New Vegan Dinner Option
Bloomer’s (873 Bloor St. W., 416-551-0532, www.bloomersto.com) is now open for dinner! The moment Toronto vegan food lovers have all been waiting for is here. Bloomer’s is now open until 10pm from Thursday-Saturday, and until 9pm on Sundays for a new spread of dinner options. Along with their regular food and drink menu, new dinner items and desserts will be added over the next few weeks. So far, you can look forward to vegan poutine with housemade gravy and cheese over handcut fries, and desserts such as crème brulee. Stay tuned to Facebook for constant menu updates, and pop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and delicious treats at 873 Bloor St. W. just east of Ossington.
New Vegan Brunch Option
Pulp Kitchen (565 Danforth Ave., 416-463-7857, www.pulpkitchen.ca) now offers brunch at their newest location on the Danforth. Brunch items are available every day starting at 9am. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can get delicious brunch combos, which include choices such as eggless burritos, waffles, French toast with a small juice for $10. Check out Pulp Kitchen Danforth on Facebook for more updates on brunch and more, and also check out their original location at 717 ½ Queen St. E. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% at both locations.
New Vegan Pizza Option
One Pizza (169 King St. E, 647-350-3228, www.onepizza.ca) in the St. Lawrence Market area just opened earlier this year, and feature vegan pizza options on their unique menu. You can create your own pizza from a large variety of vegetable toppings, and you can even add vegan proteins like falafel crumbles and lemon marinated chick peas. Gluten-free crust is also an option, and there are unique sauce choices such as the roasted red pepper hummus or BBQ. Drop into One Pizza at 169 King St. E., and check out their full menu here: http://www.onepizza.ca/OnePizzaMenu.pdf
New Menu Items
Rawlicious (10 locations in and around Toronto, www.rawlicious.ca) has a new Spring menu. “In addition to some old favourites, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Spring/Summer Menu that’s packed full of bright, bold, fresh flavours. Highlights include: quesadillas with a rich combination of cheesy sauce, crumbled nut loaf, avocado and more in a delicious red pepper wrap, Fish Tacos (pictured), our version of fin-free deliciousness served with a tangy tartar sauce in crisp fresh lettuce boats, and a mouthwatering Watermelon Salad, that is incredibly, colourful and topped with arugula and hemp seeds.” With 10 locations in southern Ontario, it’s easy to find a Rawlicious location close by! Click here for a full list of locations, and follow Rawlicious on Facebook and Twitter.
Rashmi’s Bakery (80 Pertosa Dr, Unit 13, Brampton, 905-970-0666, www.rashmisbakery.com) officially opened their new Mississauga location on March 15th. Just like the original Brampton location, the new location specializes in vegetarian, egg-free, nut-free and vegan cakes and desserts, but with a few exciting new additions. Located at 3611 Mavis Rd., unit 9, Rashmi’s in Mississauga will be launching a new gluten-free line of products to cater to those with gluten allergies, and will also introduce low sugar desserts, ice cream cakes and doughnuts. With seating for around 15, lunch wraps, veggie burgers and beverages will also be added to their menu in the near future. Stay tuned to Facebook for updates, and visit their website to view their menu and order online, or call 905-270-7676. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%* at both locations.
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New Tiffin Service
Bombay Palace (71 Jarvis St., 416-368-8048, www.bombaypalacetoronto.com) now offers a tiffin service. Now you can get seven days worth of ready-made, vegetarian Indian meals from Bombay Palace wrapped up and ready to eat at your convenience. “For every food lover whose mouth waters when he or she imagines the bursts of Indian flavour—the hot, the sweet and the indescribable combinations of spices and herbs – that pleases your eyes, teases your tongue and encompass all your senses.” The menu changes every week, and the price is right. Click here for complete details, and follow Bombay Palace on Facebook for updates. Toronto Veg Card holders save 15% on dine in and takeout orders* (ask about discount conditions).
ApieCalypse Now! (589 Markham St., 416-532-7575, www.apiecalypsenow.com), the vegan bakery and food shop is temporarily closed. “We are re-tooling our shop and sorting out our future… we’re getting a few more things sorted and then we can tell everyone what the plan for spring is! We ain’t dead yet!” Keep checking Facebook for updates on this exciting (yet mysterious!) development, and to find out about the upcoming reopening.
For those who don’t already know, Hot Beans (160 Baldwin St. Unit 1, www.hotbeansvegan.net) has permanently closed. Toronto vegans and non-vegans alike will sorely miss Hot Beans’ delicious Mexican takeout… but fortunately when one door closes, another one opens… Check out Ross Corder’s new venture, Porter House, an all-new vegan pub serving comfort foods and craft brews. Porter House is located at 1321 Dundas St. W., between Dufferin and Ossington.
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