As the food scene in Toronto has come to prove, it is possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle without having to sacrifice the pleasure of eating out. Today, you can step into an ever-growing number of restaurants whose menus align with all the right buzzwords, from fresh and local to plant-based and unprocessed.
Some of these dining destinations, such as Live Food Bar, are as pure as it gets, with raw vegan treats for the most conscious eaters. Then you have the likes of Hibiscus Cafe, where guests can indulge in crepes and ice creams free from dairy and gluten. Of course, that’s far from all, so let’s take a look at a few other great places to eat healthy in The Six.
Bolt Fresh Bar
A few steps away from The Drake Hotel is Bolt Fresh Bar, which offers a delicious range of flavorful smoothies. Their famous ChocoSol, for example, contains a tasty mix of almond milk, agave, banana, organic peanut butter and raw cocoa topped with chia and flax seeds. The antioxidant-rich Berry Blast and malty Almond Delight are also worth a sip.
If you’re looking to make the switch to beverages with little to no sugar like kombucha, you’ll be glad to know that they have the fermented drink in several unique flavors. Drinks aside, there are also plenty of great meals to taste here.
Kupfert and Kim
As a downtown restaurant whose dishes abound with kale, you’d expect Kupfert and Kim to be a pricey place to eat. The good news is that their meatless, wheatless and delicious dishes don’t cost a fortune. The bad news is that you might have trouble choosing, as everything is served in hearty portions that are sure to fuel you for the day ahead.
iQ Food Co.
Getting your hands on a quick bite for lunch is seldom easy, especially if you don’t want it to erase the work you put in at the gym. iQ Food Co. solves this problem by letting you pack a range of wholesome ingredients into their sustainable takeout boxes. You can choose from a variety of greens and grains including avocado, pumpkin seeds and tempeh.
The restaurant also offers pre-made boxes filled with their selection of healthy goodies, as well as gluten-free and vegan options. Another reason to visit is their occasional dinners, where you can join in and make some new foodie friends.
The Beet Organic Cafe
As the name suggests, The Beet focuses on natural foods sourced from local farmers. They cater to dietary preferences of all kinds, and their dishes contain just the right balance of ingredients to meet your daily intake goals. Popular dishes include their vegetarian burgers and miso gravy poutine. There’s also an extensive list of sophisticated drinks to try.
There are countless other top-notch places to eat healthy in Toronto. A few honorable mentions include Planta, Urban Herbivore, Fresh Restaurant and Feel Good Guru. Take a look around and see what else you can find.