Fresh on Front

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305 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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. Our main goal each day is to provide freshly made food and juice as quickly as possible, without compromising on quality or service. We cater to all people, whether vegetarian, vegan or altogether new to this kind of eating, providing items everyone can relate to. Check out our menu for yourself, we're sure you'll find something you like, whether you're a dedicated vegan, or have never had a vegetarian meal in your life.
We make our food from scratch with wholesome natural ingredients, so you never have to worry about hidden chemicals or preservatives. Our food is being prepared in our kitchens almost all day, every day. It has to be, since we don't freeze anything, or keep it for longer than necessary. We make it and serve it as soon as possible, day after day. We don't cook with butter, dairy, eggs, honey or any other hidden animal by-products.
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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had a flatbread and a Nanaimo bar. The flatbread was a little underwhelming. Same with the Nanaimo bar. Decor and service were both fabulous.

s
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

1) They're accomodating. Had reservations for a diff time if dressed and look right, expect top-notch prompt correct orders. Dressed casual or have melanin, expect incorrect orders & being forgotten. 3) Eat/drink before coming here. Portion sizes are small, i.e. a $2 dip is 3tbs, $15 drink is 8 oz w/ 1/2 shot of alcohol. 4) Great food if vegan, gluten-allergy, celiac, etc... 5) Paramount is a few steps away, offers veg/vegan for 1/2 the price and 2x the flavour. Enjoy!

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

TRULY Great vegan food. Cool decor. Kind of noisy. I have gone back over and over again for the Goddess Bowl!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was cold in middle-sent back for new burger. My guest was almost finished when mine came back.

JN
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The burger was amazing. I love eating meat but if I could eat a burger like that I would give it up for sure. 100% will be coming back

G
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great varied menu & quality of food was fresh. Portion size was perfect, but a little high on price. I’ve been here many times and the service is sometimes slow at peak times, but today we ate at 2 pm & service was great. The restaurant is decorated beautifully & is a really nice space to dine in. Also did the take out cookies which were fantastic. Vegan, vegetarian or even meat eaters can enjoy a meal here. Love it.

JA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible selection of fresh delicious vegan food. Healthy options and decadent options. Fabulous service.

SB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was far too slow for a downtown lunch spot, with our orders taking just over 30 minutes to be served. That said, the food is good enough to make up for it.

R
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful

LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, and only wish it would open west of the city in 'the 905' where I live. (PLEASE!)
They know so well how to make marvellous vegan food, such a treat to have someone make this for me! and they deserve my 5* rating in every category. I've rated it Quiet because we were there after 1 pm midweek when the crowds were leaving, but I forget from pervious visits if it's noisy when crowded. Our server happily welcomed us to stay for what turned out to be a very long chat after we'd paid our bill :) - a good thing about going out of peak time. I'll be back again. And again .....

KA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was great

AD
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks is exellent of tast and quality. A pity this chain is not yet in the Netherlands. Hope they come to our country soon. Keep up the good work!

Fresh on Front
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thank you so much, Annette! Hopefully we'll be able to open in the Netherlands in the future!

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SY
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My friend and I had a great lunch at Fresh. The food was delicious and the music was great. They messed up my friend's order but were quick to fix it. Thank you!

Fresh on Front
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thanks, Sarah! I'm so glad to hear that - thanks for letting us know. See you soon!

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud but good healthy food :)

p
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Unfortunately the new menu hasn't got much for us. Took out my favourite chocolate smoothly in particular

Fresh on Front
Responded on 26 September 2019

I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't found a new favourite yet on our most recent menu update. Please email us at feedback@freshrestaurants.ca with this comment - we'd love to send you something so you can give us another chance.

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MF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Fresh in Toronto. The food is the same great quality as the others but the space is better. You don’t feel so crowded in and the noise level is such you can still have a conversation. Kudos to the staff who are amazing.

Fresh on Front
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thank you so much! Each of our 5 locations are slightly different, so I'm glad to hear that you found the one that you like best. Hope to see you again soon!

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DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the location on Front Street and it's wonderful. The interior is beautiful and the staff is super friendly and efficient. We had a great time and the food, as always was delicious! Highly recommend the Buddah Bowl. Soooo good!

Fresh on Front
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thank you so much! We're so glad to hear about your experience with us. I'll be sure to pass along your message to the Fresh on Front team. See you again soon!

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H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Way too loud.. Not comfortable for social gathering.

Fresh on Front
Responded on 26 September 2019

Hi Hanna, I'm sorry to hear that it was noisy when you dined with us. Did you know that we have 4 other locations in Toronto? If you're even up by Fresh on Eglinton (just east of Yonge), you may enjoy that location better!

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p
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

i like the interior of the restaurant, the waitresses were friendly and willing to introduce the menu for first time visitor. Me and my friend ordered the buffalo cauliflower and feta flatbread along with some drinks, the food and drink were alright to me, nothing special that makes me want to visit again.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve come here multiple times and usually a fan of the food, (slightly expensive) good-tasting vegan options for all! But this time was remarkably off, my waffle was cold and the pancakes were drier than previous experiences. Service was friendly and informative as usual for my gluten-sensitive attendee.

TL
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious; the restaurant felt bright and cheery; and the service was attentive. The only critique I have was the noise level. It was loud and this made it hard to have conversations at our table.

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

Incorrectly prepared a couple of meals... one Buddha bowl was asked to be with sauce on the side, but all of them came with sauce on the side; tofu not prepared as requested so had to be sent back.. however the staff was very accommodating otherwise so they made up for it.

KA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food helpful, friendly & very attentive

KA
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and server was really nice. The place is designed really cute, perfect for brunch or a girls night out. Two things to mention: they forgot to put sauce in my cauliflower taco which made it dry and the cinnamon bun was stale and they are unable to heat it up for you. Other than that it was a good experience

VD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m vegan and I can always count on getting predictably fresh, complex and very tasty food at Fresh — I love taking friends and colleagues there to show them how delicious plant-based dining can be!

T
Toronto
44 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I gave an overall rating of 3 for two reasons:

1) I had requested my meal not have peanuts in it (only because I don’t like them) and low and behold, underneath my veggie noodles, there were peanuts! Thankfully, I am not allergic! I did not let my server know ... I was mostly finished my meal when I discovered them and for the reason below ...

2) Our server was not friendly and made us feel as though we were a nuisance (the restaurant was not busy!).

I have been to this location before and loved it, which is why I came back ... hoping my next visit will be a more pleasant experience!

f
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was slow to come out

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from Louise at the bar was fantastic! My niece asked me to pass along that the sweet potato fries were ‘the best she’s ever had in her entire life’.

JA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and my four kids aged 13, 11, 9, and 7 are all vegetarians and we don’t eat dairy. The food is really great and doesn’t have the processed flavour of regular restaurants that offer veggie options. But what most impressed me was that my mother came for lunch and she notoriously hates vegetarian food, even for the thought of it, and loved her meal here (in fact took leftovers home, which she never does!). We had a variety between us with zero complaints. Add great ambiance and service and it was a fun lunch!

DL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When my fiancé and I decided to take a trip to Toronto I’m not gonna lie, I googled the places that Meghan Markle used to frequent when she lived there. Fresh stood out to me right away because the food looked amazing AND since they have a plant based menu my vegan husband to be could literally eat anything there. We went on our last night of the trip and it did not disappoint! Not only were the drinks and food outstanding (best margaritas we have ever had) but the service was A+. Our waitress was super friendly and gave us great suggestions plus her honest opinion on what to get. I suggest getting the Buffalo Cauliflower, trust me - you will wanna thank me personally. The decor was super cute and I just wish there was one back home in Philly so we could go all the time!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great, varied plant based menu. Goddess bowl was good but could have used more sauce/chili oil. Fried cauliflower crisp and flavorful. Loved the ginger/lemon hot drink. Quite loud in the dining room, acoustics not great. Friendly, helpful staff. Would dine here again.

SY
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super tasty - our server was lovely and had great recommendations! Highly recommend.

DG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my seven year old vegetarian child chose Fresh on Front for his birthday dinner and it did not disappoint! We’ve been here many times and the food is always consistent in quality, freshness and deliciousness! This is our favourite place!

NS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love our time here! Great variety of food that always provides great options for our family!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Loved the space, decor and furniture! Food looked beautiful but was surprisingly bland. I had the Buddha bowl and it wasn't as flavorful as I expected. The tofu had a lemony taste that I didn't particularly link. But over the dish was healthy!

MG
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really liked the setup of the washrooms, the ethical plant based menu, the adult atmosphere but family friendly attitude and reception.

SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Fresh! We especially love the Front St. location for it's lush ambiance and ability to reserve so we can share beautiful plant based (and gluten free) experiences with friends, family and colleagues.

EZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The decor was beautiful. The nachos were so good. They had a large menu with a lot of good looking choices.

RA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service
Excellent food
Not a vegetarian but if I could eat like this I would happily change
The Quinoa onion rings were outstanding
The double cheese burger was cooked to perfection
Loved this place
Highly recommended

SH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh as always served great food in a timely manner. Our server was awesome because, I took my Aunt there for lunch so Fresh was nice enough to provide a lit Birthday candle with her meal. Looking forward to returning some time soon. Thanks.

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