Vegan restaurants are popping up all over Hamilton!
Whether it’s for health reasons or personal preference, plant-based eating is a healthy lifestyle that has surged in popularity. Luckily, Hamilton has many delicious vegan options available.
So without further ado, here’s our top 10 list of vegan spots in Hamilton for 2023.
Apothecary Kitchen is located within the Hamilton Farmers’ Market and their goal is to offer tasty vegan options that can improve your health. The owner Kristy is all for being healthy and she sells vegan food options as well as other wellness items.
This place is well known for their homemade soups that contain natural and energizing ingredients. Their soups include Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato, Creamy Roasted Cauliflower, Miso Mushroom, Turkish Red Lentil Soup and Detox Soup. They also sell vegan cheese, stews and herbal teas. Check this place out the next time you’re at the Farmer’s Market!
Heal Wellness Bar is known for their delicious smoothies and smoothie bowls. All of their drinks and bowls are made with fresh fruits, plant-based ingredients, and nutritious toppings. Their classic Acai Bowl is blended with acai berry, strawberry, blueberry, banana, agave, and oat milk, and topped with granola, hemp seed, coconut, and vegan chocolate flakes, and of course more fresh fruit on top!
They have many other bowls like their dragon fruit bowl, pina colada bowl, and cocoa bowl. If you don’t want something as hearty as a bowl, you can always grab a smoothie which comes in seven different flavours. This is definitely a great choice for a warmer day if you want something cool yet filling.
Poke Co are known for great vegan options and accommodations. You can build your own poke bowl with tofu, fresh vegetables, and your choice of other toppings and sauces. Poke Co has two locations in Hamilton: one on Ottawa Street North and one on James Street North. They also have many side dishes that are vegan-friendly like spicy tofu, seaweed salad, and spicy cucumber salad. If you’re looking for a unique vegan option in Hamilton, the staff at Poke Co are happy to help!
Odd Burger is one of the only vegan fast food restaurants in the city and has been a big hit since it opened. Odd Burger started as a 24-hour drive-thru in London and has now expanded over Ontario. They have a huge selection of vegan burgers, plant-based “chickUN” sandwiches, salads, wraps, and even breakfast! For those with a sweet tooth, Odd Burger offers dairy-free desserts such as soy milk-based milkshakes and ice cream, cookies, and other baked goods. Odd Burger is an excellent vegan-friendly fast food experience in Hamilton!
Sookham Restaurant is located in downtown Hamilton and they aim to only serve food with fresh, organic, and locally-sourced ingredients. Sookham offers vegan Indian cuisine that contains delicious and flavourful items such as a falafel bowl, the Sookham bowl which is rice or quinoa-based and loaded with toppings, a black bean wrap, samosas, and so much more. This is a great place that allows you to enjoy authentic Indian food while still eating vegan!
Bring Me Some is another fast food restaurant that offers classic burgers, fries, and sandwiches done vegan-style. Their options include vegan shrimp, plant-based chicken tenders and sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, poutine, and more!
They also have an amazing variety of sauces to choose from. Their 10 vegan-friendly sauces have unique names such as Barbie-Q, Kiss Me Baby One More Thai, It’s All Gravy Baby, their house-made hot sauce T&T, and a house-made secret sauce. The menu is jam packed with flavour and is a great vegan spot to try out!
Democracy is a vegan restaurant most known for their coffee and breakfast menu. They also have a brunch and dinner menu as well. Some popular menu items include Edamame Avocado Toast, their Breakfast Burrito, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Avocado BLT, and the Brunch Burger. The dinner menu consists of Korean BBQ Tofu Sliders, Cauliflower Wings, Nachos, Mac and Cheeze, and so much more. If you’re looking for a good vegan spot in town for breakfast, check out Democracy!
Green Bar is a plant-based eatery and smoothie bar. All menu items are made with fresh, plant-based ingredients, and will leave you feeling nice and energized! This place does an excellent job at turning pretty much any dish vegan. Some delicious options include Broccoli Mac N “Cheez”, Cauliflower Wings, Vegan Pasta Bolognese, Smashed Chick/Avo Sandwich, and more.
They also have lots of great smoothie options. Electric Banana, Tropical Green, Strawberries & Kream, Purple People Eater, and the Stop, Drop & Detox smoothie are all great choices. This place has a lot on their menu and is definitely a city favourite for vegan food!
Planted in Hamilton is a vegan restaurant and bakery all in one. They’ve got a great selection of vegan food options to choose from like chickpea bites, Planted Nachos, a dip trio with salsa, guacamole and garlic hummus, five different salads, the Planted Burger, and more. Bakery items range from brownies, bars, pastries, cookies, donuts, and even full cakes!
This place also has a great environment and atmosphere. They typically have great music playing and amazing service!
Bliss Kitchen is one of the best vegan spots in town. They’ve got everything ranging from snacks and starters, bowls and salads, burgers, fries, soups, and many other sides. One of the best things about this place is their huge menu so there’s definitely something for everyone.
Stuffed jalapenos, cheezy arancini, and stuffed mushrooms are all delicious appetizers. Main dishes include leaf shell tacos, burrito and falafel bowls, Caesar and Anada salads, and many different burgers paired with regular or loaded fries. To top it off, this place has a smoothie menu with 7 different smoothies to pick from. If smoothies aren’t your thing, they also have a large drink menu with chai lattes, mochas, and more.
If you’re looking for the best vegan spot in town, check out Bliss Kitchen and their endless menu!
Kenny16.06.2023 8:24 pm
How are they “vegan spots” if they’re just have a handful of vegan options, rather than an entirely vegan menu?