The third leg of our vacation (after visiting Niagra Falls) was to visit family in Oshuwa, so we had to pass through Toronto. After a quick search on the happycow app, I saw there were literally dozens and dozens of vegan restaurants in Toronto! I am not used to that kind of choice, being from Connecticut, am overwhelmed with the half-dozen choices when visiting New Haven.
The top review here raved about the place, so I made the snap decision to do it. I'm so glad I did.
First, I travel with my wife and daughters (12 and 10) all of us eat vegan, but have diverse tastes. My oldest was disappointed to find they only offer breakfast choices during holidays and weekends (we showed up at 12:30 on a Friday) but I convinced her to try something else, and as soon as she saw vegan poutine on the menu she was sold. In all, we ordered 2 poutines (as an entre) a vegan turkey club wrap, and a tiger bowl. The girls each ordered a small smoothie (at about 5.50 ea) as part of my bribe to keep them away from the more expensive menu items. (I told them to keep their entre under $10 to get a smoothie, that usually works) The server was super accommodating and very friendly (one of the few I feel completely earned her tip) When I saw another table getting some amazing looking onion rings, I snagged her and she was more than obliged to put one in for us, even took the time to explain all the extra dip options we could order with it. So we picked the garlic mayo and peanut sauce. both were excellent, but with the onion rings, the garlic may was the best.
All of our food was amazing - the fried items were slightly greasy, but not unexpectedly and tasted really fresh. Service was really fast - we made it in, a short wait for a seat but ordered, ate, got desert to go (whoopie pies) and back to our car a block away in under 1 hour (I only paid for an hour of parking and set the timer on my phone) Of all the things we ordered, the only thing we would have skipped was the whoopie pies (they were good, moist and chocolatey, but the filling was not what we expected. It was light and lemony, not bad but just not the salty frosting we're used to). I am excited to try some of the other options in Toronto, but would eat back here in a heartbeat - their selection was great and the food amazing.
Cons: Price (but not more than we are used to), Crowded Tables, Slightly Noisy