Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses have just what you need to make that special someone feel loved! We can’t guarantee these amazing dinner menus and decadent treats will win over a crush or reignite the passion in your relationship, but they definitely won’t hurt. (Single or just not into Valentine’s Day? You could always order a doughnut-gram or a bouquet of chocolate covered strawberries to your home or office anyways. We won’t judge). Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Dinner Specials

 

Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen
561 Marlee Ave, Toronto, 647-341-1736, chef@dougmcnish.com, www.dougmcnish.com

“What better way to celebrate real love than with real food? On Friday February 13th and Saturday February 14th, I look forward to serving  a special Valentine’s Dinner menu – organic, wholesome, and 100% plant-based, as you have come to expect from my Public Kitchen.”

On the menu: Favourites such as Red Beet Ravioli and a selection of savoury and sweet sharing platters and desserts for two. View the full menu here: http://dougmcnish.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Valentines-Menu-2015-2.pdf

Details: “Seating is limited in my Public Kitchen, reservations are now accepted – reservations@dougmcnish.com or call (647) 341-1736 come as early at 5:30pm with last seatings at 9pm (or anytime in between).”

 

Lettuce Love Café
399 John St, Burlington, 905-637-2700, ieat@lettucelovecafe.com, www.lettucelovecafe.com

“This year we are featuring a delicious and healthy Valentines Day Menu, as well as our full café menu for back-to-back nights! Reservations are not required. Don’t miss out!”

On the menu: Roasted Red Pepper Soup garnished with heart shaped cashew cream and crostada – $8, Lemon Basil Cashew Cheese Lasagna served with Caesar salad – $17, Raw Vanilla Bean Cheesecake – $10

Cost: Individually priced, or order all three courses for $33

Details: Friday, February 13th & Saturday, February 14th, starts at 6pm. Regular menu items are also available.

 

marniMarni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop
510 Eglinton Ave. W., 647-477-8131, marni@marniwasserman.com, www.marniwasserman.com

“Looking for something creative to do for Valentine’s Day Dinner?
Treat that special someone to an unforgettable experience by joining us for a romantic date night dinner party! Get in the kitchen with your honey to make a tantalizing and delectable plant based meal that is just bursting with flavour. This 6-course Valentine’s Day Dinner will have your taste buds (and your special someone) thanking you!

We know this doesn’t fall on Valentine’s day but the goal is that you can re create the same night all over again with your loved one!”

On the menu: Warm & Spicy Butternut Squash Soup, Sexy Saffron Laced Quinoa, Heart Beet Salad, Velvety Black Bean Dip, Sweet and Sour Tempeh Skewers, Tender Cocoa Cream Cake

Cost: $95 per person

Details: Click here to reserve your space now!

 

rawlicious-valRawlicious
All locations- Toronto (2 locations), Barrie, Burlington, Guelph, Newmarket, Kitchener, Markham. Click here for full details of each location.

All Rawlicious locations will be offering a set menu for Valentine’s Dinner. “Also we are selling raw chocolate heart lollipops & Valentine’s Treat boxes for two weeks around Valentine’s Day!”

On the menu:

App: Beet Ravioli

Main: Lasagna with Asparagus & Arugula

Dessert: Chocolate Raspberry Tart & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Cost: $30 per person not including tax & tip.

Details: Reservations will need to be made ahead of time for either 6:30pm or 8:30pm seatings.

 

Sadie’s Diner
504 Adelaide St. W, 416-777-2343, www.sadiesdiner.com

“Sadie`s Diner and chef Jacob Saphra (Brixton Grill) are offering a five course vegan Valentine’s dinner.” 

On the menu:

Soup: Curried Sweet Potato W/Candied walnuts (gluten-free) OR Green-Curry W/Mange-Touts, Soft tofu, zucchini and bell peppers (gluten-free)

Salad: Tuscan Kale W/Tamarind-garlic grilled tofu, shredded carrots and a peanut-lime dressing (gluten-free)

OR

Tri-Colour Beetroot and Apple Coleslaw W/Spicy-toasted pumpkin seeds and a lemon-dijon dressing (gluten-free)

Appetizer: Cashew-Cheese, Pesto and Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry Served on a bed of arugula OR Sweet-Potato and Red-Lentil Pancake W/ Bourbon-BBQ Dip (gluten-free)

Main: Matzo-Meal Crusted Seitan W/ Apple and ginger sauce, fried shallots and a side of lemon-garlic roasted potatoes

OR

Tofu and Broccoli Loaf W/ Maple-teriyaki sauce and a side of corn and edamame in a toasted sesame dressing (glutenfree)

Desserts (by Through Being Cool Vegan Bakery): Key Lime Pie with fresh blueberry compote

OR

Salted Caramel Chocolate Layer Cake

Cost: $34.99 per person includes a glass of organic vegan wine from Niagara’s Frog Pond Winery.

Details: Seatings are at 6:30 and 8:30 and reservations are recommended. Call to reserve.

 

steadyinteriorThe Steady Cafe & Bar
1051 Bloor Street W, 416-536-4162, TheSteadyCafe@gmail.com, www.thesteadycafe.com

“We’ve put together a conceptual and fun 5 course Prix Fixe dining EXPERIENCE built on The Stages of The Relationship.”

On the menu:

Course 1: ROMANCE [vegan + gf]
6 pate gelees of surprising tastes (hot, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umami)
Course 2: POWER STRUGGLE [vegan + gf]
Twinned soups (carrot, orange, beet, creme)
Course 3: STABILITY [Meat or Vegan]
Reliable comfort food (beef, cheese, pasta, seasonal veg) OR (mushroom, cheesy sauce, pasta, seasonal veg)
Course 4: COMMITMENT [Meat or Vegan]
Shared charcuterie board (meats or vegan ‘charcuterie’, pates, spreads)
Course 5: BLISS [vegan + gf]
Heavenly sweet delight (cardamom, rose, cocoa, champagne)

Cost: $40 per person

Details: Included with your meal is access to a super interesting mini-lecture series. Click here for details.
SEATINGS ARE AT 6:00pm & 8:30pm
PLEASE RSVP AT: TheSteadyCafe@gmail.com
Please specify your seating time, MEAT or VEGAN preference and indicate any food restrictions or allergies.
Our super fun dance party TRAMP starts at 11:00!

http://www.thesteadycafe.com/events/2015/2/14/vday-supperclub-dinner-show

 

Veg Out Restaurant
646 Richmond St, London, 519-850-8688, www.vegoutrestaurant.com

“Looking for some special Valentine’s Day plans? Make your reservations to join us for a prix fixe three course dinner plus dessert!”

On the menu:

1st course: Dips & spreads shared appetizer board- kelp caviar, zucchini baba ganoush, beet tartare, fava bean artichoke puree crostini. *GF option available.

2nd: Caprese salad- air dried tomatoes, chive crusted cashew mozzerella, basil, white balsamic reduction

OR

Pea Soup- fresh peas, mint, coconut, lemongrass

3rd: Stuffed Portobello Caps- truffled duxelle risotto, micro greens, basil oil

OR

Puff Pastry Galette- charred leek and olive pesto, roasted vegetables, coconut yogurt, green chili oil

4th: Cherry Chocolate Mousse Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream

Cost: $50 per person

Details: “We will have two seatings available at 5pm and at 8pm. Although we usually only take reservations for larger groups, reservations for groups of two will be available for this evening. We always fill up quite quickly so book your table now! Call 519-850-8688 to make a reservation.”

 

veghaven-valVegetarian Haven
17 Baldwin St, 416-621-3636, www.vegetarianhaven.com

“We’ve got a beautiful prix fixe set up for valentines day! All vegan with gluten free options with sparkling wine, soup, 3 small apps, an entree, and dessert!”

On the menu:

Sparkling Wine: White or Rose (de-alcoholized)

Soup: “Ocean” Corn Chowder (gf)

Appetizer Platter: Baked Puff Pastry with Spinach, Soy Cheese and Soy Protein, Tofu, Water Chestnut, Quinoa Croquette topped with Grilled Soy Cheese and Tempura Okra (gf), Smoked Tofu Skin Roll with Mung Bean Noodle

Entrée: (gf) Taro, Sweet Potato Frittata rolled in sautéed Lotus Root and Shiitake Mushroom on Warm Kale, Arugula, Mushroom & Roasted Red Pepper with Sundried Tomato Pesto Sauce

OR

House Made Celebration Medallion Seitan with Twin Noodles of Sweet Potato & Mung Bean accompanied by Asparagus, Grilled Tomato, Edamame Bean, Mash Taro & Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert: (gf) Organic Cocoa Mousse Tower with Raspberry Coulis OR Baked Pumpkin Plyllo Pastry Roll with Maple Syrup, Roasted Apple and Hazelnut

Cost: $59.99 per person

Details: Reservations recommended, call 416-621-3636

 

Vidya'sValentinesVidya’s Veggie Gourmet
238 Barrie St, Thornton, 705-739-9642, eat@veggiegourmet.ca, www.veggiegourmet.ca

“COME AND CELEBRATE, LOVE! Join us for an enchanted evening on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 for a full service sit-down organic vegetarian dinner with Ondine Chorus vocal ensemble, plus special musical guests, including cocktails, h’ors d’oeuvres and DJ to cap off the night.”

Cost: $65, $55 before Feb 5

Details: The event starts at 6 pm, with the option to attend the optional couples yoga class at 5 pm (with very special guest teacher Pangaea!) in the yoga studio. Reserve your spot in the yoga class now as space is limited – click here to reserve online. (Yoga class admission fee Included with ticket.) THE YOGA CLASS IS LIMITED TO 10 COUPLES, so please book early if you wish to attend.

SPACE is limited to 50 diners at this very special event, and we do expect to sell out, so please don’t delay in securing your tickets.

We are taking reservations for those who would like to spend the night in our 3rd floor retreat centre. Our retreat centre includes comfy organic mattresses, sheets, and towels. We have a couples suite with a double bed, shower and sink for $110 for the night (includes couples infrared sauna and Pilates in the AM), semi-private room with 2 single beds, or 2 rooms with 3 single beds each. A nice option for those coming from out of town. To reserve these rooms please call Kim Vidya.

You can reserve your seat one of three ways:
1. Click to RESERVE ONLINE and we will contact you to arrange payment;
2. PURCHASE TICKETS IN PERSON at the restaurant Tuesday thru Sunday;
3. Visit our event web page and click the Paypal link:
http://www.veggiegourmet.ca/events/2015/2/14/valentines-day-with-the-ondine-chorus-special-musical-guests

 

Windsor Arms Hotel
18 St. Thomas St, 416-971-9666, reservations@windsorarmshotel.com, www.windsorarmshotel.com

“Join us February 13th & 14th for our prix fixe menu and celebrate Valentine’s with that someone special.”

On the menu: Click here to view menu, Vegan options available. Call 416-971-9666 for details.

Cost: $70 per person plus tax and gratuity

Details: Friday, February 13th & Saturday, Februaury 14th. Click here to view the full menu and make a reservation.

 

Sweet Treats

 

bunnersCCBunner’s Bake Shop
3054 Dundas St. W., 647-352-2975 & 244 Augusta Ave., 647-350-2975, www.bunners.ca

“Valentine’s goodies are rolling out!” Stop by either Bunner’s location for cupcakes such as the Strawberry Sweetheart Cupcake, black velvet, the chocolate covered strawberry (pictured), and more all month! Also grab some “convo heart” cookies while you can, “We’ll have them in limited supply until Feb 14th- get em while they last!” Follow Bunner’s on Facebook page for more updates on Valentine’s treats available.

 

The Golden Apple Confectionerygoldenapple-val
142- 171 E. Liberty St, 416-531-4664, sales@thegoldenapple.ca, www.thegoldenapple.ca

“We will have vegan truffle heart boxes available for $29.99 and chocolate covered giant strawberry bouquets in 3 ($14.99), 6 ($29.99), or 12 berries ($59.99) that can be done vegan when pre-ordered (both options are vegan and gluten free). Pre-Orders to be in by Feb 11th. We will also have large chocolate heart barks with various toppings for $29.99.”

 

Khalsa Pizza
470 Chrysler Dr, Brampton, 905-799-1800, www.khalsapizza.com

“We will have an Egg-free Cake Special for Valentine’s day for only $25, please order a day ahead.”

 

Sweets From The Earth
218 Canarctic Dr, 647-436-2004, www.sweetsfromtheearth.com

“We have special Valentine’s Day Cupcakes available – Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing and Strawberry Filling, topped with all natural gummy hearts. One of our customers once referred to these cupcakes as tasting “like falling in love for the first time”. As always, we’d love to make custom cakes for your loved ones! Please call 647-436-2004 or email us at info@sweetsfromtheearth.com for more information.”

 

Thrive Organic Kitchen & Cafe
3473 Lake Shore Blvd. W, Etobicoke, 416-252-7700, thriveorganic@gmail.com, www.thriveorganic.ca

“Love aux Chocolat”
“Celebrate Valentine’s Day with our sinfully delicious and amazingly ‘good-4-you’ Raw Chocolate & Raspberry Lava Cake. Velvety smooth chocolate mousse wraps around a raspberry lava surprise to create an explosion of flavour and delightful yumminess!”


Through Being Cool Inc Vegan Bakery

1277 Bloor St. W, 416-998-3321, tbcvegan@gmail.com, www.throughbeingcoolvegan.com

Get your Valentine a doughnut-gram! “A box of 6 set doughnuts available for delivery on Friday, February 13th (for 26$) or for pick up on Saturday the 14th ($19)

The box includes some special new flavours and a note of your choice to your valentine. Click here for delivery zone.

 

TorisValentinesTori’s Bake Shop
2188 Queen St. E, 647-350-6500, info@torisbakeshop.ca, www.torisbakeshop.ca

“In the Bakeshop, we have Valentine’s cupcake six-packs (six different flavours of cupcakes) for $20, and also a box of our hand-painted chocolates and truffles (also $20). We also offer “Lover’s cakes” that are heart-shaped ($20), and can be made gluten-free ($25)” (Cupcakes and chocolates can also be purchased individually.)

“We are also taking reservations for our After Hours full service dinner and are so excited for all the couples!”

 

Whole Foods Market – Yonge & Sheppard
4771 Yonge St, North York, 416-730-1100, www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/yongeandsheppard

“Treat yourself, or your loved one to a decadent treat with our hand-dipped, custom order chocolate covered strawberry station. Share the love!”

Details: Saturday Feb 14th, 12-2pm, $2.49/100g

 

Other Valentine’s Events

 

Kristin2promoKristin Light – RHN
120 Eglinton Ave. E., 647-497-9797, www.livingcityhealth.com

“Unattached? Then treat your one-derful self! Single-mingle with other veg friendly folks at our fuss-free workshop of single-serving, vegan & gluten-free healthy desserts.”
http://bit.ly/KL_vegantines

 

Please contact individual businesses for details and reservations.