The Hogtown Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 67 reviews )
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1056 Bloor St W (at downtown), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6G1M2

Vegan comfort food in downtown Toronto, near Dufferin subway station. Relocated in 2014 from old location 834 Bloor St. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, Sat 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 4:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Western, Fast food

67 Reviews

First Review by starla

Awesome place - Edit

I really enjoyed Hogtown Vegan. It is really what you call 'comfort food'. I had Bacon Cheeseburger which was amazing! One of the best burgers I had. The fries were yummy too. Also I had my very first Mac n' Cheese and I absolutely loved it. Never tried the non-vegan version before but their's definitely yum. Don't skip this place!

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tasty diner experience - Edit

Tasty, certainly not healthy, but a great vegan treat!

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Cool Place! - Edit

Fell in love with their mac and cheese! It's listed as an appetizer but the portion was very filling!

Pros: Delicious Mac and Cheese, Large / Filling portions

Cons: Was not a fan of the poutine

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Delicious!! - Edit

I came for Sunday brunch. Was able to be seated almost immediately. Had the Brekkie Plate and deep fried oreos!! The food was very tasty! Main meal came pretty quickly, 1/2 hour wait for the oreos. Nice staff, busy place... would definitely recommend stopping here!

Pros: All vegan!

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Beer and Dinner - Edit

This is the place for vegan comfort food with awesome local beer.

Pros: Beer choices

Cons: None

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What the hell. Not good at all. - Edit

We were 3 people and we ordered 4 dishes. The salad was very good, the shawarma was ok, but the other two were hideous. I asked the waiter for the most popular and recommended dish because I wanted to play it safe. Awful. Do not order the dish with the "chicken nuggets" because it was so so dry and had a weird powder on it that made me cough with every bite. The mac n' cheese was so so, had an artificial taste to it but edible. the last dish was sour to the point that we were wondering if it was off. Not going back there.

Pros: Nice salad

Cons: Bad food overall

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Some good menu items - Edit

I've been here a few times and the food is always good (except for their fake bacon that I had in a veggie chickun wrap which was only the white fatty part of bacon....bleh). I would still recommend their chickun though. They do serve a good butter chicken roti and deep fried mushroom appetizer. There is a pretty good selection of beer on tap. I usually get the Boneshaker. I'm going to have to take points away for the reliably bad service and need to pick through their menu for the good food items.

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No A/C but great food - Edit

We're regulars here so I'm biased but they've got some good, filling meals. Their cheeseburger and their chicken & waffles are my go-tos.

Staff's also very helpful.

Pros: Rotating beer tap, Large portions

Cons: No A/C, Kinda dive-y

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Ah-Ma-Zing!! - Edit

I came to The Hogtown Vegan for my bachlorette dinner. We had fantastic service!!

Two of the ladies we were with are not vegans and they absolutely LOVED their food!

I ordered the Phish 'N Chips. Wow, so delicious!

Highly recommended for sure! I cannot wait to come back to try more of your dishes!!

Pros: Fantastic service , delicious food, tons of options

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Filling food - Edit

After seeing such great reviews online, I decided to try out the food. The best part of the meal was the buffalo wings! The unchicken and waffles were good, though I wasn't a big fan of the yams. Tried the chili cheese fries, which were yummy. I especially loved the guacamole and cheese. Overall, a good experience.

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Love this place - Edit

I love this place. It's delicious and relaxed. I almost always order the Southern Combo, and sub the sweet potato mash for the collard greens (which are good nonetheless). I have had the fish and chips; it came undercooked so I haven't had it again. The desserts are awesome. Be prepared for a wait: even with the new location, it's always rammed. Brunch is amazing.

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Great staff, great food - Edit

My dad who has just recently gone plant based is not a picky eater at all but is not used to the different flavors and tastes vegan food has to offer. So he was quite disappointed with the food. But myself (vegan) and the rest of my family (omni's) LOVED the food here!! The unchicken is to die for and the grilled tofu salad had the BEST tofu I've ever had on it! The desserts were so amazing I wanted to cry. There were only two wait staff working the whole restaurant and they never ceased being super friendly and happy despite running around constantly. Major props to them. I love this place, will deff be coming back.

Pros: Wait time on food is fast , Comfort food, Desserts are ON POINT!

Cons: Restaurant setting was depressing-like a hole in t, Cesar salad was disappointing and not appetizing

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Scary real chicken - Edit

Vegan comfort food, I got the unchicken and waffles and I was one of the best meals I've ever had. The chicken was crispy fatty and stringy like real chicken it scared me a little. Waffles were amazing so were the collars greens and sweet potato mash! Also got deep fried bananas and ice cream. Need to go here again asap!

Cons: service was kinda slow

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Great Vegan Comfort Food! - Edit

We are vegans from the UK and were thrilled to find Hogtown Vegans on our travels. We had the English Stew and Unchicken and Waffles dishes - first time we'd had a savoury and sweet dish on one plate, but loved it! The chocolate mousse was wonderful too! Thanks guys and thanks to Kurt, who served us. Nice, informal place. :-)

Pros: Great, tasty food., Informal atmosphere.

Cons: Ashame it's not in the UK!

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Great sandwiches - Edit

Only been here a couple of times, mostly because their location is in an area I don't visit frequently. But the food is great!

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BOMB AF - Edit

Food is great for transitioning vegans/vegetarians and non-vegans!

Pros: drink menu, open late

Cons: sketchy feeling part of town

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Always a good choice - Edit

All their food is very good! Their southern combo is always a good choice.
I am obsessed with Cesar's and they have the best Cesar I everrr had.
Service is always friendly and helpful.

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some good some okay - Edit

Love the unchikn, the mac n cheese and the deep fried Oreos. Everything else is so so. They don't have many drink options or plum sauce for the unchikn.

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Slightly disappointed - Edit

Overall a disappointing experience (well I was seated next to a window with a uncomfortable cold breeze, which didn't help); I ordered the waffle but I found it rather dry and bland. I could have made a better choice, I suppose.
This said, they have an amazing range of local beers and wines.

Pros: friendly staff, local beers and wines

Cons: packed, food was disappointing

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so good! - Edit

all I need for the rest of my life are their chicken and waffles

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Deleriously delicious junk food! - Edit

I went all in with the bacon cheeseburger and chilli cheese fries. So good, so rich and satisfying! Juicy burger and crazy rich umami chilli on the fries.

A great once in a while treat!

I would like to bring my meat eating father along some time - I think that even a hardcore meat eater would like this place.

Pros: Tasty, Huge Portions!, Attentive Service

Cons: Decor was more punk than pub

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So tasty - Edit

I have such a love/hate relationship with this food because it's so ding dang delicious I keep coming back and it's pretty sinful. The pulled pork sandwich is absolutely DELISH though messy and deserves a better bun! I also enjoyed the seitan steak sandwich. The apple pie dessert is possibly the best apple pie I have ever tasted, vegan or not. The sandwiches seem to be their strongest options. The venu is also very comfortable and the music is hip. This is a great place to take carnists!!

Pros: Satisfying heavy food, Great sandwiches, Hip venu

Cons: Unhealthy/greasy

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outrageous fried fake chicken with all the southern fixings - Edit

My mouth is watering thinking of how much I enjoyed their fried unchicken, so delicious. Also the waitstaff is very friendly and they put on a fresh pot of coffee for me. Very comfy place, nothing pretentious about it.

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Not so good - Edit

This is a small joint in not the best part of town. I ordered the un chicken and waffles, which comes with a side of mashed sweet potato and collard greens. I think my expectations were too high. Before I became vegan I liked my chicken nice and crispy and I had had some amazing chicken and waffle sandwiches. This chicken wasn't just a slab of tofu, it did have texture and flavor but it was not what I was expecting from reading the reviews. I didn't like the sweet potato,the greens were good and I liked the waffle, though they were sweet not savory. I live an hour away and I rearranged my schedule to go to this restaurant and I do not recommend doing that.

Pros: Vegan food, Isn't mush

Cons: Not as good and it's made up to be, The restaurant isn't pretty , No air conditioning

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Be prepared to be completely satisfied. - Edit

...and overfull! The serving sizes are generous. the food is good. Greasy, fried...mostly unhealthy but it worth the trip if that is what you are craving.

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great place - Edit

I really enjoy hogtown began. Love their chilli fries, and their Mac and cheese. The unchicken was a bit hard but still tasty. My non vegan friends were pleasantly surprised. Definitely recommend hogtown vegan!

Pros: friendly staff, menu

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Not very good - Edit

If you desire Vegan comfort food and don't care about eating refined flour, lots of fried foods and sugar, you might still be disappointed with Hogtown because while it does indeed offer all of those things, the taste does not satisfy. I decided to throw caution to the wind while visiting Toronto and was in the mood for comfort food, vegan style. Somehow everything was a let down taste wise and I was really looking forward to trying this place. The Quesadilla was bland, the BBQ "pork" was rubbery, the fries were soggy and the Reuben had sprouts on it, helping to make it taste soggy and very un-reuben like. It had a little sauerkraut but bland overcooked sliced Seitan. I've had all of these different types of dishes at other places when they were great, but Hogtown missed the boat with every dish. Yet, people were waiting in line to get in. Also it was extremely noisy and hard to hear. The staff was very friendly and helpful but the food just awful and certainly not worth it on any level. The cookie I got for desert was really great but that's it. I don't like writing negative reviews but felt honor bound to let others know of my experience.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Fast service

Cons: Bland food, Noisy, Ugly decor

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