Vegans love baked goods don’t they?

easter kupcake

Kupcakes Bakeshop offers FREE DELIVERY of vegan cupcakes to those who live in the GTA. For Easter, they even have a Creme Egg Cupcake! It’s a moist chocolate cupcake topped with a light, chocolate mousse and filled with a rich vegan creme egg filling. Enjoy creative cupcakes like: Orange-Cardamon Almond Cupcake, Almond Cupcake with a Zesty Orange Buttercream, Lightly Scented with Cardamon and the Ultimate Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcake, Extremely Rich Double Dark Chocolate Cupcake Topped with a Homemade Seasonal Berry Jam and a Decadent Peanut Butter Buttercream. Three flavours of cupcakes were brought to the RC and were reviewed on a recent Toronto Vegetarian Podcast. Have a listen and see some pictures!
tori

Tori’s Bakeshop is great for those who live in the East end or just love the 501 streetcar. It’s worth the trip out to the Beach! The decor is simple and sweet with comfy seating. Enjoy specialty coffees made with Natur-a Almond milk and pick up a sampling of treats. There are many to choose from! Donuts, “cheese” biscuits, cookies, butter tarts, cinnamon rolls, chocolates and, my favourite, a dense chewy brownie, with cookie crumble in the icing.

New Discoveries

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Lola’s Kitchen: Photo Credit

Lola’s Kitchen. We don’t have too much listed in this neighbourhood (Bloor & Church), so when Lola’s contacted us, we were very pleased! Their online menu even says: “ask your server about making your meal vegetarian,” which is always a welcome sight! They serve breakfast and lunch during the week and brunches on the weekends until 3pm.  Some options include: “Vegan All Day: Organic tofu, caramelized onion, spinach & herb scramble with Lola’s tomatoes, potatoes & multigrain toast and Lola’s Gluten Free Granola:  Toasted Organic oats, sunflower, flax & pumpkin seeds with plain yogurt, Ontario apples, dried cranberries & pure maple syrup.” yum!

Bi Bim Bap (950 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-787-7423)
Don writes: “I had a great experience at Bi Bim Bap. The food was terrific and the owner went out of his way to explain what was vegan on the menu. He has made a deliberate effort to include lots of vegan and healthy options. I think probably six of the eight appetizers and four of the eight entrees were vegan. (The menu changes regularly so the proportion of vegan items may change.) All the sauces are vegan too, so you don’t have to worry about hidden animal products. It’s a great place to go if you need to accommodate vegans and meat-eaters at the same meal or if you want to try Korean food as a vegan/vegetarian without worrying about hidden animal products. I recommend Bi Bim Bap highly and will go back again.”

Veg & Vegan Kids Stuff

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Photo: Angela Yukiko Shintani

TVA is very pleased to have a new group called Toronto Veg Families and I’m so pleased to be a part of it with my own little vegan. Join us and get to know families who are also vegan, vegetarian or planning to make the big change in the Greater Toronto Area.  Email vegfamilies@veg.ca to join or go to Facebook or Meetup. We hit up the Windsor Arms Hotel for brunch and took up the whole back table!

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 At Udupi Palace

Udupi Palace is a great place to take little kids; they have about 8 high chairs, a kids menu and a little play area to keep them busy while you wait for your food…or for while the parents digest their delicious South Indian Cuisine. Vegetarian Discount Card holders save 10%!

From the TVA office: A woman phoned today to let us know about Waterfront Montessori Children’s Centre on the Toronto Islands, that also has a daycare, that serves only vegetarian food!  (view the weekly menu online) They offer full year programming and summer camp, and it’s convenient for parents; you just drop them off at the ferry and they are escorted over.  “The school’s program has focused on learning about nature, and teaching the children to care for the environment.”

New Vegetarian Discount Card participants

TVA has been in pursuit of great places to add to our Vegetarian Discount Card program, here are our latest additions! For only $20 on top of your membership, you can save too! Get your card here! See full list of discounts here!
Please click on the company name to be taken to their page to read all about them and if they have any conditions on their discount. As usual, discounts only apply to vegetarian foods and may exclude alcohol.

 

Closed

Lik’s Vegetarian Kitchen in Scarborough has closed.

Laila at 553 Bloor has also closed, and is no longer in our Discount Card program.

 Photos by TVA if otherwise not credited.