Vegetarian Haven

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 62 reviews )

17 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 1L1

Vegan bistro featuring Asian fusion cuisine. The extensive food menu offers dishes like veg pastrami pad thai, baked spring rolls, garden basket bread bowl, claypots, noodles, tofu plates, a variety of mock meats, desserts, and soup of the day. Uses local and organic ingredients, fresh made noodles and buns. No alcohol. Open Tue-Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm, Tue-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, International, Asian, Catering, Fusion

Reviews (62)

First Review by erbavore

Lovely - Edit

The flavours and options at this restaurant are amazing, you can definitely taste the love that goes into each item! The atmosphere is perfect for a date and wonderful, friendly servers. The only con would be that the proportions do not seem to live up to the prices.

Pros: atmosphere, service, flavours

Cons: price, proportions

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Best for a date - Edit

My wife and I regularly go here for date night away from the kids. Highly recommended.

Pros: Nice, bistro atmosphere, Ice cream sundae is incredible, Very friendly staff

Cons: If it's busy, service can be very slow, Bathrooms can be cleaner

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Just in time :-) - Edit

I was returning to town late and very happy to find this wonderful restaurant where I could still enjoy a delicious vegan dinner after 9 pm :-)

Nicely situated in a street with other restaurants, café's and ice-cream shops. Nice atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff.

Lovely terrace outside, cozy inside.

Pros: Open late., Delicious food., Nice atmosphere.

Cons: No wine, no espresso...

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Calidad y buen ambiente - Edit

Estuvimos cenando en la agradable terraza. Calidad en la cocina, muy profesionales y con gran variedad de platos. Las camareras super agradables y atentas. El ambiente es muy cosmopolita. Un precio razonable. Totalmente recomendable.

Pros: gran variedad

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One of the best vegan places in Toronto - Edit

Vegetarian Haven is a delight. They have a pretty extensive menu, the food is tasty, the staff are very friendly, the atmosphere is good, and the price is moderate.

My only complaint with them is that they could have longer opening hours. I sometimes go and find them closed at unexpected hours.

Pros: Friendly staff, Tasty food, Lots of desserts

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great vegan restaurant - Edit

Delicious food & very friendly staff!

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un bon resto vegan - Edit

Bonnes boissons, bonnes entrées, très bon plats délicieux desserts et et et les filles dynamiques sympas gentilles et pros merci

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Great Restaurant, Very Lovely Staff - Edit

Had my first visit to Vegetarian Haven a couple weeks ago. I was a bit anxious after reading reviews about unfriendly staff, so to my surprise, the staff were WONDERFUL! Very friendly, helpful, and full of joy. They really added to the atmosphere. The food was great as well! Their steamers are absolutely fabulous -- the ginger steamer is a must-try! A friend and I tried some lovely appetizers of dumplings and tempura mushrooms, the pad Thai and a seitan dish, but the real treat was dessert! They really know how to make amazing cakes, ice cream, and cookies at this restaurant! A must visit if living in (or visiting) Toronto!!! The only minor cons were the seitan (it tasted a bit sweeter than we were expecting) and the slightly limited seating (though there was no wait on a table at all).

I've been back a couple times since my first review. Each time got better and better. The coconut curry bowl was AMAZING, and their desserts are always fabulous, as usual. I took a couple non-vegan friends who both loved it. One, I was pleased to hear, said it's much better than a non-vegan restaurant across the street!!! ;) (Updated from previous review on Tuesday November 04, 2014)

Pros: Wonderful Staff, Fast Service, Amazing Desserts

Cons: Seitan was a bit sweet, not savory, Seating is a bit limited

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Great Asian Vegan - Edit

Lots of wonderfully seasoned, creative menu options. I had the Chef's Special with soup and salad-- a nice balance of flavors and textures and just the right size portions. On a week night on Baldwin Street's restaurant row, this vegan place was the busiest of the bunch. Good reason: value! Good portions, reasonable prices, healthy food in a nice artistic atmosphere with quick attentive service. Fresh pressed juices were very tasty too.

Pros: Plenty of menu choices, Prices and portions, Service and atmosphere

Cons: potentially crowded

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Love! - Edit

Located in a cute area to walk around in nicer weather, we get here as often as possible for Sizzling Seiten, the most adorably artistic Tofu Drumsticks, Ginger Steamer and usually the two cookies with ice cream. Ya, we kill it when we go and we always get the same thing but it is always better than we remembered!

Pros: All vegan, Friendly staff

Cons: No alcohol served

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a long time favorite - Edit

i have been a patron at Vegetarian Haven for over 10 years and highly recommend it! it is a subdued restaurant with healthy and tasty food. even though i no longer eat soy (which dominates the menu) i still stop in regularily for a juice and the kale/quinoa salad. i do remember super fresh tempeh though! the manager (owner?) is lovely and staff's the place well, the server's are always pleasant and highly enthusiastic about the food.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Pros: great food, excellent staff, relaxing environment

Cons: limited soy free options, small without patio, closes earlyish!

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Awesome Daily Specials! - Edit

This is one of my favourite restaurants in the world. Every day they have a chef's special that's always delicious! The owner and servers are considerate and remember me every time I go back there. We even had them cater a party!

I also recommend the drumsticks, which is done around a subtly sweet piece of sugar cane!

Pros: Excellent food, Considerate staff, Nice location and ambiance

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first class dining - Edit

This restaurant not only has exquisitely crafted dishes - try the chef's special - but a lovely ambience too.

It's a little bit pricey, so perhaps not an everyday restaurant, but certainly a great place if you want a really nice evening.

Pros: fantastic food, great service, lovely ambience

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great Vegan Restaurant - Edit

Really good Food. I go here often and they often have special menus for special occasions like mother's day but call for reservations well ahead.

I especially like their entrees. They also have supported local artists by letting them have shows their with nothing from sales going to restaurant but some going to the toronto veg assoc.

I would like to see more desserts that are made on site as they seem to most get them in and they arent as fresh as I would like.

Pros: great entrees, great location, friendly and competent staff

Cons: rarely make desserts on site, seating in some spots awkward.

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Delicious And Friendly! - Edit

Showed up tonight as the kitchen was closing, but kindly they stayed open for us. Had the special of the day which was seitan coated in this breading reminiscent of pumpkin spices with a sweet plum sort of sauce. Tasted incredible! Also came with some sesame tasting noodles and broccoli. Mmm, want to visit again! For dessert, tried the blueberry cheesecake which also hit the spot! Never had anything like that seitan, unreal!

Pros: Tasty, Nice People, Vegan Desserts

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wonderful and heartwarming - Edit

this restaurant is awesome for vegetarians and vegans. It's mostly Asian themed but has some euro fusion. Appetisers and freshly squeezed juices are amazing, and there a just so many main options that you will have to go back multiple times! They do take out too, and you are advised to make a reservation. Can't wait to go back!

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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a must - Edit

This is absolutely my favourite vegan restaurant in Toronto. The Buddha Delight is absolutely heavenly! Definitely a must if you're in Toronto.

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The best in food, service and atmosphere! - Edit

As a Torontonian and a vegetarian I have been to Vegetarian Haven many times and it remains by far my favourite restaurant. I still remember feeling a little overwhelmed the first time I went there several years ago, because they have such an extensive menu and I can eat everything on it! Who knew a vegetarian could have so many options to choose from in one place! I have taken veg and non-veg friends and family there, and all have been impressed. On this particular visit (a Saturday evening) we received a lovely warm welcome from the waitress who recognised me, and they gave us a very enthusiastic summary of the specials, which sold them to us! The beet soup was fantastic. It is a lively busy restaurant, with tables far enough apart to have an intimate conversation but close enough for it to feel homely. The food is beautiful, and very filling, with lovely, attentive staff. A definite yes. Be sure to make a reservation!

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