Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift, or some delicious Vegetarian holiday fare, we’ve got all the holiday specials offered by your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses. Happy Holidays!
Holiday Meal Specials
Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432, www.bellobio.ca) has a 5 course Italian Holiday sampler menu until December 30 from Wed-Sun, 5:30-8pm for $35 plus tax. “Hey folks – check out one of our entrees for our Holiday Sampler menu! This dish includes a potato and cauliflower bechamel sformato, seitan roast, and almond, chestnut, and thyme stuffing, topped with a roasted onion and garlic sauce. Delicious!”
Brar’s – Food Culture of India (199 Advance Blvd., Brampton, 905-799-1625, www.brars.ca) offers an extended holiday menu and extended hours from Dec. 13-Jan. 1 just for you! “Happy Holidays from Brampton BRAR’S.”
Fresh Restaurants (4 locations, 416-599-4442, www.freshrestaurants.ca) has an amazing New Year’s Eve deal. Get customer appreciation discounts from 6-9pm on December 31: from 6-7pm- 30% off, from 7-8pm- 40% off, from 8-9pm- 50% off! Visit any of the four locations:
– FRESH ON CRAWFORD 894 Queen Street West
– FRESH ON BLOOR 326 Bloor Street West
– FRESH ON SPADINA 147 Spadina Avenue
– FRESH ON EGLINTON 90 Eglinton Avenue East, 416-599-4442,
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas day & Boxing Day.
Grasslands (478 Queen St. W., 416-504-5127, grasslands.to) is now taking reservations for New Year’s Eve! Two seating times at 6:00pm, 4 course meal for $50 per person, and at 8:30pm, 5 course meal for $60 per person. Reserve your spot now!
Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine (385 Broadview Ave., 416-778-9199, www.greenearthvegan.com/about-toronto.html) will be serving a traditional veggie Christmas dinner again this year! The menu includes:
Soup: Vegetable medley
Entrée: Stuffed “turkey” slices with green beans and mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy and cranberry orange sauce
Dessert: Chocolate cake with ice cream
Drink: Sparkling apple cider (non alcoholic)
The cost is just $19.95 per person + tax! Dinner will be served until December 23rd, and then they will reopen on the 26th for the last day of the special.
The Hogtown Vegan (834 Bloor St. W., 416-901-9779, www.hogtownvegan.com) “Making New Year’s Eve plans? Come by for a prix fixe dinner with us first! Seatings at 7 & 9pm. Call for reservations! $40/person.” Here are the delicious courses:
First Course: Potato-Rosemary Soup served with Herbed Focaccia
Second Course: Pistachio-Cranberry Arugula Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette
Third Course: Braised Tempeh Steaks, Roasted Butternut, Bacon-Garlic Greens
Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding!
Rawlicious (several locations in and around the GTA, rawlicious.ca) has a Holiday Special – a raw, vegan holiday meal complete with turkey loaf, stuffing, mash & gravy, cranberry sauce and a mint truffle! Available Monday Dec 16-Dec 24 for $16. Also available for pre-order are full Pumpkin Pies just $26! Check out the listings on veg.ca for locations and contact info. Also get details on the Rawlicious Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Tabülé Middle Eastern Cuisine (2009 Yonge St., 416-483-3747, 810 Queen St. E., 416-465-2500, www.tabule.ca) is taking reservations for NEW YEAR’S EVE! “We will be offering our full menu in both locations December 31st. Call or go to our website for a reservation.”
Whole Foods Market (87 Avenue Rd., Yorkville, 416-944-0500, www.wholefoodsmarket.com) Order your vegan Christmas Dinner for two now! “We’ll do the work and you take all the credit (we don’t mind)…” Includes Wild Rice Quinoa Cranberry Roast with Hazelnut Crust, Green Beans with Shallots, Vegan Mashed Potatoes, Traditional Herb Stuffing with Cranberries, Fresh Cranberry Relish, and Mushroom Gravy. Yum! Follow Whole Foods on Facebook and Twitter for a ton of holiday recipes and gift ideas.
Bakery/Baked Goods Specials
Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432, www.bellobio.ca) “Hey folks – we now offer organic vegan baked treats for you to take home to share with friends and family! We have lemon-glazed biscotti, amaretti (almond cookies), and mini apricot-orange panetonne (Italian sweet bread), all made right here at Bello Bio! Come on by to pick some up for you to enjoy over the holiday season!”
Bunner’s Bake Shop (3054 Dundas St. W., 647-528-2975, www.bunners.ca) “Have a holly jolly Christmas with one of our festively decorated cakes! Order it for any day: 647-352-2975 in various sizes and flavours.” Also order holiday favourites such as:
-9″ Apple Crumble Pie – $26 – impossibly flaky gluten-free crust, organic apples, buttery crumb topping
-Pear Cranberry Crisp – $16 – organic bosc pears and ruby red cranberries, delicious crumbly, oat-y gluten-free topping
-Stuffing – $12 – moms classic recipe, Bunner’s bread, lots of vegan butter, organic celery, carrots, thyme & sage- a real show stopper
-4 Cinnamon Buns – $18 – reheatable container, vanilla buttercream frosting on the side, throw them in the oven while you empty your stocking and enjoy one hot from the oven with a little boozy Xmas coffee.
Other things you can order and pick up anytime: Holiday Cookies (sugar cookies, shortbread, gingerbread, Santa Babies), Festive Cupcakes & Cakes (like chocolate candy cane cupcakes!), Mac & Cheese (large and small sizes) and Veggie Pot Pies!
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (401 Brant St., Burlington, 905-333-1400, kellysxo.com) “We have tons of delicious Christmas Inspired goodies for all of you!! Includes our pumpkin scones, candy and donuts, and Christmas Cupcakes (like Gingerbread Lemon, Candycane, and Hot Cocoa cupcake, made with a marshmallow baked in the centre…)!! Come in or order via phone. We’ll have TONS of goodies available every day for your enjoyment!” Kelly’s also has delicious little champagne mini cupcakes to ring in the new year! “We’ll have these delicious little mini cupcakes available December 30th and December 31st in store, and by pre-order. Call us to place your order. YES. We will be OPEN December 30th & 31st!” And don’t forget to visit Kelly’s in person for a delicious treat and a vegan eggnog latte.
Organic Oven (31 Melanie Dr., Brampton, 905-459-2333, www.organicoven.com) “Holiday Treats are Here! Here is a short list of this month’s gluten-free favourites:
-Vegan Gingerbread Men (No Cane Sugar) $4.99 per pack
-Vegan Gingerbread Houses (No Cane Sugar) $14.99 per set
-Christmas Fruitcake (No Dairy, No Cane Sugar) $12
-Raspberry Shortbread Cookwiches (No Eggs) $4.99 per pack
-Cinnamon Raisin Bagels (Vegan, No Cane Sugar) $7
-Dinner Rolls (Vegan, No Cane Sugar) $4.99
-Bread Crumbs (For Stuffing) (Vegan, No Cane Sugar) $6.99
-Chocolate Mint Cupcakes (Vegan) $19 per pack
-Candy Cane Cupcakes (Vegan) $19 per pack
-Pumpkin Pies (No Dairy, No Cane Sugar) $15
-Apple -or- Blueberry Pie (Vegan, No Cane Sugar) $18
-Holiday Shortbread Cookies (No Eggs) $7.25 per pack
***Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes (Vegan) $19 per pack*** The hands-down customer favourite year-round!
Tori’s Bakeshop (2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500, www.torisbakeshop.ca) “We’re now taking orders for our gluten-free fruit loaf! Featuring cranberries, dates, currants, brandy, port, and orange liqueur. Also find gluten-free version of JAMMIES: raspberry thumbprint cookies, classic ginger cookies, gingerbread house kits, and tons of Christmas cakes, cupcakes, and chocolates. Call to place your order, or come by and have a treat with a Christmas Tea Eggnog Latte.
Urban Herbivore (64 Oxford St., 416-927-1231, Toronto Eaton Centre, 967 College St., 416-515-8885, www.herbivore.to) now has Candy Cane Cupcakes- Gluten Free! Only Available until X-Mas!
Wanda’s Pie in the Sky (287 Augusta Ave., 416-236-7585, www.wandaspieinthesky.com) Window Cookies are back! Check out amazing colourful homemade seasonal cookies at Wanda’s. Perfect for gift-giving! Gnome cookies, Hanukkah cookies, snowflakes, etc.
Holiday Gifts & Gift Card Specials
Belmonte Raw (1022 Queen St. E., 647-213-4990, www.belmonteraw.com) Gift cards are now available in both of our locations (Queen E., and 889 Yonge St.), making it easy to surprise your loved ones with a Cleanse in the New Year!
Hibiscus (238 Augusta Ave., 416-364-6183) “We have gift cards now! Treat your friends and family for Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year and all the other holidays ahead!”Magic Oven (several locations) Gift Cards now available! The perfect gift for avid food lovers and those with dietary restrictions/preferences. Gift Cards are available in any denomination and are re-loadable at participating locations. And the best part? Now when you purchase a Magic Oven gift card at any of the 4 participating locations and flash your Toronto Veg Card, you receive an additional 10% on the purchased amount! It gets better- 5% goes directly to TVA! (for example, if you purchase a $20 gift card, you actually get $22, and TVA gets $1) The perfect gift that gives so much! Find Magic Oven in the directory listings on veg.ca for all locations and contact info.
Rawlicious (several locations in and around the GTA, rawlicious.ca) now has Holiday Gift Baskets – the perfect, healthy gift! $50 includes a nut milk bag, coconut aminos, 3 pack of macaroons & superfood cookies, a bag of kale chips & a $15 gift card! Pre-order or pop in to pick one up at any location.
The Sweet Potato (2995 Dundas St W (at Keele), 416-762-4848, www.thesweetpotato.ca) “Still looking for the perfect gift? Pick up a Sweet Potato gift card in any denomination!” Also check out their selection of both edible and unusual gift ideas and stocking stuffers. There’s Christmas cookies, vegan Christmas chocolate (like Theo Peppermint Stick and Nutcracker Brittle Bars), and for the extreme foodies on your list there’s unique gifts such as sprouting jars, mushroom growing boxes, and more! And they also have Almond milk eggnog… Check out Facebook for more details.
Tabülé Middle Eastern Cuisine (2009 Yonge St., 416-483-3747, 810 Queen St. E., 416-465-2500, www.tabule.ca) “Still searching for that last-minute gift for the foodie you know that’s so hard to buy for? Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine Gift Cards are the perfect gift! Pick one up today from either of our locations.”
Upaya Naturals (href=”http://www.upayanaturals.com” target=”_blank”>www.upayanaturals.com, 416-617-3096) “For those of you that are doing holiday shopping ~ We have a great special for you! We have some new excellent deals on Juicers & other Kitchen Equipment, AND if you enter Coupon Code: SAVE8 you get 8% off your order over $100!! That is up to 68% off select items!” *Cannot be combined with other coupons, no rain-checks, new orders only, retail only. This will run until December 25th, 2013 11:59pmEST so HAPPY SHOPPING! Also Check out Upaya’s holiday bundles and save. There’s sprouting bundles, nut butter bundles, superfood bundles, hair & skin care bundles and more- something for everyone! Check out their website and find Upaya Naturals on Facebook for details.
Whole Foods Market (87 Avenue Rd., Yorkville, 416-944-0500, www.wholefoodsmarket.com) Purchase your gift cards in store or online now! Perfect for the health conscious, and those who just like really good food.
YoYo’s Yogurt Café (417 Bloor St. W., 647-346-2917, www.yoyosyogurtcafe.com) “Put a YO Bowl or two under your tree! All December receive a $25 gift card for $20!” Also check out their holiday flavours such as Holiday Bark, Orange Chocolate, Gingerbread, Eggnog, Candy Cane, and more! Check out Facebook for details.