Great vegetarian in Toronto?
I'm not actually vegetarian, but I have to cut down on my red meat intake, eat more whole grains and vegetables etc. Since I love, love, love to eat, I was wondering about great vegetarian places in Toronto. Thank you.
We've really enjoyed Fressen, on Queen West, the three or four times we've been there. The last time was over a year ago, so I can't vouch for the food that's being served now. My only caveat: we always found the appetizers/small dishes to be better than the mains. Not an infrequent finding at many restaurants, actually.
It seems to me that there was a similar thread here last week. Perhaps you should do a little searching.
I've tried going to Fressen a few times, but it was always closed when I got there (afternoons). I'll make it there sometime!
Pulp Kitchen on Queen East is very good. Just keep in mind it's only open for breakfast and lunch. In addition to the delicious food, they make great smoothies (spirilina, for example) and chai latte (dairy or soy).
I'm not a veggie anymore, but when I was, I often found the best vegetarian food to be in restaurants that were not wholly vegetarian. Generally, my best bets for variety were always middle eastern (tov li, me vah me, sababa, you can add sofra to the list now) and indian (home cooked,lol, no really I've had good indian veg food at Cuisine of India). Japanese can be good too for the miso and veggie sushi. I've always liked Blowfish, some of the selections at Ki and Ariake in Thornhill on the Promenade grounds (not in the mall, but the plaza next to it). Ethiopian (such as Ethiopian House offers a lot of vegetarian selections and a unique experience).
For more upscale, I really enjoyed the vegetarian selections at Lee.
Just wanted to add that I also have enjoyed Fresh on Bloor, but I haven't been there since it moved from Bathurst to Spadina and not sure if it's still as good. There's one on Queen too.
Try Bo De Duyen on Spadina just south of Dundas. Authentic Chinese food all made with faux meats. In the same vein there are two places at Dundas & Bathurst serving Buddhist vegetarian.
For vegetarian Indian, Udupi Palace on Gerrard serves great south Indian/Sri Lankan cuisine (dosa, uppatham, etc).