Kupfert & Kim (100 King St. W., First Canadian Place, 416-504-1233, www.kupfertandkim.com), the financial district’s fully vegan, gluten-free, healthy eatery has a new second location opening in the PATH level of Sunlife Tower at King & University (150 King St. W., 416-260-7777). As of opening day on November 6th, the K&K Food Stand will also offer exciting new menu items. “We’re about to give you even more healthy wheatless & meatless options to balance out those indulgences after work.” Don’t forget that Kupfert & Kim does breakfast, lunch, and dinner (until 7:30), and you can preorder your meals for pick-up, as well as for delivery through OrderIt.ca. Check out all the grand opening details of the K&K Food Stand on Facebook and Twitter.
Rawlicious (8 locations in the Toronto area) is opening yet another location! The 9th Ontario location is set to open sometime in November at 496 Brant Street in Burlington. With the rapid growth of Rawlicious across Southern Ontario, more and more people are gaining access to fresh, healthy and raw cuisine, and experiencing how delicious vegan food can be! Follow Rawlicious Burlington on Facebook and Twitter for opening updates, and go to their website for a full list of all nine locations.
New Menu Offerings
Bloomer’s (873 Bloor St. W., 416-551-0532, www.bloomersto.com), the recently opened vegan bakery, cafe, and now restaurant, has a new lunch menu that is up and running! Enjoy new menu items like the Bbq Tempeh Wing Sandwich, the Portobello and Grilled Kimchi sandwich, or the the Tempeh Reuben with Avocado, as well as daily homemade soups and salads. The menu continues to grow and there is much more to come, so stay tuned to bloomer’s on Facebook and Twitter for updates and mouthwatering pictures! And of course don’t forget to check out their incredible desserts, because there is no better way to complete a delicious meal than with a delicious vegan donut, or Nanaimo bar, or buttertart.. you get the idea!
Live Organic Food Bar (264 Dupont St., 416-515-2002, www.livefoodbar.com) is offering a bunch of new menu items! Check out all of the new delectable raw goodness such as Italiano Antipasto Platter (pictured) with cashew dill ricotta, mixed olives, cherry tomatoes, artichokes and more, the Portobello Appetizer with basil pesto, massaged kale, jalapeño & lemon, and the raw, organic, plant-powered Pizza with veggie-almond crust, red pepper marinara, arugula, tomato, black olive, artichoke, cashew “feta” and almond Parmesan. “Plant-based, gluten-free and sooo very satisfying!” See menu updates and mouthwatering pictures on the LIVE Facebook page, and find the full menu on their website. Toronto Veg Card holders save 15% (Mon-Wed. 4-9:30pm)!
New Vegan Food Classes
YamChops (705 College St., 416-645-0117 , www.yamchops.com) is now holding Classes! As of this month, you can come to the YamChops kitchen to learn about juicing, making homemade soups, and recreating delicious YamChops’ recipes. “Following your class, you’ll leave YamChops with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, delicious leftovers, a nifty little graduation certificate, and great coupons for your next YamChops visit!” “Please register by calling us at 416-645-0117 or by email at TalkToUs@YamChops.com. Classes are limited to 10 participants, hope to see you!” The first juicing class will be Sunday, Nov 9th and the first cooking class will be Sunday, Nov 16. If you miss November’s classes, don’t worry, just stay tuned to YamChops Facebook and Twitter pages for more upcoming class schedules. Don’t forget when shopping at YamChops to show your Toronto Veg Card for 10% off!
Vegan Gelato and More
Boreal Gelato Café (1312 Queen St. W., 647-352-7717, www.borealgelato.ca) in Parkdale has been around for a couple of years now, but it has just come to our attention that they offer 19 dairy-free sorbetto flavours and 4 fully Vegan Gelato flavours made with almond milk! Try the Vegan Salted Caramel, Vegan Chocolate, Vegan Coconut, or the Vegan Vanilla. “Homemade with all natural and, as much as possible, local ingredients. We make every flavour from scratch in small batches with lots of love and elbow grease..” Also available are sorbetto and gelato cakes and pies that can be made vegan. A little chilly for a cold treat? Boreal also features vegan and vegetarian menu options for brunch and lunch, including a vegan chili and a daily soup. There are also hot drink options, such as vegan lattes, vegan flavoured lattes (made with vegan gelato and steamed almond milk), apple cider, and pumpkin lattes (made with real pumpkin). “We can also do milkshakes made with our vegan gelato.” Find Boreal Gelato on Facebook and Twitter, and check out their website for a full list of flavours and complete menus.
New Fitness Studio with Vegan Café
Repetitions Fitness Studio (38 Innovator Ave. Unit #1, Stouffville, 647-296-5799, www.repetitionsfitness.ca) is a new York region fitness studio with a full service vegan cafe! Owner/operator, Nadia Clarke Cordick, opened Repetitions in late October, and offers a wide variety of fitness services for all levels. “After an exhausting workout, members can refuel at our full service healthy foods cafe located within our studio. We offer a wide variety of greens smoothies, cold-pressed juices and healthy snacks. Most of our snacks are vegan, free of gluten, soy, refined sugars and are non GMO. We believe that when our members make serious commitments to intense exercise and maintain ‘clean’ eating habits, their bodies and self images change for the better.” Go to the website for a full list of services and location, and find Repetitions on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
Vegan Aisle, the online store for all things vegan, ethically-made (fair-trade), and environmentally-sustainable has temporarily closed up shop. “Vegan Aisle is currently undergoing some major changes and we plan to be back in the near future. Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter pages for news on our grand reopening.”
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