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In the very south west corner of Etobicoke lives Thrive, a fabulous vegetarian/vegan restaurant. This is especially exciting since vegetarian and vegan restaurants are virtually non-existent in Etobicoke. But even more exciting than the location is the food itself! I have been there about four times now and haven’t had anything I didn’t like. From Mexican, to Thai to Latin inspired dishes, there is something for everyone at Thrive.

I brought my family to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday, which was met with plenty of moans and grumbling since I am the only vegetarian in the family – they believe the only thing better than meat is more meat (especially my teen-aged nephews). To my surprise everyone raved about their meal! My Mom wanted to come back and my nephews tried to complain about how gross their vegetarian pizza was but without much success – their plates were empty.

On the menu you will find items like squash quesadillas, sprouted burgers, wraps, four kinds of pizza and Thrive Bowls. They even serve brunch: quinoa pancakes, french toast and entrees including eggs, vegan sausages and tempeh bacon. Anything can be made vegan. They have many drinks available as well from freshly squeezed Detox and Energy juices to Ironboost and Pina Colada smoothies. They are also licsenced and have beer and wine available, and cucumber infused water is always available at no charge.

The restaurant is huge – perfect for a small or very large group. They have a patio too! It is clean, has amazing service, fantastic food and has a great energy – on the mirrors in the washrooms are positive messages like, “I can do it!” and “I’m unstoppable!”

I highly recommend this restaurant. It’s worth the drive to Etobicoke!

Discount: 10% off

Veg Status: All vegetarian, vegan-friendly

Where: 3473 Lakeshore Blvd. West