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Where to Take Your Clients: Planta

What: Restaurant, Vegan

Where: 1221 Bay Street, Toronto

When it comes to culinary offerings, Toronto’s posh neighborhood, Yorkville, has seen better days. But with an assortment of new restaurants and bistros flocking to the area this year, the city’s charming luxury destination is finally starting to experience a much overdue renaissance.

Vegan restaurants often get a bad rap for, well, almost everything. From uninspired settings to tasteless fare, the list goes on. But Planta, a new restaurant with an entirely plant-based menu, may finally be the one to change public opinion on the matter.

The latest in the Chase Hospitality Group’s growing empire (see: Kasa Moto, Colette Grand Café, The Chase, etc.), and in collaboration with Nota Bene’s chef David Lee, Planta offers a relaxed setting perfect for lunch meetings or early evening (fresh-pressed juice) cocktails with exposed brick walls and whimsical palm leaf-print wallpaper.

In addition to their main room, the space also features a private 32-seat private dining room and a 10-seat semi-private space that overlooks the restaurant from the second level. Highlights include carrot “hot dogs”, fried Kimchi dumplings and No Noodle Lasagna, all of which can be enjoyed knowing that every single ingredient on the menu is 100 percent organic.

Images courtesy of Chase Hospitality Group