New Vegan Online Shopping & Delivery

The Vegan Artisan (5915 Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 11.13.07 PMAtlantic Dr., Unit 1, 905-362-2388, www.theveganartisan.com) is a brand new online retail store where vegan/gluten-free products can be ordered and shipped right to your door! The new sister company of Veggie Paradise, “The Vegan Artisan is all about making it simple. We are committed to your making vegan lifestyle as simplistic and delicious as possible.”  In addition to the complete line of Veggie Paradise products such as fresh salads and vegan comfort food (such as vegan “chickenless” pot pie), The Vegan Artisan carries the finest quality TVP products, soy products, seitan & tofu, and amazing vegan “chicken”, “ham”, and even “seafood”! And for dessert there’s also a selection of gluten-free sweets.  Orders of fresh, dry, or frozen vegan cuisine is overnight shipped right to your door, or for a significant discount, orders can also be picked up at their warehouse. Become a Vegan Artisan member and enjoy even bigger savings! Check out their website for details and a full list of products, and follow The Vegan Artisan on Twitter and Facebook. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% on frozen items.

The Goods is a brand new fresh Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 11.23.17 PMlunch delivery service that saves you from the daily drudgery of sandwiches and fast food! The Goods provides ample organic salad bowls and green smoothies delivered daily to your office. “We make The Goods with only real food, organic when possible, mostly raw, almost vegan, always gluten-free and we don’t use nuts or any refined ingredients. Oh, and we make your lunch from scratch each morning, so it’s ridiculously tasty and obviously really good for you.“ For full weekly menus and to find out more about getting a delicious hand-crafted, healthy lunch delivered to your workplace, check out thegoodsisgood.com, and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Belmonte Raw (1022 Queen St. E., 647-213-4990) is excited to announce the launch of their new website, www.belmonteraw.com! “Now you will be able to do all of your ordering online and at any time of day. This is all in hopes of making healthy, organic options of food and juice easier to access.” Enjoy the complete selection of juices, cleanses, raw foods, and chocolate that Belmonte Raw has to offer delivered to your door.

New App!

Fresh Restaurants announces it’s new mobile app! “Just one touch connects you with the location of your choice, allows you to see monthly specials, daily soups, and even pay directly from the app using Appetite- All from the palm of your hand.” The app is free and available for iPhone and Android. Check out the Fresh Facebook page for links and more info.

Open for Business

The waiting is over! Magic Oven (347 Keele St. (at Dundas), 416-604-0202) in the Junction is officially open. Come by and choose from over 20 varieties of vegan pizza and entrees. Enjoy the rooftop patio before the summer is over (and even then, there’s plenty of room inside)Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 11.34.08 PM. Don’t forget to use your Toronto Veg Card for a savings of 10%!

Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432) celebrated the grand opening of their new food store and eatery on August 14th and they are now open for business! Check out their website for visuals of the most amazing Vegan Italian food… pasta made fresh to order, Panini, salads, and desserts that will make your mouth water… (vegan cannoli anyone?) Also check out their vegan food shop for organic Italian imported products you won’t find anywhere else. Save 10% with the Toronto Veg Card.

Back in July we reported a second location of Organic Garage (8020 Bathurst St., s. of Hwy. 7) in Vaughan. The waiting is almost over, as the new space for one of the GTA’s largest natural food stores opens its doors on September 12! Drop by on Saturday, September 21 for a grand opening celebration from 11am – 4pm for delicious organic food samples, in store specials, and prizes to be won! Interesting fact: Organic Garage donates a portion of the proceeds they charge for paper bags to the David Suzuki Foundation for environmental activism- Bonus! For more interesting facts about this family-run business, and to sign up for their e-flyer check out their website.

Opening Delayed

Back in June, we were excited to tell you about a new Toronto location of Organic Oven (31 Melanie Dr., Brampton, 905-459-2333) at St. Gabriel Manor, just east of the Bayview village, expected to open this September. Sadly, due to some unexpected family health issues, the opening of the Toronto location has been postponed. In spite of all of this however, Organic Oven is reportedly persevering and expanding, supplying their wholesome baked goods to first-class airline travellers, Whole Foods locations, select health stores in the GTA, and even the new Magic Oven in the Junction! “We will also be expanding our delivery area to service more people who can’t conveniently travel to our Brampton location.” Check the Organic Oven website to find out more on delivery locations. As we patiently await the Toronto location, we wish everyone at Organic Oven all the best.

Temporary Closure

Ashtanga Yoga Shala (460 College St., #302, 416-352-6030) is temporarily suspending classes as of August 30th. Updates will be available on their website. “We will post our future teaching schedule here as we know it. Please also subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed. This is not the end, just another stage in the yoga journey.”