New Vegan Online Store
The Vegan Aisle (www.veganaisle.ca) is a new online source for vegan, ethically-made (fair-trade), and environmentally-sustainable goods based right here in Toronto. “We’re committed to selling products that are not only good for non-human animals and you, but also good for the human animals who make them and the environment. That’s why, not only is all our stuff vegan, we try to carry merch that puts an effort into being fairly-traded and environmentally-sustainable as well!” No time for pouring over labels and ingredients wondering if they’re natural, cruelty-free, and ethically sourced? No worries! Everything from food, cleaners, and body care- it’s all here! “We read the labels for you so you don’t have to!” Check out The Vegan Aisle on Facebook and Twitter for feature items, specials, and new products!
New Vegan Cooking Classes
The Real Meal (www.therealmealclasses.com) “emphasizes vegan cooking in a way that’s accessible and balanced – with an understanding that balance sometimes involves comfort food.” Based in Toronto, Chef Allysia cooks, teaches and blogs with her partner, Mike Van Betuw and offers fully plant-based cooking classes and personal chef services. Both public and private classes are available in subjects such as Vegan Brunch and Real Raw Foods (ever wanted to know how to make raw turtle cheesecake?). These classes are for beginners as well as well-seasoned vegans looking for some vibrant new recipes for their repertoire. Go to their website for more information new classes and times and locations, and check out their blog and Facebook page for cooking tips, stories, and news.
New Hours, Delivery, and Brunch!
Kupfert & Kim (100 King St. W., 416-504-1233) is pleased to announce as of September 15th you can now place advance orders for pick-up, or get delivery right to your office! Get their amazing bowls chocked full of delicious, healthy, ingredients that will keep you energized for the rest of your work day. Check out their Facebook page for more details on the ordering process and pricing, and go to their website for a full menu.
But wait, there’s more good news! The Financial District’s hottest vegan breakfast and lunch spot is now open for dinner! New hours are Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-7:30pm, and Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm.
Grasslands (478 Queen St. W., 416-504-5127) is now serving brunch! Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, enjoy classics such as tofu scrambles, tofu benny, stuffed French toast, bangers and hash, and more. Or, try not-so-classics like red velvet pancakes, or the Green Eggs No Ham Tofu Scramble with spinach walnut pesto, fresh fruit and toast (pictured)… this will definitely make your weekend. For a full menu visit their website, and find them on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
It’s finally here! Fresh on Eglinton (90 Eglinton Ave. E., ) has opened it’s doors! Although the new location of this Toronto favourite is not quite ready for full dining, the folks at Fresh didn’t want to keep you waiting any longer, so they’ve opened the doors for take-out. Don’t forget to check out their new app which allows you to view the menu, order, and even pay right from your phone! Go to their website, and check out their Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the progress of the new location and other Fresh news.
“Rawlicious (123 Brock Street S., ) heads east this fall!” Rawlicious has announced yet another location to open in downtown Whitby in just a couple of months. Stay tuned to the new Rawlicious Whitby Facebook page, as well as Twitter for details of the grand opening.
Belmonte Raw (1022 Queen St. E.,w), one of Toronto’s most popular sources for raw food and cleansing juices, has announced even more locations where their products can be found. “Our organic juices are now available by the bottle at Holt Renfrew Gourmet on Bloor! There are 6 flavours for you to choose from so why not try them all! The signature “Holt’s Happiness”, our Refresh, Uplift, Strength and Passion too!!” The same 6 juices are also now being delivered daily to McEwan’s, the gourmet marketplace at 38 Karl Fraser Road (Shops at Don Mills). For details, check out their Facebook and Twitter pages, and go to the website for a full menu and online ordering.
Bio Café (3310 Yonge St., 416-561-3870), a new veg-friendly Korean restaurant, has opened in the Yonge-Lawrence Village. It has a vegetarian menu, which can be made vegan. “A Clean and Healthy Korean Dining Experience.” There’s no website or online menu yet, but we will keep you posted!
Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar (225 Church St., 647-748-4225) is a recently opened Thai restaurant with a separate vegan menu right downtown. Deep-fried squash fritters, green papaya salad, and imitation fish in housemade tamarind red curry sauce are just some of the beautifully prepared dishes available. “Sabai Sabai is a relaxed restaurant and bar inspired by Thai comfort favourites sure to please those looking for a grab-and-go lunch, a fun night out, or a relaxed weekend brunch.” Check out the website for the full menu, and find Sabai Sabai on Facebook and Twitter.