Last Updated: Sept 20, 2007
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Restaurants and stores with good vegetarian and vegan food options.
Peterborough is a small city on the Otonabee River in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, 125km northeast of Toronto. Peterborough is a gateway to the “cottage country” of the Kawarthas, a large recreational region of the province.
Selections and comments were provided by Kelly.
Aasmaabik’s Bakery & Bistro
641 George St N.
Closing Dec. 29, 2006.
Cosmic Charlie’s Cafe
170 Charlotte St, 705-741-6491
The food is a blend of Asian and Caribbean, with a wonderful depth of flavours. There is a good choice of vegetarian options, but most dishes have some heat to them, so be prepared. The dishes are nicely presented, colourful, tasty, and well prepared.
Cultures Fresh Food Restaurant
645 Landsdowne St W, 705-742-3033
Curry Village Indian Restaurant – L
306 George St N, 705-742-1432
Closed: Grassroots Co. Operative Cafe
395 Aylmer St N, 705-876-6530
217 Hunter Street W, 705-748-5451
Karma’s specializes in Himalayan/Tibetan/Thai cuisine.
Hot Belly Mama’s – L
380 George St N, 705-745-3544
Cajun style food. I always get the Veg Po’ Boy sandwich, it’s excellent. Featured jazz and blues artists perform.
Mexicali Rosa’s – L
320 Water St, 705-741-3222
Part of a chain of restaurants serving California-style Mexican food.
The Night Kitchen
229 Hunter St W. (at Aylmer), 705-741-0300
Creative pizzas with thin crusts, whole wheat and many selections; a
number of vegan and vegetarian pizzas; also salad. Cash Only.
Olde Stone Brewing Co. – L
378 George St N, 705.745.0495
Several vegetarian options including: Cheddar Ale Soup (Old Ale and cheddar combine with mushrooms, red peppers and onions), Grilled Vegetable Sandwich (grilled portabello mushrooms, red pepper and zucchini topped with tomato, alfalfa sprouts and hummus on cheddar/chipotle sourdough), and Thai Noodles Rice (noodles, tofu, bean sprouts, red peppers, snow peas, lemongrass and cashews). Many more vegetarian items available!
The Pasta Shop
165 Sherbrooke, 705-745-6080
Fresh pasta, specialty pastas, cannelloni, cheese lasagna, perogies lasagna, veggie lasagna, cheese lasagna, tomato sauce, veggie sauce, pesto sauces. Home of “3 can dine for $9.99”
The Pita Pit
347 George St N, 705-745-9119
For details see listing on our fast food page.
The Planet Bakery and Cafe
374 Water St, 705-741-5243
Located near all of the used book stores – be warned it is pretty small! Great vegetarian and vegan breakfasts, snacks, or lunch. They make their own bread and have some wonderful sandwiches. A great sort of Bohemian spot!
The Seasoned Spoon Café – O
Champlain College, Trent University, 705-748-1011 Ext. 1290
The Seasoned Spoon is an independently run co-operative cafe at Trent University offering vegetarian and vegan lunches and snacks. The Spoon’s mission is to serve up delicious, fresh, ethically-mindful dishes that are not only healthy, but affordable too! They are partially subsidized by a $2 student levy. Closed for the holidays, then they re-open on Jan. 8 with new hours:
Mon-Thu 10am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.
The Spill Coffee & Bar – L
414 George St N, 705-748-6167
Locally owned and operated coffee shop, music venue and bar.
Featuring live performances most nights of the week, the Spill is a
venue for original, independant music of any and all styles.
The menu focuses on hot pressed panini style
sandwiches, with several vegetarian options including:
• The Roasted Veggie – chevre spread, roasted zucchini, roasted
portabellas, roasted red peppers and parmesan
• The Tijuana – homemade vegetable salsa, roasted red peppers, and
• The Elvis Impersonator – peanut butter, bannana and a sprinkle of
Sticklings Bakery & Bistro – O
191 Charlotte St, 705-748-3618
The serve sandwiches, pizza, soups, wraps, baked goods, desserts and fair-trade organic coffee and teas. Breads and buns include: 7 grains, 12 grains, wheat and yeast-free products baked with rye, kamut and spelt; pastry and pasta. They mill their own grains using OCIA approved grains from Leahy’s Merryland Farm. Outdoor patio in the summer.
Natural food stores
904 Water St, (at George St), 705-742- 6456
Large selection of organic foods, produce, vitamins.
65 Hunter St E, 705-745-6120