In a meat-eaters world, it can be pretty frustrating to find good Vegan and Vegetarian options that won’t hurt the wallet. We love our animal-loving friends and wanted to share some of the best spots around for you to enjoy when your tummy starts growling. Lucky for us, many restaurants in South Eastern Ontario accommodate Vegans and Vegetarians.

Tara Natural Foods

Sometimes it’s better to eat at home, and you want to be able to trust the food you are getting! Taras Natural Foods, located downtown in Kingston, offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options from fruit, to dairy, to snacks! Not to mention their boundless supply of natural body products and vitamins! Talk about a one-stop-shop!

Chez Piggy Restaurant & Bar

Amazing service, amazing views, amazing food. With a menu with many dishes dedicated to vegan and vegetarian options, you won’t have to worry about leaving hungry! Chez Piggy has truly broken the “Veg Barrier” with their flavourful dinner options.

Pan Chancho Bakery & Cafe

Next time you are taking a walk through the stunning Kingston Waterfront, skip over to Pan Chancho located near the corner of Princess and Ontario street! With a plethora of vegetarian-friendly options on their menu, including an experimental Asian tasting plate, gourmet vegetarian pizza, and a ton of yummy baked goods, you’ll have to call an uber just to get your goodies home!

Miss Bao 

If sustainability and keeping green is important to you, then you need to try Miss Bao! Having built itself from the vision of becoming a waste-free business, they quickly achieved this and have expanded their menu to offer some delicious and eco-friendly options. Try out their Shoyu Glazed Tofu Bites, a delicious (and vegan) plate of sweet deep-fried goodness and pair it with their Szechuan Tofu Bao for the perfect pairing!


This beautiful restaurant has an equally beautiful history, having been started decades ago by Chef Leah’s great grandmother Stella. Depending on the local businesses in SEO, Stella’s uses fresh ingredients to prepare and create great dishes including vegetarian options like their beet and kale tartine, and ricotta dumplings.


Take your next picnic to a new level with PICNIC PEC’s amazing picnic-style take-away that can go directly from the basket to the blanket. Known locally for their fresh take on popular foods, they serve healthy alternatives to classic favourites, such as their vegan peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, miso kale salad and tons of great extras.

Acoustic Grill 

The name of this jammin restaurant should give you a hint, it is a music lovers perfect watering hole. With great decor including records, albums and guitars, you can enjoy their top-notch music tastes while you munch on the best vegetarian gravy poutine you have ever had, because who doesn’t love poutine?!

Crepe Escape 

With two locations in Picton and Belleville, SEO has been blessed with crepe-mania! Choose from over 25 different crepe combinations with a versatile list of ingredients for any taste bud. Whether you are craving something sweet like their “Smores” crepe, something savoury like “The Veggie” crepe, you can choose from a great menu or build your own, the crepe is yours to discover!

The Purple House Cafe

How do you feel about pizza? Joking! We know you love some good ‘za any day of the week. How about you grab your best pals and check out The Purple House Cafe the next time you drive through beautiful Gananoque! Customers rave about their scrumptious vegetarian pizza, full of drool-worthy toppings including fresh beets, feta, basil leaves and sundried tomatoes – yum!

Sushi Sun

We know this list would not be complete without a little bit of everyone’s favourite – sushi. If you didn’t know, sushi rice is actually vegan, so as long as you select some toppings that follow your preference,  you can definitely enjoy some delicious Japanese cuisine in Gananoque. This mom and pop shop will take you thousands of miles away with its dining experience.


The plight of a vegetarian or vegan who tries to enjoy a night out for dinner is the limited number of menu options and lack of variety. Riva understands how frustrating that is so they have added creative and unique vegetarian menu choices such as eggplant stuffed with cheese on a bed of tomato sauce and the Piato Vegetarian.

If these places don’t get your mouth watering, call a place you have been eyeing. You may surprise yourself with their extended menu and offerings!