Meet Vegandale, a Local Haven For Plant-Based Eats & Cruelty-Free Products in Parkdale

Meet Vegandale, a Local Haven For Plant-Based Eats & Cruelty-Free Products in Parkdale

Veganism isn’t just for the hip and health-conscious — it’s for everyone. And that’s exactly what the stretch of Queen West in Toronto that caters to the ethically-minded wants the world to know.

Vegandale has nestled into this cozy space in the ever-popular Parkdale neighbourhood to offer the very best for both the vegan and vegan-curious. It’s been a long time coming, but to the growing population looking to make meat and animal products a thing of the past, Vegandale is a haven for the best in mouth-watering vegan cuisine and cruelty-free products.

It’s not just a diet — it’s a lifestyle

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image via Vegandale | Facebook

You are what you eat, as the old adage says. That’s why Vegandale caters to anyone and everyone who wants to put down the steak, bacon, and cheese plate for something more eco-friendly (and delicious). But they don’t stop there — they’ve also got vegan retailers selling clothing and accessories that you can feel good about wearing.

Kindness is key, and saving the lives of our adorable four-legged friends is at the heart of every dish, delectable snack, and t-shirt. And there’s something for everyone, especially for those avid vegan food-lovers who have been craving a little more “pizazz” on their plate.

Who says you can’t have it all?

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Think that veganism limits good eatin’ — think again. When you’re in need of a comfort food fix or find yourself reminiscing about the days when you could chow down on a burger, head to Vegandale’s Mythology Diner. They serve up “the classics – veganized” that are sure to quell your craving.

Or stop by Doomie’s for clean, cruelty-free eats and a classic pub vibe. With a welcoming atmosphere and delicious upscale pub fare, you can expect a savory, satisfying meal complete with vegan flare. Stay for a drink and watch the bartenders whip up something equally tasty (and just as vegan-friendly).

If you’re a non-believer in amazing vegan cuisine, prepare to be converted. This is only the beginning of what we can expect from the sustainable, planet-conscious, vegan goodness that this unique area of Toronto has to offer.

They’ve got plans to add seven more storefronts by the end 2018. So get ready for even more restaurants and retailers moving into Vegandale (word on the street is it will soon be home to Vegandale Bracitorium, Prohibition Pie, and NYM).

Festivals, food trucks, and free stuff

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image via Vegan Food and Drink Festival | Facebook

But wait — there’s more! What’s a great concept without a cool festival, right? Vegandale’s festival locations in Toronto, New York, Chicago, and Houston host a food and drink extravaganza that’s not to be missed. This plant-based party aims to bring out the inner vegan in everyone across North America with music, entertainment, vendors, and of course, all of the scrumptious eats you can handle. Next stop — the rest of the planet!

Sure, there are plenty of people who aren’t into #veganlife, but regardless of what the haters say, Vegandale is here to stay. They’re busting old myths, converting meat-eaters, and serving up dishes that aren’t just high in vitamins and proteins — they’re working towards a better quality of life.

To the everyday heroes of Vegandale: we salute you!