Care of Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

When my dad and I made plans to visit Vegebitez after a spring hike in Oakville (fun day trip tip: the beautiful Lion’s Valley Park is literally around the corner), I knew deciding what to order from their large and unique menu would be difficult. I didn’t realize it would take us almost 15 minutes to finally make a decision and that doing so would require seeking input from our server.

After looking through their burgers, sandwiches, bowls, salads and “outside the bun” section (items that don’t fit into any of the other categories), I had narrowed it down to a few options.

Would it be the Roma Burger, an Italian twist on your typical veggie burger, topped with marinara sauce, pesto, mushrooms & eggplant?

Or, should I go for the Lumberjack, sweet corn fritter waffles topped with chili, vegan cheese & sour cream, and “bac’un” bits?

After much hemming and hawing, I decided to go with the Build Your Own Mac. It starts with their super saucy smoked gouda mac and cheeze, and gives you the option to add however many toppings you want from a selection of 24 choices. I decided to go with chili, crushed tortilla chips, and a cashew hemp parmasean.

My father ordered the Mamma Mia bowl, which consisted of mushrooms, zucchini noodles and marinara sauce served over warm quinoa and topped with a vegan paramsean.

The portions served at Vegebitez are very generous, so we only had room to share a milkshake after our meal. Once again, the decision was difficult as they have about 20 flavours to choose from. Would it be salted caramel, chocolate fudge, chocolate chip cookie dough, key lime or cinnamon bun? I’m sure any of our top choices would have been delicious but I can tell you now from experience the cinnamon bun was blissful!

If you live in Oakville or elsewhere West of Toronto, you’ll be thrilled to discover this incredible restaurant nearby. If you live in Toronto, trust me when I say it is worth the drive and then some!

Discount: 10% off

Veg Status: All vegan

Where: 2460 Neyagawa Blvd. (in Oakville)