Fresh on Spadina

4.5
42 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.
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BR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new design! Great service and food as always

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CK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love bringing friends here! It’s honestly one of my favourite places in the city. I always get the sweet potato poutine 💗 I tried the rose & pistachio donut last time and it was the best donut I’ve ever had 💗

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K
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love the atmosphere and food at Fresh (though, it is a louder restaurant!). However, the food does take quite some time to arrive. Today’s visit was especially slow during the lunch rush. I think there might have been a miscommunication, but it took an hour for a salad and smoothie bowl to arrive. The food was good in the end, though!

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE Fresh! Plus with the new reno it's EVEN better! Beautiful atmosphere, exceptional food and great service. It's a vegan lovers dream! BONUS: non-vegans love it too!

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AC
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I’ve been going to Fresh for over a decade - we sometimes visit a few times a week - and I’d say this was probably our only bad experience.

Our quinoa onion rings came out in minutes, but were dry and cold. They tasted like they had been made a few hours ago in preparation for a busy evening. We order these every time and they usually come out freshly fried and piping hot and crispy.

We’ve been having Beyond burgers at other restaurants, (for about $7.49), so we thought they’d be even tastier prepared at Fresh, (for $18). The burgers took over 30 mins to be served, (we were warned), but were barely warm when they came out. The buns tasted so stale, or perhaps freshly thawed, that they were crumbly and inedible - I took my burger out and ate it with a fork.

Very mediocre food for a normally delicious restaurant. Maybe they’re just working out kinks with the newly expanded size, but I definitely won’t be visiting this location again any time soon.

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were running late and they met us with kindness and patience! Our server smiled every time! It was Boyfriend’s First time and he loved it!

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TV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was with a friend who is vegan and another friend who is not - I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was great! Our server was really friendly and helpful. We enjoyed her buffalo cauliflower and onion rings. The vegan in our group had the beyond burger and the two of us meat eaters had the Buddha bowl. Everything was great and we didn’t miss meat or dairy (in the dipping sauces). I just wish I had one of these near me!

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SZ
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Had the Beyond burger and couldn’t tell the difference between it and meat.

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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new look! The restaurant is beautiful. Great food and service as always.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

All was good aside from the length of time we waited for food after ordering - about 40 or 45 minutes.

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BV
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’m not sure why Fresh let me make this reservation. They were closed for a private event.
I booked this a few days in advance to celebrate a colleagues birthday.
Could they not have notified me or adjusted the availability here? Really annoyed.

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A
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The newly renovated Fresh on Spadina looks absolutely amazing!! It's super gorgeous, feels so modern, and just lifts your mood when you walk in! As usual, the food is still the same at the same prices, and there is an endless list of options! Think whatever you're craving for (vegan style) and they probably have it and you hardly feel like you are eating a vegan meal. Absolutely delicious! Thank you Fresh!

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FF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I can always count on the food being fantastic but on this occasion, it took a long time to get our lunch. The restaurant was very busy and after 1:15 I had to leave my associate while he finished his meal as I had to head to a meeting.

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DA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Not a fan of the refurb guys sorry. I absolutely appreciate the new finishes, better flow/more space for staff and patrons, but the earthy neighbourhood feel is completely gone and has been replaced with a jarring, out-of-character, fine dining vibe. I looked forward to the quirkiness of Fresh. The changes won't keep me away, the food is still amazing, but not as enthusiastic about it anymore.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Disappointed by the service and lack of communication between staff and patrons. Food was still fantastic as always.

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NL
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The tables are too close together so it's awkward to get in and out of your seat. I went on an evening that wasn't particularly busy but it felt really noisy because the tables are so close together. I couldn't hear my partner because of the compact noise level.

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N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in the city and it never fails in delivering high quality service and product.

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HS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My favourite restaurant to hit up for dinner, brunch, or anything in between. Delicious food, every time!

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A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Felt rushed through our meal because they wanted to turn over the table quickly.

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good vegetrian spot with an affordable and creative menu.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Delicious food, but very slow to get our food.

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a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food and drink selection, but the ambiance isn't that great. Tables are super close together, and quite loud. So it's difficult to carry out a conversation without yelling across the table.

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LW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly

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DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt welcomed. Food is always good. Service was personal.

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FC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My friend and I were less than pkeased. Fresh on Spadina used to be great. My friend's fries tasted like fish! The server said she heard that complaint before! I liked my Tikka Masala bowl but the portion - even for a baby size - was ridiculously small for the price. I get more at take-out.
Sorry to say, but we'll probably go someplace else next time. :(

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The squash tacos are fabulous

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MN
Dusseldorf Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Vegan Heaven ... just sooo many options and all Vegan and tasty! Not sure how they manage this many options with that quality and service! Will be back for sure!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was amazing! Te only thing to say is that the tables are too close together that is so difficult to enter or leave your table. The service was not amazing but since the food was outstanding I kind of forgot about that.

The Buffalo cauliflower and the onion rings were amazing! Also, the tikka masala bowl!

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MU
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

A Lovely place to eat a flavorful, healthy meal. So yummy !

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CE
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service here is excellent. The only downside is that the tables are very close together and it feels a little cramped. Otherwise, a great place to eat.

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ST
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Buffalo cauliflower was hands down my favourite dish. Next to that was the poutine with greens. So yummy! The BBQ burger didn't "wow" me. Loved the onion rings that came on it but the patty itself wasn't over the top amazing. It was still good though. I'll be back for sure!

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SO
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very poor quality food. Soggy sweet potato fries and bland burger. Too expensive & much better options nearby

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WL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fave places to eat every time I’m visiting Toronto.

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F
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a delicious dinner
My server was wonderful and she’s attended me one year before. 😍

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there about 4 times have been satisfied every time.

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FL
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Large menu and consistently delicious. Hard to make poor choices.🤤😋

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for dinner on a Saturday night, had reservation and we were seated promptly.
Server was attentive, food was served quickly.
Very reasonably priced for such healthy choices.
Food quality was decent for the meals, however the desserts were a bit lacking. Peanut butter cookie was very peanutty but also dry. Carrot cake was nothing special.

Restaurant was crowded and noisy, which was fine for us, but might not be for others.
The food is worth going back for.

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JN
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The meal size tikka masala consisted of a large full bowl of rice. The sauce was tasty but not enough given the enormous amount of rice. I requested more sauce, but the additional tiny bowl did nothing to help wash down the mediocre dry meal ... very disappointed. Will try another time and hope the next meal option fares better.

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M
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We always love Fresh. Every dish we've tried there is excellent. The strawberry swirl smoothie is so yummy.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We got here about 15 minutes before our reservation started, but we were still seated promptly. Our waitperson was very attentive. The menu was a little overwhelming, just because of its extensive list of options, but the staff was helpful in providing recommendations. We got the vegan poutine to start. My partner (who had just had authentic poutine earlier in the day) said it wasn't quite authentic, but it was very good, and I was happy as a vegetarian to be able to taste a version of Canada's classic dish. It also didn't seem to try to be an exact copy of the traditional version, so I wasn't disappointed in that sense. Our food was very good and served quickly despite the warning that it could take 30 minutes for entrees to come out. My only complaint about the night was that the tables were extremely close together. I had to half-hunch over our table to get in and out, and even then I was worried that I was going to knock something over on the table behind me.

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