Lunch at Peasant

Wontons in broth, at Peasant.

When Peasant opened on Dominion Road last year, their small & carefully-curated Vietnamese menu didn’t have any obviously vegan angles. They seemed like the kind of place that could make something off-menu, but I hadn’t been interested enough to test them out.

So last month, when colleagues invited me out for lunch, we called ahead to ask about options. And there was one, and I ate it: daikon wontons and shiitake mushrooms in a kelp dashi broth.

It was tasty: simple and robust spices, fresh green flavours, perfect slippery little dumplings. I liked this, and hope that Peasant keeps vegan options on its future menus.


Peasant is at 191 Dominion Road, in the space that used to be Two Monkeys. It’s open every day except Monday, for lunch (12โ€“3pm) and dinner (6-10pm).

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