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Rise Above

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Rise Above is an all vegan restaurant and bakery, located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, Ontario. We use only plant-based ingredients because we believe that it is possible to eat well and enjoy life without harming other species or our environment. We specialize in comfort foods, healthy choices, and fresh baked desserts.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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All reviews brunch seitan potato wedges avocado benedict stuffed mushrooms vegan fare mac and cheese cheesecake cupcakes burger soup sandwiches pasta great vegan meat eaters non vegan crunch wrap
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I've eaten at Rise Above several times and enjoyed everything I've tried. As a meat eater, I was apprehensive at first, having experienced some "disgustingly bland and stodgy" vegan dishes elsewhere (especially by amateur cooks). But my fears were proven wrong here. For example, the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CanadianSunset_49
Reviewed today via mobile

I’m sure I would have loved the food, but the customer service was abysmal when we walked in the door. I work in the industry and I’ve never seen a hostess so miserable. No hello, no how are you. We were scoffed at because we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank H5926QJstephanieb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch and waited at the door for a few minutes to be seated. The place was almost full at the time. Just after us about three groups were told they’d have to wait half an hour for a table. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BazRasty
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten at Rise Above many times and never been disappointed. Be sure to order the crispy seitan with buffalo sauce.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Adriana C
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Came here for my birthday and was not disappointed! Had the killer crunch wrap and cheese cake and my mouth died and went to heaven 😍 Cheers

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 22 November 2018

My spouse and I had a fantastic dining experience at Rise Above. It was great to be treated to a menu full of vegan options rather than the typical pasta option that so many restaurants offer vegans/vegetarians. We had potato wedges to start and then...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hypatiace
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Stopped in here on way back from Outlets. My daughter is vegan, I am not! Lunch was delicious, portions were ample.Great funky atmosphere!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank clueless99
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a funky place with really interesting vegetarian foods, I loved the soup and fresh salads - well priced too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karenicehouse
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Visiting from out-of-town and wish we lived closer, we'd absolutely be regulars. Delicious plant based foods, it was so nice to be able to order anything off the menu without having to second guess ingredients! We recommend both the sweet potato black bean burger, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Great food! Trendy atmosphere. Clean environment. The place was busy so I had to wait for a seat. Loved that they had a waiting area that you could sit down. Staff very friendly, did not wait long for the food. The food is definitely amazing.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank yvw1
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7 April 2017|
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Response from Brian G | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your inquiry. Reservations are not required but are always recommended as we are a small restaurant and often fill up quickly, especially on Friday and Saturday nights at dinner time. Without a... More
Robin W
15 March 2016|
Response from Brian G | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your inquiry. You can view our menus on our website. Unfortunately Trip Advisor will not let me post a website link within this answer, however there is a link to our website from our Trip Advisor... More
3 March 2016|
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Response from Brian G | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question! I'm the owner and I didn't know the menu was listed here! I apologize but that was quite an old menu. Our menu changes every 3 months and you can always find the most up to date menu on... More
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