DINING

Fresh

Arguably one of the pioneers of vegan-friendly dining since the late '90s, Fresh has grown substantially in popularity, size, loyal fan base, and locations over the past two decades. It's also easy to understand why when you check out any of their now-six Toronto spots: Yonge/Eglinton, Bloor/Spadina, Church/Front, Queen/Spadina, Queen/Crawford (with a patio), and at Sherway Gardens mall. From "fresh" salads, wholesome bowls, and brunch to burgers, tacos, and quinoa-battered onion rings, and Sweets from the Earth desserts, there's something for everyone—including takeout. They're also completely vegan now, having finally removed dairy cheese from their menus! 

Clockwise from top left: Cobb Salad, BBQ Burger with quinoa-battered onion ring, interior bar area on Front, and Fresh Fruit Waffle, Tofu Bites with Salad available at 90 Eglinton Ave East, 326 Bloor St West, 147 Spadina Ave, 894 Queen St West, and 47 Front St East

Photo credits: Fresh (salad, tofu, waffle, interior) and In Your Vegan Style (burger)