Exciting news for Rise Above fans. we've opened a second location in Hamilton! A new and different concept than our St Catharines location, this will be our modernized and veganized take on a classic pizzeria. Eat-in, take-out, and delivery options! Fully licensed bar with pinball and arcade games! And our famous seitan wings! Visit the website!
Lunch & Dinner
Our Lunch & Dinner menu is available Tuesday to Saturday. It is not available during Sunday Brunch service!
RISE ABOVE is an all vegan restaurant and bakery. We use only plant-based ingredients because we believe that it is possible to eat well without harming other species or our environment. Wherever you see milk, cheese, cream, or meat mentioned on our menu, this refers to a vegan version of that ingredient.
Items marked * can be made gluten free by request. An additional charge may apply. Though we make best efforts to prevent cross contamination, we are not a wheat-free facility and cannot guarantee that our food is safe for those with a severe gluten allergy. Please inform your server of any allergies.
Soup & Salad
Soup of the Day
Ask your server for details!
Greens, chickpeas, and radishes, with shredded beets and carrots, in a balsamic vinaigrette.
Kale Caesar *
Kale, sunflower seeds, and croutons, in a creamy lemon garlic dressing.
Root & Feta Salad
Roasted root vegetables and kale, tossed in a cider vinaigrette, and topped with apple chips, pumpkin seeds, spiced pecans, and almond feta.
Crispy russet potato wedges served with chipotle aioli dipping sauce.
Sausage Pizza Rolls
Crispy spring rolls filled with housemade seitan sausage, marinara, and cashew mozzarella.
Dehydrated cremini mushrooms, stuffed with housemade cashew cheese and sunflower seed pesto.
Potato wedges topped with refried black beans, housemade cheddar sauce, sour cream, diced tomato, and fresh green onions.
Our signature seitan wings tossed in your choice of sauce: spicy buffalo, maple garlic, sriracha lime, or sesame ginger. Served with sticks and dip.
A selection of housemade meats, cheeses and snacks. Italian sausage, smoky tempeh, grilled seitan, sundried tomato cheddar, candied nuts, hummus, spicy red pepper jelly, pickles, olives, fresh fruit, seed crackers, and baguette.
Sandwiches & Wraps
All sandwiches and wraps come with a side of house salad, wedges, or soup.
Beet Burger *
A beet and lentil burger served on a housemade bun and topped with caramelized onions, arugula, and creamy housemade blue cheese dressing. Make it gluten free for $2.
Cajun Seitan Burger
A crispy cornflour crusted seitan burger topped with chipotle aioli, fresh slaw, romaine, sweet pickles, and maple syrup on a sesame seed bun.
Crispy Seitan Wrap
Crispy and tender seitan dumplings with red onion, lettuce, tomato, and lemon garlic aioli in a flour tortilla. Add buffalo sauce for $1.
Killer Crunch Wrap
Layers of cheddar cheese, refried black beans, chopped romaine, tomatoes, taco sauce, sour cream and a crispy tostada shell, folded inside a flour tortilla.
Pesto Grilled Cheese *
Housemade cashew mozzarella cheese, with spinach basil pesto and roasted red peppers, on buttered and grilled whole wheat bread. Make it gluten free for $1.
Italian Meatball Sub
Chickpea meatballs nestled in housemade marinara and smothered in creamy cashew mozzarella, on a toasted garlic baguette.
Antipasto Sandwich *
Toasted baguette with sundried tomato olive tapenade, artichokes, roasted red peppers, pickled eggplant, banana peppers, grilled tofu, and arugula.
Upgrade the side with your sandwich or wrap.
Upgrade your side house salad to any other salad from our menu.
Wedges Supreme Upgrade
Upgrade your side wedges by adding refried beans, cheddar, sour cream, diced tomato and green onions.
Mac & Cheese Upgrade *
Upgrade your side to a bowl of Cheddar Mac & Cheese. Add $1 to make it gluten free.
Large Soup Upgrade
Upgrade your side soup to a large bowl of soup.
Cheddar Mac & Cheese *
Macaroni noodles tossed in a creamy cashew cheddar sauce and topped with a buttery broccoli crumb. Make it gluten free for $1 / $2.
Sesame Ginger Noodle Bowl
Rice noodles, broccoli, bok choy, and grilled tofu, tossed in a sesame ginger sauce and topped with a fresh colourful slaw and toasted sesame seeds.
Fresh Fall Bowl
Roasted cauliflower, marinated tofu, crispy chickpeas, and fresh spinach on a bed of brown rice, and topped with miso gravy, pickled beets, shredded carrots, and sprouts.
Soba noodles and ground seitan sausage in an umami broth with squash, shittake mushrooms, pears and charred eggplant. Topped with green onions and sesame seeds.
French lentils, roasted pears, roasted root vegetables, kale and cranberries nestled in a housemade pie shell and topped with miso gravy. Served with mixed greens.
Chimichanga & Nopalitos
Crumbled seitan, peppers, onions and rice wrapped in a flour tortilla and deep fried. Topped with taco sauce and sour cream. Served with a cactus salad with almond feta.
Tender housemade pumpkin pillows tossed with maple brussels and chili squash. Served on seasoned cashew cream and topped with crispy sage and pumpkin seeds.
Smoky Maple Tempeh
Garlic Sautéed Kale
Chipotle aioli, lemon garlic aioli, buffalo, marinara, sour cream, maple garlic, sriracha lime, sesame ginger, miso gravy
For kids 12 and under. Choose a dipping sauce at no charge.
Choose one of the following kid sized entrées: Mac & Cheese, Mini Fresh Fall Bowl, Grilled Cheese, Crispy Seitan Nuggets.
Choose one of the following side dishes: Potato Wedges, Greens, or Veggie Sticks.