Healthy Food in Toronto That Doesn't Taste Healthy

There was a time when healthy food was synonymous with rabbit food. There was also a time when people wore pearls to go grocery shopping, but times, they are a-changing. The new Toronto food revolution elevates healthy food, making it the preferred choice. Buzz words are everywhere, from Twitter to storefronts: local, plant-focused, fresh, unprocessed. Health is becoming cooler and cooler and as far as we can see, kale isn't going anywhere.

The seven most famous words in the healthy food movement are arguably from Michael Pollan from his book In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." The top 10 restaurants that we have chosen fit this model well. Some are as pure as you can get, with the raw vegan movement on full display in restaurants like Live Food Bar

Others are not what you would expect in a healthy menu. Hibiscus Cafe in Kensington makes crepes and ice cream health food (trust us) and you haven't lived until you have tried the carrot cake at Fresh Restaurants. There are many ways to support a healthy lifestyle without having to give up the pleasure of dining out.

Once you get the right menu, there is no need to ask for dressing on the side or flavourless mains. Let your hunger build, choose one of our top ten picks and dig in.

Bon appétit!

Queen West
Feel Good Guru
Photo courtesy of Moira Nordholt


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