If you're someone who often orders salads in restaurants, you're also probably someone who gets frustrated about the fact that they cost more than many entrees. And if you're a vegetarian, that only ups the anger factor — after all, shouldn't you be reaping some financial benefits for sticking to plant-based foods?

Toronto has a number of restaurants that dish out vegetarian foods, and at the end of November, many of these spots participate in Veggielicious, a food festival similar to Summerlicious and Winterlicious, wherein restaurants create a special prix fixe for people to try out spots they might not otherwise frequent.

But for the vegetarians of Toronto, the names will be very familiar, albeit with the advantage of a better price point for two weeks between November 15 and 30. At The Huffington Post Canada, we've taken a look at these Veggielicious participants, along with our own favourite veggie restaurants, and determined what kind of dinner we can get for under $20 around the city. They're not all exclusively vegetarian, but we think that's just a bonus for being able to eat with anyone at all.

SEE: The cheapest vegetarian restaurants for dinner in Toronto. Miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments below and we'll add them in:

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  • Free Times Cafe

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.freetimescafe.com/" target="_blank">Free Times Cafe</a> <b>Where</b>: 320 College St. (College and Spadina) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: All daily specials during Veggielicious will be vegan (items like tofu burgers and falafels). Prices range from $4.95 to $15.95; call or check the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/freetimescafe" target="_blank">Free Times Facebook page</a> for daily specials.

  • Govinda's

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://govindasdining.blogspot.ca/" target="_blank">Govinda's</a> <b>Where</b>: 243 Avenue Road (Avenue and Dupont) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: Buffet including drink and dessert for $10 per person, with dishes like daal soup, vegetable curry, pakoras and much more. Vegan items selection will be enhanced during Veggielicious.

  • Cheesewerks

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.cheesewerks.com/" target="_blank">Cheesewerks</a> <b>Where</b>: 56 Bathurst St. (Bathurst and Wellington) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: The Los Angeles sandwich (havarti, avocado, arugula, citrus compote), plus drink and side

  • Magic Oven

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.magicoven.com/" target="_blank">Magic Oven</a> <b>Where</b>: <a href="http://www.magicoven.com/_branches.php" target="_blank">Multiple locations around Toronto</a> <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: Live Green Salad (kale and tofu in miso-lemon dressing); Spelt rotini with pesto, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes; organic beer, wine or kombucha for $20

  • Milagro

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.milagrorestaurant.com/Welcome.html" target="_blank">Milagro</a> <b>Where</b>: 783 Queen St. W. (Queen and Bathurst); 3187 Yonge St. (Yonge and Lawrence); 5 Mercer St. (King and John) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: Veggielicious specials to be announced; Tortilla soup and a vegan burrito come out to $19.50 regularly

  • Hogtown Vegan

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.hogtownvegan.com/" target="_blank">Hogtown Vegan</a> <b>Where</b>: 834 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Ossington) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: Sandwiches from $10 to $12, drinks $3 and starters from $4

  • One Love Vegetarian

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://oneloveveg.com/" target="_blank">One Love Vegetarian</a> <b>Where</b>: 854 Bathurst St. (Bathurst and Bloor) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: Specials to be announced, but most items are $10.99 and under regularly

  • Pero Restaurant

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Perorestaurantandlounge" target="_blank">Pero Restaurant</a> <b>Where</b>: 812 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Ossington) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: A vegetarian combo platter, which includes a sampling of veggie dishes like cooked collard greens with onions and green peppers or chopped tomatoes with injera scramble is $15 for Veggielicious

  • Rawlicious

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://rawlicious.ca/" target="_blank">Rawlicious</a> <b>Where</b>: 2122 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Runnymede); 20 Cumberland St. (Bloor and Yonge) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: Beet ravioli, slice of pizza, and delicious sweet potato chips for $15 during Veggielicious; entrees always $9 to $15

  • Sadie's Diner

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.sadiesdiner.com/" target="_blank">Sadie's Diner</a> <b>Where</b>: 504 Adelaide St. W. (Adelaide and Bathurst) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: Specials to be announced, but entrees always between $9 to $13 and desserts for $5 to $6

  • The Beet

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.thebeet.ca/" target="_blank">The Beet</a> <b>Where</b>: 2945 Dundas St. W. (Dundas and Keele) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: Fakin’ with Bacon Prix Fixe for $15 (smoky maple coconut bacon, lettuce and tomato with a side salad, a choice of Beet It juice or organic beer, and a raw vegan handmade truffle by Live On Chocolate) for Veggielicious

  • Lahore Tikka House

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LahoreTikkaHouse" target="_blank">Lahore Tikka House</a> <b>Where</b>: 1365 Gerrard St. E. (Gerrard and Greenwood) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: Veggie entrees range from $6 to $13, with must-have naans at $1.75

  • Sukho Thai

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.sukhothaifood.ca/" target="_blank">Sukho Thai</a> <b>Where</b>: 52 Wellington St. E (Wellington and Church); 274 Parliament St. (Parliament and Dundas) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: All curries are $12, starters from $6

  • Lalibela

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.lalibelaethiopianrestaurant.com/lali/index.php" target="_blank">Lalibela</a> <b>Where</b>: 869 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Ossington); 1405 Danforth Ave. (Danforth and Coxwell) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: Vegetarian platter for $11 or $12 (depending on spice), including split peas, lentils, chickpeas, cabbage, collard greens and more

  • Mi Gia Phung

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.timeforpho.com/#!" target="_blank">Mi Gia Phung</a> <b>Where</b>: 598 Gerrard St. E. (Gerrard and Broadview) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: Tofu and avocado salad rolls, pho chay (with tofu and veggies) and spring rolls with vermicelli

  • Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu

    <b>The restaurant</b>: Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu <b>Where</b>: 691 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Christie); 5445 Yonge St. (Yonge and Finch) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: Veggie soon tofu for $8 that comes with many traditional Korean side dishes

  • Camros Organic Eatery

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.camroseatery.com/" target="_blank">Camros Organic Eatery</a> <b>Where</b>: 25 Hayden St. (Bloor and Yonge) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: A four-item combination runs about $14; choices include a raw beet and carrot salad, green rice balls, chickpea stews and <a href="http://www.camroseatery.com/menu/web-menu-2.pdf" target="_blank">many more</a>

  • Vegetarian Haven

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.vegetarianhaven.com/" target="_blank">Vegetarian Haven</a> <b>Where</b>: 17 Baldwin St. (Dundas and McCaul) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: Yes <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: Two-course dinner special: Chef's bistro special and soup for $15 for Veggielicious

  • Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.jeanvegetariankitchen.ca/#" target="_blank">Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen</a> <b>Where</b>: 1262 Danforth Ave. (Danforth and Greenwood) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: Entrees from $8.50 to $11.50, appetizers from $3 to $6

  • Udupi Palace

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.udupipalace.ca/" target="_blank">Udupi Palace</a> <b>Where</b>: 1460 Gerrard St. E. (Gerrard and Coxwell) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: All items on the menu range from $3 to $10

  • Butler's Pantry

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://www.butlerspantry.ca/" target="_blank">Butler's Pantry</a> <b>Where</b>: 371 Roncesvalles Ave. (Bloor and Roncesvalles); 591 Markham Street (Bloor and Bathurst) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: Many veggie entrees like curry pie and tagines from $9 to $12, appetizers from $3 to $5

  • Buddha's Vegetarian Kitchen

    <b>The restaurant</b>: Buddha's Vegetarian Kitchen <b>Where</b>: 666 Dundas St. W. (Dundas and Bathurst) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: Yes <b>What's under $20?</b>: With a couple of exceptions, all dishes range between $7 to $10, with gigantic portions

  • Utopia

    <b>The restaurant</b>: <a href="http://utopiacafe.ca/" target="_blank">Utopia</a> <b>Where</b>: 586 College St. (College and Bathurst) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No <b>What's under $20?</b>: Poutine with (amazing) veggie gravy for $6, entrees like veggies burgers and souvlaki for $9 and veggie burritos for $11 and $12

  • South Indian Dosa Mahal Restaurant

    <b>The restaurant</b>: South Indian Dosa Mahal Restaurant <b>Where</b>: 1262 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Lansdowne) <b>Part of Veggielicious</b>: No <b>Vegetarian only?</b>: No (but it is the majority of the menu) <b>What's under $20?</b>: All dishes, from appetizers to mains, range from $1.25 to $6.95


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