Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Edmonton
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. We've gathered up our favourite vegetarian and vegan restaurants for brunch, dinner and every meal in between.
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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
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
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
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
Sweet Pea Cafe and Playhouse
Sweet Pea Cafe and Playhouse serves up plant-based recipes that are created and sourced in the most sustainable way possible – plus, they are pretty darn tasty! The cafe's atmosphere is perfect for coffee dates, getting work done, business meetings, family fun or quiet time. The attached playhouse is adorable, and will keep the little ones busy (be sure to book in advance!).
Must Try: Roasted Veg with Balsamic Drizzle Flatbread