner of Yonge/Wellesley where you can get a huge dish of fried tofu, dried chinese mushrooms and bok choy for $7. They have a lot of veggie friendly options.

        Italian: Terroni on Victoria -- I often order vegetarian by default because they have a great bufulo mozzerela salad and their pizza with gorgonzola, pears, walnuts and honey is one of my favourites -- a lot of their thin crust pizzas are veggie.

        Another great place for oven baked pizza is Hornero on Yonge and Breadalbane (just south of Wellesley). The 3 cheese pizza is outstanding. And there are also veggie pasta dishes.

        Little Italy is full of places where a vegetarian can order happily.

        I'd recommend against a fully vegetarian restaurant when there are so many good restaurants where selective choice can provide a more tasty dining experience.

        1. Fressen, on Queen West, is an upscale vegan restaurant. Great atmosphere, terrific food (although the appetizers are generally better than the mains).

          We're not vegetarians, but we do go to Fressen on occasion. We've always been happy with our meals, although the service has sometimes not been great.

          1. Also see for a good list of veg and veg-friendly places broken down by neighbourhood.