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.
Who doesn’t love pizza? Score Pizza, located in Kingstons gorgeous downtown Princess Street, offers a kind of “build-your-own” experience for every palate. Choose your crust (made fresh in-house), pick a sauce and cheese, and top it with as many yummy extras as you can handle (FOR FREE)! Vegans please inquire as they have plenty of vegan options including sauces and cheese!
All day vegan breakfast, need we say more? This flavourful spot brings in veggie lovers from all over Canada and the US to enjoy their multi-layered flavours from meat-free burgers, pasta, and a variety of vegan favourites. With a ton of options, you can be sure to find something that is as healthy as it is delicious on your next trip to Kingston.
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!
It says it all in the name, this is a good place to get good food! With an entire menu focused on vegetarian and vegan friendly foods, as well as a grocery market and internet cafe, you could easily spend a couple hours at this dining detour. Perfect in so many ways – healthy, coffee, delicious, coffee, variety, coffee….did we mention they make great coffee?
The Vic Cafe
This trendy cafe has something for everyone, so there is something for everyone in your group from carnivores to vegetarians or vegans. Try the Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese, or keep breakfast going all day with their Avocado Mash on toast with goat cheese and pickled onions.
Where are all the flavours in Brockville you ask? Well, they are over at the Tandoori Mint, Brockville’s best Indian restaurant. Super fresh, super flavourful and super healthy options will have your mouth watering once you step food in this adorable spot. We recommend trying out the vegetarian platter, there is something to say about their homemade samosas!
A delicious cafe located close to the water in Cornwall that will steal your heart and taste buds. The Mindful Cookery & Food Market loves food, and they want to make sure you get the best eats possible, using organic, non-GMO foods to make all of their yummy treats. Grab a snack to go or sit in for a tea!
This little cafe knows that not everyone enjoys the meatier side of life, so they have dedicated a lot of their menu to serve vegetarians and vegans! With daily specials, gluten free and vegan treats, locally made and sourced ingredients, and healthy options you won’t be able to stop yourself from returning!
Indian food is best made by those who know the culture, and Rick Dutta and his wife Anu know how to prepare delicious true Indian cuisine! The one and only fully Indian sit-in restaurant in Belleville will become a favourite after your first bite. With a ton of meat-free options among the menu including Bhindi Masala, Garlic Naan, Paneer and Shrimp Korma, you will have to come more than once to try all the awesome options.
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!
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!