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Bolt Fresh Bar

Grab one of their protein bars on your way to yoga at Good Space—or head ...

Grab one of their protein bars on your way to yoga at Good Space—or head to the back refrigerator, which is filled with bottled ELXR cold-pressed juices and Vams Culture’s kombucha and kefir.

1170 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1J5, Canada

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Calii Love

It could be freezing outside (er, zero degrees *celsius*) but you’ll swea...

It could be freezing outside (er, zero degrees *celsius*) but you’ll swear it’s a balmy day at the beach inside this palm tree print-filled grab-and-go cafe. The menu standouts follow in the same vein—smoothie bowls, poke bowls—or just opt for a make-your-own salad if you’re not feeling such strong tropical vibes.

367 King St. W. Toronto, ON M5V 1K1, Canada

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Downward Dog Yoga Centre

Welcome to Toronto’s longest-running Mysore program. The 20-year-old stud...

Welcome to Toronto’s longest-running Mysore program. The 20-year-old studio leans in to the old-school vibes, and there are regular workshops that get into the nitty-gritty details of poses (in case you want to leave The Six having nailed a handstand.

735 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1G1, Canada

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Essence of Life Organics

Wellness insiders heart this Kensington Market natural food market—no sur...

Wellness insiders heart this Kensington Market natural food market—no surprise, considering that its aisles are packed with everything from buzzy supplements to ultra-clean personal care products.

50 Kensington Ave. Toronto, ON M5T 2K1, Canada

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Farmacia Health Bar

It’s all about the elixirs at this organic spot, from burdock-milk thistl...

It’s all about the elixirs at this organic spot, from burdock-milk thistle-dandelion root for a liver and kidney refresh, or he shou wu-astragalus-gynostemma for longevity. Add it to your smoothie (which is made with locally sourced, “live” spring water, NBD).

2096 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON M4E 1E8, Canada

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Fresh on Crawford

The Fresh franchise makes eating healthy suuuper easy,, with a menu packed ...

The Fresh franchise makes eating healthy suuuper easy,, with a menu packed with veggie-with-a-twist options (think squash tacos or a tempeh bacon Caesar salad). If you can’t pick, go for the soup-salad-cornbread option, which comes with a side of cashew cheese. The Trinity Bellwoods Park-abutting location is cozy, although in the summer there’s a cute patio space.

894 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1G3, Canada

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Fresh on Front

The Fresh franchise makes eating healthy suuuper easy, with a menu packed w...

The Fresh franchise makes eating healthy suuuper easy, with a menu packed with veggie-with-a-twist options (think squash tacos or a tempeh bacon Caesar salad). If you can’t pick, go for the soup-salad-cornbread option, which comes with a side of cashew cheese. The new Downtown location is definitely a stunner—hello, plush velvet chairs and lots of hanging plants—which might explain why it’s always so packed.

47 Front St. E.
Toronto, ON M5E 1B3, Canada

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Fresh on Spadina

The Fresh franchise makes eating healthy suuuper easy, with a menu packed w...

The Fresh franchise makes eating healthy suuuper easy, with a menu packed with veggie-with-a-twist options (think squash tacos or a tempeh bacon Caesar salad). If you can’t pick, go for the soup-salad-cornbread option, which comes with a side of cashew cheese. This location recently got a facelift, with luxe design touches (from graphic black-and-white tiles to plush velvet stools).

147 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON M5V 2L7, Canada

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Gladstone Hotel

The hook here is art (not wellness), with every room dreamed up by a differ...

The hook here is art (not wellness), with every room dreamed up by a different artist, but all guests have access to 99 Sudbury’s gym and can borrow a Gallant Bike at any time. Bonus: The toiletries are all natural and locally sourced.

1214 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1J6, Canada

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Good Space

Hands down the dreamiest studio in all of Toronto. In addition to yoga, med...

Hands down the dreamiest studio in all of Toronto. In addition to yoga, meditation, and woo-woo workshops hosted in the bright, brick-walled space, the front area also has a curated selection of locally made natural beauty products (from brands like Gold Apothecary), ceramics, and more.

360 Dufferin #106
Toronto, ON M6K 3G1, Canada

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Hammam Spa

Clear your schedule and book a session at this upscale—but authentic—ha...

Clear your schedule and book a session at this upscale—but authentic—hammam. The steam room is so pretty, you’ll almost wish it was a little less steamy so you could marvel at the design. (Emphasis on almost.) When in doubt, get the Seed to Skin body treatment.

602 King St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, Canada

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Hello 123

Hello, Instagram bait. But you can’t blame anyone for pulling out their c...

Hello, Instagram bait. But you can’t blame anyone for pulling out their camera at this ultra-stylish cafe, decked out with plants, pretty people, and a menu filled with gluten-free cashew-cream waffles, chocolate avocado mousse, and nearly a dozen different grain bowls.

1122 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1H9, Canada

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High Park

Clocking in at nearly 400 acres, you can truly get lost in Toronto’s High...

Clocking in at nearly 400 acres, you can truly get lost in Toronto’s High Park. Head there for your runs, your walks, your bike rides, your hikes, and yes, even your fishing expeditions.

1873 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada

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Laya Spa & Yoga

Yoga classes for upkeep, spa treatments for indulgence at this Ayurvedic-in...

Yoga classes for upkeep, spa treatments for indulgence at this Ayurvedic-inspired wellness haven. (Or hey, take a class and tack on a quick sesh in the steam room for the best of both worlds.) Don’t be alarmed by the West Queen West location—locals swear that you’ll feel a world away from the mayhem once you step inside.

986 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1H1, Canada

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Live Organic Food Bar

Live goes beyond the usual “plant based” thing, with a menu that’s de...

Live goes beyond the usual “plant based” thing, with a menu that’s devoid of gluten and refined sugar as well. The salad options are impressive, but we wouldn’t judge if you skipped them in favor of the tarot root poutine.

264 Dupont St. Toronto, ON M5R 1V7, Canada

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Misfit Studio

Living up to the name, Misfit can’t quite be categorized; its classes are...

Living up to the name, Misfit can’t quite be categorized; its classes are informed by yoga, Pilates, dance, HIIT, and a touch of hipster woo-woo. Not even jumping jacks are safe (and yes, that’s a good thing). No surprise that it’s quickly become a local fave.

88 Ossington Ave.
Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4, Canada

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Moonshine Juicery

If you’re exploring beyond city limits, set your GPS to Waterloo—Canada...

If you’re exploring beyond city limits, set your GPS to Waterloo—Canada’s Silicon Valley, and also home to what just might be our favorite juice bar in the world. That's because Moonshine—housed in a former barn and owned by nutritionist Corina Crysler—serves up so much more than crystal-infused juices and adaptogenic lattes. In the front area is a highly curated offering of tinctures, supplements, non-toxic personal-care products, and crystals; throughout the year Crysler hosts workshops and retreats in the space as well.

305 Northfield Dr. E.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2N4, Canada

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Parallel

By day the soaring, industrial space makes tahini; by night, it’s a busti...

By day the soaring, industrial space makes tahini; by night, it’s a busting restaurant serving up some of the best hummus (and a slew of other veg- and omnivore-friendly dishes) we’ve ever eaten. Also: swoon at the herb falafel. If you’ve got space in your suitcase, pick up a jar of tahini on your way out.

217 Geary Ave.
Toronto, ON M6H 2C1, Canada

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Planta Burger

Locals swear that this is the best vegan burger in the Six—but if that’...

Locals swear that this is the best vegan burger in the Six—but if that’s not enough of a draw, how about the thought of sipping an *oat* milkshake (meaning: totally plant-based) in front of a ridiculously Instagram-worthy “PLANT” neon sign?

4 Temperance St. Toronto, ON M5H 1Y4, Canada

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Planta Toronto

If ordering one of everything on the plant-based menu at this impossibly mo...

If ordering one of everything on the plant-based menu at this impossibly modern-chic spot isn’t an option, opt for the pizzas—all packed with veggies and made with vegan cheese (with a gluten-free crust option).

1221 Bay St. Toronto, ON M5R 3P5, Canada

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Plentea

This must be tea heaven, because it’s got separate menus for oolong teas,...

This must be tea heaven, because it’s got separate menus for oolong teas, tisanes, matchas, and frappes (basically the healthy version of a Starbucks menu, with ingredients like turmeric, beet, and rose).

1205 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON, Canada

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Province Apothecary

After a decade making all-natural skin-care products and providing ultra-he...

After a decade making all-natural skin-care products and providing ultra-healing facials, Julie Clark opened up a brick-and-mortar to make it even easier to talk up her sustainably sourced (often from the Canadian provinces) mission. It’s a local obsession—which means that you’ll def want to book your appointment well in advance.

1518 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6K 1T5, Canada

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Rosalinda

Good luck finding a dud on the menu at this boho-chic, plant-based restaura...

Good luck finding a dud on the menu at this boho-chic, plant-based restaurant. Although our table debated if the jackfruit tacos were too spicy (impossible!), we all agreed that even their non-alcoholic “Placebo Cocktails” were delicious.

133 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5H 2L3, Canada

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Sorelle & Co.

This upscale bakery blends in well with its neighbors (think Saks Fifth Ave...

This upscale bakery blends in well with its neighbors (think Saks Fifth Avenue), but there’s a twist: All of the decadent pastries and baked goods are vegan and gluten, soy-, sesame-, nut-, and preservative-free. If you can’t sit and linger with the ladies who lunch, get a ginger molasses cookie to go.

161 Yorkville Ave.
Toronto, ON M5R 1C4, Canada

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Studio Lagree

Prepare to feel the burn...and the shake, and the quiver at this Megaformer...

Prepare to feel the burn...and the shake, and the quiver at this Megaformer studio off of King Street. There are only 12 machines, so book ahead if you can’t miss a day (and look for classes led by Jeffrey, who gets rave reviews from regulars). Bonus: There are showers and locker rooms.

788 King St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 1N6, Canada

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The Beet Organic Kitchen & Bar

This Junction restaurant touts a menu that’s over 95% organic, with much ...

This Junction restaurant touts a menu that’s over 95% organic, with much of it locally sourced during the warm months. In addition to a slew of salad options, the menu also spotlights its vegan, gluten-free, and keto-friendly offerings (cue stress-free ordering). Bonus: The “Beet Apothecary Cocktails”, which feature everything from cold-pressed juice to kombucha mixers.

2968 Dundas St W.
Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8, Canada

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The Detox Market

W3ll People, Odacite, RMS Beauty…. If you’re after a cult-fave natural ...

W3ll People, Odacite, RMS Beauty…. If you’re after a cult-fave natural beauty product, The Detox Market definitely has it. Head to the Toronto flagship if you’ve forgotten any toiletries (or just need a new lippy).

65 Front St. W.
Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada

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The Drake Hotel

Practically a destination even if you’re not checking in, The Drake Hotel...

Practically a destination even if you’re not checking in, The Drake Hotel is buzzing 24/7. If you want to detox the morning after a late-night show, guests get free yoga at Glassy-fave Good Space, free spinning at Ride Cycle, and cruiser bike rentals (when it’s not, like, snowing outsides)—plus the lobby restaurant serves up everything from chia bowls to veggie maki rolls.

1150 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, Canada

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The Junction Farmers’ Market

During the warm months, stop by this Saturday morning farmers' market to st...

During the warm months, stop by this Saturday morning farmers' market to stock up your Airbnb with fresh produce—or, even better, to pick up a jar of Culture City’s Maple Water Turmeric Root Mustard as a souvenir.

2960 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8, Canada

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Tokyo Smoke

Would you like a (coffee table-appropriate) bong with your cold brew? This ...

Would you like a (coffee table-appropriate) bong with your cold brew? This Toronto-based coffee shop—serving up matcha lattes too, obvs—sells everything-but-the-cannabis, with a hyper-curated selection of accessories from elevated, design-minded brands like Van der Pop and Maitri.

850b Adelaide St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 2S1, Canada

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Tokyo Smoke

Would you like a coffee table-appropriate bong with your cold brew? This To...

Would you like a coffee table-appropriate bong with your cold brew? This Toronto-based coffee shop (serving up matcha lattes too, obvs) sells everything-but-the-cannabis, with a hyper-curated selection of accessories from elevated, design-minded brands like Van der Pop and Maitri.

668 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1E5, Canada

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Tokyo Smoke

Would you like a coffee table-appropriate bong with your cold brew? This To...

Would you like a coffee table-appropriate bong with your cold brew? This Toronto-based coffee shop (serving up matcha lattes too, obvs) sells everything-but-the-cannabis, with a hyper-curated selection of accessories from elevated, design-minded brands like Van der Pop and Maitri.

874 College St.
Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, Canada

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Vegandale

Although it’s the source of much local debate (touching upon issues like ...

Although it’s the source of much local debate (touching upon issues like food shaming and gentrification), everyone can probably agree that Vegandale is truly one of a kind. After all, how many other major cities can boast a strip of vegan-centric businesses that range from a brewery to an old-school ice cream parlor to a clothes-to-condoms boutique?

1346 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6K 1L4, Canada

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Village Juicery

Where Toronto’s healthiest movers and shakers get their juice. Think 100%...

Where Toronto’s healthiest movers and shakers get their juice. Think 100% organic and cold-pressed (with no HPP or UV light-filtering). For something classic, go for the Be Green; for something unexpected, opt for the AO Smoothie (or, if it’s mid-winter, the 7-Hour Wild Chaga Cider).

2228 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON M6S 1N6, Canada

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Village Juicery

Where Toronto’s healthiest movers and shakers get their juice. Think 100%...

Where Toronto’s healthiest movers and shakers get their juice. Think 100% organic and cold-pressed (with no HPP or UV light-filtering). Grab a Be Green or AO Smoothie to go—and go for a walk up the Roncesvalles hill.

99 Roncesvalles Ave.
Toronto, ON M6R 2K9, Canada

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Village Juicery

Where Toronto’s healthiest movers and shakers get their juice. Think 100%...

Where Toronto’s healthiest movers and shakers get their juice. Think 100% organic and cold-pressed (with no HPP or UV light-filtering). For something classic, go for the Be Green; for something unexpected, opt for the AO Smoothie (or, if it’s mid-winter, the 7-Hour Wild Chaga Cider).

540 College St.
Toronto, ON M6G 1A6, Canada

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