Best Vegan Menus at Winterlicious 2018 in Toronto

AGO BIstro at the Art Gallery of Ontario offers vegan options at Winterlicious 2018.
AGO BIstro at the Art Gallery of Ontario

By Lori Bosworth

Winterlicious 2018 is returning to Toronto from January 26 to February 8, 2018. The annual foodie event gives restaurant goes the chance to try different restaurants in Toronto who are offering three-course prix fixe menus. If you’re vegan and want to check out Winterlicious 2018, these Toronto restaurants are offering vegan options at Winterlicious 2018:

District Social, 842 College Street, 416-901-7717 – $33 Dinner

District Social fuses Southern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine with delightful results. The wine list features eclectic local and international vintages. Here are the vegan options being offered at Winterlicious 2018 at District Social:

Appetizers: Yellow Lentil Soup drizzled with Roasted Cumin & Olive Oil OR
Tapas Platter with Seared Cauliflower, Hummus, Babaghanouj, Tabouleh, Fresh Zatar Pita
Main Course: Melange of Winter Vegetable Tagine with Maftool Pearl Couscous

Banu Restaurant, Toronto
Banu Restaurant, Toronto

Banu, 777 Queen Street West, 416-777-2268 – $23 Lunch; $33 Dinner

This family-owned restaurant features Iranian food including vegetarian stews, as well as an international vodka menu.

Appetizers (lunch): Aash E Joe – Barley, legumes, and fresh herb potage OR
Mirza Ghasemi – Smoked eggplant, tomato, onion, garlic OR
Salad E Adasi E – Lentils, parsley, scallions, olive oil
Appetizers (dinner): Salad E Shirazi – Diced tomato, cucumber, onion, lemon, olive oil, mint, basil, tarragon OR
Aash E Joe – Barley, legumes, and fresh herb potage
Main Course (lunch and dinner): Khoresht E Loubia – Green bean, carrot, tomato, and fresh herb stew, saffron basmati rice
Dessert (lunch and dinner): Sholeh Zard – Saffron rosewater rice pudding

Living Room – Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St Thomas Street, 416-971-9666 – $33 Lunch; $53 Dinner

The Living Room features formal dining, several gourmet vegan options and an extensive wine list.

Appetizer (lunch and dinner): Vegetarian Minestrone Soup with Basil Pesto
Main Course (lunch): Wild Mushroom and Pearl Barley Risotto with Crispy Sage and Truffle Oil
Main Course (dinner): Cornmeal Crusted Tempeh Steaks with Spiced Sweet Potato Coconut Mash, Steamed Greens with Caramelized Onion and Cherry Tomato Relish
Dessert: Warm Chocolate Brownie with Gooey Salted Caramel Fudge

AGO BIstro at the Art Gallery of Ontario offers vegan options at Winterlicious 2018.
AGO BIstro at the Art Gallery of Ontario

AGO Bistro, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., 416-979-6688 – $28 lunch; $43 dinner

This Frank-Gehry-designed room features modern Danish furniture and a global menu. Be sure to visit the stunning Art Gallery of Ontario before or after your meal.

Appetizer (lunch and dinner): Daily soup (vegan)
Main Course (lunch and dinner): Sweet potato and black chickpea galette
Dessert (lunch and dinner): Tequila-lime sorbet (vegan) grilled pineapple, rum, mint

Food at Tabule Restaurant, Toronto
Food at Tabule Restaurant, Toronto

Tabülè, 2009 Yonge Street, 416-483-3747

Enjoy a Middle Eastern menu with updated classics that include vegan and gluten-free options.

Appetizers (lunch and dinner): Lentil Soup (vegan) Puree of red lentils, and mixed vegetables OR
Falafel Salad – Lettuce, tomatoes, onion and cucumbers with falafel OR
Combination Plate – Hummus, babaganuj, tabulè and falafel
Appetizers (dinner only): Cauliflower – Flash fried Cauliflower finished with a touch of tahini OR
Fried Eggplant (vegan) Slices of eggplant fried and topped with a lemon garlic dressing
Main Course (lunch): Eggplant Dinner – Slices of eggplant fried topped with marinated zucchini, peppers and onions served with mujaddara rice
Main Course (dinner): Falafel Dinner – Falafel fried topped with marinated zucchini, peppers and onions served with mujaddara rice
Dessert (lunch and dinner): Lebanese Rice Pudding – Rose water, raisins, pistachios and a sprinkle of cinnamon

Casa Manila, 879 York Mills Road, 416-443-9654 – $23 lunch; $33 dinner

Casa Manila serves authentic Filipino food with Indo, Malay, Chinese, Spanish, and Mexican influences. The restaurant offers several vegan options at Winterlicious 2018.

Appetizer (lunch and dinner): Mungo Bean with Bok Choy Soup (Ginisang Monggo) -with mung beans, vegetable broth and bok choy
Main Course (lunch): Manila Tofu Curry – Golden curry and Casa Manila’s coconut ginger sauce infused with lemongrass and turmeric, and made with tofu, bell pepper, carrots, potatoes and green peas, served with garlic rice
Main Course (dinner): Tofu & Vegetable Peanut Sauce Dish (Kare Kare) – Made with Casa Manila’s kare kare sauce, tofu and tropical vegetables, served with steamed white rice
Dessert: (lunch and dinner): Warm Cassava Cake – Made with coconut milk

I hope you enjoy Winterlicious 2018. Let me know in the comments whether you try any of the vegan options at Winterlicious 2018.