Fresh on Spadina

4.5
103 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere. The service is great and fast, very accommodating. A must when in Toronto and looking for vegan eats!

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DS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They removed my 3 favourite things on the menu so that sucks but it's not all about me. I love fresh though and its still one of my favourite places to eat!

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Fast and friendly service, love this place.

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R
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with a friend, we split the BBQ burger and the Buddha bowl with soba noodles. The flavours of both were fantastic. The sweet potato fries weren’t so great (kind of limp and not fried), and I was disappointed in the amount of food to noodles ratio in the Buddha bowl. For $15.50 there definitely could’ve been more cucumbers/peanuts/tofu etc.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience all around. I don’t think there’s anything on their menu that doesn’t taste good. Best part about the food here is that you can eat as much as you want, and you won’t feel bloated or sick afterwards. Love it!!

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh on Spadina is one of my favourite restaurants to come to when I visit Toronto. I recommended this place to friends of mine who are vegan and we have come here to eat twice within 24 hours! It’s fantastic and highly recommend.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for our group lunch, food was delicious and service was excellent

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DL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our team lunch at Fresh - great service, great food, such a good selection of drinks for non-drinkers and drinkers alike. We were able to modify the reservation to accomodate a few extra diners with a few hours notice which was much appreciated! Thank you!

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Is it possible to add some materials to the walls or overhead to dampen the noise level? It’s pretty loud. Otherwise, great food and service.

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JM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and service-have recently become a vegan restaurant but that doesn't take from the taste of the food! The only thing is that it isn't a great spot if you want to have a quiet conversation...energetic noise level!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Server was rude.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service are amazing. It’s far too expensive though. 2 drinks, 2 small bowls and two desserts were $89 before tip ?!!!!!?! That’s outrageous. It should have been $50. I mean it’s vegetables and rice basically. I probably won’t ever return. It’s also VERY noisy which many people do not want when meeting friends to eat.

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A
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Drinks took rather long to arrive. The renovation looks stunning but they need to figure out their HVAC system - it was really warm! They had the front door open but it provided little relief given the number of guests.

Will be back though!

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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Waited for 45 minutes for food before they told us they lost our order. Had to leave without eating because had an event to go to.

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NS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fresh serves up delicious food which is....fresh. The new interior on Spadina makes the dining experience a little more worth the prices charged, although I will never get my head around charging $2.50 for quarter of an avocado (99c for an organic one at the Big Carrot.....which is premium). The whole experience is unfortunately brought down by the state of the bathrooms. I think there are other locations which I'd be more likely to recommend (Front for example), because the food is worth the visit.

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p
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was slow and the waitress was inaccessible at times but staff are polite.

The food was bland, not what I was expecting or hoping as I heard so much about Fresh.
Crispy taco was not crispy at all and cauliflower tasted watery and overcooked. The chipotle burger was mushy and bland and onion rings, overcooked. Drinks were extremely mediocre.
My experience was disappointing. I will not go back to Fresh on Spadina and I will not recommend it to anyone.

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EB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great renovation still awesome food brighter, happier and a much need more impressive bathroom thank-you for that

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IY
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the renovations! The buffalo cauliflowers are my favourite ! Will definitely dine there more :)

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

The prices are ridiculous for what you get. To pay over $6 for a side of dragon fries which come in a tiny side cup is outrageous. We got maybe 10 fries and 3 banana peppers. My pancakes were also overdone on the border of being burnt. The food is usually great but idk. Every time I come in there is some problem.

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

The server was amazing! I wish I could remember her name, but it was a busy time. The food was amazing (poutine was my favourite) and they were very accommodating to my allergies.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

Beyond Burger patty was great. I didn't really enjoy the burgers' buns.

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

So perfect and yummy

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and really lovely staff !!! Busy so make sure you make a reservation !!! Thanks open table !!

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b
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Fresh! I’ve never been disappointed with anything. I took a friend who is gluten free and she was particularly impressed with the separate and extensive gluten free menu!

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LN
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food! The bowls are fantastic, the cauliflower wings to die for and even the burgers make you feel good. Vegan desserts are rare in restaurants so it is a real treat to indulge at fresh.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great. Only complaint was slowness trying to get the bill, pay and get our “to go” coffees.

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TL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was excellent. Food was great and the servers were really friendly and attentive. I can really see why people really love this place

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c
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing place with an excellent menu. In the centre of Toronto, the ambiance is great. I absolutely recommend it.

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d
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since arriving in TO, I have come to love and trust the Fresh brand. I've visited three of their restaurant venues around the city and throughout the stores, the food, as well as service, is consistently good. It is such a pleasure to eat out and know that my GF vegan needs are catered for easily. And best of all, the food is fantastic👌 Fresh has set the bar high in terms of favourite Canadian foods to try - their green poutine is my firm favourite with regular potatoes or sweet potato fries.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was good apart from the duration in which my order was served. It took almost 30 min.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food, way overpriced.

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HF
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best vegetarian restaurant I’ve ever been to - and I’ve been to loads! Lovely staff, amazing venue and fab drinks too. Loved it.

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p
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Delicious as always. Had to ask 4 times before we were brought water.

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I don't recommend the fresh on spadina. The other yes of course

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The prices have increased while the food quality has gone down hill.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was so slow. We believe our waitress forgot to punch our order in as we only ordered 2 salads and waited an hour for it to come. Other then that the food was great and it’s a lovely spot.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is my local favourite. A strong menu with a wide variety of options. Each meal is high-quality, plant-based food that leaves you feeling great about what you put in your body along and the compassionate choice you made for the animals and the environment. The ambience and interior design feel so classy and lovely as well.

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food as always. The washrooms are a bit shabby but that is often the case with downtown restaurant. The new decor with the lighter shades and new seating that Fresh put in in late 2018 is a real refreshing change.

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c
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding (our server was very attentive) but the food was not appetizing; the soup was more like a chunky stew (not good value for a cup), the tempeh burger was so dry, as was the bun it was served on. I won’t be back for the food 👎🏼👎🏼

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