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Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen

East York
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1262 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars

Wow. Jean's is simply amazing. Yes, they specialize in vegan food; however, and this is a big however, even meat eaters will love this place. I am vegetarian, and was taken to Jean's by veggie friends, but I was so impressed I returned the next night with 2 meat eaters. They were leery, to say... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Sharon S
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Hamilton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Awesome. I am not a vegetarian by any means it I try to get to the restaurant at least once a year while visiting friends in Toronto. It is delicious and inexpensive.

Thank Lela-Bertz
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Wow. Jean's is simply amazing. Yes, they specialize in vegan food; however, and this is a big however, even meat eaters will love this place. I am vegetarian, and was taken to Jean's by veggie friends, but I was so impressed I returned the next night with 2 meat eaters. They were leery, to say the least, but after some... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I am still dreaming about the papaya salad. The Sweet and Sour Chicken (mock) was delicious. Seriously! How do they make mock chicken taste like that? This place is fantastic! The prices are low, the service is friendly and the food is just fantastic! I am not a vegetarian, but this food is so satisfying and delicious I didn't miss... More 

Thank familyltravel
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We go to this great local vegan resto at least once a month. Son and family are vegan and if we don't feel like cooking, we head to Jean's. Pumpkin soup,taro rolls, vegetable baskets, mango salad for starters, then green curry with mock shrimp for me, Malaysian curry eggplant for son and daughter in law. The atmosphere is casual, very... More 

Thank Madame Travelle... T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have had the pleasure of going to Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen on many occasions. It is, without a doubt, the best vegetarian restaurant in Toronto. I would think Fresh (multiple locations) is likely the second best, but a distant second to this place. The food is EXCELLENT - I can't emphasize that enough. You will not go wrong in this... More 

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

To be a vegan is not easy nowadays (its my opinion). However, this restaurant has one of the best taste that I ever had in my life! I do miss this place!

Thank kassialaurent
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

So we were driving past the area and I was ravenous! I had turned down a few suggestions and then suddenly remembered Jean's (back from the Jean's Fine Food Catering days)! We went in arrived at 4:00 - didn't realize until after we were greeted and seated that they didn't actually open until 4:30. I apologized and asked the manager... More 

Thank Barbara D
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The exterior facing The Danforth, and even the interior of the restaurant, is nothing special, but Jean's is our favourite neighbourhood restaurant. Over the last couple of years, we've narrowed down to a handful of items that are always consistently good and to our taste - the mango salad, the hokien me, the radnah, the tapioca pudding. This is comfort... More 

Thank Michael S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I ate dinner here with two friends on a weeknight. We had the salad rolls to start. I had tofu stir-fry, one friend had pad thai and the other had eggplant. They also offer "mock" chicken, shrimp, etc. but since I'm not really a vegan, I passed on the "mock." We all shared and the food was all really good.... More 

Thank Sally60763
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

After a couple of false starts in the service (didn't take all the drink orders, served mineral water with tap water ice, one dish served well before the rest of the table) the food was tasty and filling. Don't expect any sort of spice; the hot and sour soup was physically hot but very bland and their "spicier" curry had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1262 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
  • Neighborhood: East York

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East York

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East York
East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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