Care of Carly Ingram

Fresh 1Picture this: it’s a gloriously sunny day and your body is craving some nutrients while your tongue wants flavour. As the last days and weeks of summer roll by, it’s all the more important to soak up some rays. The answer: grab some take-out from Fresh and hit the nearest park for a picnic!

My cousin was recently visiting from California and her sister and I, avid Fresh-goers, soon realized she had never been! We walked to the nearest location (Fresh on Crawford) and surveyed the menu. Some of the old classics were there, but it also seemed as though new creations had been added.

The newest Fresh-goer decided on and greatly enjoyed the Green Goddess on brown rice, while I was uber-satisfied with the Ace of Kales salad. We also each tried a different Green Smoothie and had trouble deciding which we liked best. The ginger in the Electrolyte Green makes for some awesome flavour. If it’s an especially hot day I would also recommend the Grapefruit Glow; an incredibly delicious and refreshing drink.

With our biodegradable containers and cups in tow, we headed to Trinity Bellwoods, the glorious park that Fresh backs onto. Tacky bright blanket spread out on the grass, sunglasses on, forks at the ready. Ah yes, this is Toronto in the summer. Enjoy!

Discount: 15% off take-out orders. Call ahead or order once you’re there. Our wait wasn’t long!

Veg Status: All vegetarian. Mostly vegan.

Where: 147 Spadina Ave., 894 Queen St. W., 326 Bloor St. W., 90 Eglinton Ave. E. (opening October!)