Fresh on Bloor

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CAN$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
Since 1999, FRESH RESTAURANTS have been challenging the stereotype that vegan or vegetarian food is bland and boring. Whether a dedicated vegan, an occasional vegetarian, or altogether new to this---our goal is to offer a unique and satisfying dining experience. Idea
What 155 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely! The sauces and dips are to die for, portions are generous. Love that bowls come in two sizes. What a fun place to share and try new things! I am not vegan and thoroughly enjoyed the food ( and margaritas!!)

CG
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good experience. Food was delivered quickly, and was sooo delicious. Love taking my meateating friends here :)

TT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST. been going to fresh since 1992. I own two of their cook books. I love them. Flavour and quality.

g
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant - always consistent friendly service and excellent food. I wish there were fewer harder surfaces - it's really really noisy and makes conversation pretty hard.

BK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food as always- not an ideal spot for large groups but the food and service is top notch.

RW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too loud and cramped seating .............................................................

JS
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The only reason I will not return to this location is the noise level. Even though we came early for supper and the restaurant was less than half full, my guests and I had to raise our voices just to talk with one another. Do something about this (damping curtains, acoustic tiles?) or lose many customers. Although it is farther away, I will go to another of your locations next time because I really like your food and service.

Fresh on Bloor
Responded on 26 September 2019

Hi Janet, I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed both your meal and the service that you received. You're right - Fresh on Bloor does tend to get noisy at peak times. While it works for some guests, we're glad that you've found another Fresh location that works better for you. They're all slightly different!

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MM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Glad I thought to make a reservation! Good luck walking in, it’s always packed! Our server was nice, attentive, knew the menu very well and was speedy. The atmosphere is very loud, with her having to repeat multiple things so we could hear but she did a great job. I always have the Buddha bowl on brown rice and it’s always exactly perfect..I just add more cilantro and marinated tofu and it keeps me stuffed all day. My mother in law had the cauliflower tacos and they looked great, but only 2 to a serving made it a very light meal. All in all I love fresh for a fast easy simple food lunch, but wouldn’t recommend for a date or anything fancy...

Fresh on Bloor
Responded on 26 September 2019

Hi! I'm so glad to hear about your experience with us. You were definitely smart to make a reservation - we do get busy! Did you know that we have four other locations in Toronto? Our Fresh on Front (at Church), and Fresh on Spadina (at Richmond) locations were both recently re-done and make excellent spots for a date night!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The past two times I have been there which has been in the past two months the service has been horrible. The servers are rude and unwelcoming!!

Fresh on Bloor
Responded on 26 September 2019

Hi Andrea - I'm so sorry to hear this. Can you please send us the details at feedback@freshrestaruants.ca so we can work to remedy this with you?

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as usual.

Fresh on Bloor
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thank you so much!

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D
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Our server was curt and inattentive. The toast arrived cold, the tempeh was very salty, the scramble was bland and the fries had an abundance of small crispy shards instead of potato chunks. Overall it did not seem like a great experience or good value for the money.

Fresh on Bloor
Responded on 26 September 2019

Hi - I'm so sorry to hear about this experience. That sounds very disappointing. Can you please email this information to feedback@freshrestaurants.ca? We'd really like to remedy this with you.

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ZB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Rather disappointed as I love going to Fresh, but this time my wrap was soggy and tasteless. The buffalo sauce was basically water and soaked the wraps through. The wrap was cold and the chicken pieces were cold and dry. The whole meal was spoiled. Not going to visit the Bloor location anytime soon!

Fresh on Bloor
Responded on 26 September 2019

Hi Zuzana - I'm so sorry to hear about your most recent experience with us. That's definitely not how your Buffalo Wrap should have been made. Can you please write in with this info to feedback@freshrestaurants.ca? We'd love the opportunity to remedy this with you so you can give us a second chance.

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S
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I've been to Fresh many times, but it's been a few years since I've dined there. The table we got was okay, I've never sat in the window seating with small chairs. It just seemed really really loud and small. The food was just okay, it didn't wow me like in the past. I think maybe we've been oversaturated with vegan/bowls/nuts and other salad types like this now are everywhere. So, it felt nice to be in the area, but I probably won't go back for a while.

Fresh on Bloor
Responded on 26 September 2019

Hi Sara - thank you for dining with us for such a long time. I'm sorry to hear that your most recent experience wasn't great. Can you please email this information to feedback@freshrestaurants.ca? We'd love the opportunity to have you in again so you can give us another chance.

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AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Fresh in the past year has changed drastically and is no longer the reliable joint I have been going to for the past 8 years. Not only did the prices increase, but the actual portions have downsized - A LOT. As a result, you no longer get the same value for your dollar. And on top of it all, the place is now just a vegan version of Jack Astors (except Jack Astors is more affordable. $18 for a burrito???) I understand the concept of expansion, but as a result of all of their changes, they will be losing their trusted long term customers.

DP
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here recently for a birthday brunch. It is a smaller space than the other Fresh locations that I have been to. The service and food were great. I'd definitely come back. I recommend a reservation as it gets really busy here for brunch!

MA
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I just love this restaurant! Great food options and wonderful service. It’s on my must visit list every time I’m in Toronto.

CL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food if great, though a bit pricey. Ambiance is hit and miss as it can be pretty loud. Got lucky this time with a booth, though there was a kid running around the restaurant the entire time which his mom seemed to be competitive okay with (not much the servers can do about this. Love this restaurant, will be back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and good food.

TO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It seems the portion sizing for new menu items is super inconsistent. I first had the avocado toast (on sweet potato) at the Spadina location. It was terrific! I really enjoyed the sliced avocado served on top, and felt like I really got my money's worth for the meal. Unfortunately, at this location (Bloor), the avocado was more guacamole-style...smashed on the sweet potatoes, and maybe 4 tablespoons total. Such a miss.

LF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious, diverse flavour in the Buddha Bowl!



Delicious, diverse flavours in the Budha Bowl.

JC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Reliable and frequently delicious vegetarian and vegan options in a lively (loud) spot very convenient to U of T. Friendly servers.

M
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love Fresh and frequent a number of their locations. Today's early dinner on Bloor was great because we managed to secure a booth - always better than table seating. The space is largely open and boisterous and the booth helps to make us feel more huddled and cosy. Food is always inventive and tasty.

BR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and the other locations as well! The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the food is always fresh and delicious.

ZB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh never fails to impress. Love every dish I ever had and the staff are wonderful.

KO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Unbearably cacophonous soundscape. Juicers constantly, tables too close together, crowded, loud conversations. no buffering to speak of. Too bad, because the food is good. Won't be going back except maybe for take-out.

LD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was good, but I would recommend the staff wait for an answer from all or most of the party to their questions. They were knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. The food was very good and we didn't have to wait long to get it. I would go back.

A
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have always loved this location of Fresh--the menu is great, the servers are knowledgeable, and this time as I had asked for more comfortable/less cramped seating arrangements if possible, I was so glad they could accommodate that request. The food was excellent, high quality, the ambience was good, and overall, I enjoyed my experience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with an old friend

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good dining experience. Wonderful plant based food. Great selection. I will be back.

OT
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food, a bit noisy for conversation

KO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great food , great service - I was with older relatives and the young chap with the beard looked after us all very well.

DH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome we were so pleased. My husband had the beyond meet burger and said it was the best burger he ever had. I had the buffalo wrap and poutine it was so good. We also tried the mushroom coffee and rose lattee which both were fantastic. The staff was also very friendly. We would go back for sure but we are also glad we dont live close or we would spend all our money there lol.

G
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I do love Fresh. The menu is great, lots of options, and the service is terrific with friendly and attentive servers. They even have a separate gluten free menu. Although I wish they offered a gluten free tortilla bread for their gluten free ‘unwraps’ to give the option of actual gluten free wraps.

The two things that stand in the way of the highest rating are:
1. It is too pricey for not enough food. For example, they recently raised their prices and a side called ‘tofu steaks’ gives you one 2”x 3“ tofu steak cut into two pieces, for $4.00. Seriously!!
2. When the place is busy, it is way way too loud. Not enough soft surfaces to absorb noise. So at busy times it isn’t a great date place because of the extreme din that kind of wears you down.

If those two issues can be addressed, Fresh on Bloor will be flawless.

d
Toronto
65 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beyond Meat cheeseburger was delicious but $20 is a little expensive. The strawberry sundae is to die for!

SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is really tasty. The restaurant was super busy on a Wednesday night so we waited longer than ideal for our mains and it was slow to get our bill.

LJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great! The food was good. It’s an excellent place for vegetarians and people who are open to different & healthy food choices.

TS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fresh is always great. It's been a staple for me since I went vegetarian in 2010. However, they recently changed their menu (I believe to go along with a rebrand) and it's not greatly stripped down. I couldn't find several of my favourite items. The cornbread was available with a couple of options, but not as a standalone app. The falafel salad was gone. I had the burrito and it was good, but I miss my old standards.

The room is quite packed and noisy, but that's to be expected for the busy resto - we sat at a booth and had no trouble.

JC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails! Location is transit accessible and staff are friendly to boot.

DJ
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Far too noisy. Why dont you install sound absorbing material on the ceiling and walls. Its a no-brainer. I am a sound engineer

NM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is embarresing being chubby and trying to fut in between the table. There is very little space.

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