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Jul 17, 2010 05:36 AM

Brunch with a vegan option

I am looking for recommendations for a great brunch place. I love brunch, as does my boyfriend as do many of my friends, however between my vegetarianism, his veganism and a few friends love of all things bacon we have a very tough time finding a good place to meet and brunch that isn't Utopia. y.

Anybody have an recommendations for a good brunch place with a vegan option?

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  1. Fressen.......Pulp Kitchen.....the food is good enough that the carnivores won't miss their bacon!

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    1. re: jeffs101

      Fressen is great however it is hard to accommodate more than 4 people. The pace is also very slow. Great if you are having an evening out, not so great if you want to keep brunch under a couple hours.

      478 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V2B2, CA

      1. re: Smed

        I like Fressen, but if you have bacon lovers in your party I don't think they will be fooled.

        478 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V2B2, CA

    2. Lola's Commissary on Church St south of Bloor. I've never had brunch here so I can't speak for the food, but I walked by earlier today and noticed vegan options on the brunch menu. It might be worth checking out.

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      1. re: sman

        I'd give Mitzi's a go. Def. not vegan but would probably be able to work-some of their dishes to be vegan friendly. Plus, they have bacon!!!

      2. Sadies Diner is very close to Fressen and a little less "brunchy" but nonetheless delicious!
        (tons of vegan options there, from pancakes to quevos rancheros.)

        Yasi's place in the west end is vegan-friendly and serves meat as well.

        Check out for some other ideas from the vegetarian association.

        478 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V2B2, CA

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        1. re: naterpillar

          Sadie's is a vegetarian restaurant. No meat.

          Sadie's Diner & Juice Bar
          504 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V1T5, CA

        2. you should try le pain quotidien. there are 2 locations yonge & bloor and avenue & eglinton.

          they have plenty of meaty breakfast dishes. some really good vegetarian stuff - omelettes, cheeses, salads, yogurts, french toast, etc.

          might be slightly tough for vegans but there are still options that come to mind.

          another alternative is day break over at carlton & college.

          1. I'm vegan and go to the gladstone for brunch all the time. Options are limited to tofu scramble but it is fantastic so I don't mind. The rest of their brunch fare is great as well and they absolutely have bacon :)