Vegan Street + The Attic

Back in June 2018, Calgary’s Vegan Street opened as a food truck and eventually got a bricks-and-mortar location—where tacos take centre stage—in the city’s Inglewood neighbourhood. Its philosophy? Going vegan doesn’t mean forgoing flavour. The restaurant also features a second storey called The Attic, a cocktail bar that serves vegan pizza in addition to hosting concerts, comedy nights and drag shows. Best concept ever. 1413 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Real Fake Meats


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The first butcher shop in Halifax to focus on plant-based meats and cheeses, Real Fake Meats is a small Gottingen Street shop where you can find a smorgasbord of products for home cooking as well as ready-to-eat options. Among the selection are vital-wheat-gluten and chickpea-flour ribs, white-bean ham and vegetable-derived cheeses like havarti, feta, mozzarella and Parmesan—just to name a few. 2278 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS

Umami Ramen & Izakaya


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Without a doubt one of the most famous vegan restaurants in Montreal, Umami serves up plant-based Japanese food that is prepared with the utmost care. Plus, it has a next-level sake menu. Noodles, marinades, soups and more are all made on-site with ethically sourced ingredients and a zero-waste policy. Don’t miss out on the Tantanmen or Ume Sour ramens. 6660 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC

Mimi & Jones


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Mile End’s Mimi & Jones is a love letter to Los Angeles signed by Montreal celebrity chef MJ Guertin, who draws inspiration from the City of Angels for both the menu and the design. Patrons keep coming back for the diner-style flair, the nods to rock ’n’ roll and, of course, the flavour-packed animal-free nuggets, burgers, Reubens and frappés. There are lots of options for gluten-free folks too. 5149 Av du Parc, Montréal

Fern Cafe Bakery

Victoria’s Fern Cafe Bakery boasts an enticing selection of vegan and palm-oil-free pastries, desserts, sandwiches and breakfasts. Opened back in 2018 by Ontario couple Tamara and Branden Parks, Fern is Victoria’s first fully vegan bakery. If you find yourself in B.C.’s capital, treat yourself to one of its famous cinnamon buns. 115 N Park St #1, Victoria, BC

Pizzeria Grano


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Head over to Main Street in Vancouver for Pizzeria Grano’s Neapolitan-style vegan pie, which is made using traditional methods—that is, making and tossing the dough by hand and brick-oven cooking. Although the menu is centred on the deliciously classic pizza recipe, it’s still quite diverse, meaning you can also find an impressive variety of fresh local ingredients, like homemade tofu feta and cashew béchamel. 3240 Main St, Vancouver, BC

The Hogtown Vegan


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Who said that vegan cuisine and comfort food can’t be one and the same? At Toronto’s The Hogtown Vegan, mac and cheese, fries, burgers and poutine all enjoy the culinary spotlight—but share none of it with animal products. Come here for fresh takes on friendly pub fare, including crispy fried soy wings, burgers with Daiya cheese and seitan bacon and the pulled “unpork” sandwich. 382 College St, Toronto, ON

Fat Choi


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Having set up shop as a “permanent pop-up” at Soos in Toronto, Fat Choi is the place to go for mouth-watering vegan Malaysian and Nyonya cuisine, especially the Sambal Dhal, satay veg and 20-ingredient Prosperity Tossed Slaw. While some may not appreciate the fact that Fat Choi’s fare is served within the four walls of non-vegan Soos restaurant—although all precautions are taken to avoid any cross-contamination—people with varying dietary preferences will find their fill here. 94 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON