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Good times have never felt so Fresh.

Since 1999, Fresh has been Toronto’s original source for modern plant-based food. We offer a full line of raw, organic cold pressed juices, and craft cocktails made with local artisanal ingredients. For 20 years it’s been our mission to prove that a plant-based diet can be satisfying, energizing and crave-able. Our food is made daily, in-house, from whole, natural ingredients.

Our Food & Juice

Our Food

We make our food from scratch with 100% plant-based ingredients. At Fresh, there is something on the menu to satisfy every palate. Our fare is so much more than just plant-based food. It’s the best food, period. Discover for yourself the food that Toronto can’t stop talking about.

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Vegan Brunch in Toronto
Our Juice

Fresh fruit and vegetable juices have natural healing properties and work as nutritional building blocks to bring you closer to better health and well-being than you’ve ever been before.

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Fresh Juice



Our cookbooks are shipped using standard Canada Post shipping. Our shipping rates are as follows and will automatically be added to your order during checkout:

Super Fresh Cookbook by Jennifer Houston and Ruth Tal
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  • Canada
    1 Cookbook: $11 2 or more Cookbooks: $15
  • USA
    1 Cookbook: $15 2 or more Cookbooks: $25
  • International
    1 Cookbook: $30 2 or more Cookbooks: $50

Give the gift of Fresh! Physical and electronic FreshCards can be purchased from our Fresh Shop. Physical cards will be mailed to the Canadian address of your choice. When the card reaches zero, you can reload at one of our locations (or through the Fresh Restaurants app if purchasing an electronic FreshCard). FreshCards can be used in store or on the Fresh Restaurants app. Please note that purchases online are only available in Canadian Dollars and cards will be loaded in Canadian Dollars.

In a rush to find the perfect gift? We’ve got you covered! Order an electronic FreshCard online and send it straight on to your recipient!

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Our History

  • 1991
    Ruth Tal starts a pop-up juice bar called Juice for Life
  • 1992
    After developing a cult following with her pop-up, Ruth opens a permanent location in the Queen St Market across from CityTV, developing the signature juices and vegan dishes that form the core of the menu.
  • 1995
    Ruth opens a location on Bloor Street, her first full service restaurant, and asks friend and accountant Barry Alper to partner with her.
  • 1998
    The original Queen St Market location moves down the street into a larger space inside the LeChateau store, going from 8 seats to 30.
  • 1998
    Jennifer Houston joins and takes over kitchen operations.
  • 1999
    Ruth and Barry make Jennifer a partner. This same year, they decide the name “Juice For Life” no longer represents the focus of the business, so they change the name to “Fresh by Juice For Life” and eventually just “Fresh”.
  • 2002
    Fresh on Crawford opens.
  • 2006
    The Queen Street location moves around the corner into a larger space and is renamed Fresh on Spadina.
  • 2007
    Fresh on Bloor is bursting at the seams and moves to a new larger location near the corner of Bloor & Spadina.
  • 2013
    Fresh on Eglinton joins the ranks, bringing the Fresh experience north of Bloor for the first time.
  • 2018
    Fresh on Front opens. Fresh enters into the world of craft cocktails for the first time.
  • 2019
    Fresh on Spadina takes over the space next door and doubles in size.
  • 2020
    Fresh opens three delivery and takeout only locations - Fresh Queensway, Fresh Leaside, and Fresh Leslieville - as well as the first location in the GTA, Fresh on Hurontario, in Mississauga.
  • 2021
    Fresh brings it's plant powered menu to Hamilton, opening a fourth delivery and takeout only location – Fresh Hamilton.
  • 2021
    Fresh on Eglinton relocates across the street to a new bright and airy space at 101 Eglinton Avenue East.
  • 2021
    Fresh Sherway Gardens opens to the public, bringing our Plant Powered menu to the lovely guests inside CF Sherway Gardens mall and the Etobicoke community at large.
  • 2022
    Fresh opens its 8th brick and mortar location bringing the plant powered goodness to the Danforth Greektown area.