Maybe you're flirting with a vegetable-based diet this year, or maybe you’ve been in the plant-based game for decades—either way, these days there's no need to settle for bland quinoa, side salads, and breadsticks.
Meatless meals can still satisfy without sacrificing flavor—especially now that the larger culinary world is shifting toward more sustainably sourced and eco-friendly ingredients.
Here are the best vegan- and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Ottawa.
Best Vegan Restaurants in Ottawa
Chickpeas is Ottawa’s first, and only falafel and hummus eatery. We pride ourselves on being as “local as we can be”, as well as offering an unexpectedly exotic vegan menu.
Chickpeas specializes in serving a variety of delicious, and unique falafel, and hummus options. All of our dishes are based on the most traditional of recipes, but with our own modern twists.
Address: 500 Terminal Ave A-05, Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z3, Canada
Address: 212 Rue Somerset St E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6V4, Canada
3. Moringa Plant-based cuisine & bar
We are a 99% gluten-free, plant-based, vegan, organic restaurant. We bring our ingredients from fresh and most proximate resources and guarantee you that there are no artificial ingredients.
A first-class restaurant with very reasonable prices. The food is absolutely excellent, flavourful, fresh, well prepared, and nicely presented.
Address: 780 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON K2C 0A3, Canada
4. Gather Café + Kitchen
Your (new) favourite neighbourhood pop-up café. Serving up plant-powered bowls, espresso energized drinks, sweet & savoury baked goods, and handmade pantry staples from our food truck.
Gather Café + Kitchen strives to share wholesome food, drinks, goods, and experiences with the community. It is a place to nourish through the seasons and support local.
Gather around for a plant-powered meal, surrounded by neighbours, with a shared gratitude that connects us.
Address: 7210 Parkway Rd, Ottawa, ON K4P 1K6, Canada
5. Greens & Beans
Delicious and nutritious vegetarian dishes from the Mediterranean featuring fresh falafel made from beans, not a box, and vegan soups.
A healthy falafel with the perfect crisp. Very friendly and generous service at this family-operated restaurant.
Amazing service, incredibly fresh, healthy, and delicious food. Great daily specials, their falafels are freshly made, and their rice pudding with rose water is to die for!
Address: 137 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C1, Canada
6. Irie Green
Irie Green prepares a fully Caribbean-inspired vegan food truck, with recipes tasting so close to the actual thing many can't believe it!
An amazing vegan Caribbean food truck gem in Findlay Creek. Fresh and delicious fare. Excellent service. Value for money.
Address: 4806 Bank St, Gloucester, ON K1X 1G6, Canada
7. PI·RHO Grill - Elgin Street
At Pi·Rho we foster a warm inclusive environment while respecting the mother we all share, mother nature.
We've scrutinized every last detail, from our compostable packaging, paper straws, and our reclaimed wood furniture, we welcome to our community.
Pi·Rho's roots stem from the blue zone of Greece, and mealtime tradition is close to our hearts.
Address: 346 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M5, Canada
Vegan Restaurants in Ottawa 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 Ottawa.
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