Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you want a green smoothie day in and day out, right? Occasionally, you want some good ol’ comfort food; perhaps something nostalgic? The Hearty Hooligan has the best vegan comfort food around and they’re inspired by childhood classics. Fun fact: they sponsor local punk shows, so go support the arts!
Highlights: Punkaroos, Jumbo Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.
This trendy coffee house on Locke Street gets the attention of all of the local vegans for its light bites, comfort food, extensive tea and coffee menu, and craft beer options. This is the perfect place to crash after a long walk around town or for a quick pick-me-up.
Highlights: rotating bakery menu.
Boon Burger Cafe is Canada’s first all vegan burger cafe! Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver couldn’t take the credit for this one! At this 100% vegan and cruelty-free burger chain, they serve upwards of 25 different vegan burgers, as well as sides, salads, and vegan ice cream. We first mentioned this small chain in our Winnipeg feature; lucky for you, there’s another location in Hamilton.
Highlights: Greek burger, poutine.
Other places to check out:
The V Spot