Plant-based, gluten-free, kosher restaurant & bakery located in downtown Hamilton. Offers nachos, pulled jackfruit sandwiches, and cashew mac and cheese. Est. 2018. Relocated from 225 John St S Unit 1. Open Tue-Fri 11:30am-9:00pm, Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm. Closed Mon.

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43 Reviews

First Review by Sanja


Points +70

07 Oct 2023


I have loved this restaurant for many years, the food is so great! The vegan fish and chips are amazing.



Points +340

19 Jun 2023

Cruciferous combo

We had an amazing brunch here! We walked in and were quickly seated, with the staff ready to take our orders and serve us almost immediately.
We ordered the Combo plate and Shmear & Lox- both amazing! We were so full after that we couldn't enjoy the desserts on display, we'll have to come back for them!

Pros: Quick service , Low prices, Delicious food!


Points +65

14 May 2023

Unfriendly and inattentive staff

Today I went to Planted for about the third time in a couple months. Although my last couple visits weren’t the best (takeout); due to surly, never smiling staff, but I wanted to give their brunch a try. This was the last time I’ll darken their doors.

They had a sign at the door to wait to be seated…no problem. But, the 3 staff behind the counter who couldn’t help but notice us, were talking to each other, moving about, and again talking to each other and not serving any customers. There was also one person on the floor busy taking an order at the tables. Not one person made any effort to acknowledge us, nod at us or smile at us and say they’d be with us shortly. So after waiting a few minutes, I entered the restaurant and asked if we could seat ourselves. I was quickly and curtly told to wait at the door and someone would be with us soon.

The person never cracked a smile or made any attempt to be friendly. If I wanted attitude and unfriendly service, I would have gone to the Karen restaurant in Toronto.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Plenty of seating, Great location on Locke Street

Cons: Unfriendly staff, Inattentive staff, Unwelcome feeling


Points +195

15 Mar 2023

The Lord would approve

Planted in Hamilton is in a beautiful church.

Fantastic food! Lots of options for meals and deserts.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-14

Pros: Fully vegan, Gluten Free, Excellent customer service.


Points +577

12 Feb 2023


My husband and I ate here with my aunt and uncle who are not vegan. Everyone liked their food.

Mac n cheeze - delicious
Cesar salad - really good
Fish and chips - okay, if you don’t use the tartar sauce it’s basically eggplant tempura and the texture is too soft to be like fish
Falafel bowl - good
Reuben - good, the bread was quite soggy though

I also got an oat milk hot chocolate and it was really sweet and yummy


Points +30

31 Jul 2022


We were so excited to find a completely vegan and gluten-free menu. We ordered the falafel basket, poutine and a bowl to share. Everything was delicious. Grabbed several pastries to eat later when we had room in our bellies again!

Pros: So many fabulous choices, Vegan and gluten-free


Points +175

30 Jul 2022

Pink pickes 😎

Cool place with a couple patio tables where we could sit woth our dog.
Delicious food.


Points +91

10 Jun 2022


We ordered a Thai bowl and milkshake, and a falafel bowl and coffee. Everything was delicious. Desserts looks really good too but we were too full to try any this time.

Pros: Good serving size, Friendly staff, All vegan

Cons: A little pricey


Points +153

10 Apr 2022

Excellent Vegan/Kosher eatery!

Something for everyone in the family! Doggy friendly, too!

Pros: Under Rabbinic supervision, Wonderful menu with tons of taste options , Full bakery with freshly baked options

Cons: Slightly pricey for family of five


Points +54

21 Nov 2021


Brunch burger very tasty. Loaded with lentil patty, vegan egg and crispy rice paper bacon. A little thick and messy to eat with hands but so good. Comes with a side. Service a little disorganized with busy take out as well as eat in customers and took a while for meal to arrive. Reasonably priced and plenty of options.

Pros: All vegan , Tasty food, Reasonable prices


Points +20

20 Oct 2021

Always good :)

I recently got the Mac & cheese and it was very warm, cheesy and filling. I usually get the bowls but I have never had one I didn’t like. I also indulge on the brownies or a slice of whatever is featured. Delish!

Pros: Portion size is good, Different options , Always something new on the menu


Points +2089

15 Sep 2021

A nice choice for Hamilton.

I’ve eaten here twice over the years (on visits to Hamilton). My first experience was good. I had their daily soup to start and one of their burgers for my main. The second time around I had their chickpea fritters with garlic aioli along with their mexi-bowl on a bed of greens. Both were good but nothing to write home about. I also tried two of their desserts: the peanut butter chocolate square and their cheesecake. The chocolate square was much tastier and quite sweet. The cheesecake was ok.

Updated from previous review on 2019-06-06

Pros: Super kind / helpful staff


Points +16

27 Aug 2021


Restaurant is decorated nicely, and nice to have a vegan restaurant in the neighborhood. But the food was very disappointing and over priced. We had asked for the chickpea bites to start. And then 2 dishes as our meal. They did not bring us anything to start, just 3 dishes all at once, and they weren't even hot!! Too bad we were very excited to try after reading the reviews. The planted mac was extremely watery, the burger we has was extremely dry, noting we ate was worth coming back for.

Pros: At leaste it's vegan

Cons: Expensive, low quality, served cold.


Points +48

02 Mar 2021

Loved it!

And my pescatarian and skeptical husband did too!
We will return often!


Points +234

11 Sep 2020

A must visit

Stopped in on a visit to Hamilton. A great experience all around everyone enjoyed everything we ordered.

Pros: Great service, Great food, Ample parking

Cons: None experienced


Points +965

30 Aug 2020


The staff are awesome. So kind and really care about the customers. I never feel that heavy gross feeling after eating here, just a content full. The nachos are a must try! More toppings than chips! When does that ever happen? Atmosphere is great, cozy, bright and welcoming. Clean place as well. Colouring for kids or anyone! Accessible space as well.


Points +80

13 Aug 2020

Rooted in deliciousness

Best bowls and baked goods in town. They often have day old baked good packs on sale for half price—an amazing deal. Their best dish is their breakfast bowl, usually only available during brunch—now and again it shows up on their menu for the day. Snag it! If it’s not available get the mexi bowl and add their cashew cheese sauce.

Pros: All vegan, Cookies and cakes to die for


Points +34

27 Mar 2020

Comfy, cozy food

Regularly come by here, always excited to see the soup of the day. Pretty much everything on the menu never dissapoints, and they have so many options for add on sauces and side dishes to any meal. I especially reccommend the planted burger with side soup, or mexi bowl (this enormous thing is 2 meals for the price of 1). Go check them out!!

Pros: Comfy seating to eat and be with people, Amazing baked goods to enjoy after your meal , Super sweet staff

Cons: Gluten-free (just me, this is obvi pro for others


Points +22

09 Feb 2020

So Delicious!

My husband, my son and I ate here the other day so I was lucky to be able to sample quite a few things in one visit. I had the Thai Bowl which was fantastically delicious. My son ordered the Cashew Mac, again delicious (new vegan/5 year old approved). And my husband ordered the Planted Burger with a side of Poutine. My husband is newly vegan and this experience helped showed him that you don’t have to sacrifice flavour or your favourite dishes to be vegan. We both agree that his burger was delicious and in his words, the poutine was “dope”. I loved the kombucha as well. And then we shared the Brownie Sundae that was absolutely fantastic, 10/10.. and grabbed a couple cookies to take home. They were probably the best cookies over ever had; big, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. We will be going here again and again. So pleased with our first visit.

Pros: Delicious food, Vegan, Cozy atmosphere


Points +54

28 Jan 2020

Yummy Baked Good

Love planted, anything peanut butter is delicious! Great place to bring small kids as they have toys to entertain!

Pros: Dessert , Atmosphere , Friendly Staff


Points +46

19 Dec 2019

Best Vegan Breakfast around

I’ve been here many times and have never been dissatisfied. Not only is the food delish and quickly prepared, the atmosphere they have created is unlike any other!
I’ve only ever gone for breakfast, and it’s the best vegan breakfast I’ve had!
The baked goods are also delish!

Pros: Gluten free options, Vegan , Atmosphere

Cons: None


Points +52

14 Dec 2019

Great atmosphere & awesome meals!

Very good selection of different tasty vegan food.


Points +321

24 Nov 2019

Awesome food!

I tried the planter salad, Caesar salad, Mexi bowl, pasta and meatballs, and falafels. For dessert we got brownies and cookies. All of the food was very tasty!! I especially liked the meatballs in the pasta because they were homemade from lentils and to die for!!

Pros: Lots of free parking , Delicious food, Beautiful interior


Points +74

22 Oct 2019

Really Tasty Food

I have been here a couple of times. The food is always great and the staff kind and thoughtful! It is too bad they don't have higher visibility, because I think that that would really help business! They do have a weird "Drink your beer out of a can to keep gluten out of the dishwasher" policy, which is weird!

Pros: Yummy, Great staff, Across the street from my apartment


Points +42

09 Oct 2019

Cashew Mac

Best vegan cheese dish I’ve had thus far.

Pros: Comes with grilled veggies , Can add bbq jackfruit , Large food portion


Points +208

01 Sep 2019

Im a happy cow after discovering Planted in Hamilton.

Great atmosphere, caring staff, awesome food. Well done!!!
I will return.... possibly this week. Thanks for being here.


Points +49

30 Aug 2019

Fantastic find

This restaurant was a lovely surprise. Don't be turned off by the plaza. Parking available. Amazing food. Friendly staff. We are not from Hamilton but will definitely come to this restaurant if we come back.

Pros: Also gluten free

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