A vegan restaurant in Toronto. Fresh food and atmosphere. Reported closed November 2022.

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47 Reviews

First Review by philjdomm


Points +164

15 Oct 2022

Get the Llama Bowl.

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Loved this place.

Pros: Totally vegan , They have COOKIES!, WiFi



Points +184

19 Aug 2022

Home run! Best in Toronto

We had lunch here and I admit I was really hungry. And the food was fantastic - really fresh and tasty yet simple. My kinda place. Definitely a favorite in Toronto!

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-16

Pros: All vegan, Lots of creative options


Points +2789

25 May 2022

Favorite in Toronto

After a few days eating around Toronto, our meal at Urban Herbivore was our absolute favorite! So fresh, refreshing and great flavor combinations.


Points +15

13 Apr 2022

Super yummy

I liked the whole menu, lot of options, the price is in the avarage, I end up quiet full and with good taste in mouth

Pros: Lot of options, Yummy and healthy, Good quantity


Points +1236

03 Apr 2022

Good salads

Cute space and tried their salads since it's listed on the menu as their specialty. They were packed with nutritious things and very yummy!


Points +37

16 Mar 2022

So delicious, many options

Really good, not too expensive

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-16

Pros: Delicious


Points +23

24 Aug 2021

Very Good Food & Atmosphere

I had a custom salad bowl. Had lots of good options to choose from. It’s reasonably priced. Great location & nice green atmosphere. Highly recommend to try it out!


Points +4418

22 Oct 2020

Will be back!

Super friendly and helpful staff and the food was absolutely mouthwatering!!!! Soooo fresh and full of flavour! Cannot wait to come back.


Points +202

22 Aug 2020

Simple and great taste

Very impressed. I ordered a Tiger bowl and it was flavourful! I would recommend.


Points +2438

04 Feb 2020

Balanced, tasty options

I really like Urban Herbivore. Well priced lunch options and tasty cakes, their tempeh lovely and has such a complimentary taste in the sandwiches.

Pros: Balanced

Cons: Expensive drinks


Points +34

15 Dec 2019

Such a good burger!

The menu is varied and there is something for everyone. Food was done quick. Restaurant is cozy and you get free water. Price is very reasonable and the quality of the food is great! The side to the burger i got was a very hearty salad with both carrots and beetroot. If you come here you won't regret it, and you certainty won't leave hungry!


Points +138

06 Oct 2019

Great location

Great quick food located in center of Kensington square. Tiger bowl is delicious.

Pros: Good options, Yummy, Great location


Points +76

04 Oct 2019

Fantastic, filling and fresh!!!

The bowls were fantastic! We had the Beluga power bowl with the delicious sesame ginger tahini sauce. Tons of fresh veggies! Super filling. Lovely atmosphere too. Great for people watching!

Pros: Huge portions, Very fresh ingredients , Healthy


Points +169

03 Oct 2019

Cute, cozy, healthy, well priced

I loved the view of Kensington sitting by the window. The service and food were both great. Very nice place - worth a visit!


Points +573

30 Sep 2019

Bowls from Heaven

What I love about this place is that they’ve got four delicious bowls on their menu but then the option to create your own through seemingly endless customization. It’s hearty, delicious,filling and affordable. One of my favorite fast food options in the city

Pros: All plant based, Affordable, Fast


Points +38

06 Feb 2019

Healthy and delicious

I love urban herbivores sandwiches!

Pros: Big sandwiches , Fresh ingredients


Points +497

03 Nov 2018

Healthy and cheap

Serving sizes are huge!!!

Pros: Cheap but quality , Massive serving size , Healthy


Points +685

24 Oct 2018

Top notch for value

At the prices of the bowls here (no sandwiches were had), the amount of food you get is pretty stupendous. My friend had the rhino which was a huge thing of greens and some protein, which looked pretty filling. Looked like a pretty standard bowl however. My curry though was like a bottomless pit of hearty goodness. The clerk even switched out the tofu for my much preferred tempeh at no extra cost!

Only downside to the place I felt was the openness of the kitchen, which created a rather noisy environment

Updated from previous review on 2018-10-24

Pros: Massive portions, Fair prices

Cons: Kitchen noise


Points +3307

11 Sep 2018


I stopped by for breakfast before Vegfest and I was quite impressed with this place. I had the moroccan soup, which was both tasty and healthy. Plus, the portions are huge!

Pros: tasty food, friendly staff, clean


Points +60

28 Jul 2018

no tan mal

Pedí un sándwich de tempe y la verdad las verduras sabían un poco raro, incluyendo el aguacate, tenía bastante pero sabía medio mal...

Pros: tenían baño, restaurante limpio y la zona muy bien

Cons: caro para el sabor


Points +169

04 Jun 2018

Incredible high protein meal

Lovely location, delicious cruelty free food.
A high protein meal combo, not custom made, is not an easy find. If u're looking for that go for the Rhino GF.
Pretty big portions.

Pros: Lovely place, Excellent food, Big portions


Points +443

30 Apr 2017

yummy scone, no coffee

Went there in the morning in the hope for breakfast as this was the only veg* place around that was open at 9. To my surprise there was no coffee at all...I took a scone to go and had my coffee somewhere else.. the scone was good, the atmosphere soso; not sure if I'd give it a second chance..

Pros: scones was good, location

Cons: no coffee, service could be friendlier


Points +382

16 Feb 2017

lovely location and good food

the UH at Kensington Market is a really nice place to stop for lunch, snack or drinks. The staff is great and the food good.


Points +2785

28 Nov 2016


I had an excellent salad there (a filling bowl, Possum if I remember well) - as well as an awesome beet smoothie. Just what I needed!

Pros: good food, cool location

Cons: closes early, not the cosiest place


Points +33

26 Jun 2016

Delicious and unique

I loved that you could add a smoothie or dessert to your entrée to make it a "combo." Smoothie and chickpea Caesar salad sandwich were both delicious. There isn't much seating, but we sat at the bar window and got to people watch in the Kensington neighborhood, so it wasn't a bad thing.


Points +282

26 Feb 2016

A Mandatory Toronto Stop

UH has a bunch of great (and generally healthy) options. I'm partial to their snacks - muffins, cookies, etc. which are great to grab and go since the place is a tad small. The offer some great soups and sandwiches too, though they aren't the cheapest. If you're in TO this is definitely worth a stop, plus it's not far from a bunch of other vegan places (like Bunner's Bake shop)

Pros: Great desserts, Healthy options

Cons: Small restaurant


Points +16

17 Jul 2015

Good but don't like the atmosphere

Sandwiches are really good (ginger tempeh is my favorite). I've been there many times at different time of the day and I always feel like the staff don't like their job. No smiles, serious face, impatient, etc. The location is really good in a beautiful street.

Pros: Tasty food and variety , Gluten free option

Cons: Expensive, Not friendly staff

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