Fast food

Punk-rock cafe specializing in vegan baking. Offers a selection of savory menu options and sells some grocery items. Find choices like calzone, mock meat pies, pizza pockets, sandwiches, wraps, breakfast bagels, milkshakes and coffee. Est. 2017. Wheelchair accessible. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

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51 Reviews

First Review by AshleyLopez


Points +314

13 Aug 2023

Wonderful wraps

We got 2 wraps and some dessert for takeout- excellent service and delicious food!

Pros: Great food!, Reasonable prices



Points +91

30 Jul 2023


We ordered the hot roast beef and poutine. Both were excellent and full of flavor.

Pros: Atmosphere, Music, Obviously the food!

Cons: It's not closer to my home.


Points +962

25 Jun 2023

Exceeds expectation

Having followed the Hearty Hooligan’s ins for a number of years, I finally dined at the Hooligan for the first time yesterday. I was genuinely blown away: well designed punk decor, friendly staff, tasty food, shared hatred of cilantro, all at a budget price. This is one of the few woman owned restaurants that truly deliver.
My wife and I both liked their “pork” special, baked Mac’n Cheese, and house lemonade. I especially like their mac’n cheese: creamy, cheesy, and hearty.
I would not hesitate to visit again. Great job for creating such an amazing and inclusive place.

Pros: Great vibe, Tasty food, Amazing staff, and owner


Points +165

23 Jun 2023

Great food and atmosphere

As soon as we came inside, we were welcomed so nicely. The food tasted great. The atmosphere is great. Lots of options here for “keeping vegan trashy”… which is on their wall inside.

Pros: Fully vegan, Lots of options for meals and treats, Food was perfectly hot and fresh


Points +19

20 Jun 2023

Great vibe, delicious food

I originally hadn’t tried this place because I’m sensitive to overly fried foods but they actually were the perfect balance of junk food without being overly fried! The portion sizes are great and the prices are reasonable.

We got a breakfast sandwich and a Crunchwrap. Both were amazing. We also tried a speciality cafe latte- mint chocolate ! Everything was perfect. The Crunchwrap was my favourite

They also have a huge selection of desserts of which we bought quite a few. All perfect! The punkaroo is delicious !

The vibe in here is really cool with old school cartoons on the walls as well arcade style tables.

Being that it’s a junk food theme, you won’t find much in the way of salads or veggies here in case that’s a problem for anyone.

They’re open later than a lot of vegan spots and also open Monday!

We will certainly be back!

Pros: Good prices, Great food, Good atmosphere


Points +13

19 May 2023

I love the Hearty Hooligan

Great junk food, great staff, friendly and cheerful. And they have a great attitude.
The cakes and squares are wonderful, and they have vegan ice cream too.

Pros: Hello Dolly squares, Date squares, Everything is vegan!

Cons: They sometimes run out of my favorites


Points +81

15 May 2023

Delicious, friendly and vegan!

The food, the variety, the service, the atmosphere ♥️ Love this wee place, will be back!

Pros: Variety of choice, Laid back atmosphere, Reasonable prices

Cons: None!


Points +88

24 Apr 2023

Great experience

So friendly environment with tasty comfort food

Pros: A lot of choices , Tasty, And a lot of deserts


Points +97

19 Mar 2023

One of the Best Vegan Restaurants in Hamilton

Food is always amazing, I love the Crunchwrap. Wait time is not bad and customer service is good. Very fun interior. Great unique menu items that you won’t find elsewhere. Bakery items are decorated wonderfully but a little too sweet for my taste sometimes. Can be a little pricey but nothing too out there compared to other restaurants in Hamilton.

Pros: Lots of unique menu items, Food is very tasty

Cons: Sometimes pricey


Points +49

04 Jan 2023

Great atmosphere & food

The only criticism I have is that the food was extremely filling, so don't make my mistake of thinking you're more hungry than you are
Loved the atmosphere & the music. Staff were really great and very attentive without being obtrusive
It's a bit out of the way for me to get to, but worth the effort of going there #Veganuary


Points +53

02 Dec 2022

Great find. Makes me want to visit Hamilton again!

Had the soup be and Bbq brisket. I really enjoyed it. Ate too much, enjoyed the music and will visit again when I am in town.


Points +38

02 Oct 2022

Absolutely loved the food

Nice selection, well made and really tasty
Staff are very friendly and helpful
Love the decoration

Pros: Awesome staff

Cons: Not expensive


Points +158

01 Sep 2022

Great Pizza

Great variety of dishes. I tried a pizza, which was great!


Points +27

11 Aug 2022

Phenomenal find!

I was so relieved to be visiting Hamilton area all because of finding this restaurant. I was blown away at all the options they had on the menu. The taste was very hearty and flavourful , and portions sizes were perfect.
Anti Warrior Bowl is recommended if youre craving something with mac and cheese/taco seasoning

Pros: Very extensive menu - lots of creative food/drink, Staff are very welcoming , The decorations and atmosphere

Cons: More cocktails with whiskey are welcomed


Points +28

29 Jul 2022

This place is the coolest!

Vegan pizza pockets need I say more.


Points +2789

13 May 2022

Bad but so good ;)

If you’re looking for some down and dirty amazing vegan food, you’ve got to make the trip! Woman owned, fun and interesting atmosphere, a menu that’s going to take you 30 minutes to FINALLY make your decision on what to eat.
What we got:
Anti Warrior Burrito - My partner ordered this and I think he nearly died upon first bite. He proclaimed before we even got the food that this was going to be his favorite place, and he was not wrong!
Jumbo Pepperoni & Cheeze Pizza Pocket - we shared this and it was great! So different from anything we have in Columbus, which made it so much more exciting!
Turkey Bacon Club - What I ordered! Definitely could had gone with something crazier, but I was honestly nearly fooded out on our trip, so this was the perfect choice for me.


Points +31

Mostly Veg
11 May 2022

My go to for a sweet fix

I love everything I have tried.

Pros: The ice cream and baked goods are exceptional, The staff are super friendly, The sandwiches and wraps are really good.


Points +153

10 Apr 2022

Fun Vegan Food & Fair!

Great menu for families with kids!

Pros: Fun fully Vegan menu , Extra cute decor!, Great for families with fussy vegan kids!

Cons: Not healthy vegan, but yummy!


Points +24

05 Apr 2022

Excellent comfort food

Friendly staff, food was delicious. Ordered the warrior bowl, huge portion.

Pros: Big vegan menu, Good food, Friendly environment

Cons: None


Points +294

09 Oct 2021

The best vegan stoner food

I love the atmosphere here and the selection of baked goods in their showcase. It’s a small joint with limited seating. Friendly, hardworking staff. Great place to order a special vegan cake as well, pricey, but worth every dollar 😊
The vegan Crunchwrap is my fav...no wait, it’s the anti-warrior bowl,...no wait...the cookies!

Pros: Artsy punky chill vibe with cool friendly staff, Baked goods showcase-gets me every time, Yummy vegan junk food, your omni friends will love

Cons: Small place, limited seating


Points +19

12 Sep 2021

Love it

Anti Warrior Bowl $16.50 (1 is good for 2 people!)
Jumbo "Meat" Lovers Pizza Pocket $12 was awesome!

Cons: Expensive


Points +364

Mostly Veg
29 Jul 2021


Went here before a Ticats game in 2019 and haven’t stopped thinking about it since! Boyfriend got the Crunchwrap and I got the Anti-Warrior Bowl. It was what dreams are made of. Can’t wait to go back and order extras to take home! Portion sizes were great & prices fair. I wish I lived closer!

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-17

Pros: Variety, Delicious, Fun vibe


Points +174

18 Sep 2020

Faith restored

Renewed my faith in vegan restaurants. I got the loaded nachos and the crunch wrap. Either would have been a great meal on their own. But I wanted to try two things. The tvp beef was fantastic and cheeses were great.

$30 after tax is hefty in my mind for these two items but at least I had half a crunch wrap for the next day.

Would be nice to see some combinations or sampler plate offered.

Definitely worth checking out if you’re in Hamilton.

Pros: Lots of options, Fantastic food

Cons: Thought it was a tad pricey


Points +51

24 Aug 2020

Excellent Vegan Junk Food

Ordered from here several times now. The Frito Burrito is my favourite. Their cupcakes are amazing as well. The pizza pockets always seem to be sold out, but they were great when I finally got my hands on one.

Have not been inside the restaurant, so I can’t comment on the atmosphere.

Pros: Great comfort/junk food, Amazing desserts


Points +24

21 Aug 2020

Blizzurd review

So me and my boyfriend were craving sugar and decided to try their Blizzurds. I got the Oreo one and he got the Cookie dough. They don’t taste bad, but they do have a very strong vanilla taste. They’re also literally the same; the only difference is that the Cookie Dough one has chocolate chips.
Kinda disappointed because I thought they would be more elaborated or with at least toppings, besides the chocolate chips on the Cookie Dough one.
Will definitely try a different flavour next time tho.


Points +793

04 Aug 2020


The owner is such a badass, I love her!! Super yummy food with great portion sizes. I make the hour trip often when I get a strong craving for Hearty Hooligan. All junk food, all day = my kind of place. Super inclusive environment, everyone is welcome there as long as you’re not a dick. The wacky punk rock vibes are super sick and change the stereotype on veganism which is exactly what she goes for. She does custom cakes as well with horror themes and such. Totally different than any other vegan resturant in a great way! The owner is also openly super appreciative towards her staff and puts them first which is super refreshing to see. My boyfriend and I’s favourite is the mac & cheese burrito!!

Pros: Yummy food, Original & unique place, Great place for takeout

Cons: Certain staff members are not ideal


Points +385

28 Jul 2020

Best Vegan Cafe in Hamilton

Made even more popular at Vegfests, this bakery cafe offers numerous options for great savoury and sweet treats. Yes every one comes here for the Pizza Pockets but people really need to try their Eggless and Chickenless Wraps!

Pros: Pizza Pockets, "Egg" Salad Wrap, "Chicken" Salad Wrap

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