Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

Since the beginning of time, vegans and vegetarians have been forced to choose from various strands of greenery from the menus side-column, or to snack on the celery sticks that remain next to a pile of previously masticated chicken wings. But a new dawn is rising in Edmonton—where veggie-lovers have a multitude of restaurants (and menu items) to choose from.

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Noorish

Noorish is the kind of vegetarian eatery that feeds the soul. More than a killer restaurant, Noorish gives you food for thought with their superfood elixir bar, teaching kitchen, retail store, and yoga/meditation studio. Their menu features a variety of organic, local, raw, vegan and gluten-free options bursting with flavour and nutrition.

Must Try: The Pad Thai

Café Mosaics

The Moth Café

The new cozy Moth Café in The Quarters isn’t just a convenient place to pick up a great cup of joe. Here you’ll find vegan treats and savoury eats in a beautifully decorated space, complete with abundant natural light spilling in from the windows. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner too, making this a go-to hang-out anytime of day.

Must Try: Raw Key-Lime Cheesecake

Arcadia Bar

The Buckingham

Meat eaters: The Buckingham will surprise you. This humble haunt on Whyte Avenue offers the comfort of a local pub, and turns into a great time later at night (if you like to dance, you’ll like it here). Plus, their food is top notch. From vegan “chicken wings” with a sweet and sticky sauce, to a “corn dog” with a light and crispy batter, The Buck does it right. With eats brought to you by the team at Sailin’ On vegan food truck, we aren’t surprised.

Must Try: Corn Dog & Fries

Padmanadi

Die Pie

Die Pie on Jasper Avenue is the first of its kind in Alberta, and doesn’t disappoint on the flavour front. Fresh ingredients and an impressive variety of artisan vegan cheeses make Die Pie a real stand-out. In addition to their pizza pies, you can order vegan cheese boards so you can sample their plant-based raw gorgonzola, hemp havarti, truffle brie and more. Nom Nom.

Must Try: Macaroni & Cheese Pizza