Plant Powered: 10 Delicious Plant-Based Takeout Options in Canada

Eating plant-based no longer means you’re confined to the Salads menu at a restaurant. Innovations in plant-based food technology have created meat and dairy alternatives that can look, taste, and feel like the real thing. Research has shown that the trend towards plant-based eating is here to stay. According to VegNews, 42 percent of consumers think most people will be eating plant-based food instead of meat in the next decade.

But what does it actually mean to eat plant-based? It’s not the same as eating vegan, which completely eliminates any animal byproducts from your diet. Plant-based simply refers to products that are derived from plants, offering a new option to those looking to make a sustainable, earth-friendly change in their eating habits without completely giving up animal products.

Follow along as we explore 10 tasty plant-based options that you can order for takeout tonight.

KFC Plant-Based Sandwich

KFC Canada gives customers the option to enjoy the Colonel’s legendary finger lickin’ good chicken, without the chicken. If you’re a fan of KFC’s classic spice blend you are bound to enjoy their plant-based sandwich too.

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Chipotle Sofritas

Chipotle has long been a vegetarian’s haven. Their build-your-own menu has loads of tasty meat-free options, like black beans, pinto beans, grilled veggies, pico de gallo, and corn salsa, which make for delicious and satisfying burritos, bowls, and tacos without the meat. But to take your plant-based order to the next level, you have to add their Sofritas, crumbled tofo simmered with a blend of peppers, tomatoes, and spices.

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Atlas Pizza's Vegan Menu (Montréal, QC)

Montréal is home to Atlas Pizza, a local pizza joint prioritizing fresh and healthy ingredients. Their vegan menu includes a wide array of plant-based alternatives and does not skimp on flavour. Some of the items you’ll find on their vegan menu include their BBQ Vegan Pizza with vegan meat and vegan cheese and their Beyond Burger.

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Mezza Lebanese Kitchen (Eastern Canada)

Falafel is a classic Middle Eastern dish comprised of chickpeas and spices, mashed into balls or patties and deep fried. As far as meat-free protein goes, falafel is sure to please the most discerning palate, and Mezza serves an amazing quick-service version in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI.

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Good Dogs Plant Foods (Vancouver, BC)

Bet hotdogs weren’t the first thing you thought of when you read “plant-based”. But that’s exactly what Good Dogs Plant Foods has created. They are a plant-based hot dog eatery, serving up hot dogs that are “good for the people & good for the planet” in Vancouver, BC. Don’t miss their fan-favourite: the Mac Daddy Dawg, featuring cashew queso mac, & crispy jalapeño. 

Address: 1331 Robson St., Vancouver, BC

Burger King Impossible Whopper

Everything you love about a classic Burger King Whopper with none of the beef. The Impossible Whopper features an Impossible plant-based patty dressed like a Whopper, with juicy tomatoes, fresh cut lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, crunchy pickles, and sliced white onions on a toasted sesame seed bun.

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Dairy Queen Non-Dairy Dilly Bar

One of DQ’s take-home treats, Non-Dairy Dilly Bars offer the same satisfying chocolatey crunch and soft vanilla ice cream centre as a classic Dilly Bar. They are made with coconut cream based protein making them gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based.

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Planta (Toronto, ON)

Looking for upscale plant-based takeout? Look no further than Planta in Toronto. With two locations in the Entertainment District and Yorkville, Planta specializes in asian cuisine that is 100% vegan. On the menu, you’ll find plant-based dishes like Spicy Tuna Rolls made with Ahi Watermelon, Bao Sliders with Chick’n Fried Mushroom, and Udon Noodles with Truffle Mushroom Cream. 

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Copper Branch

Copper Branch’s 100% plant-based menu makes it easy and delicious to eat vegan. With a wide selection of items on the menu, they can satisfy any meat-free craving. From TBLTs (Tempeh Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato), to their original Copper Beet patty burgers, to dairy-free zucchini brownies, you’ll enjoy every last bite of a plant-based meal from Copper Branch. 

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Sorry I've Got Plants (Toronto, ON)

Sorry I’ve Got Plants offers both meal kits and ready to eat meals that are vegan and low-waste. If you’re in Toronto, they are making it easy and convenient to support local and to add more plant-based food into your daily routine. Make sure to try the popular Vegan Bahn Mi Sandwich from their ready to eat menu and check out their seasonal weekly meal kit offerings.

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