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veg poutine in toronto

also, recently tried NY Fries' poutine and it was very forgettable.. but at least now I can check that off my list! Staff confirmed the poutine is indeed vegetarian.

Have also tried the squash "poutine" (which is not poutine at all in any way, shape or form) from oddseoul and didn't really enjoy it.

veg poutine in toronto

Utopia has really gone downhill with their poutine. Had some today and did not enjoy it at all. The fries were not great (not crispy, kinda soggy and dry tasting), the gravy and cheese curds were both waaay too salty.. and the curds are not squeaky in the least and have the worst, soft texture. I think I will refrain from getting anymore from there as I have not enjoyed my last few experiences with it over the past year or so...

veg poutine in toronto

report back if you try any!

i have heard that the preferred poutine sauce for quebecois is st. hubert sauce mix, and that stuff is reportedly vegetarian.. i'd want to see the ingredients to know for sure though!

Suggestions for dinner in downtown Toronto for guests from Japan?

I like Pai too.. but I was looking on Googlemaps and saw it would be a 20 minute walk (vs. 10 minutes for the others). Not so pleasant in the cold! Pai also is not as veg friendly (I hope this changes in the future like they said in an interview once!)

I know Sabai Sabai is nearby too, but I think we are opting for full plates as opposed to tapas since it is such a big group.

Am leaning towards Sukhothai right now..

Mengrai Thai vs. Sukhothai (on Wellington)

Which do you find tastier?

Taking some out of town 20-something year old guests to dinner around the Richmond/Jarvis area where they are staying, and they have requested good Thai food.

Suggestions for dinner in downtown Toronto for guests from Japan?

I found out they will be staying at Richmond and Jarvis. I put out some options to them (thanks, all!) and they said they would like to try some good thai food. sukhothai and mengrai thai are both nearby.. which is tastier? i have been both and enjoy both!

Bar Raval (with pictures)

curious about this place but wondering if there are any vegetarian options? bar isabel has very, very few.

Suggestions for dinner in downtown Toronto for guests from Japan?

anymore dinner suggestions near the sony centre?

Suggestions for dinner in downtown Toronto for guests from Japan?

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! Keep 'em coming!

I am now thinking they may not have a lot of time to be wandering all over the place as they probably have a lot of engagements and responsibilities while they are here, so now I am thinking it might be best to find a place close to their hotel. I don't know yet where they are staying, but I suspect it is near the Sony Centre where they will be performing. How about suggestions around there?

Selling greek yogurt at farmer's market.. would you buy a vegan option?

i would definitely try it too!

just wondering how you all go about making coconut milk yogurt and how it turns out? a friend of mine recently made some (after spending a long time trying to make a decent version of a vegan yogurt) and then felt she had a version that was good enough to share. i tried it but did not enjoy it.

i have made soy yogurt long ago in the distant past but it was very runny. these days, i do make and eat dairy yogurt because i find that vegan yogurt i have tried does not come close to being as good (though i do generally enjoy vegan food)

Feb 15, 2015
helenhelen in Vegetarian & Vegan

veg poutine in toronto

I should update this because I have been to poutineville twice and their poutine is quite decent. the gravy for everyone (carnivore or herbivore) is vegetarian and tasty (a carnivore friend agreed). the fries are good and you can get them in different types of cuts - i have tried the regular as well as the julienne (kinda like mcdonald's thin fries). the cheese curds were okay because they got a bit melty, and did not squeak. the second time i came here, the gravy was not hot enough so they did not get melty (a good thing) but the dish got cold pretty fast. you get a monstrously large portion of poutine, even the "small" size. oh, and it's a sit down place.

i also found out some other places have veg poutine! there are so many places nowadays! times have definitely changed. i have not tried most of these yet, unless otherwise noted in my comments.

-lola's kitchen (although menu says they use goat cheese, so this is not really the same)
-*fresh (but the menu says they use a vegan "cheese" SAUCE so this is not really poutine!)
-south street burger company
-oddseoul (they have something they call "squash poutine" which i am very curious to try)
-stout irish pub
-ramen isshin ("japatine" which uses a japanese curry sauce and sprinkled with nori and green onions.. really good)
-new york fries (just found out their poutine is vegetarian though they don't advertise this on their menu!)
-greenwood smokehouse BBQ

*vegan poutine

my faves that i have tried and that still exist are:
-poutini's, who have improved their veg gravy over the years and have the best, squeaky cheese curds (though it annoys me how they do not mix it all in and dump it all on top, and how they don't give you enough gravy.. but i mix it all up as best i can before i dig in)
-no bull burgers
each do still have their flaws, but with the sad death of stampede bison grill, it's hard to get it just perfect.

so vegetarian poutine lovers, lots to pick from.. go forth and eat poutine, and don't forget to report back!

Suggestions for dinner in downtown Toronto for guests from Japan?

Just looked at the prices of the mains and it is higher than what we are looking for. Prefer mains in the teens rather than 20s. The reason is because they don't know we are paying for their meal until the bill comes, so we don't want to choose a restaurant that would be out of their own budget (being artists on tour, they are on a budget) which might cause them to feel uncomfortable when reading the menu.

Suggestions for dinner in downtown Toronto for guests from Japan?

I'll take a look at their menu, thanks!

Yes, definitely looking for omnivore friendly places too!

Suggestions for dinner in downtown Toronto for guests from Japan?

My friend and I are taking some young 20-something year old guests from Japan out for dinner in a few weeks on a Wednesday evening. We will be a table of 6-7, with all meat eaters except for 1 vegetarian and 1 vegan (which also means no eggs or dairy). We notice that our guests are fascinated with food they normally never get to have since they live in a small community on an island in Japan (so I notice photos of sausage in a bun on their FaceBook photos as they tour the continent :) - they are performance artists so they are on tour around North America), so I am trying to think of someplace fun and tasty that they might enjoy here.

At first, I got the suggestion of Poutineville (since they also have vegan poutine!) but they are stopping in Montreal right before Toronto, so they might have already had it there.

Suggestions can be very Canadian, North American, Toronto, or something else altogether.. but definitely not East Asian food. Also, someplace not overly expensive since we aren't rich.. lol! Preferably a place that takes reservations or if not, someplace we won't have to wait long for a table (and if no reservation possible, it has to be very tasty and worth any wait time!).

I am trying to find out what hotel they are staying at so it might be close to there (it is probably near Sony Centre), but it probably doesn't have to be. It might be fun to pick them up and go with them on the horrible TTC (which could be interesting for them).


Different regional Chinese food in Toronto

thanks! will take a look at that list

Different regional Chinese food in Toronto

really? no one? and here I had thought this was a good idea for a thread! :)

Chinese desserts/'tong sui' in Toronto - Last updated Dec 15 2014

I like the place in Market Village. They have delicious daufu fa (the silken tofu dessert)!

Anyone know about good Chinese dessert places closer to downtown?

good place for dinner between rosedale and davisville?

Thanks, all! We ended up at Rebel House. I like the cosy place, but I would not recommend what I had which was the barley risotto.

Different regional Chinese food in Toronto

Today, I had food from Yunnan province at Taste of Yunnan on Dundas St. in Chinatown (I had some noodles and spicy potatoes which were pretty good). I think it may be one of the only Yunnan places in the city. That made me think about how it would be good to get Chowhounders to compile a list of good Chinese eateries in the city, according to region. The country is so vast and so full of cuisine we don't often get to sample here. Cantonese restaurants are abundant in Toronto, and we have Szechuan, Northern (Shanghai and Beijing?), as well as a few Northwestern places.. what else?

good place for dinner between rosedale and davisville?

Anywhere good on the subway line between these stops for 2 friends to casually dine, one vegetarian and one meat eater?

small plates/ tapas spot with veg options?

We ended up going to Patria!

small plates/ tapas spot with veg options?

Was going to go to Bar Isabel with a date on Sunday evening but then noticed it doesn't have very many vegetarian options, judging from the website menu (or does it?).

Can anyone recommend some spots that are good for sharing small plates/snacks/tapas, and not too loud that we have to yell at each other?


Maha-New Egyptian Sandwiches, Sides and Desserts on Greenwood near Gerrard

maha used to cater for my work. her food is really amazing. can't wait to try the restaurant!

i remember how delicious her okra dish, and her lentil soup are..

Vegetarian options in Lima, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Cusco (Peru)

My friend and I will be in Peru next week. She eats meat (but loves her veggies), and I am vegetarian. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for places we should check out for good food in these areas? We are especially interested in Peruvian cuisine. I already know of the places listed on websites like Happy Cow (i.e. veg only places) but am curious about other places that might serve meat, but have decent veg options too. We know of the Gaston Arcurio restaurants already and are trying to make a reservation for Astrid y Gaston and Chicha.

I saw some previous threads on here but they are from 2008.


Reserving Vegetarian/vegan meal for flight?

Air Canada veg meals are vegan as well.

Sep 23, 2014
helenhelen in Vegetarian & Vegan

good food near york university?

I am going to be up near York University today and was wondering if there is anywhere good for a sit down meal around there? Meeting up with a friend who works near there. I have a car so can pick her up and drive, but don't want to do too much driving due to it being rush hour when we meet. All types of cuisine welcome!

veg poutine in toronto

I had Smoke's veg poutine today (from Queen St. location) and it really is quite awful. I should stop giving them a chance. The gravy is just tasteless, except for being overly salty. The curds were not that squeaky and got a bit melty (or am I just getting more used to firmer curds, like Poutini's?). Anyway, try at your own peril!

veg poutine in toronto

you're welcome! i also just found out about poutineville! going to go here on friday after work. yummmm


veg poutine in toronto

still faithfully updating this thread on occasion! did i really start it in 2008?!

anyway, i wanted to report i recently had the poutine from utopia's and i likely won't have it again. the cheese curds were really gross. they were not squeaky at all and were super soft. it was very unsatisfying. not sure if they changed the curds or if they were always that bad and i just didn't notice. the gravy is still tasty, so i would suggest just going for fries with gravy instead, and get your poutine elsewhere!

any other poutine places that have veg poutine that i missed?

over the years, i have tried (and reported on here):
burger king
futures (warning: not actually veg!)
stampede bison grill (RIP)
lick's (not cheese curds, so therefore not poutine!)
poutini's (gluten free gravy available)
lakeview (not veg gravy!)
waterfalls (saag paneer "poutine".. so not really poutine!)
the ballroom
no bull burgers
come and get it
fresco's fish and chips (strangely has beans in the gravy)

places that have been reported to have veg poutine that i still haven't tried:
sneaky dee's (unverified)
disgraceland (vegan)
hogtown vegan (vegan, obviously)
the gladstone
mitzi's sister
cardinal rule

good eats for vegetarians in Ottawa?

I am going to be in Ottawa this weekend, staying at U of Ottawa. Where can I find decent veg friendly eats within walking distance?

or good eats in general that are not too hard to get to by transit?