Vegetarians and vegans used to be relegated to the salad section of the menu or choosing a baked potato or French fries to fill their bellies on a night out.
Not so anymore. With increasing numbers of people identifying as at least part-time non-meat eaters, restaurants have responded by adding interesting and innovative vegetarian and plant-based meals to their repertoire, and fully vegetarian and vegan restaurants are popping up all over Mississauga.
Far from the “rabbit food” misnomers of the past, these young upstarts are exploring vegan sushi and ramen, vegetarian tacos and burritos, and a wide range of dishes utilizing plant-based meats that goes way beyond simple burgers.
Here are the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Mississauga.
Best Vegan Restaurants in Mississauga
Wholesome fresh foods made from scratch with no refined ingredients and no preservatives.
One of our guiding principles at Nourishmoi is to lighten the pressure we all add to the earth and our environment. We are committed to sourcing local and organic ingredients without animal fat or protein.
Nourishmoi offers bsolutely tasty meals! Fantastic selection of all-vegan meals, great portion sizes, and many gluten-free options.
Address: 229 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5G 1G8, Canada
2. Copper Branch
Whether already vegan, looking to transition to a more plant-based diet, or simply trying to eat healthier – our food is for everyone.
From comfort food to lighter fare – our menu offers something tasty for every diet and taste preference. From power bowls to burgers to smoothies – enjoy something fresh and delicious made just for you!
A great place close to square one for your vegan and gluten-free options. Outstanding menu options and a great team of people. Portion sizes are also perfect.
Address: 88 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C3, Canada
3. Raw Aura Organic Cuisine
Founded on the principle of balance, and fuelled by a passion for healthy homemade cuisine without having to compromise on flavor!
Over the years, we’ve stayed true to our roots, offering delicious living food, drink, and dessert options that satisfy all palettes. And recently, we've started experimenting with cooked food specials!
All of our meals, drinks, and desserts are made from scratch, using only the finest ingredients, whether they be locally sourced, organic, or both, and our fair is entirely vegan, and gluten and refined-sugar free, which enables people with specific dietary restrictions the opportunity to order freely off our menu.
Address: 94 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5G 1E3, Canada
4. Guerrilla Burger
This spot is hidden inside the Eva’s, and definitely worth a try! Everything is vegan and packed with flavor.
All of their vegan sauces and dressings – Caesar dressing, mac and cheeze sauce, pesto aioli, and Combat Chilli – are made from scratch in-house using premium ingredients.
Address: 53 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5G 1C9, Canada
5. Dai Bi Chay
Dai Bi Chay is a restaurant with the mission to become the first Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant in Mississauga that serves the dream of bringing nourishing, affordable vegan food to our local health-conscious customers.
An excellent Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant. Very decently priced compared to other vegetarian restaurants. The staff is polite and the venue itself is clean and bright with lovely decor.
Address: 2399 Cawthra Rd #100, Mississauga, ON L5A 2W9, Canada
Vegan Restaurants in Mississauga FAQs
Getting enough protein is not actually as hard as people will make you think. What people don’t realize is that protein is in virtually everything we eat! Plus most adults need only about 50g a day but consume considerably more than this.
Great vegan sources of protein include: tofu, tempeh, seitan, lentils, chickpeas, beans, nuts, and seeds.
Most spirits are vegan, although there are the more obvious ones that contain cream or honey that are not. Most wines and beers go through a filtering process, often using animal products. Such filtering agents include milk, albumen (from eggs), isinglass (from the swim bladders of fish), and gelatine.
Yes, vegans can gain muscle mass easily. If you are a vegan who desires to get buff, fill up on high-carb/ protein vegan food items. Quinoa, legumes, tofu, and seitan are the food items that will help you meet the caloric needs of your body.
That brings us to the end of our list of the best Vegan restaurants in Mississagua.
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