There’s a Vegan Neighborhood in Toronto and We Want to Live There

by Sarah Von Alt|
March 13, 2018

The inevitable vegan takeover of the world has begun—on one city block in Toronto’s Parkdale neighborhood. Nicknamed Vegandale, the area is home to several vegan establishments, including Doomie’s, The Imperative, and the newly opened Mythology Diner, with food by beloved vegan chef Doug McNish. See Doug in action (making a vegan egg yolk!) here:

Vegandale expects to have seven all-vegan establishments by the end of the year, with Vegandale Bracitorium, Prohibition Pie, and NYM opening this summer!

Management company The 5700 is leading the growth of Vegandale. A spokesperson for The 5700 shared the company’s vision for this project with the Daily Hive:

Vegandale is a mecca for the ethically minded and hungry, with the best of vegan food, goods, and services co-existing on one city block. Our premier destination for the vegan and vegan curious is the only one of its kind, promoting a world where animal exploitation is a thing of the past. Not unlike the other vibrant neighbourhood pockets of Toronto, we are creating a space where veganism is celebrated and promoted as commonplace, effortless, and enjoyable.

But Vegandale is far from the only vegan-friendly place in Toronto. The city is home to North America’s largest veg food festival; Bunners, an all-vegan bake shop; and Canada’s first vegetarian butcher, YamChops, which offers delicious beet burgers and coconut bacon!

See for yourself:

And don’t forget Hogtown Vegan! This all-vegan establishment boasts an impressive array of “meaty” options, including crispy fried wings, pulled pork sandwiches, and beef-and-dumplings stew—all plant-based. And then there’s Cosmic Treats. This eatery is best known for its desserts, which include cheesecake, brownies, cookies, and ice cream! This stuff is seriously mouthwatering:

We could go on forever, but you get the idea. Toronto is a happening place to live (or visit) as a vegan. Looking for delicious vegan food in your area? You’re in luck. Here are the best ways to find vegan restaurants and grocers near you!

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