The Holiday Season is well underway, and it’s time to think about how you’re going to wow your family and friends with amazing vegan food and the perfect veg-friendly gifts! That’s where this handy page comes in. This is your source for Holiday Specials from your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!
Holiday Meal/Food Specials
Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen (561 Marlee Ave, www.dougmcnish.com, email@example.com, 647-341-1736) has an Organic, Vegan + Gluten-Free Holiday Dinner available for preorder!
On the menu:
French Lentil and Millet Loaf with Caramelized Onion and Fresh Herbs
Roasted Root Vegetables (parsnip, squash, carrots, celery root)
Sage and Apple Stuffing (GF or Sprouted Wheat)
Spiced Sweet Potato and Coconut Mashed Potatoes
Mushroom Miso Gravy
Complete dinner $50 (serves 2-3 people)
Complete dinner $95 (serves 3-5 people)
Plus there are plenty of apps and desserts available as add-ons. For complete information, visit Doug’s website. Meals available by preorder, for pick up at 561 Marlee Avenue (free parking & steps from Glencairn Subway Station).
Pick-up times: December 22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 11am to 6pm
Free Times Café (320 College St., 416-967-1078, www.freetimescafe.com) “Put in Your Latke Order Today – $14.95 / dozen!” Pick them up at Free Times Hot or Cold. Comes with FREE homemade apple sauce and sour cream.
SPECIAL: Buy 7 dozen get 1 dozen FREE! Call to place your order.
Just Falafel (831 Bay St., www.justfalafel.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 647-547-1198) Is offering a holiday special! Buy any wrap, bowl or salad and get a second one free with the purchase of any beverage. Offer valid after 4pm Mon to Fri, and all day on weekends, until December 31st.
Rawlicious (2122 Bloor St. W., Toronto, 416-519-7150, www.rawlicious.ca) Bloor St. W. location is hosting a special prix fixe dinner for New Year’s Eve. “Join us at 6:30pm or 8:30pm before you head out to celebrate!” Set menu includes appetizer, entree, and dessert. Prepaid reservations required, $27/per person + tax. Visit Rawlicious on Facebook for more info!
Rawlicious (all 9 locations) are offering a Holiday Meal special. “Available in house, or bring a little Rawlicious to your family dinner. Menu includes Turkey Loaf with Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Cauliflower Mash, Gravy and a Hazelnut Peak.” Call the location nearest you to pre order. Pick up is available December 22-28. $18.
Whole Foods Market (87 Avenue Rd.,Yorkville, www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/toronto/, 416-944-0500) offers a vegan holiday meal for pre-order, or shop a la carte and choose from many separate vegan dishes, including dessert. The Vegan meal package includes:
A vegan grain loaf filled with wild rice, quinoa, cranberries and dried figs.
Wild Rice Quinoa Cranberry Roast with Hazelnut Crust
Green Beans with Shallots
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Traditional Herb Stuffing with Cranberries
Fresh Cranberry Relish
$29.99, Serves 2–3.
For the full menu, click here. Order in store, or shop at shop.wfm.com
YamChops (705 College St., www.yamchops.com, TalkToUs@YamChops.com, 416-645-0117) is preparing a Plant-Powered Christmas Dinner! Here’s what’s on the menu:
Farro, Pear and Endive Salad
Cranberry Roasted Vegetables
Vegan Chocolate Pudding In A Jar
ADVANCE ORDERS ONLY by December 19 please. For Pick Up December 23 or 24th before 4 pm. $29.95 + HST. Click here for full details.
Bakery/Baked Good Specials
Bunner’s Bake Shop (3054 Dundas St. W., 647-352-2975 & 244 Augusta Ave., 647-350-2975, www.bunners.ca) accepts pre orders from their special holiday menu (as well as regular items that would be perfect for holiday dinner and dessert). Holiday Bowls with faux turkey and mashed potatoes, Stuffing, Cinnamon Buns and more! Check out the full menu here, and call or stop by one of their locations to order.
Karine’s Vegan, Vegetarian All Day Breakfast (109 McCaul St., (s. of Dundas), Village by the Grange, 416-591-0863, www.karines.ca) has a special Peppermint vanilla cookie sandwiches just for the Christmas season!
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (401 Brant St., Burlington, 905-333-1400, www.kellysxo.com, email@example.com) has a HUGE menu of special holiday treats, including cupcakes, cookies, donuts, and other delectable baked goods! Hot Cocoa Cupcakes & Candy Cane Donuts and Vegan Nanaimo Bars are just a few of examples to entice you! See the full menu here, and call to place your order before December 24th.
Rashmi’s Bakery (80 Pertosa Dr., Brampton, 905-970-0666, www.rashmisbakery.com) has a special Christmas menu of cakes, cupcakes, and cakes made out of cupcakes! Choose from many different designs. See their website for a full menu of products & pricing, and to order online, or call to place your order in time for the holidays.
Rawlicious (all locations) is offering their gluten-free, refined sugar free, vegan pumpkin pie for preorder for your holiday dinner! Call or stop by the location nearest you to place your order for pick up between December 22-28. 8″ pie, $22.
Sweets From The Earth (218 Canarctic Dr., 647-436-2004, www.sweetsfromtheearth.com) has a delicious menu of cakes and cookies for the Holidays. “This holiday season, we are baking up some exciting new treats. Impress your friends and family by bringing these to holiday gatherings! Call or email us now to place your order for pick up between December 8th and December 31st at our 234 Canarctic Drive location in North York. Please allow a week’s advance notice.” Click here to view the menu, and call to place your order. (*Can’t get up to our North York location? We’ll have our Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies available for pre-order and downtown pick up at the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Resource Centre’s Open House at 17 Baldwin Street (above Vegetarian Haven) on December 20th, between 1 and 4pm. $9 for a dozen cookies, with a portion of proceeds going to the TVA. Please place your orders by Monday, December 15th.)
Through Being Cool Inc. Vegan Bakery (1277 Bloor St. W., www.throughbeingcoolvegan.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-998-3321) has a great selection of special Holiday treats for pre-order. Choose from sweet treats or savoury goodies and show your family & friends how amazing vegan food is (if they don’t already know!) Click here for a list of what’s available, and pre-order by December 19th for pick up Tuesday December 23 in the afternoon, or December the 24 in the morning. Call TBC for details. Also stop by the shop for special holiday donuts and gift ideas, like “cran-almond chocolate bark, candy cane chocolate bark, hazelnut bark and salted caramel chocolate bars! We also have poppycock and sweet salty mixed beer nuts! Holiday treats galore! Get them while they last!!“
Wanda’s Pie in the Sky (287 Augusta Ave. (s. of College), 416-236-7585, www.wandaspieinthesky.com) has a huge Holiday Special menu. “Make sure to get your holiday orders in for all the goodies we have rolling out! Orders can be picked up up until 2 pm on December 24th. Stay tuned to see all the treats we have in store this season!” Choose from pies (of course!), yule logs, tarts, squares, cookies, and more! View the full menu here. Gift cards are also available!
Other Holiday Gift Specials/Gift Cards
Fresh Restaurants (4 locations, www.freshrestaurants.ca) is offering an amazing deal on Fresh giftcards! Purchase a $50 gift card, and they will load it with $55… Purchase a $100 gift card, and they will load it with $115! Visit 1 of 4 locations (Fresh on Crawford- 894 Queen St. W., Fresh on Bloor- 326 Bloor St. W., Fresh on Spadina- 147 Spadina Ave., or Fresh on Eglinton- 90 Eglinton Ave. E.), and find Fresh on Facebook for details.
Lettuce Love Café (399 John St., Burlington, www.lettucelovecafe.com, email@example.com, 905-637-2700) is offering a great gift card deal for the holidays: With every $25 Lettuce Love Gift Card purchase, receive a $5 Kelly’s Bake Shoppe Gift Card! “…what a better way to say you care about someone than to buy them something healthy form Burlington’s #1 Restaurant! It’s a meaningful way to say they are special at Christmas, and you get to keep the $5 Kellys Bake Shoppe Gift Card if you wish:) Eat Better!
Nourished On The Go (16 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa, www.nourishedonthego.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org, 289-923-3622) “The holiday’s are coming! For the perfect vegan gift, order a Nourished On The Go gift certificate today! Gift a cooking class or our delicious food, your choice! Happy Holiday’s Everyone!” Stop by Nourished On The Go’s new restaurant location to pick up yours!
Rawlicious (all locations) has a number of gifts for the healthy food lover on your list!
-Treat Box- 6 new delicious raw, vegan, and gluten-free holiday treats in an adorable truffle box. $15.
-Gift Wrapped Spiralizer – save $5 and have it all dolled up and ready to gift! $50.
-Gift Basket – macaroons, superfood cookies, kale chips, spiced almonds & the Rawlicious At Home cookbook. $50.
-Cleanse Bonus – purchase a January cleanse by December 31 and receive a $25 gift card!
Stop by your nearest Rawlicious location for any or all of these great gift ideas!
Tabülé Middle Eastern Cuisine (810 Queen St. E., www.tabule.ca, email@example.com, 416-465-2500 & 2009 Yonge St., www.tabule.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-483-3747) has gift cards available! You can also book your holiday party at one of their beautiful locations, and have them cater your holiday dinner! Call either their Queen St. E. or Yonge St. location for details.
Tori’s Bake Shop (2188 Queen St. E., www.torisbakeshop.ca, email@example.com, 647-350-6500) has a vegan Cheese Slab now available as a packaged set for holiday ordering. “The package includes herbed crackers, smoked shaved beets, cranberry compote, pear butter, and three cheeses (smoked creme, peppercorn chèvre, brie, all made in-house. Can be ordered with or without the marble slab for serving.”
-Tori’s is also taking orders for their vegan Gingerbread House Kits. Call now to place your order.
Urban Acorn Catering (1 Wiltshire Ave., Unit S, www.urbanacorn.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org, 647-454-0600) holds regular themed vegan supper clubs throughout the year. “Get that special vegan in your life a voucher for any of our 2015 supper clubs! To purchase vouchers please email us at email@example.com. Check out our past dinners.” Click here for more info on Urban Acorn’s supper clubs.