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Vegetarian lunch near King/Bathurst

betsy Apr 17, 2008 08:24 PM

I need to find a lunch spot near King and Bathurst that is suitable for a business meal (i.e. not only tasty but reasonably nice) with a vegetarian. Anyone have suggestions?

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    mrsmonroe Apr 26, 2008 04:06 PM

    Try Fresh or Sadie's. Fressen is not open until 5 pm and is amazing for a higher end vegan meal.

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      phoenikia Apr 18, 2008 09:01 AM

      Le Select Bistro on Wellington is nice for a business meal, and they have a great patio. It's a short walk from King and Bathurst. Le Select serves several ovo lacto vegetarian dishes. I remember enjoying a roasted beet and chevre salad the last time I was there. http://www.leselect.com/menuindex.html

      Brassai also might be a good option. http://www.brassaii.com/menu.htm They have a vegetarian sandwich, as well as some other veggie options on their lunch menu.

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      1. re: phoenikia
        betsy Apr 18, 2008 09:04 PM

        I like Le Select but even though I am not a full-time vegetarian (DH and I joke that we are chickofishovegetarians), I find the menu a bit overwhelmingly carnivore-centred. And if I'm taken aback just by the menu, I'm pretty sure I couldn't take a vegetarian there.

        I'm beginning to think I'll have to order in...

        1. re: betsy
          tp24 Apr 24, 2008 11:39 AM

          How about Fusaro's Kitchen - it's not too far from King/Bathurst (it's on Spadina, north of Richmond). They have veggie pastas and I'm sure they can make you a veggie versions of anything and of course they have salads.

          Alternatively, at the corner of King/Bathurst is Coco Rice - a Thai place - they could probably make a veggie version of their dishes.

          Siddharta probably has a lot of veggie items on their menu since there are lots of veggie indian dishes in general.

          Good luck!

          1. re: betsy
            alltummy Apr 24, 2008 02:00 PM

            i am a "full time vegetarian" and have been for 20 years. You will not have to order in. Almost any restaurant in Toronto can happily and easily accomodate a vegetarian. Tutti Matti is a great suggestion, I was just at Coca last night and they had great stuff, Rosebud, Urban, Brassai, Crush (if it is open), Caffino ( a bit far, but just down king), Niagara street cafe, Amuse Bouche, Lee, I have had excellent meals at all.

            1. re: alltummy
              betsy Apr 26, 2008 04:25 PM

              I guess I should have defined "near" a bit more specifically. Most of those suggestions are not within walking distance for this particular group, unfortunately. Brassaii is just about as far as one of our group can manage.

              We went to Siddhartha and it was okay. (I don't know if Crush is open, but Lee no longer does lunch.)

        2. chocabot Apr 18, 2008 06:47 AM

          Fressen or Fresh Juice for Life?... not that close, but certainly veggie.

          You could get a nice salad or veggie sandwich at Zoe's on King and Portland.

          Some ppl (not me) like Sadies, which is Adelaide and Portland.

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          1. re: chocabot
            toveggiegirl Apr 18, 2008 08:46 AM

            Fressen is great but I think it's only opened for dinner (and brunch on the weekends).

            1. re: toveggiegirl
              toveggiegirl Apr 18, 2008 09:05 AM

              Not exactly a cheap resto, but Tutti Matti (good Tuscan food) at Spadina & Adelaide has a $15 prix fixe lunch with vegetarian options.

              There is also Jules at Spadina & Richmond but I haven't been for years.

              Tutti Matti
              364 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V1R7, CA

              147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V2L7, CA

          2. pescatarian Apr 17, 2008 09:39 PM

            Would Japanese be acceptable? If so, you could go to Blowfish. They have a lot of vegetarian maki, etc.

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            1. re: pescatarian
              betsy Apr 18, 2008 06:30 AM

              There are a few Japanese places in the area, but Blowfish is not open for lunch as far as I know.

              1. re: betsy
                pescatarian Apr 18, 2008 07:03 AM

                Interesting. I've only ever gone for dinner, so I didn't realize that.

                There's a Siddartha Indian Vegetarian Restaurant at King and Bathurst. I've only ever been to the one on Gerrard, but I've heard good things also about the one on King.

                1. re: pescatarian
                  Dimbulb Apr 18, 2008 09:11 AM

                  There are three Siddharta's and only the one at 1411 Gerrard E is vegetarian.

                  1. re: Dimbulb
                    pescatarian Apr 18, 2008 09:15 AM

                    Sorry, that might be true, however, the regular Siddharthas have a large vegetarian selection.

                    1. re: pescatarian
                      betsy Apr 18, 2008 08:58 PM

                      I've been to Siddhartha and yes, there are lots of vegetarian items. That's one of my options, definitely.

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