Where We Ate: Fresh on Spadina (Toronto)

My close friend A loves trying new restaurants as much as I do, so when she suggested Fresh, I was keen to try. We don’t go out for vegetarian much, and what’s not to love about food that’s healthy and made from fresh, natural ingredients?

Fresh on Spadina is one of 4 locations around the city, and it was understandably busy at lunchtime on a Saturday. Fortunately, the others waiting were part of larger parties, so we didn’t have to wait long! There were a bunch of items we wanted to try on the menu, but we’re suckers for brunch, so we ordered from the brunch menu.

What We Ate


  • We shared the quinoa onion rings (not on the brunch menu), which A highly recommended. They were delish!!
  • I have been craving pancakes for the longest time—which is weird because I usually prefer savory brunch items—so I had the pancake platter, which had 2 gluten-free pancakes (I chose banana nut) with dark maple syrup, scrambled tofu, and grilled vegan sausage.
  • My friend A decided to try the tempeh florentine, which had an a whole-grain English muffin topped with tempeh bacon (tempeh is a soy-based product), grilled spinach, and vegan hollandaise, along with a side of sweet corn chowder.

As you can see, the portions were huge, so we were stuffed! Everything was really yummy. I’m not a vegetarian or vegan, but I believe that vegetarian/vegan food can be delicious, and this is another restaurant that proved it. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

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