Ever since I became interested in healthy eating, I’ve always been intrigued by vegan foods. I’ve dabbled quite a bit in vegan cooking, but I’ve never had the chance to try out a vegan restaurant before. I’ve tried to go to a few, but every time I call one up and inquire about eating there, they warn me that they use way too many nuts in their kitchen for it to possibly be safe for me.
But a few days ago I came across this list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Toronto and started browsing the websites of all the places listed. And I was super excited when I saw that the menu at Fressen had nut-free options indicated.
So I met up with my old roommates there last night for my first vegan restaurant experience ever!
I really liked the decor of the restaurant – it looked very natural with all of its wooden pieces. But at the same time all of the white accents gave it an elegant touch.
Three of us arrived around 6, but were still waiting for one more person to come. We told the waitress this and she seated us at a table, but told us there was another reservation coming at 8. I didn’t like having a time limit on my meal – especially since the website said walk-ins were welcome!
While we were waiting for Steph to arrive, we ordered an appetizer to share:
Plantain Cakes Seared plantain and rice flour dumplings served with greens and a mango, jalapeno and coriander salsa.
These were really delicious and I loved the salsa that came with them!
When Steph arrived we had to quickly order our meals, which didn’t come until closer to 7:30, giving us only half an hour to eat. I wished we’d had longer to linger! But the food was excellent. I had a hard time deciding what to order because everything sounded so amazing! But I ended up deciding on:
Grilled Tofu Kabobs Skewered tofu, peppers, and mushrooms marinated in a tangy smoked BBQ sauce and served with roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables.
The presentation and flavours were awesome and I loved how it came with so many vegetables! Clearly I enjoyed it because I didn’t even notice Jill taking this picture of me!
Overall I would definitely return here again. I loved that the restaurant was able to accommodate my nut allergy and that the waitresses made me feel very safe with eating there. The only thing I would do differently is that next time I would make a reservation so that I could enjoy my meal without being rushed!
Do you enjoy vegan food?
What’s the best thing you’ve ever ordered at a vegan restaurant?