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Food,  Restaurant Reviews,  Toronto

Planta Reminds Us That Plant-Based Restaurants Are Definitely Here To Stay

When most people hear the words “vegan restaurant,”or “plant-based restaurants,”they usually roll their eyes immediately thinking that all the dishes are made out of tofu.

Planta, a trendy plant-based restaurant with locations in South Beach Miami, Florida and Toronto, Ontario reminds us that plants are in with an innovative menu that stretches far beyond just tofu.

First, let’s talk about the decor. I visited Planta Toronto and it definitely has more of an L.A. vibe. It’s upscale, bright and beautifully decorated.

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The ceilings were very tall, which was a breath of fresh air considering that so many restaurants in urban cities are located in dark basements.

My friend and I were greeted by an upbeat and friendly hostess and quickly escorted to our table.

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The Plant-Based Menu:

Planta has rolled out an outstanding plant-based menu that those on plant-based diets and those who could care less about vegan options will both enjoy.

With mouth-watering appetizers, fabulous salads and delicious entrees, the Planta menu serves up culinary variety for every taste.

I opted to try the Planta burger, which is fully loaded with queso, mushroom bacon, pickles, tomatillo mayo and served with spiced fries. It was A-MAZING!

Planta burger at Planta Restaurant Toronto- explorethe6.com

If you’d prefer not to eat your veggies you can get your fill by drinking your greens. Planta offers cold-pressed juices (and juice shooters), including the orange and carrot-based, Rise & Shine, or the beet and pineapple-based Planta Punch, which is what I had along with the cucumber and apple-based, Field of Greens. Yes, I was thirsty 🙂

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We ordered several items to share so that we could get a broader taste for the menu.

The Italian Job – Tomato sauce, cashew mozzarella, farro, fennel, roasted garlic, mushrooms topped this pizza.

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The Truffle Fries – truffled almond parmesan, lemon garlic aïoli.

Truffle fries at Planta Vegan Restaurant Toronto - https://explorethe6.com/

WAIT! Anytime I hear the words “truffle” my ‘hands go up, and they stay there’ ~ DJ Khaled. The fries did not have a chance, they were devoured in record time, and I actually contemplated ordering some to take home. If you love fries – ORDER THESE! You’ll thank me later.

We didn’t get a chance to sample dessert, not because we didn’t want to- TRUST ME dessert is what I do! But we were running late for a meeting so didn’t have time for sweets. Next time I dine at Planta it’s a must that I get the Brownie with Ice Cream.

Plant-based eating is more than just a trend. More and more people are choosing to reduce their animal product intake, including myself, and restaurants like Planta make it easier.

Overall I give this place two “thumbs up.” The restaurant is a little on the pricey side, but definitely, a nice spot. As one who frequently dines at plant-based establishments, I found the portions sizes satisfying, the food delicious and loved the staff who served us. Even my meat-eating friend enjoyed his meal.

Still wondering what to order, check out the full menu.

I already know what I want to try on my next visit;

  • The Queso Dip
  • Cauliflower Tots
  • The Quinoa Tartare
  • The Lettuce Wraps

If you’ve tried any of these please let me know in the comments below.

Have you been to any good plant-based restaurants lately? Or are you trying to eat a more plant-based diet? 

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12 Comments

  • Noelle Lynne

    I’ll be in South Beach in December for Art Basel and would LOVE to come and check this out as I am “almost vegan.” 100% agree that plant based restaurants are here to stay, as a plant based diet is one of the most sustainable diets you can have!!!

    Bookmarking this page too, so I don’t forget about Planta! xoxo

  • Haley

    I tried eating as a vegetarian for about a month up at school. Doing this made me feel good about not eating animal meat, but I struggled to eat my greens. I found myself eating a lot of carbs and what not. I think I would love to try out being vegetarian again, but I think I would have to do it at a more stable part of my life because I struggle with willpower! I enjoyed reading this post I wish there was a Planta restaurant near me so I could try it out!

  • Stephanie

    The food looks amazing! I will have to try this place out if I am ever near one of it’s locations. I’m glad to know they offer a variety of food on the menu.

  • Nicole

    We have been trying to add more plants into our diet and less animal products, I always feel better and have more energy when I do. I have not found any good restaurants in our area, I’ll have to keep looking. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Daisy

    This loOks like such a lovely place to enjoy a delicious meal! Oh my gosh I want to go order those fries right now! They look AMAZING!!!

  • Kristen

    Looks delish! I wish more plant based restaurants near me would focus on showcasing the plants more. I love eating vegetarian but I HATE tofu and seitan. I want a veggie restaurant that just showcases amazing things you can do with veggies! Ahhh well, that’s what I get for living in the boonies.

  • Mindful Magnificence

    Oooh their food looks so amazing. I try to stick to a plant-based diet and sometimes it can be really tricky to stay on diet when out an about. It’s definitely becoming more accessible nowadays. I hope lots of lovely restaurants like that one will pop up all over the world!

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