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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I know, I know… it’s a bit of a ridiculous holiday. But even if all of the pink hearts and stuffed teddy bears holding pink hearts make you a little queasy, these Valentine’s Day Specials from your favourite Veg Directory businesses are sure to get you out and appreciating the day that celebrates love- even if it’s a love for food! Whether you want to take the opportunity to let that special someone know you think they’re great, or you want to celebrate being single by stuffing your face with delicious vegan food (there’s no shame in that)- we’ve got tons of ideas for you!

 

Valentine’s Day Dinners

 

bloomersVdaybloomer’s
873 Bloor St. W., 416-551-0532, www.bloomersto.com
“We’re serving a split Valentine’s/Anti-Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner. Celebrate your love and your disdain for the day of forced affection all at the same time. Gluten-free options available. By reservation only- 416-551-0532.”
Menu preview: Three course meal- with each course you get to choose between the Valentine’s Day or the Anti-Valentine’s Day option:
Appetizers- shaved radish beets and lemony greens with tofu feta and green goddess dressing OR bad breath french onion soup w/bagel chrostinis and sunflower cheese
Mains- sundried tomato pesto linguini with fresh arugula and flash fried oyster mushrooms OR jerk seitan with garlicky greens and shredded heart potato, corn and chive hash
Desserts- coconut creme brulee OR bleeding heart caramel molten lava cake
Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% (alcohol excluded)!

bloomer’s is a family run bakery, café, restaurant and bar boasting a unique blend of vegan and gluten free baking; fair trade, organic coffee; a comfort food filled lunch and dinner menu; and all Canadian beer, wine and liquor lists.

 

Bombay Palace
71 Jarvis St., 416-368-8048, www.bombaypalacetoronto.com
“Real love is curry love!” Bombay Palace is holding a Valentine’s Special Gala Dinner Buffet on Sunday, February 14th.
Cost: Single- $21.99, Couple- $39.99 (tax and tip not included)
Call for reservations- 416-368-8048

Exhaustive menu, authentic cuisine, warm hospitality & total committed customer service. Many gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Toronto Veg Card holders save 15% (alcohol excluded)!

 

CosmicTreatsicecreamCosmic Treats
207 Augusta Ave., 647-352-2207, info@cosmictreats.ca, www.cosmictreats.ca
“Cosmic Treats will be offering a 3 course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day Menu on Sunday, February 14. There will be one seating at 6 PM, and a 2nd seating at 8 PM. Reservations are required. Choice of two apps, entrees, and desserts. A gluten-free options will be available for each course. For more information or to make a reservation send an email to info@cosmictreats.ca or call 647-352-2207.”
Menu preview: Macaroni and Cheese Balls; Phyllo Pastry Pizza with house made Tuscan marinara, roasted vegetables and sun dried tomatoes; Ice Cream Bites- bon bon sized pieces of our homemade vegan cashew ice cream covered in dark chocolate.
Cost: $35 per person

*Note: Special treats will also be available for brunch (Saturday & Sunday, 10am-3pm), and many other chocolatey delights available in store!

Cosmic Treats is a vegan restaurant, dessert bar, ice cream shop and candy store in the heart of Kensington Market. We provide unique sweet and savory fare that promise not to scare away omnivores!

 

D-Beatstro
1292 Bloor St. W., dbeatstro@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/dbeatstro/
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with a lovely three course Vegan dinner at D-Beatstro. 2 Seatings – By reservation only, 6PM & 8PM. Email dbeatstro@gmail.com to make a reservation.
Menu preview: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Coconut Creme, House made Gnocchi, Gluten-free Chocolate Mousse. Click here for full menu.
Cost: $30 per person

Note: D-Beatstro will also be holding a Valentine’s Day Brunch on Saturday, February 14th from 10am-3pm – No reservations required; as well as a special Family Day Brunch service on Monday, February 15th from 10am-3pm!

D-Beatstro is a Vegan café serving up all your favourite comfort foods while duly operating as an art & event space/community hub.

 

Humble Beginnings
3109 Dundas St. W., 647-748-3109, www.humblebeginnings.ca
Humble Beginnings is offering “A Night in Paris” Valentine’s Day menu. “Enjoy a beautiful night in the Junction for Valentine’s day with our Parisian themed four course dinner!”
Menu preview: Vegan Caprese Salad, Tagliatelle Provencal (pasta, cherry tomatoes, capers, herbs de provence), Grilled Ratatouille Salad over wild rice, quinoa and beans, Pears poached in port with a coconut cream
Cost: $40 per person

Humble Beginnings celebrates what’s local, sustainable, ethically produced and of course, tastes great! And there are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options on our regular menu.

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.53.18 PMMamma’s Pizza
310-MAMMA (6266), info@mammaspizza.com, www.mammaspizza.com
“Order a 12″ round vegan house specialty pizza in a heart shaped box and receive a FREE slice of our Chocolate Brownie Mousse cake!”
Minimum order of $15 before taxes apply. Valid only at participating locations Feb 13 & 14, 2016

Try one of Mamma’s 3 vegan pizzas: Vegan Olive Press, Vegan Primavera, and The Spicy Vegan made with vegan mozzarella and pepper jack cheese, or create your own. We also offer gluten free pizzas. Order online! Visit mammaspizza.com for a complete list and map of all locations in the GTA.

 

RawlicoiuscakeRawlicious
2122 Bloor St. W., 416-519-7150, www.rawlicious.ca
The Rawlicious Bloor West location is hosting a three-course Valentine’s dinner on Saturday, February 13. 2 seatings at 6pm or 8pm. Call to reserve.
Menu preview: Roasted Red Pepper Soup, Zuchetti Rose with Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes & Peas, Raspberry Chocolate Torte Cake with Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
Cost: $35 per person (tax and gratuity not included)

Rawlicious serves healthy & organic raw vegan cuisine- juices, smoothies, entrees & desserts! Everything Rawlicious offers is gluten & dairy free.

 

Rise Above Restaurant & Bakery
120 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, 289-362-2636, www.riseaboverestaurant.com
“Valentine’s Day at Rise Above! We’re now taking reservations for a romantic 3 course fixed price menu. Early seatings at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and later seatings at 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00pm. Contact us by phone or email to book!”
Menu preview: “The details of the menu are a surprise… but there will be three different options for each course. If you have any dietary restrictions let us know when you book a reservation and we can make efforts to accommodate those restrictions.”
Cost: $35 per person

Rise Above is an all vegan restaurant and bakery, located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, Ontario. We use only plant-based ingredients because we believe that it is possible to eat well and enjoy life without harming other species or our environment. We specialize in comfort foods, healthy choices, and fresh baked desserts.

 

Tori’s After Hours
2188 Queen St. E, 647-350-6500, www.torisbakeshop.ca
Tori’s After Hours presents: Feast of St. Valentine (a prix fixe sharing menu for two). All items organic, vegan and gluten-free, made from scratch in-house. Served February 13 & 14, from 6pm. Limited a la carte menu also available.
Menu preview: Petite Provisions Slab with Chevre, Pate, Olives & Bread, Layered Polenta Bake with White Bean Sausage, Mini Chocolate Cakes with Chocolate & Caramel
Cost: $100 for two (Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%!)
Call to reserve your spot!

Tori’s is a vegan bakery, cafe, and wine bar celebrating all things natural and organic. They offer fresh-baked (and raw) treats that radiate goodness, made with love in an environmentally aware space. Gluten-free options available. Biodynamic wines, select cocktails, and craft bottles of beer offered “after hours.”

 

UASupperClubUrban Acorn Catering
1 Wiltshire Ave., Unit S, 647-454-0600, info@urbanacorn.ca, www.urbanacorn.ca
Urban Acorn is holding a special Vegan Supper Club: {Gluten Free} Breakfast in Bed, A Special Valentine’s Day Dinner Pairing with Sloane Fine Tea Merchants.

“We’ve put together a special breakfast themed dinner menu featuring a tea pairings with Sloane Tea, a beautifully packaged Toronto-based merchant that sources and blends teas certified by sommeliers. And just in case chocolate or take home tea is something you’d fancy for Valentine’s Day, we’re including a $10 gift card* for Urban Acorn Market for each guest, which can be used towards our many vegan products in-store or another supper club.” Tickets available for February 12, 13 & 14, from 7-9:30pm.
Menu Preview: Buckwheat Flake Crusted Chia Bread French Toast served with Banana Pastry Cream, Faux-ched Eggs Florentine served with a Roasted Garlic and Potato Waffle, Charred “Bacon” Asparagus and Creamed Spinach, House-made Strawberry Jam Pop Tart with Lavender-Earl Grey Glaze and Graviola Aquafaba and a Chocolate Dipped Organic Strawberry- each course paired with a different flavour of Sloane Tea.
Cost: $75 per person (Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% on Vegan Supper Clubs!)

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/970114246415171/ for more details and to purchase your ticket.

 

veghaven-dessertVegetarian Haven
17 Baldwin St., 416-621-3636, www.vegetarianhaven.com
Vegetarian Haven has created a special menu for Valentine’s Day! Menu includes a mocktail, soup, hors d’oeuvres, entree, and dessert. Call to reserve your space!
Menu preview: Black Beans Buttercup Squash with Coconut Milk soup, Tofu Skin Roll stuffed with mashed taro, potato, carrot, sweet potato and beet, Hand Wrapped Ravioli, Cocoa Raspberry Flourless Cake with fruity coulis and Chocolate Ice Cream. Most courses have two selections to choose from. Click here for the full menu.
Cost: $64.99 per person. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% (5% with debit/credit)!

Vegetarian Haven is award winning Asian inspired vegan cuisine in a bistro atmosphere.

 

Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet
238 Barrie St., Thornton, 705-458-2000, eat@veggiegourmet.ca, www.veggiegourmet.ca
Vidya’s is holding a Valentine’s Day Concert & Organic Gourmet Dinner on Sunday, February 14, from
5:30pm to 11:00pm. “Enjoy an organic, vegan, gluten-free four course meal, plus live music, beautiful ambiance, and happy people!” 2 Seatings at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Call for your reservation, or click here to purchase tickets online.
Menu preview: 4 course Italian dinner. Antipasto plate with basil cashew cheese, olives, roasted garlic and herbed bruschetta, hearts of romaine salad with garlic lemon cashew dressing, choice of three entrees, and almond tiramisu with coconut cream.
Cost: $50 per person (tax and gratuity not included)

Part of The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness, Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet Restaurant puts the gourmet in vegetarian cuisine, borrowing flavours from around the world, and serving it up gluten-free, organic and with love. Organic wine and beer list.

 

 

Valentine’s Day Sweets & Gifts

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 2.11.33 PMBetter Cookies
416-477-1401, giftorders@bettercookies.ca, www.bettercookies.ca
“We are offering 10% off any of our cookies as a Valentine’s day special with the following coupon code: VEGANLOVE.
This code is good for any order placed before Feburary 26th, 2016 on our website, www.BetterCookies.ca.

Better Cookies specialize in unique Vegan cookie gifts. Get same day gift delivery in Toronto and the GTA. Each cookie is made with high quality ingredients, so they are better for the people eating them. Your choice of cookies come in a gift basket, gift box, or even a bouquet!

 

chocosolValChocosol
1131 St. Clair Ave. W., 416-923-6675, www.chocosoltraders.com
“We are introducing 4 beautiful Valentine’s bars with your favourite classic flavours (Luscious Coconut, Sinfully Raw Vanilla, Darkness, Five Chili). Share the love of body, mind and soil with our ethically and ecologically made chocolate.”

ChocoSol is a learning community and social enterprise that makes socially-just stone-ground chocolate in Toronto using organic, forest garden, shade-grown cacao, sourced directly from Indigenous communities in Southern Mexico. “Our facility is peanut and tree nut free and our chocolates are made without dairy, gluten, soy, and are also vegan.”

 

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Dogs of the Ganges
www.dogsoftheganges.com, info@dogsoftheganges.com
Valentine’s Candygram Fundraiser for Street Dogs in India
“For those of you who were in high school before the days of the internet, remember how fun it was to give or receive a note and some sweet treats from a special friend? Toronto-based Dogs of the Ganges is reviving this lost tradition as a fundraiser in support of their program helping street dogs in India. A contribution of $35 gets you a hand-written, hand-crafted card and a jar of sweet treats, hand-delivered to someone you love in Toronto. You can choose a vegan-only jar at checkout. Visit their fundraiser page for more info! https://www.universe.com/candygrams

Dogs of the Ganges performs first aid for 100+ street dogs, and indirectly helps many more through a community training program. The program inspires kids (and adults) to have compassion for animals through presentations and outreach, and teaches and empowers locals to care for the dogs in their neighbourhood by providing workshops and first aid kits.

 

GoldenAppleheartThe Golden Apple Confectionery
142-171 East Liberty St., 416-531-4664, www.thegoldenapple.ca
The Golden Apple will have the following vegan options for V-day (please note orders must be made by Thursday, February 11th for strawberry bouquets and large hearts. The vegan truffle hearts will be available while stocks last):
-chocolate dipped strawberry bouquets starting at $14.99
-Large chocolate heart (in dark chocolate) topped with rose petals, strawberries, glitter and gold pearls (pictured). $25
-Assorted vegan “cream” hearts as individuals ($1.75) or in boxes (starting at $10)
-Many more unique, beautifully crafted chocolates and sweets available in store. Check out The Golden Apple’s Facebook page for more.

The Golden Apple Chocolate Boutique offers a variety of delectable treats that are made by hand and right in store! We offer a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.

 

Hotel Gelato
532 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-932-2663, www.hotelgelato.com
“Our Blood Orange Sorbet is the perfect treat for Valentines Day. With its surprisingly creamy texture, it’s full of antioxidants and a raspberry citrus like taste… you would not believe that it is Dairy Free!”

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 4.57.27 PMKelly’s Bake Shoppe
401 Brant St., Burlington, 905-333-1400, www.KellysXO.com
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe has a special Valentine’s Day menu for pre-ordering some of the best vegan cupcakes and sweets around! There’s an assortment of unique cupcakes, like the Pretty in Pink- a champagne cupcake with pink frosting and edible pink pearls, the Mexican Spice- a chocolate cupcake infused with cinnamon and cayenne spice, filled with vanilla frosting and topped with a rich chocolate ganache, as well as Kelly’s Love Cookies, and the Deep Romance Cake. Click here for the full menu, descriptions and prices. Call to preorder. Valentines Day menu items available from February 9th-14th.

 

Pelle Beauty
905-813-2600, glow@pellebeauty.com, www.pellebeauty.com
“We are having a 15% online sale and will also be promoting our newest Perfume Oils. Every online purchase will also receive a .5 ml sample of each Huile De Parfum. Use coupon code VALENTINE at checkout to save 15%!” Visit http://www.pellebeauty.com/collections/perfumes for details and to order.

Pelle’s vegan products contain a powerhouse of plant based ingredients & essential oils that work to fortify & nourish your skin. Pelle Beauty keeps your skin looking radiant and beautiful. 100% cruelty-free.

 

Rawlicious
10 locations in GTA and surrounding area, www.rawlicious.ca
Rawlicious has the following items available for Valentine’s Day:
-Box of chocolate dipped strawberries – $10
-Box of 6 assorted treats – $15
Drop in to one of the 10 Rawlicious locations near you while quantities last! And see the Valentine’s Dinner section above for Rawlicious on Bloor’s Valentine’s Dinner special.

 

Through Being Cool Vegan Baking Co.
1277 Bloor St. W., 416-998-3321, www.tbcvegan.com
“We will be doing doughnut-grams again this year! Half a dozen doughnuts for your valentine that can be delivered on Friday the 12th or picked up in store Saturday the 13th or Sunday the 14th.
We are also doing a vegan cheeseboard collaboration with Ladyship Vegan! Personally, I can’t think of any better way to show your love than doughnuts and vegan cheese!”
All orders for must be placed in store by Wednesday February 10th in store with a 50% deposit (or paid in full for Friday delivery).

 

 

ToriscupcakeTori’s Bakeshop
2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500, www.torisbakeshop.ca
“In the Bakeshop, we will be taking orders for:
-Boxes of hand-painted truffles
-Candied rose petal cupcakes, hostess-style cupcakes, salted chocolate truffle cupcakes
-Lover’s cakes (heart-shaped, enough for two to share)
-Trio of cheeses (cashew based cheese, smoked cheddar, brie and chevre)

Don’t forget to use your Toronto Veg Card to save 10%!

 

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