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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I went “plant-based” about a month ago, and this was our first foray into going out to eat. Wow. Just wow! He had the oat-almond waffles, which were just heavenly with the cashew-lemon drizzle and real maple syrup, with beautiful presentation. I...had the BBQ “burger” and just look at the photo! Fresh sprouts on the salad, a visual spectacle with so many amazing colours, and the gluten-free bun didn’t even taste gluten-free! Beautiful balsamic vinaigrette was just perfect. Chilled water in a glass bottle, flawlessly- clean cutlery, glasses and plates just added to our delight! The bare-brick walls, comfortable wooden chairs and tables, and black iron accessories really gave the place a century-old feel. Out waitress was a treat, Lasaria (sorry if I got that incorrect). We can’t wait to go back so we can try two more items off the menu.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2021

In the world of vegan takeout, you can expect salads, bowls, and sandwiches/wraps. After a while, it gets tedious, boring, and predictable. It's often a challenge to find a bistro that can elevate such simple fare and make it interesting but The Food Forest manages...to excel. Yes: the menu is still salads, bowls, and sandwiches/wraps, but they have taken that extra step to make everything delicious and interesting. The smoothie I enjoyed was above and beyond, too. How good is Food Forest? After only one visit, my gf and I drove from Toronto - a 90 min drive - JUST to have dinner here again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed December 20, 2020 via mobile

I ordered the TLT and my husband has the black bean burger. They were delicious! We got some desserts and had to stop ourselves for going back for more. So good!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

My wife and I aren't vegan but chose this place we just wanted a healthy alternative for lunch. The service was excellent and the food was amazing ! Won't be our last visit !!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch when we were in Peterborough for the day and glad we did. Nice earthy atmosphere and an expansive menu of vegetarian/vegan dishes, including a large selection of smoothies and juices. Done in or order from the counter. Try the Almond Oat...Flout waffles with fresh maple syrup. They are to die for. The bowls are also wonderful and will fi you up.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

A wonderful place for a vegan meal in Peterborough. We really enjoyed our lunch. Really clean and great service. We tried the carrot apple juice, the pad thai, the electric city bowl, and the polenta fries. Delicious!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019

We chose Food Forest for our dessert and we were not disappointed! Everything looked delicious and healthy but we chose the chocolate fudge cheesecake! Oh my gosh! It had a coconut base and was better than biting into a Mounds Chocolate Bar. Very addictive! Coffee...was good too and lots of lovely options for tea.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

I've been a couple times and both times have been a somewhat of a disappointment. I'm not a foodie, but I know what I like. I take the approach that if you are going out food should be good to eat first and healthy is...a just bonus. On my first visit more than a year ago, I tried their burger with a gluten free bun. Perhaps the gluten free has improved over the last year, but it was awful. I'd honestly rather eat sawdust. I know what sawdust tastes like. I'm not just saying that. Both the patty and bread were IMHO inedible. I ordered from the juice bar and at least enjoyed that. The 2nd time wes a few days ago. My wife had the tacco salad. They screwed up the chili pepper and she couldn't really eat it. I love hot foods and I still found it a bit too hot to eat. They apologized profusely, as it was an honest mistake. They offered to redo the plate but we just plowed through it for some reason. They gave us pick of the deserts in compensation - fair enough. I had the electric city bowl - with no expectations. The tempeh was so salty it was again inedible. My wife ate some of it, but honestly it was not fit for human consumption - in that much salt could actually be lethal. We didn't bring it up with the server, at this point the experience IMHO was simply embarrassingly poor. They said the owner was on site and cooking - take from that what you will. Anyhow, I've heard nothing but great reviews. Their deserts are just OK. Good enough to compliment your aunt, etc, but not something you would consider paying good money for. Their juice bar is very good. I've only tried one thing and it was better than my own concoctions I've made at home only after much time, trial and error. But, I've had better and worse. Never going back and felt I needed to share my perspective. I'm somewhat new to plant based / vegan diet. There are other options in town. Go with them.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Passing through Peterborough and searched for a healthy food restaurant and found The Food Forest. Nice place with nice service. The burgers were great. The sauces really made them special. The polenta fries were interesting to try. I wasn't quite sure what I was expecting....They sort of crumbled. We finished with a shake for dessert, which was really filling!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

The atmosphere is quite lovely, very natural. Food is delicious and made fresh on the spot. Large portions with lots left over for takeaway.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Had the polenta fries and taco salad. Both were tasty and fresh. What an awesome place to stumble across. Not a vegan, or even a vegetarian but I loved this place. Kudos to the great staff, the service was great too.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Great service and phenomenal food. Would recommend this place to everyone! I’m neither vegan or a vegetarian but love eating here! This is a spot for everyone to enjoy!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

My daughter took her two friends to The Food Forest for lunch as it was her favourite restaurant in Peterborough. The special of the day was Mac and Cheese as written on the specials board. Assuming it was a vegan non-dairy version of regular Mac...and Cheese, all three girls ordered it. To their disappointment it contained other things like onions, sun-dried tomatoes and other veggies. There was no description of the dish on the daily special board and the server never advised it was not a traditional Mac and cheese. Unfortunately none of them liked it because they did not like the added ingredients which you don’t normally expect with a Mac and Cheese. The server advised them that they have a rule whereby if they check back with a customer and they are not enjoying their meal, they will replace free of charge with another menu choice. Two of the girls graciously chose to take the servers offer and selected a different option. Upon paying for the bill, they were advised that the server was incorrect and they do not do that. The server just said I’m sorry for the inconvenience. So now because of this, two of the girls had to pay for two meals each and had a bill that was over $30 each, double what they expected to pay. Shame on you Food Forest for not keeping your word to your customers. Whether the server was mistaken or not, she said this to her customers and it should have been honoured and you should have absorbed the cost for this. The customer is always right. You took advantage of these young girls who did not speak up for what was the right thing for you to do. So all I can say now is that you have lost our business. We will not be back.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

I unfortunately ordered what turned out to be a pile of very tough vegetable material, cut in the longest possible lengths that could only be tackled via hacking with a knife, or better with garden shears. This inedible goat food was ill-matched to the strange...tasting dressing, supposedly a pad thai flavor. What was I - or they - thinking?More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan you know how difficult it is to find a place to eat; especially if the only options are french fries and salad! Everything we ordered was excellent and there is no doubt we will return again and again. Highly...recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Yes we do take out, you can get anything on our menu to go. Although we do not have take-out cutlery to cut down on our plastic waste.
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The Food Forest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5