Vegan Restaurants to Discover:

ACROSS CANADA

Vegan restaurants are becoming increasingly easy to find as the general public becomes more
tuned in to the environmental, health and ethical benefits of a vegan lifestyle. We scoured the
country for the restaurants that are pushing plant-based eating into a new light. 

           —By Marie-Ève Venne

*Please refer to each individual establishment’s website/social media concerning their hours of operation.

 

MONTREAL

Hello123 Vegan Restaurant

Hello 123

5700 Monkland Av.

This Toronto vegan hot spot just expanded to Montreal, offering lunch, dinner, coffee, cocktails,
and other drinks. The dishes oscillate between comforting and light options, such as a loaded
sweet potato, spicy bibimbap, or pulled pineapple sliders, showing that vegan options can also
fully embrace the earthy side. If you get your potato wedges “messy,” they’ll come topped with
guacamole, cashew cream, pickled onions, fresh green onions and a roasted, toasty kind of
smoky coconut crumble that will make you forget all about bacon bits. 

Bloom Sushi Vegan Restaurant

Bloom Sushi

368 Rue Saint-Paul

As the new addition to vegan restaurants in Montreal, Bloom Sushi offers vegan versions of
Futomakis, Kamikazes, Dragon Eyes, Homosaki and Nigiri. Everything Bloom Sushi offers is
designed with the sustainable development and health of our oceans in mind. Indeed, the
restaurant uses as little plastic as possible while encouraging local producers. As an
accompaniment to vegan sushi, the house offers, for a complete Japanese immersion, a
beautiful offer of sakes and Japanese whiskies. Bloom Sushi also features light cocktails, a small
selection of wine bottles, and Québec and Japanese beers.

Radis Vegan Restaurant 

Radis

361 Bernard St W.

ARadis’ menu, which evolves along with the seasons, is inspired by Italian cuisine and features
classics along with inventive dishes like the delectable, melt-in-your-mouth, umami-packed Foie
Pas Trop Gras, served with roasted apricot halves, sweet braised onion and ultra-crunchy toast
or the chestnut-stuffed wild mushroom tortellini. You also have the option to feast on
homemade pasta and focaccia, along with vegan adaptations on dishes such as fresh mozzarella,
made with fresh and organic products.

 

TORONTO

Rosalinda

133 Richmond St. W

This buzzing vegan restaurant is adorned with fresh foliage, plenty of natural light and vintage-
inspired furniture, making it extra hard for you to not snap a photo of the decor for your
Instagram feed. Go there to eat Mexican vegan treats bursting with flavors that will satisfy the
pickiest eater—like the chickpea and beet tostada with pomegranate and sesame or the
jackfruit pibil taco (you’d swear it’s pulled pork) with crispy taro root and slaw. Rosalinda is all
about showcasing vegetables at their best, without trying to make it look like meat. 

Parka Vegan Restaurant

Parka

424 Queen St W

Parka Food Co. is a plant-based restaurant with a mission to make eating veggies fun. It’s a
casual, unlicensed spot doing up veggie versions of burgers and mac n’ cheese. The space is
minimal and open with an emphasis on transparency, most food prep done right out in the open
at glassed-off counters. Everything on Parka’s menu is made from scratch, and their staff are
friendly. Though their menu has no more than 10 items, everything is truly flavorful and all their
ingredients are high quality. 

 

VANCOUVER

Acorn Vegan Restaurant

Acorn

3995 Main Street

If you’re looking for a special, slightly higher-end dining experience, Acorn is it. Named as the
Best Vegan Spot in the World by Big Seven Travel earlier this year, this hot vegan spot serves the
best in fine vegetarian and vegan dining, along with craft cocktails, excellent service, and
delicious seasonally inspired dishes. Everything is beautifully presented, and you’ll want to try it
all (tip: definitely try the mushroom appetizer). 

Heirloom Vegan Restaurant

Heirloom

1509 West 12 Avenue

Known for their epic plant-based dishes like Kale Caesar, Brassica Bowl, and the Ninja Bowl,
Heirloom is a foodie destination for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The vegan eatery excels in
providing beautiful, airy spaces and a mouth-watering menu. Dishes are full of colour and taste,
and portions are refreshingly large. Favourites include the signature Heirloom Hash with tofu
and the Avocado Benedict, all served with mimosas, of course. 

 

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Written on: August 21, 2020