I was curious to try a plant based restaurant for a light lunch, and picked Fresh out of convenience and ambiance. The atmosphere is quite pleasant and the covered patio is well put together and cozy. I must admit though that after that, the rest was a little disappointing. My small "essential" bowl with boiled broccoli, bok choi and two slices of grilled tofu was underwhelming, and sad in presentation. The flavor was salvaged by the peanut lemon dressing which the server recommended. Even the lemon looked depressed. Along with a liliputian glass of 100ml of orange juice, I settled up to $28 after a tip for the meal. I'm not convinced I got what I paid for.
Delicious cocktails. The onion rings here are some of the best in the city. The patio is a great spot for people watching during the warmer months.
Nice ambience in the outdoor seating area. Food was was also good and flavorful! Will definitely return
I haven?t eaten out at too many restaurant during the pandemic but have visited Fresh twice on their patio including today. It?s really nice that even on rainy or windy days they can have heaters and partially enclose the area so you stay warm. Staff are wearing masks and there?s no indoor dining only takeout and patio. Most diners wear masks walking around and it wasn?t too busy at lunch so we could easily get a table. Our server was friendly and the food is always consistent and tasty. My favourite menu item is the Cobb salad with ranch. When you?re feeling like something healthy but filling this a great choice. We hadn?t made any previous plans on where to eat but were in the area and immediately Fresh was our first choice. I like this location better than the one on Spadina. Thank you for another nice patio experience during these times. I wouldn?t have felt as comfortable at a lot of other places right now so we left happy.
We need more of these around the GTA, not just in Toronto so let?s get to that. If you?ve tried Freshii this would be it done propertly. Less franchise-y, more quality, selection, and more authentic. The menu is huge and they have a retail selection as well. I feel like this would be a staple if you were to eat out lunch in the city as it?s clean and fair priced. Found the juice to be refreshing; the cauliflower bites to serve two/three, and the tempeh buffalo wrap to be a lot less Buffalo-y then you?d expect it to be.
Lots of outdoor seating if the side looks busy, there?s also plenty of room in the back. I always get the soup/salad combo with the cornbread/humus upgrade. It was ok at this location Seemed rushed as the dressing was not really mixed in at all. Good ingredients and healthy as always.
Looooove the patio here. It's like a garden Oasis. The service is amazing, everyone is so friendly. We got the spicy sausage pizza, the dumplings and the nachos. The pizza was SO GOOD. Disclaimer: I am not vegan nor vegetarian, but this has to be one of the best thin crust sausage pizzas I have had. So much flavour and the tomato sauce was so tangy! The dumplings were full of umami and delicious. The only thing I didn't care for personally was the nachos. They come cold. And I found the chips were possibly stale. I am not sure if it was because of the cold toppings or not. But it's also hard to keep the toppings on because they are big chunks. It also seemed like a lot of mayo? Not a fan of the nachos. I have had their bowls before which were amazing too.
I am a little tough on vegan places because their quality always seemed to be compromised. But Fresh lived up to the hype and how. The food was excellent and I think the freshest tomatoes I have ever tasted. Please try their Kambucha mocktail and anything with tequila.
Since 1999, Fresh has been Toronto?s original source for modern plant-based food. We offer a full line of raw, organic cold pressed juices, and craft cocktails made with local artisanal ingredients. For 20 years it?s been our mission to prove that a plant-based diet can be satisfying, energizing and crave-able. Our food is made daily, in-house, from whole, natural ingredients.
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