New year, new meals. But not just the #MeatlessMonday meals, but rather meatless for the whole month of January, and beyond! And so with #Veganuary in full swing, we’ve put together a list of delicious and accessible vegan-friendly choices in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
A mecca for the ethically minded, Vegandale has been one of West Toronto’s institutions when it comes to indulging vegan dishes. Our recommended dishes: the Fried Mac Balls or the Fried Chicken and Waffles.
While we are no strangers to this family burger chain, A&W‘s Beyond Meat ® offerings might be new to the plant-based lovers out there. Our recommended dishes: the Beyond Meat® Burger Combo, the English Muffin Beyond Sausage & Veggie, and the Beyond Sausage Egger Combo.
It’s really hard to find a full-service vegan Vietnamese restaurant if you’re living in downtown Toronto. Enter: Saigon Lotus – arguably the city’s best vegan Vietnamese joint with an incredible menu selection. We recommend the Spicy Papaya Salad, the Tofu Nugget with Spicy Tamarind, and their signature Vegan Pho.
Speaking of rare vegan restaurants, One Love Vegetarian’s existence is a blessing in disguise. They are Toronto’s best (and perhaps only) vegan Jamaican restaurant. If you crave authenticity, you definitely will be coming back for more of their Chickpeas + Potatoes Curry.
A modern plant-based menu with attention to roots, Parka Food Co. brings it home with their signature Broccoli Burger + Fries and the Truffle Mushroom Mac.
Healthy food always makes our heart skip a beet. The same is guaranteed with Beetbox’s menu, especially their Seitan Fried Chick-un Sandwich and the Chili Cheese Fries.
Whether you’re Paleo or Keto, The Vegan Cave Cafes’ homemade offerings are guaranteed fresh, nutritious, and 100% gluten-free. Our go-to dishes are their famous homemade pizzas, gluten-free pies, and homemade nut cheeses.
If you’re looking for Vancouver’s best plant-based pizza, look no further because Virtuous Pie is revolutionary when it comes to pizza. We especially love their Super Funghi Pizza and the Salted Caramel + Chocolate Pretzel ice-cream (plant-based of course).
Take the freshest ingredients and mix with the best salad craftsmanship around, you’ll get Field & Social’s signature salad bowls. Must-trys include the Macro Bowl Tempeh and the Harusame Noodle Bowl.
Organic fruits and fresh vegetables are the only two elements in Glory Juice’s farm-to-bottle philosophy. Other than their juice, we are big fans of their Seed Bar and Black Bean Brownie!
Talk about one of Montreal’s most iconic vegan restaurants! Aux Vivres, famously the city’s first vegan restaurant, has been serving Montrealers incredible dishes like the House Chili & Guacamole, Golden Packages, Malai Kofta, and Thai Bowl.
Foodchain’s objective is to reinvent the perception around “fast-food”. With a health-conscious menu, innovative branding, and an incredible team, Foodchain’s presence in Montreal has been delightfully real & raw. Their Fennel Daikon Salad and Endive Green Pear Salad are our top picks.
To empower and to energize, is Copper Branch’s mission, serving whole, plant-based foods that are good for both its customers and the planet. Their must-try dishes include the Shiitake Teriyaki Sandwich, Smoked Maple Tempeh Sandwich, and the Organic Tempeh Rice Rolls.
For those days when you’re craving comfort food, Lola Rosa’s arms are always wide-open. From their famous lasagna (lasagne epinards) to their iconic chili (chili au chipotle), put on your pjs, park yourself on the couch, and order away.
Not only the best falafel in town, La Panthere Verte has been serving up the freshest, tastiest local vegan food to Montrealers. Make sure you give both their Falafusion sandwich and falafel bowl a try.
#Veganuary is an initiative that encourages people to go vegan for the month of January. The non-profit organization with the same name was founded in January 2014, United Kingdom, and has since inspired more than half a million people in 178 countries to go vegan for January, and beyond.