As we reported back in December, Fressen, a long time vegan restaurant was closing, but we kept hearing about a new concept restaurant that was in the works.
Welcome Grasslands (478 Queen St. W., 416-504-5127) same location, new decor, brand new menu! Meshell blogs her experience here: “We went on Day Two (03/28/2013) with a troupe of hungry vegans, and ready to try new and exciting things. On first glance it looked a lot like the old menu, but then there were several delightful differences. As promised there was a much more substantial cocktail menu, and a different dessert (though our server assured us more options were coming – as this was just the beginning.)” This is an edit.
Rawlicious writes: “We are happy to announce the opening of the newest Rawlicious in Guelph! It will be located in a delightful spot in downtown Guelph at 60 Carden Street (across from City Hall) and construction is under way. We will be open May/early June.”
superfood eateries (268 Adelaide St. W., 647-827-9656) “is the world’s first gourmet, handcrafted, chef-inspired takeout to serve completely organic, plant-strong, living foods and beverages for grab & go, delivery, catering, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Its signature cold-pressed juices, smoothies, salads, mains, desserts, and snacks are housemade daily using premium quality, flavourful, satiating, nutrient and enzyme rich, highly alkalizing, health-promoting, sustainable, pure, gluten-free, non-GMO, whole foods and superfoods, leaving you feeling stronger, younger, lighter, and healthier.” Their raw, vegan, gluten-free fare located on Adelaide just East of John will be a very welcome addition to the Hooters neighbourhood. Watch this space or follow their blog to see the progress.
Natural Food Shop is a new vegetarian online shop. Use code TORVEG to receive 5% off your order, plus they offer free shipping across Canada for orders over $39. The site is clean and easy to navigate. You can shop by handy categories (like Gluten-Free or Vegan), by brand, or even by health condition. They offer a wide range of “natural, raw, organic, gluten / dairy free, vegetarian and vegan foods and products” as well as groceries, home products, body care and cosmetics, supplements and vitamins.
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (401 Brant St., Burlington) Can’t make it out to Burlington easily to visit kindfood or Kelly’s Bake Shoppe for their AMAZING vegan gluten-free desserts like the Mile High Brownie? Great news! Kelly’s Bake Shoppe is now offering delivery! They will ship to the GTA (and slightly beyond!) for a flat $15.00 shipping rate. “We ship fresh-baked to people’s homes – not to retail store location – to ensure the best quality possible.” Call or see the delivery website for full details.
Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar (270 Wellington St. W. at Peter St., 416-260-0200) tweeted that they newly offer vegan mozzarella cheese! We followed up and their president himself wrote back! “I have personally become vegan over the last 2 years, which has inspired me to recreate our menu to cater to all those who have difficulties finding healthier options and those who suffer from most dietary restrictions. We will be using Daiya mozzarella cheese & cheddar or pepper jack cheddar. We also use TVP that will be used for our Vegan Taco salad, Vegan Bolognese Penne and it will be used for toppings on our pizzas. So all our gourmet pizzas & pastas will have a vegan option and gluten-free option.” Order on their website from home and save 10%. Their hours are vast! Open at 8am on some days and until 1am on others.
Back to Vegan!
We were very sad when we saw the “No Vegan” sign up at M&B Yummy (1263 Queen W., West of Dufferin) a few months ago but Jennifer writes: “Hi friends! I passed by M&B Yummy last night and am happy to announce that they are still in business and the menu is back to being all vegan. She needs our support, though, she’s on the verge of closing down so please show her some love for returning to veganism ♥ and grab a bite they are open from 4:30 to 11pm every day except Tuesdays. The food is so good and inexpensive I’d be so sad to lose the only vegan ethiopian place in Toronto.”