If you’re in the West Queen West neighborhood of Toronto and feeling a bit peckish, you might want to pop into Hello123. This completely dairy-free and vegan restaurant and bar boasts a comfort food menu in a modern but cozy atmosphere.
Hello123 Greets Toronto Customers with a Completely Plant-Based Menu
Their dinner menu is quite eclectic, with a jumble of domestic and international influences. For example, their Cauliflower Forever appetizer is topped with hollandaise sauce, dukkah, and pomegranate. And their Green xxxxx bowl includes hemp and sunflower balls and is drizzled with both pesto and tahini sauces. The chef isn’t afraid to get adventurous and cross some flavor borders.
But overall, the menu has a very relaxed feel with appetizers like Nachos and Messy Home Fries, an array of Bowls and Salads, and a couple of feature Burgers.
The lunch and brunch menu has most of the dinner menu items on it, but also includes several Smoothies and Bowls, and almost classic brunch dishes like French toast, Omelettes, “Benny Benny,” and gluten-free pancakes.
Yes, they have gluten-free and even paleo options! In fact, they have icons right on each menu indicating which items contain gluten, soy, and/or tree nuts. Unfortunately, they do have a very small kitchen, and might not be able to prevent cross-contamination with these allergens. Check with the manager before visiting and ordering.
Beyond the savory dishes, Hello123 has some decadent desserts, including cheesecakes! And they serve a full bar. This includes an array of house cocktails, vegan wines with several organic and biodynamic options, and beer and cider on draught. The non-alcoholic options are several types of kombucha, cold-pressed and fresh-squeezed juices, superfood coffee lattes, and more.
Where to Find Hello123
This friendly establishment is open seven days a week with lunch and dinner on the weekdays, brunch and dinner on the weekends, and fairly late hours. They have a second location opening soon in Montreal, Quebec. They only take reservations for dinner, and offer order ahead and delivery services.
Location: 1122 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9