The Great Vegan Toronto Tour

Toronto natives and experienced vegan travelers Margaret and Chris (@margare7 and @chrisc) give us a vegan tour of their hometown of Toronto, Canada.

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66 Comments
  1. Bridget 3 years ago

    Love, love love the video Marg and Chris!! Well done 🙂 Made me very hungry and curious for some Toronto adventures to say the least! All the food looks so amazingly delicious and fresh!! Can’t wait to try your suggestions and get my hangry vegan on 😉

    Thanks for posting and good luck, x!

  2. Stephanie Bernardo 3 years ago

    I saw all the negative comments toward this wonderful video on the vegan travel facebook page and I have to say how deeply disappointed I am in how the vegan community (a group of people who should come together for their cause) were rudely bashing the hard work that Margaret and Chris put into making this video just because of a few seconds of a clip with dog sledding. Being vegan is not only a dietary habit, it is a lifestyle that advocates for compassion and kindness not only for animal but for other human being (particularly our fellow vegans). If the average population (non vegans) were to see the negative comments that were posted on Marg and Chris’ video they wouldn’t view us for what we stand for as those actions were rude and arrogant. Margaret and Chris did a wonderful job showcasing vegan cuisine and the vegan lifestyle in their home town and it is so clear that they are passionate about all that the is vegan and about spreading that message to others. That quick clip of the dog sledding was innocent and I can guarantee that it was not done to offend anyone. People really need to stop being so judgemental of others. Like everything else in life, there are grey areas and I feel that dog sledding is a grey area in the vegan world, as are tattoos, horseback riding, some birth control methods, etc. Ultimately, my heart goes out for Margaret and Chris for working so hard on this video and then having to deal with all the hate that no one ever wants to experience (especially being told that they are bad vegans when this is everything that they stand for).

    Marg and Chris, keep your heads up. You did a wonderful job and deserve to win this competition. Let this be a message of compassion and understanding for all the vegan and non-vegans out there… Nobody should ever be treated so badly and as most of us were taught as children… lets treat each other the way that we would like to be treated!

  3. Mohit Rajpara 3 years ago

    Great job guys!!! Definitely will be back in Toronto to check these places out!!

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      That’s mohit. Yes Toronto is a vegan heaven

  4. Melissa 3 years ago

    Really great job guys:)

  5. Lori MacLean 3 years ago

    Great Video Marg!! Definitely going to try out that cafe next time we are at St. Lawrence Market 🙂

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      Glad you enjoyed it Lori! Yes it’s a hidden gem in st Lawrence market

  6. Arlene 3 years ago

    Amazing video!!! You always showed me the best places to eat vegan and gluten free. You and Chris would be perfect for this. Love you guys and sending you lots of lucky energy! Xo

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      Your so sweet arlene! Thanks for everything. Xo

  7. Vivek 3 years ago

    Great video..
    Best of luck !!

  8. Kelsey Kirk 3 years ago

    I wish you guys the best of luck! Great video with lots of information! 🙂

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      Thanks Kelsey for all the kind words! Glad you enjoyed the video!!

  9. Angelica pedrozo 3 years ago

    May your tummies be fulfilled and your adventures continue! Awesome video! Great to see you’re doing well!!!!!

  10. Katherine Glenday 3 years ago

    Great tips guys!!! :)))))

  11. Carla C. 3 years ago

    Love your video! I’ve got to check out some of these places ????

  12. Stephen Daniele 3 years ago

    Nice video. Now I’m hungry!

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      ???????? our expressions don’t lie the food was bomb dot com!

  13. Tom L 3 years ago

    Loved the video, great job guys – hope you win! ????

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      Thanks tom! We hope to make more:):)! Will keep u updated

  14. Vanna Kazazian 3 years ago

    Great video! You guys represent Toronto so well by showcasing the diverse neighbourhoods and delicious food! I love how you also showcase vegan desserts and even iced wine! You have my vote!

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      Had to throw some Canadian.goodies in there! Glad you liked it Vanna:)

  15. Stephanie Bernardo 3 years ago

    This video is absolutely amazing! It captures all the diversity Toronto offers and whether you are vegan or not, you cannot deny how delicious all that food looks! You guys are definitely winners and would represent vegans so well! Best of luck… You definitely have my vote! ????

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      Thanks Steph for your kind words! I’m glad you liked it. Hopefully more to come

  16. Christina Traynor 3 years ago

    Hi. Will definitely trying out a ton of stuff when I visit the carrot and will make sure that includes the tofu shrimp! 🙂

  17. Melanie Bergeron 3 years ago

    Great video guys!!! So impressed with all the different vegan options in Toronto. Will definitely be checking out brick works and the big carrot 🙂

    • christopher c 3 years ago

      Thanks Melanie for checking out our video! Toronto is an ever growing vegan paradise

      • Melanie Bergeron 3 years ago

        haha yes Ive noticed, Im going to have to indulge in all these new places.

  18. Christina Traynor 3 years ago

    Your video was excellent! I am now so home sick for Toronto. I lived there for years (pre-vegan life….sigh), but only get back there a few times a year now. I knew about St. Lawrence Market and Kensington, but not The Big Carrot and Carrot Common on the Danforth….and I had lived just a few blocks east of there!! When I’m back in town, will certainly be checking it out. Have you ever visited the Little India neighborhood on Gerard East? Restaurants have lots of vegan options. On a side note…shout out to Sick Kids and the Pediatric ICU. My daughter received excellent care there back in 2002. She had undergone heart surgery; Today, she is 16 years old and the picture of health.

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      Hey christina thanks for checking out our video! I am so glad to hear about your daughter, hearing patients do so well, is the reason why I love my job :). And I love Indian food!! I’ve been to that area of town before but gotta check it out again. Any restaurants you would recommend?

      • christopher c 3 years ago

        Hey christina, thanks for checking out our video! Remember to try the faux meats at the carrot especially the tofu shrimp it’s out of this world. 🙂

      • Christina Traynor 3 years ago

        Hi. i recall Udupi Palace being quite good. (http://www.udupipalace.ca/home.html). Keep in mind I haven’t been back in a while. It was vegetarian, not strictly vegan, but lots of vegan options.

        • Margaret 3 years ago

          Thanks Christina for the recommendation going to check it out this weekend;)

  19. amanda james 3 years ago

    Hey chris and margaret! loved your video! you two are really fun to watch and your video makes me want to visit Toronto for all the vegan and gluten free treats! best of luck!

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      thanks Amanda! glad you liked it! Toronto is great for vegans and people alike!

    • christopher c 3 years ago

      Thanks Amanda! Glad you enjoy it! Toronto is so vegan friendly

  20. Michael 3 years ago

    I never knew so many places like this existed in so many great neighbourhoods in Toronto. You and Chris have been such great mentors with helping me transition over to the vegan lifestyle and I’m so glad you have the opportunity to help others too!

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      thanks Micheal for your post! were always here to help.. its all bout the vegan changes one step or person at a time :)!
      Cheers!
      Margaret and chris

    • christopher c 3 years ago

      Thanks mike for your kind words:) glad we can show you where the grass is greener! Literally :p

  21. Carla 3 years ago

    Awesome guys!! You most definitely deserve to win this, good luck!

  22. Jasmin Bayoumi 3 years ago

    You guys! You just made me really miss Toronto and all the food it has to offer! When you guys win make sure to visit me in China 😉 xx

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      fingers crossed Jasmin! but yes China is definitely a spot we want to scratch off our bucket list!:)

  23. Sarah Violin 3 years ago

    Love it <3 Thanks for the great tips fellow vegans!

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      no problem sarah violin! glad you enjoyed it!

  24. melanie 3 years ago

    Great video!

  25. Lesley 3 years ago

    Awesome video Marg and Chris! Great info and presentation. Definitely the winner!

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      thanks Lesley! appreciate we appreciate it!!:)

    • christopher c 3 years ago

      Thanks lesley, glad you liked it! The hard work paid off

  26. Joanne 3 years ago

    Great video. Very informative. I never knew there were so many good vegan restaurants in the city.

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      Thanks Joanne! now you have to try them out yourself and see 🙂

  27. Lori A Baine 3 years ago

    Marg and Chris- great work! I love how you have shared Toronto and I know most of the places you have been but have a few to check out. Hope you win as you would be amazing!

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      Thanks Lori! there are so many other great submissions.. but we do hope it is us:) the countdown is on..

  28. charles689 3 years ago

    Awesome video margaret and chris ! definitely want to visit Toronto now:)

    • Margaret 3 years ago

      thanks charles689! Toronto’s doors are always welcome! cheers!

  29. Sasha 3 years ago

    Awesome video! Very informative and spotlights a great city 🙂

  30. jessica 3 years ago

    Great video! !!! Lots of great tips and where to find your vagan foods in toronto ????

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