The Toronto Vegan 100 – My Grand Total: 80(so far)

Toronto’s Vegan 100 is a curated list of some of the unbelievable vegan dishes suggested by discerning local vegans who shared their favourite dishes, memorable meals and unforgettable finds put together by Lisa from Vegan Culinary Crusade

While I might not agree with absolutely all of these items as the best that Toronto has to offer, I think it’s a great list and a great way to start your vegan explorations in the city.

I remember doing the Portland Vegan 100 a few years ago, and I really liked it, so I asked Lisa if she’d be cool with the same kind of repost.

Here’s how the PDX Vegan 100 worked:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, facebook or website, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (Like this)
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating (or wouldn’t eat again). (Like This)
4) Link your post back to the original.
5) Pass it on!

Here it goes.

Toronto’s Vegan 100

1. Apiecalypse Now’s Chili Mac n’ Cheese
2. Apiecalypse Now’s Dunkeroos
3. Apiecalypse Now’s Pulled Not Pork
4. The Atlantic Vegan Tasting Menu
5. Bahn Mi Boys’ Tofu Tacos
6. Bello Bio’s Tiramisu
7. Belmonte Raw’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Thimble
8. Belmonte Raw’s Strength Juice
9. The Beet’s Grilled Cheese with Apple Butter (with Daiya)
10. The Beet‘s Vegan Mac n’ Cheese
11. The Bickford Flexitarian’s Fried Vegg Sandwich
12. Boreal Gelato‘s Strawberry Sorbetto (as an aside, do try the vegan salted caramel gelato from these folks)
13. Buddha’s Vegetarian‘s General Tao’s Chicken
14. Bunner’s Cinnamon Buns
15. Bunner’s Double Chocolate Brownie
16. Bunner’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
17. Canoe’s Vegan Tasting Menu
18. Café 668’s Vegetarian Pho
19. ChocoSol Traders’ bike blended Xocolatl
20. Cut the Cheese’s Harvest Grilled Cheese with Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onions (with Diaya)
21. Disgraceland’s Vegan Butter Chicken Burrito (Ribwich Dinner 4 Ever)
22. Earth and City’s Vanilla Bean Macaroon
23. Ethiopiques’ Vegetarian Platter
24. Fresh‘s Ace of Kales Salad
25. Fresh’s Panko Crusted Squash Tacos
26. Fresh‘s Picnic Burger
27. Fresh’s Quinoa Onion Rings
28. Grasshopper’s Chick-un Bahn Mi
29. Grasslands‘ Guacamole Grilled Cheese
30. Grasslands‘ Monster burger
31. Grasslands’ Snickerdoodle French Toast
32. Greenhouse Juice’s pink milk
33. Green Earth’s Authentic Hue Noodle Soup
34. Greens Vegetarian’s Lemon Chicken
35. Greens Vegetarian‘s Sweet and Sour Mock Chicken
36. Hawker Bar’s Vegan Laksa
37. Hello Darling‘s Chickpea Scramble
38. Hello Darling‘s Mushroom Wellington
39. Hibiscus’ Ice Cream (especially earl grey or black sesame or pistachio)
40. Hibiscus’ Salad Sampler
41. Hogtown Vegan‘s Fried Apple Pie
42. Hogtown Vegan‘s Fries Supremacy
43. Hogtown Vegan’s Philly “Cheesesteak”
44. Hogtown Vegan‘s Unchicken & Waffles
45. Hot Beans’ Big Bill’s Dick Burrito (secret menu)
46. Hot Beans’ Mac n’ Cheese Burrito
47. Ital Vital’s Bbq Gluten
48. Jean’s Vegetarian Kitchen‘s Malaysian Curry
49. Jerusalem’s Vegetarian Dinner
50. Just Falafel’s Japanese Falafel Wrap
51. Khao San Road’s Vegan Three Flavours Pad Thai
52. King’s Cafe‘s Kung Po Soy-Fritters
53. Kingyo’s 9 Course Shojin Buddhist Monk Meal
54. Korean bi bim bap stone bowl riceteria’s Mushroom Bi Bim Bap (Their spicy tofu bowl is awesome too)
55. Kupfert and Kim’s Oaxaca bowl
56. Le Ti Colibri’s Le Nassau with Avocado
57. Live Organic Food Bar’s French Toast
58. Live Organic Food Bar’s Pulled Burdock Burrito
59. Live Organic Food Bar’s Raw Joe Louie
60. Live Organic Food Bar‘s Raw Tacos
61. Magic Oven’s Tropical Magic Pizza
62. Mela Cafe’s Eggplant Sandwich
63. Nazareth’s Vegetarian Platter
64. One Love Vegetarian’s Corn Soup
65. One Love Vegetarian‘s Pumpkin Chana Potato Roti
66. The Public Kitchen‘s Scramble Platter
67. The Public Kitchen’s Triple Decker Brunch Club
68. The Public Kitchen‘s Vegan Benedict
69. Pizza by the Slice‘s Gourmet Vegan Pizza and “Wings”
70. Rancho Relaxo’s Deep Fried Ice Cream
71. Rancho Relaxo’s Faux Chicken Chimichanga
72. Rancho Relaxo’s Faux Chicken Fajitas
73. Rancho Relaxo’s Vegan Enchiladas
74. Ryus Noodle Bar‘s Vegetable Miso Potage
75. Sneaky Dee’s Vegan Burro Favorito
76. The Steady‘s Vegan Eggs Benny
77. Superfood Eateries’ Granola Parfait
78. South Indian Dosa Mahal‘s Vegetable Masala Dosa (i’m all about the coriander masala dosa myself)
79. Sweets From the Earth‘s Chocolate Chewy Nut Bar
80. Sweets from the Earth’s Chocolate Pecan Caramel Bar
81. Sweets from the Earth‘s Cinnamon Apple Loaf (Superstuffed Cookies are my jam)
82. Sweets from the Earth‘s S’mores cupcakes
83. Tabule’s Fattush Salad
84. Tori’s Bakeshop’s Buttertart
85. Tori’s Bakeshop’s BLT sandwich with coconut bacon
86. Tori’s Bakeshop‘s Cake Doughnuts
87. Tori’s Bakeshop‘s Pizza Pockets
88. Through Being Cool‘s Boston Cream Doughnut
89. Through Being Cool‘s Breakfast Pockets
90. Through Being Cool’s Pizza Rolls
91. Through Being Cool‘s Scalloped Potatoes
92. Through Being Cool‘s TVP Pot Pie
93. Udupi Palace’s Masala Dosa
94. Urban Herbivore’s Bbq Tofu Sandwich
95. Ursa‘s Cashew/Walnut Foie
96. Ursa‘s Stinging Nettle Noodles
97. Vegetarian Haven’s Apple Fritters
98. Vegetarian Haven‘s Blueberry Pie Milkshake
99. Vegetarian Haven‘s Singapore Seitan
100. Vegetarian Haven’s Tofu Drumsticks

In order to make a top 100 list from all the amazing suggestions, Lisa (Vegan Culinary Crusade) followed the following criteria:

  • No chain restaurants (a few locations in the city is okay but not something available in every city around the world)
  • Restaurant must be located in Toronto
  • Must be interesting/different/unique – she removed the numerous suggestions for tofu scrambles and bean burritos because so many restaurants do it so well and she wanted this list to be about those amazing unpredictable finds.
  • Yes, there are a few things on the list that are products rather than restaurant dishes (e.g. Sweets from the Earth products) but they are available in lots of cafes and some restaurants around the city.

2 Responses

  1. Holy moly! That’s one incredible list of places and things to eat that I need to somehow match one day.

    Apart from the Portland 100, have you managed one abroad before?