Best Restaurants for Meatless Mondays in Toronto

Meatless Mondays Canada suggests having healthy, sustainable, cruelty-free food at least once a week. This is good for both your own health and the planet's. These five restaurants make it easy to go vegetarian for the day:

Pizzeria Libretto

550 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P8

Go ahead and choose from sumptuous veggie options such as Ricotta Gnocchi Fritti, hold the njuda (pictured above), Cauliflower Frittella (Italian pancake) and Black and White Quinoa Salad, with shaved fennel, fried carrot, and almond milk dressing off the regular menu. But or a longtime now, Pizzeria Libretto has been celebrating #MeatlessMonday at all of its locations. Here are just a few of their features from past weeks: - Verdura pizza with mozzarella, black olives, rapini and goat cheese - A mountain of bufala ricotta with cracked black pepper on a classic marinara base

Doug McNish's Public Kitchen

561 Marlee Ave, North York, ON M6B 3J6

Chef Doug McNish creates organic, vegan, and gluten-free dishes that never make you feel like you’re missing out. Open until 6pm on Mondays, you can get freshly made soup, salads, desserts, dips and sauces, as well as dishes made for pickup, delivery or drive-thru. This week’s menu includes a Raw Tostada, Gluten-Free Cheesy Baked Squash Mac & Cheese (for 1-4 ppl) and a 4-pack of Veggie Burgers. A burger? Mac & cheese? Sounds like you haven’t had to give up a thing today.

Blooming Rose Pan-Asian Cuisine

895 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2H2

It’s easy to pass on meat options when you’re having Thai food. A variety of, salty, sour and spicy dishes excites the palate. Start with crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls, Lemongrass Vegetable Soup or Mango Salad. For a main, choose selections such as Vegetable Pad Thai or Pineapple Fried Rice that ]leave you feeling satisfied. But be sure to leave room for dessert. You don’t want to miss out on the Deep Fried Banana with Honey!

Bindia Indian Bistro

16 Market St, Toronto, ON M5E 1M6

You don’t need a stitch of meat to enjoy these classic Indian dishes:Dal Makhni (slow-cooked black lentils in a rich cream sauce with ginger, garlic, tomato and fresh coriander), Malai Kofta (fresh housemade cheese and vegetable dumplings, mixed with dried fruit and cooked in a mild creamy cashew sauce) Vegetable Korma (Fresh mixed vegetables cooked in a mild creamy cashew sauce) and Biryani (basmati rice cooked with carrots, peas and aromatic spices). These rich comfort foods are perfect winter fare and the spices will actually help to keep you warm.

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