DINING

Hogtown Vegan

Although many people get their kicks from good old fashioned comfort food, there's an arguable shift in those becoming more socially-conscious. Could it be the rise of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, or all the social media and documentary exposure about factory farming and animal captivity? Either way, it helps that literally everything can be made without meat, dairy and eggs these days. And Toronto's popular Hogtown Vegan proves this. Over the years, this casual eatery serving their take on the classics has transformed from an unsuspecting Bloor spot to a second location at College and Bathurst with a patio. Because isn't cruelty-free food extra comforting?

Clockwise from top left: Hogtown's second location at 382 College Street, Unchicken Burger and Caesar Salad, Quesadillas, Fried Oreos with Ice Cream, Southern Combo (unchicken tenders and barbecue sauce with mac & cheese and a side of collard greens), Fries Supremacy