HibiscusIt’s always sad when one of our student interns leave TVA. But, this is also an excuse to go out for a celebratory meal! TVA staff did just that back in April and it was delicious, satisfying and affordable.

Close to the TVA office in Kensington Market, Hibiscus is a small and quaint café, complete with park benches for seats at some tables! It was difficult for me to decide which of the many sweet and savoury crepes to order, but I decided to turn down the classic apple and cinnamon and opt for a tomato, basil and mushroom crepe with daiya cheese. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and turned out to be huge! The crepe was warm, the cheese melted and overall it was simply delicious.

My three colleagues all ordered the soup and salad combo, which vegetarian discount card holders get 10% off! Autumn says of her dish “The soup and salad combo at Hibiscus is always a delicious surprise. I enjoyed a mix of vegetables, beans, tofu, nuts and grains with a warm bowl of squash soup. Nutritious and delicious!”

Of course, no meal is complete without dessert and when it comes to Hibiscus, you definitely don’t want to miss out on their large selection of homemade vegan ice creams. The coconut raspberry was reminiscent of raspberry frozen yogurt, and the chocolate brownie in a cone was decadent and to die for.

CrepeDiscount: 10% off their soup and salad combo with the Toronto Veg Card (formerly called the Vegetarian Discount Card).

Veg Status? Vegetarian but very vegan-friendly.

Where? 238 Augusta in Kensington Market