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The 50 best Vegetarian Restaurants in Canada

The number of vegetarians in Canada has grown from 900,000 to 2.3 million over the past 15 years, according to studies conducted by Dalhousie University.

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The number of vegetarians in Canada has grown from 900,000 to 2.3 million over the past 15 years, according to studies conducted by Dalhousie University. Whether vegan, vegetarian or simply interested in a nutrient-rich diet, everyone’s dining needs and preferences can be catered to with great dishes from the country’s top restaurants. This is why OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. has announced its list of Canada’sTop 50 Best Restaurants with Vegetarian Options, to connect vegetarian diners, and those who love them, with top restaurants with menu items that can excite everyone at the table.

Restaurants from coast to coast round out the list, with Ontario having the most restaurants featured (26), followed by British Columbiawith 7 and Quebec with 5. Alberta (7), Atlantic Canada (4) and Manitoba (1) also have establishments in the top 50.

There’s a real change in the dining industry in that vegetarian options are an increasingly standard part of menu planning. There are many incredible restaurants with diverse plant-based options, but without insider knowledge, it can be challenging and time consuming to find them,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. “There is no reason why being, or loving, a vegetarian should limit dining options or experience. We are excited to share this list, showcasing Canada’s gastronomic and multicultural diversity in our vegetarian restaurants from coast to coast.”

The list features a range of restaurants including Toronto’s Rosalinda, a Mexican restaurant with a completely vegan menu and Calgary’sTen Foot Henry, which boasts a selection of unique vegetarian menu items. The list also includes an assortment of multicultural restaurants including Montreal’s Middle Eastern Damas, Toronto’s Mediterranean Byblos and Vancouver’s East is East, which features cuisine’s from the Silk Route.

Canada’s 50 Best Restaurants with Vegetarian Options is generated solely from more than 550,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “Good Vegetarian Options” category

Based on this methodology, Canada’s 50 Best Restaurants with Vegetarian Options according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower – Toronto, ON

Afghan Kitchen South Surrey – Surrey, BC

Antojo Tacos + Tequila – Halifax, NS

Atomica Pizza & Wine Bar – Kingston, ON

Berkeley North – Hamilton, ON

Bistro 67 – Whitby, ON

Borealis Grille & Bar – Kitchener, ON

Bridgette Bar – Calgary, AB

Byblos – Toronto, ON

Calcutta Cricket Club – Calgary, AB

The Canteen on Portland – Dartmouth, NS

Cluny – Toronto, ON

Damas – Montréal, QC

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum – Toronto, ON

Donna Mac – Calgary, AB

Earls Kitchen + Bar – King Street – Toronto, ON

Earth to Table Bread Bar – Guelph, ON

East is East – Vancouver, BC (Multiple Locations)

El Catrin – Toronto, ON

EVOO in the Courtyard – St. John’s, NL

Fairouz – Ottawa, ON

Fayuca – Vancouver, BC

Forage – Vancouver, BC

Fresh – Toronto, ON (Multiple Locations)

George Restaurant – Toronto, ON

Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes) – Montréal, QC

Isaac’s Way – Fredericton, NB

Koi – Calgary, AB

Lake House Restaurant – Vineland, ON

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – Montréal – Montréal, QC

Lola Rosa Parc – Montréal, QC

Los Colibris – Toronto, ON

Lov – Montréal, QC (Multiple Locations)

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro – Guelph, ON

Neverland Tea Salon – Vancouver, BC

Niagara’s Finest Thai – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver, BC

Padmanadi – Edmonton, AB

Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, MB

Plant Matter – London, ON (Multiple Locations)

Planta – Toronto, ON

Raven Bistro – Jasper, AB

Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

The Root Cellar – London, ON

Rosalinda – Toronto, ON

Saveur Restaurant – Victoria, BC

Ten Foot Henry – Calgary, AB

Terroni ADELAIDE – Toronto, ON

The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and Eatery – Ottawa, ON

Woodlot – Toronto, ON

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.