4 Ways To Try Vegan In Toronto Without (Actually) Being Vegan

4 Ways To Try Vegan In Toronto Without Being Vegan



Toronto has one of the best vegan scenes in the world. From the Junction to the Beaches, the 6ix has options everyone can enjoy – whether you’re vegan or not. Are you curious about trying vegan food, but not ready to make the leap to a full-on vegan lifestyle? You aren’t alone. Here are our 4 hot tips for how to be vegan (without actually being vegan) in Toronto.


  1. Switch up your dinner spot.

Take a walk down any Toronto street, you’re likely to find a tasty vegan joint. From Queen West to Parkdale and Kensington Market, there are countless plant-based restaurants and more popping up every day. Most of them are independently owned, supporting local and operating sustainably in the face of big franchises. Instead of hitting up the regular dinner spot, why not switch things up with an all-vegan menu?

Try Doomie’s infamous vegan Big Mac on Queen West for a dialed down date night or Planta’s zesty queso dip for an upscale experience in Yorkville. Maybe swing by Cosmic Treats in Kensington Market for a little cruelty-free dessert or Apiecalypse Now on the edge of Korea Town for one of their extravagant vegan donuts. We told you – the options are endless. And you don’t even have to be vegan to enjoy these one-of-a-kind menus.


  1. Try a weekly meal plan.

Looking to tighten the budget and stop spending on eating out? Subscribe to a vegan meal delivery plan and you can get your weekly vegan fix without the hassle of shopping, preparing, or commuting around the city. Not only is it convenient and affordable, it’s a great way to try plant-based without making a huge commitment.

Upbeet Foods is Toronto’s top vegan meal delivery service. Our meals are made fresh with local, wholesome ingredients that keep you full and fueled. You can customize your meal plan to suit your lifestyle and choose how many meals you want each week from our delicious rotating menu. Instead of searching for vegan options in the city, get them delivered right to your doorstep.


  1. Hit up a vegan food fest.

Got no plans for a weekend in the city? Toronto has a handful of vegan food festivals year-round, each showcasing local businesses and kick-ass entrepreneurs. These festivals showcase only the best in plant-based food, fashion, and initiatives – all in one location. From Vegandale to the Veg Food Fest, keep an eye on Toronto’s events calendar to see when the next one is rolling into town. It’s the perfect way to try a taste of the vegan life, no matter your daily diet.


  1. Cater your party vegan style.

Our final tip for trying vegan is to treat your party guests to a plant-based feast. By serving something new and unique, your party provides more than just food – it creates an experience. Instead of sporting the classic potluck, serve your friends savoury Eggplant Lasagna or decadent Creamy Cashew Mac ‘N Cheese that will get them talking and keep them satisfied. As Toronto’s premiere vegan catering service, Upbeet Foods has all these goods (and more) to break the norm at your next bash, whether it’s a wedding, office party, or backyard BBQ. And trust us – your friends don’t have to be vegan to eat every last bite.


In a city like Toronto, tasting a vegan lifestyle is easier than ever before. Whether you’re considering going fully plant-based or just want to lighten the load on your body and your footprint, there are countless ways to make your life a little more Upbeet.

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