You can find excellent vegetarian fare in hotspots all over Toronto. Try these and see what we mean.
KING'S CAFE (192 Augusta, between College and Dundas, 416-591-1340 or 416-591-9160) This ovo-lacto vegetarian eatery serves up healthy and nourishing meals that hit the spot despite some of the weirder mock-meat specialties. Best: asparagus hand roll (tender stalks, pickled carrot, meaty mushrooms and leaf lettuce in a toasted nori wrapper); fried udon noodles with baby corn, spinach, julienned red pepper, chewy 'shrooms and tofu "beef" that's actually quite tasty; King's Noodle Soup with slurpable rice noodles, broccoli and deep-fried tofu; crustless quiche, a delicious blend of sun-dried tomato and cheese (feta, mozzarella, cottage), couscous, spinach and eggs; Greg's great green tea ice cream for dessert. Complete meals for $10 per person, including all taxes and tip. Open Monday to Saturday 8 am to 9 pm, Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Unlicensed. Smoke-free. Cash only. Access: barrier-free, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN