Healthy Toronto restaurants serving raw choices

Raw cuisine has sustained many myths since it became a culinary genre all its own. But with a ton of healthy cafés, juice bars and vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Toronto offering more and more raw food options, it’s easier than ever before to get in on the trend or make the switch in diet. If you’re looking for a raw replica of your favourite meal, here are some spots specializing in uncooked goodness.

Feel Good Guru

135 Tecumseth St, Toronto, ON M6J 2H2

Not entirely raw, this Queen West eatery sure does raw right. Chef and owner Moira spent several years in Venice Beach preparing vegan food for health conscious Californians, and before that, she owned and operated a vegetarian restaurant in Banff. With a pedigree like that, she knows how to create food that is a big hit with her customers. The Avo & Cheese sandwich is a delicious and nutritious option.


785 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5S 0B7

Rawlicious stays true to its name with a completely raw menu featuring delicious meals that leave even meat eaters satisfied. The raw Pad Thai, nachos and burger are all popular choices. They also have raw food and juice cleanses for those looking to give their digestive systems a break.

Live Organic Food Bar

264 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 1V7

This place is at the top of the list, for its longevity and delicious menu options. When Live first opened in 2002, it was a tiny, one-table takeout restaurant. Now, its kale chips are as ubiquitous in local health food stores as Larabar energy bars, and their menu of un-cooked plant-based offerings has tripled. The raw pizza is a favourite dish that features an almond crust topped with red pepper marinara sauce and veggies.

Superfood Eateries Inc

268 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1X6

Located in the Entertainment District, this place has a substantial raw menu. Owner Luciano Losiggio is very involved in the business, and customers love chatting with him. Try the limitless regenerating Pad Thai for a nice healthful treat. For a super boost, try their smoothies or cold-pressed juices. And, if you decide to indulge in a chocolate brownie, or two, we won’t judge.

Doug McNish's Public Kitchen

561 Marlee Ave, North York, ON M6B 3J6

Owner Doug McNish is an award-winning cookbook author with a commitment to a healthy and organic lifestyle. His Public Kitchen is located steps away from Glencairn Station, with the main floor dedicated to raw cuisine, complete with a fridge full of pre-packaged clean eats and cold-pressed juices, and a second floor with an open kitchen for cooking up warm foods. He also offers classes where you can learn how to make raw meals at home.

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