Places to find delicious vegetarian in Toronto's East End

Whether you’re a vegetarian looking to spice up your lunch break with some new flavours or you simply want to skip the meat for one day, these East End restaurants are sure to leave you feeling satisfied.

Pulp Kitchen Canada Inc

1
689 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G6

With two locations in Toronto’s East End, this organic food and juice bar is always a great choice. Specializing in juices and smoothies made from organic fruits and veggies, Pulp Kitchen also offers soups, sandwiches and salads. Whether you’re in the mood for a Thai quinoa wrap or an almond beet salad, this quaint takeout restaurant offers unique twists on tons of classic vegetarian dishes. Although the prices are a bit steep, it’s worth it for the fresh ingredients.

Big Carrot Wholistic Dispensary

2
348 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N8

This awesome store on the Danforth functions as a grocery store and a café. They sell only organically-grown and environmentally-safe products, so you can be sure that everything you buy is of the best quality. If you don’t feel like cooking, you can order a freshly pressed juice, salads, sandwiches or raw desserts from their café. As an added benefit, all of the snack items on the menu are produced locally.

Simon's Wok

3
797 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y5

Add some new textures and flavours to your vegetarian meals with mock duck and delicious “pork” made of soy and other vegetables at this Chinese vegetarian restaurant. If you still crave the occasional meat dish, this will be your new favourite place, as they do a great job of simulating the flavours. Although the décor is not all that fancy, you can order large portions of good quality food for reasonable prices.

Castro's Lounge

4
2116 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E2

Castro’s Lounge is a vegetarian-friendly bar and lounge located in Tthe Beach area of Toronto. They pride themselves on their extensive vegetarian menu, their large selection of draft beer and their live music, which varies from jazz to rock. It’s worth noting that Castro’s lounge also offers gluten-free items, so you can be sure there will be something to appeal to everyone in your party. Be sure to try out their amazing butter paneer burrito.

Just because you don't eat meat doesn't mean you can't eat a great burger. At these Victoria restaurants you'll find unique and delicious veggie burgers that may even convert the carnivores in your dining party.
Those who can’t have gluten can sometimes struggle to find good eats, but that’s rarely an issue in Victoria. Here, gluten-free cooking has been welcomed with open arms, and those who can’t have gluten can find a wide range of foods to enjoy. From fresh-baked treats to home-style pizzas, these restaurants offer all of the flavour, with none of the gluten.
Thirsty? Sure, you could reach for a sugary soda or lean on the caffeine crutch of coffee, but why not treat your body (and your taste buds) to something better? Packed with energy-enhancing nutrients and bursting with fresh flavours, a healthy jolt of juice may be the answer. Find it at one of these fine local juice bars.
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