Not every quick food option has to revolve around burgers and drive through. Check out these alternatives.
The Simple Kitchen offers tasty and wholesome build-your-own meals made with fresh, unprocessed ingredients and superfoods. Their unique twist on beloved beverages infuse goodness into every sip (live kombucha anyone?). Pick up a Simple Box to-go and head to the park or beach!
73 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416 534 5091
This local chain is vegan and vegetarian, and if you’re not eating gluten, there’s plenty of gluten-free options too. From giant salad bowls to pancakes on weekend, it’s a handy place to have something a bit healthier. Kid favourites include pancakes (of course), as well as the grilled cornbread and sweet potato fries. These little places get busy, so aim for off-peak times if you can.
326 Bloor St, 147 Spadina St, 894 Queen St W, & 90 Ellington East
Rotisserie chicken is a kid-pleaser most of the time, and its Flock’s specialty. Get a half chicken to share, with sides like roasted sweet potatoes and cold edamame. Finish off with pie or chia pudding. Check out the family takeout combo deal if dinner is looking, well, unlikely.
330 Adelaide St W, 97 Harbord St, & 67 Richmond St W
The vegetarian deli inside this great longstanding organic shop has baked goods, salads, soups and more. Dishes are created fresh every day, and there’s always vegan and gluten-free options. Stay in to eat, or take away.
Created busy Toronto moms with strong health creds, this eclectic and causal space (made from reclaimed wood) has a huge organic and locally sourced menu for both conscious carnivores and vegetarians. Highly recommend the fully loaded avocado stuffed with brown coconut rice and veggies and topped with spicy peanut sauce, avocado lime cream, and cilantro chilli drizzle! #noms
2945 Dundas Street West