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The holidays are fast approaching! If you are still in need of holiday meal ideas, party food, or some great gift options, you’re in luck. The Vegetarian Directory is loaded with businesses with amazing food and products just for the holidays. These listings will help you find everything from take-home prepared meals, holiday sweets, gift packs, and gift card specials that will rock the party and please everyone on your list!

 

Businesses not featured in this list may still have holiday items and/or gift cards, so visit the Online Directory for a complete list of Directory businesses, and contact individual businesses about selection and availability.

 

Holiday Menus & Specials

 

Apiecalypse Now Pizza & Snack Bar
735 Bloor St. W, 416-516-4555, www.eatveganpizza.com
Place your holiday order with Apiecalypse Now! “We’re doing catering again this year! Pick up an order form in the shop or print one out and bring it in, or email one to us at calories@apiecalypsenow.com OR call us at 416-516-4555 and we’ll take your order over the phone. ALL orders must be in by Dec 20 so we have time to fill them for the pick up days: Dec 23 and 24. Also please note we will be closing at 5pm on December 24, and we won’t open again until January 2! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Holiday items include pulled “not turkey”, roast potatoes, vegan gravy, vegan stuffing, magic squares, vegan fudge, and more! Click here for the order form and visit their Facebook page for more updates.

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Bloomer’s
873 Bloor St. W, 416-551-0532, www.bloomersto.com
Order treats from Bloomer’s for your holiday party! “Spiced rum and eggnog cupcakes are back! Made with our own spice blend. We’ve got them in store and they’ll be available for your holiday orders.” Plus there are many other delicious baked goods to choose from to be ordered by the 1/2 dozen, like butter tarts, Nanaimo bars, Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies and more. There are also bake at home Cinnamon Buns (dozen), and pies.  Click here for a full list of holiday treats. Place your order by December 18th.

 

Bunner’s Bake Shop
3054 Dundas St. W., 647-352-2975 & 244 Augusta Ave., 647-350-2975, www.bunners.ca
“We are taking holiday orders until the 20th and pick-ups are December 22nd-24th.” Some menu items include Veggie Pot Pies with Organic butternut squash, corn, peas, carrots, and mushrooms in a savoury, thyme seasoned gravy, wrapped in a flaky, buttery crust, Shepherds Pie, the Holiday Bowl (It’s like a Thanksgiving meal in a bowl!), Stuffing, Chocolate Cream Pie, Apple Crumble, and of course, Bunner’s famous Cinnamon Buns. Call to place your order! Kensington: 647-350-2975, Junction: 647-352-2975

*Also check out Bunner’s individual specials such as mini chocolate cream pies (mini versions of the 8” available on their Holiday menu) available in-store, and all month long you can order our premium Starry Night cake- a triple layer black cocoa cake with dark chocolate frosting and a sprinkle of edible gold stars (pictured). Stop by either location to find these and more holiday treats!

 

Cosmic Treats
207 Augusta Ave, 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca
Looking for something nice on New Year’s Eve? We will be cooking up something a little extra fancy for our prix-fixe New Year’s Eve menu. We will have one seating at 6 PM and the second at 8 PM; reservations required. For only $30 you will receive an appetizer, main dish and dessert. There will be a gluten-free option. You will also have the option to add on a fancy cocktail, sparkling wine or other beverages . Menu details coming soon! To make a reservation give us a call at 647-352-2207 or email info@cosmictreats.ca

 

D-Beatstro
1292 Bloor St. W, www.facebook.com/dbeatstro/
Join D-Beatstro for a New Years’ brunch! “HELLO FRIENDS, here at D-Beatstro we’ve got your back and want to feed you right on the first day of the year. We’ll be opening for a special brunch service 10am-4pm. Come start 2016 with a mouthful of brunch!”

 

Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen
561 Marlee Ave., 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com
“My Holiday Dinner is available for purchase online or at my Public Kitchen. This year, it features a Herbed Red Wine Dijon Seitan Roulade among many delicious sides.” Click here for the full menu and more information about pick up and delivery. “My Public Kitchen will remain open until end of day December 24th and I will be back in action for brunch January 2nd at my Public Kitchen and at Brickworks Market.” Visit Doug’s Holiday Shopping page for other great holiday ideas, and his Facebook page for more updates.

 

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Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
401 Brant St, Burlington, 905-333-1400, www.KellysXO.com
Kelly’s has a full Christmas Menu to order from all month. Choose from their famous cupcakes in flavours from classics to holiday flavours such as the Snowball, a vanilla coconut cupcake with vanilla frosting, topped with shaved coconut, or the Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane, a chocolate mint cupcake topped with mint icing and sprinkled with candy cane pieces. There are also donuts, cookies, and other baked goods to choose from. Click here for the full menu. Call to order.

 

Rawlicious
10 Toronto Area locations
Rawlicious is featuring a holiday meal for the entire month of December! “A delicious holiday meal is awaiting you in our dehydrator! Come grab this festive meal while it’s here for December.” Meal includes Turkey Loaf with Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Cauliflower Mash, Gravy, and Chocolate Turtle for $18. Click here for more details.

Rawlicious
2122 Bloor St. W., 416-519-7150, www.rawlicious.ca
Rawlicious is also having a special New Years’ Eve dinner at the Bloor Street West location. “Planning for New Years Eve? Join us for a four course meal – $35pp.” Meal includes Macadamia Cheese & Cherry Tomato Canapés, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Cannelloni with Arugula Side Salad, and Caramel Pecan Cheesecake. Call to reserve your space!

 

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Rise Above Bakery & Café
120 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, 289-362-2636, www.riseaboverestaurant.com
“It’s time to get your holiday orders in! We’re taking orders for Apple Pie, Blueberry Pie, and our famous Tourtière! We also have Gingerbread People and Snowflake sugar cookies! Order deadline for pickup by the 24th is 4pm on Tuesday the 22nd!” Visit their Facebook page for more details.

 

Through Being Cool Vegan Bakery
1277 Bloor St. W., 416-998-3321
Pick up stocking stuffer candies for the holidays including beer nuts, brittles, caramel, sponge toffee and candied popcorn! They also have pre-order menus for both Christmas and New Years’, including full meal savoury options, desserts and snacks including a cheese plate with Ladyship for New Years’! Visit their Facebook page for full details.

 

Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet
238 Barrie St, Thornton, 705-458-2000, www.veggiegourmet.ca
Vidya’s is having a New Year’s Eve Organic Vegan and Gluten-Free Dinner! Meal includes a 4-course dinner and sparkling wine for $40 per person. There are two sittings: 5:30 pm or 7:00 pm. Click here to purchase tickets online and for the full, mouth-watering menu. You can also reserve your table by calling or dropping by the restaurant.

 

YamChops
705 College St., 416-645-0117, www.yamchops.com
YamChops is offering a take-home, plant-powered Christmas Dinner For 4 for preorder for $59.95 + HST. “Holidays are a time for family, friends and (most important in our books) food!” Meal includes a Gardein Celebration Roast stuffed with Mushroom Gravy, Lemon Lentil Soup, Pecan Cranberry Rice, Cranberry Ginger Chutney, Caesar Dressing, and Peppermint Double Chocolate Brownie. Available for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday, December 23, and available for pick up only for Thursday, December 24 before noon. “Full instructions (they’re easy) are provided with the meal. The dinner is a generous serving for 4.” Order today to ensure you are in time.

 

Special Holiday Menu Items, Products & Gifts

 

Boon Burger
114 Dunlop St. E, Barrie, 705-503-0111, www.boonburger.ca
Boon Burger has house made delicious dairy-free eggnog. “It’s back! ‪Not Nog by Boon! Animal-free festive drinks for all! Make sure you pick up yours before they’re gone for another year!”

 

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207 Augusta Ave, 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca
“Stocking stuffers, gift certificates, and gift baskets of unique vegan treats available now! Choose from our Candy Variety Sampler Basket, our Go Max! Chocolate Lovers Basket (one of every kind of Go Max’s bars), or our Cocomels Collection Basket (one of every kind of Cocomel that we carry). Or design your own basket where your imagination is the limit! Gift baskets starting as low as $15, gift certificates of any denomination, and stocking stuffers for as little as 25¢”

 

Cruda Café
92 Front St. E (St. Lawrence Market), 647-346-6502, www.crudacafe.com
Festive raw cookie tins are available now at Cruda Café. “Our cookie tins are packed with superfoods, health, love, etc. Purchases help us raise money to buy mattresses and towels for Women’s shelter program.”

 

Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen
561 Marlee Ave., 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com
Doug McNish has tons of great products for sale in his Public Kitchen. “In the spirit of spreading good cheer, and saving you from the chaos of shopping malls (and even worse, parking lots), I invite you to my Public Kitchen where we have many healthy gift ideas for everyone on your list.” You’ll find clothing, accessories, colouring books, prepared foods, and gift cards. See the Holiday Meal section for details about Doug’s Holiday Dinner Special! Visit Doug’s website and Facebook page for more details.

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The Golden Apple Confectionery
142-171 East Liberty St., 416-531-4664, www.thegoldenapple.ca
Check out The Golden Apple in Liberty Village for some of the most beautiful holiday treats you’ve ever seen. There’s a huge selection of decadent chocolates, as well as Gingerbread Bark, Dark Mint Bark, holiday themed Candy Apples (the ones coated in gold are especially beautiful!), chocolate covered pretzels, truffles, and Holiday lights chocolate pops made to look just like Christmas light bulbs! Stop by the shop today for the perfect gift, or to stock up for a holiday party.

 

Hotel Gelato
532 Eglinton Ave W, 416-932-2663, www.hotelgelato.com
Come into Hotel Gelato for some holiday flavours! “Our trio of festive flavours is complete. Come try some eggnog mint candy cane or gingerbread gelato. You will not be disappointed.”

 

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Lola’s Kitchen
634 Church St, 416-966-3991, www.lolaskitchen.ca
“Holiday shopping got you down? Come try our brand new VERY BOOZY HOLIDAY SANGRIA!” Perfect to pair with delicious vegan and vegetarian offerings on the menu.

 

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
401 Brant St, Burlington, 905-333-1400, www.KellysXO.com
Come into Kelly’s Bake Shoppe for a selection of holiday gift sets available. “Have a coffee lover to buy for this year? We’ve got you covered with this gift set! Balzacs Winter Blend, Snickerdoodle cookies and a Made With Love mug!” Kelly’s is also having a “10 days of Christmas” promotion with a new holiday treat being promoted every day! From now until December 25th, check their Facebook page to find out the special of the day.

 

Paradis Vegetarian
www.paradisvegetarien.com
Paridis Vegetarian online vegan shop has what you need to make a delicious vegan holiday dinner. “Are you still looking for that perfect vegan turkey for christmas dinner? Mushroom chicken – tastes like turkey! One of the most popular products.” Order today at www.paradisvegetarien.com to receive your order by the holidays.

 

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2122 Bloor St. W., 416-519-7150, www.rawlicious.ca
Right now in the Bloor West location, Rawlicious is offering 8” pumpkin pies for $26, as well as their signature treat box filled with 6 chocolate truffles: Chocolate Dipped Macaroons, Cinnamon Snowballs, and Chocolate Turtles for $15. All raw, all delicious treats. Call to preorder, and for availability.

 

The Big Carrot
348 Danforth Ave, 416-466-2129, www.thebigcarrot.ca
“Our Bakers are keeping Busy. Holiday Treats starting to roll in!” Get prepackaged, freshly baked treats, great for stocking stuffers now at The Big Carrot.

 

The Social Gardener
1326 Gerrard St. E, 416-465-6021 ext. 3002, www.socialgardener.org
The Social Gardener makes vegan eggnog! “Have you been craving some Eggnog? Come celebrate the Holiday season with us at The Social Gardener.” Perfect to pair with their organic vegetarian lunch menu, in-house baked goods, and many vegan & gluten-free options.

 

Tori’s Bakeshop
2188 Queen St. E, 647-350-6500,. www.torisbakeshop.ca
Vegan gingerbread houses available at Tori’s Bakeshop! Purchase fully built, or in a kit to build yourself. “Comes with everything you need, plus optional chimney (we added coconut snow and lights), and is all ‪#‎vegan, ‪#‎organic, and ‪#‎glutenfree. Candy is all natural with no artificial dyes or pigments, icing mortar is stovetop, gingerbread freshly baked.“ Also find a great selection of vegan holiday treats like gingerbread men, cupcakes, cookies and cakes. Try the seasonal dark chocolate and peppermint hot chocolate with marshmallows, shaved candy cane, and your choice of steamed soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk.YamchopsGiftBasket

 

YamChops
705 College St., 416-645-0117, www.yamchops.com
YamChops has gift baskets! “A little sweet, a little savoury, a little heat…a lotta great gift baskets in-store packed full of local artisan products. ‘Tis the Season!” Stop by the shop for many more gift packs and ideas for the vegan food-lovers in your life.

 

Other Gift ideas

 

Alma Natural Spa
2105 Yonge St, 416-546-7462, www.almanaturalspa.com
Alma Natural Spa has great winter spa packages like the Holiday Mani/pedi and the Holiday Pampering Package, as well as gift cards and beauty products on sale in their shop now just for the holidays. Click here to see the complete list of holiday specials.

 

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4 Toronto area locations, www.pureandsimple.ca
Pure + Simple has great gift ideas with packages such as the Winter Warm Up Kit. “Baby, it’s cold outside! Good thing our Winter Warm Up kit has you covered – literally – with oils, lotions, and creams to help keep you from withering away! It’s sure to get you cozy in no time – and keep you smooth as can be in case you have to cuddle for warmth.” Visit the website and Facebook page for more gift items and packages.

 

Gift Card Specials

 

D-Beatstro
1292 Bloor St. W, www.facebook.com/dbeatstro/
“We have gift certificates just in time for the holidays!!! Buy your loved ones all the brunch and treats!!”

 

Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen
561 Marlee Ave., 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com
“Gift Certificates for The Public Kitchen can be used towards take out, weekend brunch, my cooking classes, cookbooks, and my Kale Is The New Beef t-shirts. Plus, until December 24th, I am offering a $20 bonus gift certificate for every $100 in gift certificates purchased.” Visit Doug’s Holiday Shopping page for more information.

 

Fresh Restaurants
4 Toronto locations, 416-599-4442, www.freshrestaurants.ca
“It’s that time of year again! Looking for a perfect gift for you or a loved one? Buy a freshcard online and we’ll top it up with an extra few dollars as a gift from us to you! Order a $50 Fresh gift card, and we’ll load it with $55… or better yet, order a $100 gift card and we’ll load it with $115! To take advantage of this deal, simply order you freshcards through our online freshshop, and when you get the to the page saying “gift message”, just write, “I love free stuff!” in the box (don’t worry, we won’t include that in the message if you are sending it as a gift). It’s as easy as that!” Visit www.freshrestaurants.ca today to order yours.

 

Hotel Gelato
532 Eglinton Ave W, 416-932-2663, www.hotelgelato.com
“It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Pick up a $25 gift card and receive a free small cup of gelato. Present this image to receive the promotion. Promotion lasts until Dec 24.Kellysgiftcards

 

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
401 Brant St, Burlington, 905-333-1400, www.KellysXO.com
Kelly’s has a great deal on gift cards! “Get the perfect gift for that special someone and treat yourself while your at it! Buy a $25 gift card, get $5 back, buy a $50 gift card, get $10 back, buy a $100 gift card, get $20 back.”

 

Lettuce Love Café
399 John St, Burlington, 905-637-2700, www.lettucelovecafe.com
Give he gift of health this holiday season with our gift certificate. When you buy a $25 dollar gift certificate between now and December 24th you will receive a $5 gift certificate for free!

 

Oats & Ivy
171 East Liberty St, 647-822-3537, www.oatsandivy.ca
“We started a holiday photo challenge in December and this is our first winner of a $50 gift card! Don’t worry there’s still two more weeks and two more photos that can win. It’s the season of giving and we want to give back to our wonderful friends. So get posting your Oats & Ivy food photos with the hashtag ‪#‎oandiholidaycheer.