Best Meat Substitute: The Herbivorous Butcher
The Herbivorous Butcher knows a thing or two about vegan meats. They're one of the only 100% vegan butcher shops in the country. Options include breakfast sausage, steak, ribs, brats, burgers, chicken and more. You might even be able to trick your meat-loving friends…
Best Burger: Hell’s Kitchen
The Impossible burger has been all over the internet lately. This completely vegan patty is said to taste so much like a real burger than people often wonder if they got the right order. Head to Hell’s Kitchen to try this marvel and see for yourself what the hype is about!
Best Brunch: French Meadow Café or The Bad Waitress
French Meadow Café is a local favorite for organic, local eats and options to suit any diet. One of the best vegan breakfasts in the city, the “Classic Vegan Breakfast” contains tofu scramble, hashbrowns, vegan sausage and organic sourdough toast.
The Bad Waitress is equally as tasty with a vegan scramble and fluffy vegan pancakes.
Best Dinner Spot: Fig + Farro
Located in Uptown, Fig + Farro is a plant-based haven. Try old-time favorites with a vegan twist like their tofu ricotta lasagna or plant-based cheese curd poutine. They also have an array of salads, veggie-focused sides, and pizzas. They have a creative cocktail menu featuring locally distilled spirits, plenty of beer options, and biodynamic wine. They also offer a list of mocktails!
Best Bakery: Glam Doll Donuts
Glam Doll offers a variety of vegan donuts that taste just as good as the originals. Play it safe with a chocolate or vanilla glazed, or try something new like their orange ginger cinnamon or vanilla oreo .
Best Ethnic Restaurant: World Street Kitchen
In the mood for global flavors? World Street Kitchen is your place! Try the squash and mushroom tacos, crispy marinated tofu rice bowl, falafel burger or mushroom bulgogi lettuce wraps.
Best 100% Vegan Restaurant: J. Selby’s
A restaurant where you don’t have to modify anything because everything is 100% vegan? Yes, please! They have a pretty standard menu of salads, burgers and hotdogs, sandwiches, soups, and bowls, but the flavor is what makes J. Selby’s stand out.
Best for Ice Cream: Milkjam Creamery or Edward's Dessert Kitchen
Milkjam is known for their wild creations and their variety of vegan + gluten free flavors. You'll often find a line out the door during the summer months, but don't worry, it moves quickly. Try their list of rotating flavors which includes interesting combos like "Masala Holla" (sweet garam masala spiced oat), "Pumpkin to talk about" (pumpkin & spices), or our favorite "Black" (the darkest cocoa).
Edward's Dessert Kitchen also features a variety of vegan sorbets to satisfy your ice cream cravings. The must-tries are the Avocado Lime Sorbet (yes, it contains real avocado!) and the Passion Fruit Macadamia Nut Sorbet. Their space is also adorable, so stick around for the treats and cocktails.