Fresh on Bloor

4.4
128 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Since 1999, FRESH RESTAURANTS have been challenging the stereotype that vegan or vegetarian food is bland and boring. Whether a dedicated vegan, an occasional vegetarian, or altogether new to this---our goal is to offer a unique and satisfying dining experience. Idea
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with an old friend

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JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good dining experience. Wonderful plant based food. Great selection. I will be back.

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OT
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food, a bit noisy for conversation

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KO
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great food , great service - I was with older relatives and the young chap with the beard looked after us all very well.

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome we were so pleased. My husband had the beyond meet burger and said it was the best burger he ever had. I had the buffalo wrap and poutine it was so good. We also tried the mushroom coffee and rose lattee which both were fantastic. The staff was also very friendly. We would go back for sure but we are also glad we dont live close or we would spend all our money there lol.

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G
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I do love Fresh. The menu is great, lots of options, and the service is terrific with friendly and attentive servers. They even have a separate gluten free menu. Although I wish they offered a gluten free tortilla bread for their gluten free ‘unwraps’ to give the option of actual gluten free wraps.

The two things that stand in the way of the highest rating are:
1. It is too pricey for not enough food. For example, they recently raised their prices and a side called ‘tofu steaks’ gives you one 2”x 3“ tofu steak cut into two pieces, for $4.00. Seriously!!
2. When the place is busy, it is way way too loud. Not enough soft surfaces to absorb noise. So at busy times it isn’t a great date place because of the extreme din that kind of wears you down.

If those two issues can be addressed, Fresh on Bloor will be flawless.

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d
Toronto
65 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beyond Meat cheeseburger was delicious but $20 is a little expensive. The strawberry sundae is to die for!

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SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is really tasty. The restaurant was super busy on a Wednesday night so we waited longer than ideal for our mains and it was slow to get our bill.

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LJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great! The food was good. It’s an excellent place for vegetarians and people who are open to different & healthy food choices.

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TS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fresh is always great. It's been a staple for me since I went vegetarian in 2010. However, they recently changed their menu (I believe to go along with a rebrand) and it's not greatly stripped down. I couldn't find several of my favourite items. The cornbread was available with a couple of options, but not as a standalone app. The falafel salad was gone. I had the burrito and it was good, but I miss my old standards.

The room is quite packed and noisy, but that's to be expected for the busy resto - we sat at a booth and had no trouble.

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JC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails! Location is transit accessible and staff are friendly to boot.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Far too noisy. Why dont you install sound absorbing material on the ceiling and walls. Its a no-brainer. I am a sound engineer

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NM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is embarresing being chubby and trying to fut in between the table. There is very little space.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been to Fresh many times and I really enjoy bringing guests with me to show off the great vegan food you offer. One issue my guest experienced though was that she is very sensitive to soy and that made it harder for her to find dishes she could have. Fresh doesn't have many options that catered to her...mind you she still enjoyed what she had and would come back gladly. She just wished she a had a few more options that were soy free. Fresh is my favourite place to show off vegan food to others and will continue to be moving forward.

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a
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing vegan experience! Didn't expect some things can so effectively be dairy-free and totally plant-based. Highly recommended to try!

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AT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was really good as usual, however they didn't have any rice in stock - not too sure how that is possible especially considering there bowls consist of rice and it was mothers day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Mother’s Day for my wife and mother in law and my kids. It was a joyful meal with wonderful people. And the staff was kind and attentive. Love Fresh on Bloor!

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great place. I have always loved their clean, healthy food. Little disappointed this time. The sweet potatoe fries not up to their usual wonderfulness and the Eat Your Greens salad was a bit flat. Not that I wouldn't go back. Definitely. Will give it another go.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crazy onion rings and wicked hot sauce

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AS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the combination of different tastes were great, the variety of colourful vegetarian and vegan food was perfect but the services were a little bit slow and the place was too noisy. This branch has been located on one of the loveliest spots of TO and I have already recommended to my close friends.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my family of 4, would be great if they offered kids menu. Otherwise was good!

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HB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The poriton sizes seem to have changed. The baby size bowl used to be much deeper.

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I love Fresh and it has been a go-to for over a decade. I almost always order the same dish. This time we were sat at the back of the restaurant next to the service station and pass when there were plenty of tables empty closer to the front. Our server took a longer than usual time to even talk to us and the dish I ordered was so over cooked and bland I had a hard time finishing it. It was just so unsatisfactory. And the prices have gone up - which is expected of course - but when this is paired with a decrease in quality it makes it not worth it at all.

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DP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at a vegetarian restaurant. Had the cheeseburger and it had more taste than a lot of beef burgers that I have had. The smoothie was very good as well. Good service good price fun atmosphere. DP April 10 2019

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C
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant but it gets busy after 5:30. One of my dish was undercooked and we had to return. But overall its been a pleasure and positive experience every time.

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LG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious, as always.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food took extremely long to come out but the quality was good.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food quality has gone waaaay down since they sold to a chain company. One order of fries was cold, the other was the crispy end farts of the basket and tiny portion. Salad had a litteral drop of dressing on it and the portion is significantly smaller than before. There was something wrong with every single order at our table which was definitely not our experience in the past!

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BG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food is fresh and always tasty but the cramped table set up means that your neighbor will invariably knock your water glasses with their jacket/purse/butt! The wait staff are rushed and can't reach the diner trapped along the wall should they have a question or need something. Nothing about the environment says "have another drink, sit back, try a dessert...we care about your whole experience...". I'd do take out or try another location. If you can score a booth it's a whole different ballgame.

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JA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Open Table did not pass on our request for a booth. This is the 2nd time that has happened

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RT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I found the food very plain and not well presented, considering the cost.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and quick considering how busy it was!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A great place for lots of delicious and healthy vegan / vegetarian and GF options. Service was lovely, knew the menu, and accommodated additional dietary needs. If you're going, definitely make a reservation. It's very busy, and seating is tight.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Fresh! My favourite vegan restaurant chain.

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love Fresh but one stick of tempeh in the baby green goddess bowl is pretty stingy.

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SD
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, great waiter, but a bit noisy and about 6’’ between you and the next table. But the food and service was so good I’ll look forward to going back. The Fresh on West Queen West seems to have a bit more room.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food,

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I always ask for a booth because of the noise level. I find the reservation OpenTable difficult to use with a request. You make the reservation and then have to go back to modify it to ask for a request. Sometimes more than once. This time I wasn’t successful as a booth was not available for us. Another time I will call to make a reservation not use OpenTable. I love Fresh!

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d
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only issue I had was that the Entrees were taking up to 40 mins but we will advised of this when we came in, so no worries.

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food. So glad we had a reservation, it would have been a 45 minute wait otherwise. Place was packed! So nice to eat at a restaurant where a vegetarian or vegan can order anything on the menu!

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