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Vegans & Vegetarians in Leslieville


Vegans & Vegetarians in Leslieville

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Comment by Michelle Marie on May 24, 2012 at 4:17pm

I am so thrilled to join this group. In my 7 months living here, I've been slowly trying to navigate the vegetarian/vegan options in our local dining spots. So far I've fallen for some of the breakfast dishes at Okay Okay (mmmm the Elvis is King = sugar attack just when I need it); also a fan of Lil' Baci, Lady Marmalade, Chino Loco's, a few spots up in Little India (trying to think of the name of my favourite one...hmm), and I love Leslie Jones' delicious vegetarian options.


I cannot say that I've taken the time to try Belmonte Raw. These reviews are so helpful, and especially enlightening with regards to the prices.


Larra, you definitely have me sold on trying Baldini. Ever since it opened late last year, I've been eyeing it each time I've walked by. Minestrone soup is way up there on my favourite soups. Might be the perfect option for the next chilly rainy day.


Looking forward to seeing more recommendations pour into this group :) Thanks so much for starting it, Larra. Cheers everyone!

Comment by Nancy on April 10, 2012 at 4:03pm

Glad I read about the comments here on Belmonte Raw before going in... was curious, but those prices are crazy!

If you like Simon's Wok, you may also like Green Earth Vegetarian (across from the Riverdale Library at Gerrard/Broadview).  Similar type of asian faux meat offerings.

I've tried the veg burrito and veg tacos at the new Toucan Taco Bar  (they do have veg options, just don't list them on their menu)... not overly impressed.  Pricey for the portions and uncreative on the veg front (salsa, guac, rice, lettuce, no veg protein in the tacos).  I'm also not fond of hard taco shells.

For a "fancier" dinner outing, Ruby Watchco will do a vegetarian dinner on request if you mention when you book a reservation.  I don't think they would do vegan, not sure.  I had a yummy cauliflower steak with lentil gravy as the main that night (menu changes daily), and then all the great side dishes and dessert, for $49.

Udupi Palace is decent for veg Indian takeout options, but I still wonder if there's a better place in Little India for veg takeout.

Comment by L on April 9, 2012 at 7:38pm

Thanks Nancy -- yes, I've been happy about the veg options in Leslieville, and I imagine it's just going to grow.. I forgot to mention Baldini's.  Really enjoyed the food there.  Best minestrone soup I've ever tasted.  The bread was vegan.. and they were very accommodating.

I'm sure Belmonte Raw is delicious.  But having prepared raw food myself (I own a Vitamix blender / food processor), I don't know why there are charging so much.. it can be made in large batches and it doesn't need to be cooked.  Hoping they'll do one of those deal websites like Groupon or Living Social..

Comment by Nancy on April 9, 2012 at 7:00pm

I've been to Belmonte Raw once. I ordered a burrito, a drink and she suggested a chocolate cup for dessert.  $31.  AND she forgot to put the chocolate thing in the bag. The burrito and drink were tasty but not $31 worth of tasty.

I've been in the neighbourhood for a long time and have eaten at most of the restaurants. I'm vegetarian, not vegan and can sometimes even be persuaded to eat fish. I've never had a problem finding something to eat, though sometimes there's only one dish on the regular menu and it gets boring after repeat visits. Mac'n'cheese at Prohibition, marguerita pizza at Lil Baci, pasta in rosé sauce at Baldini, and now that there's no mac'n'cheese at Ceili Cottage, it's on the non-veg list with Goods &Provisions. I don't think I've ever had to ask for anything to be specially made for me at any restaurant in Leslieville. Even Edward Levesque has nice veg options.

It's all a far cry from my early days in the hood with McDonalds at the east end, Real Jerk at the west end and precious little in between.

Comment by L on April 9, 2012 at 12:41pm

I have been to Belmonte Raw to check it out, and it looks beautiful.  Haven't tried the food yet!  I find their prices are too high for what you get (this is something I find with a lot of raw food restaurants in general -- including Pulp Kitchen inside of LPK).  But maybe I'll give it a try sometime.  Thanks for the suggestion. :)

In my two months of living in the neighbourhood, here are some of the places we've tried and liked:

- Simon's Wok on Gerrard -- favourite dish: rice noodles with olive leaf
- Chino Loco's on Greenwood -- vegan burrito wrap (not sure if the chow mein noodles have egg or not)
- Great Burger Kitchen on Gerrard -- the black bean burger and the fries.. yum!
- Sushi Bar at Queen/Broadview
- Pizza Libretto on the Danforth -- never was a fan of olives until I tried their warm marinated olives..
- LPK Bakery on Queen E -- vegan and gluten-free desserts

Any more suggestions?  The above restaurants were delicious!


Comment by Aliya Visram on April 9, 2012 at 12:25pm

Belmonte Raw is awesome!


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