re:eating in Stratford
heh. welcome to the pork capital my friend. how i ended up living here i do not know. there are surprisingly a lot of vegans in strat but surprisingly few vegan-friendly restaurants.
there are no vegetarian restaurants but there are some that you can get by at..
Swiss chalet has a great veggieburger. i'm not sure if it's 100% vegan but it's close and it's damn good (same one they serve at Harvey's) and the fries are not half bad.
for a proper meal, try Kelsey's, i think their pastas are egg-free (ask to be sure but i've had them so i think they are) if there isn't a pasta dish on the menu without dairy just ask and they can make you one. there was a rainbow pasta with chunky marinara on the lunch menu that's pretty good. avoid the veggie burger at ALL costs. tastes like cardboard, 3 bites and you're full, and sick for 3 days after. ick. bf and i usually share a bruschetta with the feta on the side for him (remember to ask for no parmesan too or they'll load it up) but i'm not sure if they use butter on the bread.. the fries are good though.
there's also a Subway for a quick lunch, and a pizza hut. always options there though not anything spectacular.
but... what you really wanna do is go downtown to Gene's, it's a chinese restaurant and man oh man. ask for the vegetarian singapore noodles and tell them you're vegan, they know what it means. and it's not on the menu but they will also do up some sweet and sour deep fried tofu if you ask. it's really good even if you don't normally like tofu, it's not really oily and mushy like most places. they have other veg options but those are the only 2 dishes i ever get cause they're so damn good
their prices are reasonable and the one waiter is...
also if you don't mind paying through the nose check out Pazzo (across the street from Gene's) but go downstairs (upstairs is all classy and junk so they only serve like veal and stuff like that. bleh) to the pizza/bar room. you can order pizza by the topping or pick one off a menu (cheaper), they allow substitutions and you can get whole wheat crust. just let them know it's a dairy "allergy" and they'll be careful not to get cheese anywhere near it. but heads up: don't get roasted garlic as a topping. it's whole cloves. and while very tasty, made me rather sick to my stomach the next day
their pasta is made with egg.
those are pretty much the only places i go to but if you need more ideas let me know.