Vegetarian dishes on the Danforth in Toronto

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Being vegetarian used to be tough when dining out in Toronto, but many restaurants now specialize in creating great meat-free options. These businesses offer amazing Danforth dining experiences, from pizza to Greek, and cafés to fine dining.

Pizzaiolo Restaurants

1528 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON M4J 1N4

Gourmet meat, vegan and vegetarian pizzas are the three trademarks of Pizzaiolo. Gluten-free options are available too, and the restaurant guarantees a nut-free dining experience. As if those weren’t enough reasons to visit, they were also voted as serving NOW Magazine’s best slice of pizza in Toronto for 2013. Catering options and two new locations give everyone a chance to try what Toronto readers love about Pizzaiolo.

Dough Inc

171 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON M4K 1N2

With all products baked on site, Dough Bakeshop can conform to any of your culinary needs. Gluten-free and vegan options are available, so everyone can find something fresh and tasty to enjoy on the weekends or for an afternoon snack during the workday. Pizza, soup and veggie pies top the list of baked goods, but you'll also love the locally-roasted, fair trade organic coffee.


699 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON M4J 1L2

An engineer by trade, Gauravi Shah quit that career to bring her tempting taco creations to the streets of Toronto. Take advantage of the specials on margaritas and tequila shots while enjoying a real taco, without the health concerns of fast food. The menu is designed to provide vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free diners with guidance on which tacos are best-suited for them. Be sure to check out Sangria Saturdays and craft beer Thursdays.

Tapas At Embrujo

97 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON M4K 1N2

Open only in the evenings, Tapas at Embrujo features live flamenco dancing and sharing plates to enjoy with your friends or significant others. There are vegetarian and vegan options available on the menu and the staff is happy to accommodate all tastes and diets. Check out the extensive online menu to narrow down which items are ideal for your diet. Flamenco performances occur Thursday through Sunday when there is a $30 minimum order per person for dinner.

Sarah's Café

1426 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON M4J 1N4

The brunch, lunch and dinner menus here at Sarah’s will inspire your vegetarian palate to do some experimenting. The falafel or grilled vegetable wrap will have you salivating and the chef’s daily crepe selection is ideal for those with adventurous palates. Appetizers at Sarah's Cafe & Bar include favourites like grilled Portobello mushrooms. Try the ratatouille ̶ stuffed eggplant or vegetable fusilli for dinner.

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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