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Plant-based whole food, works closely with local farmers to source the very best seasonal ingredients. Menu changes frequently with produce availability. Offering house made fresh pasta, sourdough pizza, appetizers & desserts. Open for tasting menus and Pizza takeout Thursday- Saturday Open Tue 11:00am-6:00pm, Thu 11:00am-5:00pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-7:30pm.

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18 Reviews

First Review by JamesPando


Points +106

29 Nov 2023

Must Go!!!

Went twice on two different occasions for the multiple coarse tasting menu. The food is next level fantastic. So creative and unique, focusing on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
You definitely notice the love and care poured into every aspect of the food and presentation. Lyndsay explains and describes ingredients and techniques used by chef Alex. Warm and cozy atmosphere and gracious hosts. It’s my all time favourite vegan place. Support a family business and have a wonderful meal, actually an experience!

Pros: Creative & unique menu, Locally sourced seasonal produce , Lovely vegan family business

Cons: None!



Points +42

14 Oct 2023

A Vegan Culinary Masterpiece at Portobello Road, Oshawa


Last night, my friends and I embarked on an extraordinary culinary journey at Portobello Road in Oshawa. We indulged in the six-course tasting menu, and the experience was nothing short of magical. This restaurant is a hidden gem that deserves to be celebrated.

👨‍🍳 Chef Extraordinaire:
Let's start with the genius behind it all – Chef Alex. His talent shines brilliantly, and it's evident in every bite. The way He crafts outstanding plant-based dishes is nothing short of remarkable. It's astonishing how he elevates locally sourced ingredients to create dishes that leave a lasting impression.

💚 Plant-Based Perfection:
I challenge anyone to say they don't like vegan food after dining here. Each course was an absolute delight for the senses. From the appetizers to the desserts, we were transported to a world of flavours and textures that defied expectations. The creativity in the kitchen is truly outstanding, and it's clear that this is not just a job for the chef; it's their passion.

👅 A Symphony for the Taste Buds:
Each course was a unique experience for the taste buds. The layers of flavours and the presentation were a testament to the chef's dedication to their craft. I found myself savouring each bite, not just because it was vegan, but because it was simply delicious. Good food transcends labels, and this restaurant embodies that philosophy.

🐾 No Harm to Animals:
An added bonus of dining at Portobello Road is that it causes no harm to animals. The commitment to a cruelty-free culinary experience is evident in every dish. It's a testament to the restaurant's ethical values and dedication to sustainability. Dining here is not just a feast for your palate; it's also a feast for your conscience.

Portobello Road is a place that truly redefines vegan dining. It's a haven for food lovers, regardless of their dietary preferences. The combination of remarkable culinary skill, locally sourced ingredients, and a commitment to a compassionate food system makes this restaurant stand out.

If you're seeking an unforgettable dining experience, make a reservation at Portobello Road. Your taste buds will thank you, and you'll leave with a newfound appreciation for the possibilities of vegan cuisine. I can't recommend it enough!

#PortobelloRoadOshawa #VeganDelights #CulinaryMagic #PlantBasedPerfection #FoodForTheSoul

Pros: Locally Sourced Ingredients, All Vegan, Passionate Owners

Cons: Location-they are looking to relocate to Whitby, I didn't want it to end


Points +40

28 Sep 2023


Great husband & wife team bringing delicious vegan eats to Durham Region.
Pizza & pasta are regular fair with locally sourced ingredients. Dessert is incredible!
They offer special evenings with multiple course meals, I haven't been yet but, they're very popular.
The restaurant is small so you need to book ahead.

Pros: Delicious creative food , Family owned, All vegan

Cons: Small dining area


Points +67

14 Aug 2023

Inventive and Delicious

We went to Portobello Road for their tasting menu this spring.

The owners are a delight and every course was inventive, beautifully presented and tasted amazing, honestly — this is the place to go if you want to try first class vegan fare that goes a step beyond the usual.

I have also bought their pizzas at farmers markets and local events, every time they hit the spot!

A must visit location if you're in Oshawa or the GTA.

Pros: The tasting menu is fantastic, The pizzas are all delicious, The owners are lovely

Cons: The decor is so so


Points +285

18 Apr 2023


This restaurant is absolutely adorable! Very nice atmosphere inside. It's decorated with care, and I just loved the look of the chairs. The plates were a nice touch.
The owner was so nice. The City Seltzer is a small business as well which is great.
The menu wasn't overboard, so it's easy to keep things tasty. The pasta is made fresh in house (first time I've ever had that at a restaurant).
I overheard conversation about a gluten free tasting menu, which they took seriously. Sounded like they were doing another event soon.
The food was delicious. We had 2 types of pasta & a pizza. We also had the sourdough to start. They grind the flour in house to make the bread, pasta and pizza dough.
We were in & out in just over an hour, including having a little chat.
We will be back next time we are in Oshawa for sure.

Pros: Small business supporting other small businesses, Great atmosphere, Fresh pasta

Cons: Parking is limited as it is downtown


Points +23

19 Mar 2023

Loved the food

Completely vegan place with creativity and environmentalism on their minds. Went for the food tasting menu and it was a true delight. Lindsay and her husband are doing something truly unique there and I recommend going in for this one of a kind vegan food experience. Did not disappoint at all.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-19


Points +119

13 Mar 2023

Spectacular Experience

We went for the tasting menu and it was truly exceptional. Everything was delicious and definitely not your “same old” vegan items. Gourmet is the best way to describe it.

Pros: Delicious, Unique, Tons of food

Cons: No negatives to report


Points +95

09 Mar 2023


Muffins are the absolute best. Meals are always fresh and flavourful!

Pros: Vegan, Gluten free, Variety


Points +340

03 Mar 2023

Portobello Road Pizza for the WIN!!!!!

I discovered Portobello Road a couple of years ago when they were just starting out and offered prepared meals to go and I knew back then that they would do well….but when they decided to include pizza in their repertoire I could never have guessed how mind-blowingly amazing it would be. I literally dream about their pizza. The flavours are off the chart and the texture is sheer perfection (wood fired without it being too crispy). The home made vegan cheese topping is the best I have ever had. Their crust is soft without it being too doughie. And their fermented sourdough base makes it so easy to eat, even with a gluten sensitivity.

If you have not tried their pizza I suggest you aim your car towards Oshawa and get their today!!! You will not be disappointed…might just begin a regular visit to this magical place.

They offer dine-in, take-out, prepared meals and now a wonderful Tasting Menu experience. The owners Lindsay & Alex are a dynamic duo who are surely destined for more epic vegan adventures, and I, for one, will be following them along the way.

Pros: Fully vegan restaurant, Locally sourced and seasonal ingredients , Great location

Cons: Pizza only available Wednesday to Saturday


Points +21

18 Feb 2023


Possibly the best vegan food I’ve ever had. The tasting menu we had on Valentine’s Day was unique, diverse and delicious. The chef is very creative, and Lindsay, the host, was knowledgeable and friendly. A great place close to home!


Points +71

12 Feb 2023

Great meal, cozy vibes

My family enjoyed our meal at The Portobello Road. The pizza is phenomenal and the ravioli is one of my all time favourite pasta dishes! Don’t skip on the chocolate cherry brownie for dessert! Attentive and friendly service from the owner.

Pros: All vegan, Unique dishes , From scratch cooking


Points +144

11 Feb 2023

Amazing food and creativity

A total surprise. The food is worthy of a Michelin star with creative use of ingredients and delicious dishes. Will definitively be back.

Pros: Creative chef with beautiful presentations, Delicious and generous servings, Friendly owner

Cons: Basic dining room but food makes up for it


Points +29

20 Dec 2022

So good!

I get pizza and their muffins almost every week! The food is so delicious, and the atmosphere is fantastic.

Pros: All Vegan, Plenty of Gluten-free options


Points +625

11 Sep 2022

Good stuff!

I picked up a couple of meals to go at a gift shop Unique Town Boutique in Whitby because Portobello itself isn't open all that often. That was neat! They also had some vegan chocolate bars at the gift shop.

Bechamel lasagne! My first encounter! It was different, I liked it. Chilled soba noodles good - those heirloom tomatoes really were yummy and popping flavour.

I tried to go to the Whitby Farmer's Market to eat the pizza but for the life of me I couldn't find the market! So sad😒

Pros: Not run of the mill dishes

Cons: Shop not open every day for walk ins


Points +34

10 Sep 2022

Addiction alert.

I am obsessed with these pizzas and the sea moss smoothies.

Pros: Lots of new options , Rotating favorite items. , Kind staff

Cons: Waiting for dine in , Have to order ahead and can't walking order


Points +20

03 Apr 2022

Pizza Perfect

Great pizzas, muffins, salads and friendly staff in the heart of Oshawa. 👌


Points +419

01 Jan 2022

Great Food in the heart of Downtown Oshawa.

Go to their website for weekly meal pick-ups or visit the various other locales that sell their foods (Urban Market Oshawa, The New Oshawa Markets (Simcoe North of Bloor) and others! Their oven fresh muffins and frozen trays are great for parties too!

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-01

Pros: Dill Pickle Potato Salad, Freshly Made Pizzas, Smoothies

Cons: A regular menu as opposed to weekly rotations, More baked items, Donuts


Points +28

20 Jul 2021

Every food option is excellent!

Pizza dill potatoes… curry anything all good no bad choices !

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