In August, 2013, the Toronto Vegetarian Association members nominated their favourite vegetarian and veg-friendly businesses in the first ever Toronto Veg Awards. The general public, including members, then voted to select the winners! Over 2000 people cast their votes.

We congratulate all the winning as well as the nominated businesses, and also celebrate the wonderful contributions of ALL vegetarian and veg-friendly businesses in Toronto.

For a list of more great vegetarian businesses, visit veg.ca/directory.

Favourite Veg Restaurant, City of Toronto

WINNER: Fresh

Camros Organic Eatery

Grasslands

Green Earth

Hibiscus

Hogtown Vegan

Hot Beans

Jean’s Vegetarian Kitchen

King’s Cafe

Live Organic

Rawlicious

Udupi Palace

Vegetarian Haven

image(3)Favourite Veg Restaurant Outside Toronto, Ontario only

WINNER: Kindfood, Burlington

Brar’s, Brampton

Cornerstone Cafe, Guelph

Gourmet Vegetarian Restaurant, Markham

Pure Food Bar, Collingwood

Raw Aura, Port Credit

Rise Above, St Catharines

The Green Door, Ottawa

The Jasmine Garden, Whitby

The Naked Sprout, Burlington

Thrive Juice Bar, Waterloo

Veg Out, London

Favourite Veg-Friendly Restaurant, City of Toronto

WINNER: Magic Oven

Disgraceland

Freshii

Khao San Road

Lick’s

Nazareth Restaurant

Rancho Relaxo

Sneaky Dee’s

Tabule

The Beet

Windsor Arms Hotel

Favourite Vegan Pizza

WINNER: Magic Oven

Amato Pizza

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzaria

Khalsa Pizza

Mamma’s Pizza

Pizza Rustica

Pizzaiolo

614660_10201443488034416_143786924_oFavourite Vegan Bakery

WINNER: Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, Burlington

Auntie Loo’s Treats, Ottawa

Bunner’s, Toronto

Rise Above Bakery, St Catharines

Sweet Lemon Bakery, London

Sweets from the Earth, Toronto

Tori’s Bakeshop, Toronto

Vegan Danish Bakery, Thornhill

Favourite Vegan Dessert

WINNER: Mile High Brownie, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

Blondies, Rise Above Bakery

Blueberry Cheesecake, Sweets from the Earth

Cheesecake (raw), Live Organic

Chocolate Avocado Pie (raw), Live Organic

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, Sweet Lemon Bakery

Cinnamon Bun, Bunner’s

Cinnamon Bun, Tori’s Bakeshop

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcake, Sweets from The Earth

Deep Fried Soy Ice Cream, Rancho Relaxo

Dulce de Leche Cupcake, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

Lemon Danish, Vegan Danish Bakery

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie, Tori’s Bakeshop

Peanut Butter Thimble (raw), Belmonte Raw

Sinless Cinnamon Bun (raw), Feel Good Guru

Supersonic Cookie, Bunner’s

Favourite Raw Menu Item

WINNER: Pad Thai, Rawlicious

Make Kale Not War Salad, Feel Good Guru

Manicotti, Live Organic

Sunshine Wrap, Live Organic

Taco Wrap, Rawlicious

Tostadas, Live Organic

Up In Smoke Soft Tacos, Superfood Eateries

Yellow Coconut Curry Noodles, Raw Aura

Fresh 1Favourite Menu Item

WINNER: Beach Bowl, Fresh

All Star Salad, Fresh

BBQ Burger, Fresh

Coconut Fried Rice, Cafe 668

Crusted Chicken, Grasslands

Hot & Sour Soup, Greens Vegetarian Restaurant

Singapore Seitan, Vegetarian Haven

Sizzling Eggplant Tempeh in Spicy Coconut Curry, Vegetarian Haven

Southern Combo, The Hogtown Vegan

Three Amigos (vegan style), Rancho Relaxo

Unchicken & Waffles, The Hogtown Vegan

Vegan Nachos, Sneaky Dee’s

Vegan Rib Dinner, Disgraceland

9719101303_c4f57f0fe8Favourite New Grocery Item

WINNER: Sweets from the Earth Frozen Cookie Dough

Chipotle Vegenaise Gourmet

Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spreads

Daiya Slices

Earth Island Vegan Gourmet Cream Cheese

Earth Island Vegan Gourmet Sour Cream

Field Roast Sausages

Gardein Szechuan Beefless Strips

Sol Cuisine Sliders

Tofurky Ground, Regular or Chorizo

Favourite Vegan Caterer/ Meal Delivery

WINNER: Live Organic

Earth and City

Green Zebra Kitchen

Omega Vegan Creations

PinkHart Diner

Tiffinday

Favourite Cookbook of the Year

WINNER: Eat Raw, Eat Well, Doug McNish

Artisan Vegan Cheese. Miyoko Schinner

Betty Goes Vegan, Annie & Dan Shannon

Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, Chloe Coscarelli

Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Kris Karr & Chef Chad Sarno

Forks Over Knives Cookbook, Del Sroufe

Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats, Allyson Kramer

Happy Herbivore Abroad, Lindsay S Nixon

Let Them Eat Vegan, Dreena Burton

Mouthwatering Vegan, Miriam Sorrell

Ms Cupcake, Mellisa Morgan

The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes and Cookies, Laurie Sadowski

Vegan Cooking for Carnivores, Roberto Martin

Vegan Eats World, Terry Hope Romero

Favourite Book of the Year

WINNER: Whole, T. Colin Campbell

Animal Studies: An Introduction, Paul Waldau

Defiant Daughters, Carol Adams, Kara Davis, Wendy Lee

Meatonomics, David Simon

Plant-Powered Men, Kathy Divine, Julie Dixon

Saving Lives & Changing Hearts, Rob Laidlaw

The Lucky Ones, Jenny Brown

Vegan for Her, Virginia Messina