Live Food Bar is one of the city’s original havens for vegans. Opened in 2002, the eatery is the work of siblings Jennifer and Chris Italiano, who strive to offer vegan food that appeals to everyone. With menu staples including sushi, Caesar salad and a black bean burrito, it’s easy for non-vegans to pinpoint some normal-sounding items, but veg-lovers can rejoice, having the pick of the litter for once.">

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: a vegan-friendly “cheeseburger” from Live Food Bar


Published:

Dupont Street’s Live Food Bar is one of the city’s original havens for vegans. Opened in 2002, the eatery is the work of siblings Jennifer and Chris Italiano, who strive to offer vegan food that appeals to everyone. With menu staples including sushi, Caesar salad and a black bean burrito, it’s easy for non-vegans to pinpoint some normal-sounding items, but veg-lovers can rejoice, having the pick of the litter for once.

From the sandwich list, we singled out the hearty-sounding bacon cheeseburger which, naturally, has neither bacon nor cheese ($15). The hub of the sandwich is the chickpea patty: a medley of cooked chickpeas topped with macadamia nut cheese. Strips of eggplant “bacon” sit on top, joined by tomatoes and arugula and dressed with both sesame hemp mayo and a house barbecue sauce. Placed into a gluten-free bun, the burger comes with a side of pickles and a handful of  “chips” (thin slices of dehydrated carrots and zucchini).

This may be the only time you can chow down on a burger and say with certainty that it’s for your health.

Live Food Bar, 264 Dupont St., 416-515-2002


More of Toronto’s best sandwiches:

The Cuban from The Stockyards
The mozzarella avocado melt from The Rectory Café

The vegan-friendly BLT from Tori’s Bakeshop

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Behind the scenes at Montgomery’s, the upcoming restaurant from Guy Rawlings and Kim Montgomery

Behind the scenes at Montgomery’s, the upcoming restaurant from Guy Rawlings and Kim Montgomery

Following months of renovations to their 19th-century digs, Guy Rawlings and his wife Kim Montgomery are finally set to open Montgomery’s on Aug. 15.
Posted 3 hours ago
In Season and on the Menu: Cherries, from backyard trees to pies in the sky

In Season and on the Menu: Cherries, from backyard trees to pies in the sky

While Ontario has multiple varieties of deep, sangria coloured sweet cherries that are perfectly plump to enjoy raw, the province’s principle tart cherry, the Montmorency, he are better suited for cooking, unless you’re a fan of the mouth puckering, slightly bitter taste, like my dad (hence the 5-in-1 tree).
Posted 2 days ago
First Look in 360 Degrees: Lavelle is the new rooftop oasis on King Street

First Look in 360 Degrees: Lavelle is the new rooftop oasis on King Street

Lavelle is a new oasis to escape to when Toronto issues its severe heat warnings. It is located on the rooftop of the 629 King Residences, a FREED Developments project at King and Bathurst.
Posted 6 days ago
Spotted: Gold at the end of the rainbow trend

Spotted: Gold at the end of the rainbow trend

Chances are a few rainbow-hued food items have caught your attention as of late.
Posted 1 week ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module