Bunner’s Bake Shop (3054 Dundas St. W., 647-352-2975, www.bunners.ca) has a new location! Now downtown dwellers can have easier access to Bunner’s famously delicious vegan baked goods. The new location at 244 Augusta Ave. is in the heart of Kensington Market. Enjoy all of the Bunner’s classics like pies, cookies, cinnamon buns, plus this location serves vegan soft serve! Keep this Saturday free to sample some of the deliciousness. “Join us for the grand opening party, Saturday, July 5 from 12-3, for free cupcakes, free mini cinnamon buns, and free soft serve… everyone gets a free treat!” Find Bunner’s on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
Just Falafel (831 Bay St. (N. of College), 647-847-2068, www.justfalafel.com) is open! As of Saturday, June 28, you can now enjoy 10 different kinds of falafel inspired by flavours from around the world, like Indian, Egyptian, American, Italian, and more. The menu also features breakfast sandwiches, salads, and desserts! As the name suggests, there is no meat here, just healthy, delicious falafel. “Handmade by the people and for the people, our menu is an innovative mix of global flavors’ born from a dream to take a common street food in to the 21st century. Across the world there is an increasing demand for nutritious, honest food and FAST. We will never be fast food, our dream will always be GOOD FOOD FAST.” With 52 Restaurants currently open in 18 countries, they’ve got to be doing something right! Drop by Just Falafel to taste how good it really is! Go to the website for a full menu, and find Just Falafel on Facebook and Twitter. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%!
Nature’s Emporium (16655 Yonge St., Newmarket, 905-898-1844, www.naturesemporium.com) has a new location in Vaughan! Find the new location at 2535 Major Mackenzie Drive W. (905-553-5527). “Explore our 100% Organic Produce Department, natural & organic grocery, gluten-free, raw foods, bulk & more in both our Newmarket and brand new Vaughan locations! Sample delicious vegan & vegetarian hot meals alongside our fresh Organic Salad Bar and enjoy 100% Organic Juices & Smoothies, fair-trade coffee and tea at our Juice Bar!” For specials and more, follow Nature’s Emporium on Facebook and Twitter.
More Vegan Pizza!
Panago Pizza (5 Toronto locations, 310-0001, www.panago.com) now offers the option of Daiya vegan cheese and veggie pepperoni on their pizzas! Try their veggie pizzas, or build your own from delicious, fresh ingredients. Check out the full menu here, as well as Panago locations in Toronto. Visit the website to view the menu and order online, or call 310-0001. Follow Panago on Facebook and Twitter.
Piola (1165 Queen St. W., 416.47PIOLA, www.piolatoronto.com) now has Vegan Daiya cheese available on Pizzas and Pasta dishes! While the online menu has yet to be updated, we called and confirmed- Daiya cheese can replace traditional cheese on any dish on the extensive, authentic Italian menu. It’s never been easier to be a vegan pizza lover in Toronto! Follow Piolo on Facebook and Twitter, and visit the website to view the menu. Call to order!
The Hogtown Vegan (834 Bloor St. W., 416-901-9779, www.hogtownvegan.com) is moving! But don’t worry, you won’t have far to go to find the new location. At the end of July, you’ll find Hogtown and all of their mouth-watering comfort food (like Chicken and Waffles, and Philly Cheese Steak) just up the street at 1056 Bloor St. W., east of Dufferin. The move happens from July 21-25. Follow The Hogtown Vegan on Twitter and stay tuned to TVA for the opening day details.
Foodbenders (647.303.BEND, www.foodbenders.com) has moved! Formerly located in The Junction on Dundas W., you can now find them just south east of the old location at 163 Sterling Rd., south of Bloor and west of Lansdowne. Foodbenders offers local, sustainable, and healthy takeout, catering, and wholesale foods. “The Foodbenders storefront offers locals’ grab-and-go freshly prepared foods and groceries. In addition to our staple seasonal menu of organic salads and sandwiches, we also offer shoppers delicious preservative- and sugar- free jarred goods, bottled salad dressings and sauces, dips, tapenades, and spreads, and other delicious health fare created by the Foodbenders Chef.” Visit their website to find out what is available for catering, wholesale, and takeout, and where else you can buy Foodbenders products. Find Foodbenders on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
New Menu Items
Fresh (4 locations, 416.599.4442, www.freshrestaurants.ca) has launched a new menu! Come by all four locations and try amazing new items such as a new roasted mushroom gravy (used for the new poutine among other things!), a new non-dairy, gluten-free cheese sauce, 3 new entrée salads, a new taco category, new signature bread made just for Fresh by Fred’s Bread, and more! There are also a ton of new drinks and smoothies such as immunity shots and supermilks, as well as several new green smoothies and juices to try! Find the complete new additions to the Fresh menu on their website. Want yet another reason to go to Fresh? Starting this week, you can get Sweets From The Earth desserts- Berry pie squares and classic whoopie pies anyone? Find Fresh on Facebook and Twitter for more new menu items and lots more updates. Toronto Veg Card holders save 15% on takeout (excluding baked goods)!
Do you have your Toronto Veg Card yet? You could be receiving discounts at hundreds of veg-friendly businesses in the GTA, while supporting a great cause! Become a TVA Member today and get your Toronto Veg Card! Click here for the full list of businesses that offer discounts.