EAT YOUR VEGGIES
Since making the leap to vegetarianism many moons ago, I've made do with restaurant menus. With limited vegetarian offerings, I've become accustomed to ordering soup, salad, or other heavily modified items. Most places don't offer a protein substitute for the animal one that I'm choosing to remove. So, it's often, "butter chicken, no chicken, please" or other magical creations. And that's just the way she goes... BUT, when I come across a delicious vegetarian restaurant that serves items that are even better than their "meaty" originals, I'm in heaven.
Enter, Hunter Gatherer - the best dang vegetarian/vegan diner in the Queen City. You can see for yourself that the room is gorgeous - totally eclectic and so cozy. The staff were like old friends, the food was delicious and the atmosphere, lovely. It was the perfect weekend brunch and a spot that I could easily dwell in for hours with pals. We arrived to a full house and enjoyed the people watching from our back booth about as much as we did the breakfast bowls and vegetarian breakfast burgers.
This rustic Ma & Pa diner opened up in 2015 and since then, Regina's Heritage Neighbourhood has never tasted so good. Serving up all of your diner favourites, Hunter Gatherer makes the best vegetarian burgers & fries, eggs & hash browns, melts, wraps and milkshakes with the freshest (vegetarian) ingredients around. I highly recommend stopping in for breakfast, but hear that you can't go wrong anytime of day.
And because we all know good things come in threes, be sure to take a quick stroll down 15th to discover a few other local greats (it's just a half block down). 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters and Malty National are conveniently linked and just so happen to serve up some of the best "brews" in town. Thirty 3 Coffee Roasters, specialty coffee roaster and record enthusiasts, offer fresh, seasonal and ethically sourced specialty coffee, while Malty National, a small batch micro brewery, specializes is small batch IPA's, stouts and unusual ales. With a quaint location, kind people and delicious beverages, it's a good place to be. Allow yourself enough time to enjoy a few rounds of ping pong while you visit.
There you have it. A delicious and eclectic street to sample on your next trip to the Queen City.