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The Naked Sprout (4040 Palladium Way, Burlington, 905-319-2293) has announced that they are expanding! ”Thanks to our beautiful community and our dedicated & hard-working staff and our mission to change lives for a healthy tomorrow, we will be offering a bigger restaurant space, a new retail area, a new juice bar, & so much more!!!” Chrysalis Yoga, which has been part of the Naked Sprout space, will become a much larger presence with three studio spaces. Now you’ll be able to do some yoga, some shopping, and have a delicious, healthy meal, all in one stop! Check out The Naked Sprout on Facebook, where you can watch a video sneak preview of what’s to come!

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Tori’s Bakeshop (2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500) is excited to introduce ice cream! Made with love from scratch, available in scoops, on a cone, or nestled between two gluten free cookies, Tori’s ice cream is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and sugar free (it’s sweetened by the power of dates!) It’s the sheer pleasure of ice-cream without the post-ice cream remorse! Follow Tori’s Bake Shop on Facebook and Twitter to find out about the newest flavours! Just to sweeten things even more, Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%!

Soup n Such Café (2285 Dundas St. W., 416-916-4131) presents all new vegan ice cream! Stop by and try amazing flavours such as Banana Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Banana. Also try the gluten-free Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich, the Blueberry Raspberry Popsicle, or one of their many fresh fruit smoothies- perfect for a hot day, or any day really. Feel like staying in? Soup n’ Such now delivers weekdays from 12-2. Toronto Veg Card holders can also now save 10% on all vegetarian meals! Follow on Facebook and Twitter, and check out their website for a full menu and specials.

Kelly’s Bake kelly'ssoftserveShoppe (401 Brant St., Burlington, 905-333-1400) has ice cream! “Gluten-free, vegan, allergen-friendly, nut-free, dairy-free, served any way you like it!” Now open from 9am-9pm to give you even more time to go in and try some amazing treats. If you’re not feeling ice cream, try their feature cupcake for August: Mojito! Find Kelly’s on Facebook and Twitter for what’s new!

New Menu Items

Hotel Gelato (532 Eglinton W., 416-932-2663) is offering all new dinner selections. “Check out our brand NEW dinner menu! We are also offering a kid’s section now.” The menu still includes great vegan and vegetarian options, including salads, quinoa, pannini, and desserts. Try a few of their summer gelato and sorbet flavours such as creamsicle, pina colada and watermelon! Check out Hotel Gelato on Facebook and Twitter for more info.

Live Market (134 Atlantic Ave., 416-515-2002) is soon to introduce smoothies to their new location in Liberty Village. “They will be made to order with your choice of proteins and superfoods!”LIVEhushpuppies

Live Organic Food Bar (264 Dupont St., 416-515-2002) is also introducing new menu items that look equally amazing! Gluten-free, vegan Hushpuppies (fritters) made with sweet potato, non-gmo cornmeal and quinoa on a bed of massaged kale, as well as a dish called Okonomiyaki, which is a cabbage, carrot, and daikon pancake served with maple miso glaze, wasabi mayo, pickled red onion, green onion, and spirulina gomasio… intrigued? Go try these and more of the new menu items. For more details, check out Live Market and Live Organic Food Bar on Facebook and Twitter!

New Location Updates

The newest anticipated location of Magic Oven (347 Keele St. (at Annette), 416-604-0202) is giving the neighbourhood a taste of what is to come. “Our newest outpost in The Junction is now open for delivery! The fully licensed dining room and rooftop deck will be opening soon.”  Call 416-604-0202 for delivery, and follow Magic Oven on Facebook and Twitter for the date of the grand opening!

Rawlicious (60 Carden rawliciousguelphSt., Guelph, 519-823-5919) announced in the spring that a new location would be opening in Guelph over the summer. As of July 22nd, that day is here and Rawlicious Guelph is open for business! This location will offer all of the same delicious and creative raw fare, and like all of the Rawlicious locations, will offer raw cooking classes and prepaid 5 day cleanses. Go to their website for more details, and find out more about Rawlicious Guelph on Facebook.

In the July updates, we announced that Organic Garage (579 Kerr St., Oakville, 905-849-1648) will be opening a new location in Vaughan at 8020 Bathurst St. Well the details are in! The Vaughan location will be opening on Tuesday, September 3! Follow Organic Garage on Facebook for more details about the big day!bellobiograndopening

Welcome to the new Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432)! You are invited to Eat in or Take out at the Grand Opening of the new location of Toronto’s only all Italian Vegan Food Shop and Eatery! Try some amazing vegan twists on classic Italian food, and find vegan Italian groceries that you won’t find anywhere else. Join Bello Bio in the celebration on August 14 from 11am-8pm, located on Mt. Pleasant Rd., just north of Davisville. See you there!

New Vegetarian Restaurant

Vicky’z Vegetarian Eatery (421 College St., 647-344-3305) opened in early July just a few doors east of College and Bathurst. Vicky’z offers made-to-order Mediterranean inspired wraps, bowls, salads and smoothies for dine in or take-away. We love to see new all Vegetarian & Vegan restaurants popping up, welcome Vicky’z!

Veg Workshops and Moreharvestnoonbread

Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Ave., 416-978-5247) is offering up their space this summer for various workshops, and they are looking for bright, talented people with skills and something to say! “Have a DIY skill you’d like to demonstrate? Environmental or sustainable living topic you’d like to share? Food justice issue you’d like to discuss? Host a workshop at Harvest Noon! Past workshops have included sprouting, vegan pie-making, knitting 101, discussions on vegetarianism and more. Speak with one of our Harvest Noon café staff or email us at volunteers@harvestnoon.com to find out how to host one yourself.” Ever found yourself wanting to know how to make bread, brew Kombucha, or can your own food? Also check out their Facebook and Twitter pages for info on upcoming workshops you can attend!