Looking for that perfect way to show your mom some love? Check out these amazing Mother’s Day Specials from some of the best veg-friendly restaurants and businesses in the GTA! Find out which of your favourite veg restaurants are featuring Mother’s Day brunch or other special menu items, and find that perfect Mother’s Day gift.


Mother’s Day Brunch & Other Special Menus


Bombay Palace – Incredibly Indian
71 Jarvis St., 416-368-8048, www.bombaypalacetoronto.com 
“Celebrate Mom at Bombay Palace with a Gala Lunch and Dinner Buffet.”
When: Sunday, May 8th, Lunch – 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner – 5pm – 9pm
Details: Free Mango Lassi with every buffet purchased! Click here for price and full details.


DougbenedictDoug McNish’s Public Kitchen
561 Marlee Ave., 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com
There are so many reasons to bring Mom to Doug’s Kitchen!
When: Sunday, May 8
Details: Menu items include: Lemon blueberry waffles, topped with vanilla ice cream, salted coconut caramel sauce, blueberry compote and maple syrup, Spinach mushroom quiche with a side Caesar salad.
“AND, every mom, that comes will receive a $10 off gift card to use on their next visit in to my Public Kitchen, online at my website www.DougMcNish.com, or at one of the various markets across the city I am part of this summer! It is Veggielicious as well, so each person at the table receives not only a Super Stuff cookie, but also a YOSO cream cheese spread!”


Free Times Café
320 College St., 416-967-1078, www.freetimescafe.com
“Bella, did ya eat?” Mother’s Day Brunch

When: Sunday, May 8th, 3 Seatings: Club Seating- 10am, 12pm, 2pm; Bistro Seating- 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:30pm
Details: Live entertainment, and free mimosas & a special gift for all mothers! Click here for full details. Reservations required.


Health E Nut Café & Juice Bar
20 Martin St., Milton, 905-693-6795, www.healthenut.ca
“The healthEnut will be open for 2 reserved seating times only on Mother’s Day! Bring your Mother and celebrate her with health in mind to a 100% meal FREE of gluten, dairy, wheat, unprocessed sugars and animal products.”
When: Sunday, May 8, 2 seating times: 10:30 am or 2 pm
Details: Quiche/Pad Thai, Greek Goddess Salad, Tea/Coffee/DandyBlend, Cheeseless Cake. $25/person. Milton location only, reservations required.


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Humble Beginnings
3109 Dundas St. W., 647-748-3109, www.humblebeginnings.ca
“We will be doing High tea on Mother’s Day and a specific vegan one. Reservations required, we’re filling up fast!”
When: Sunday, May 8, 12-5pm
Details: Humble Beginnings is holding a Mother’s Day High Tea, featuring a selection of vegan and gluten-free items. Reserve your space as early as possible.


Raw Aura Organic Cuisine
94 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga, 905-891-2872, www.raw-aura.com
“Mother’s Day is coming up Sunday May 8th. Raw Aura is normally closed on Sundays but we will be open on this day to feed all of those health conscious and vegan Moms out there!”
When: Sunday, May 8th, 11am – 3pm
Details: Make reservations by calling 905-891-2872


2122 Bloor St. W., 416-519-7150, www.rawlicious.ca
“Bring your Mom to Rawlicious this Sunday for our pancakes! Gluten free & vegan, made from buckwheat, coconut and banana, they are the perfect way to show your love. Now taking reservations! 416-519-7150.
Details: Coffee or tea, pancakes with apple compote, maple syrup and coconut whip cream. $14 per person.


Vegetarian Haven
17 Baldwin St., 416-621-3636, www.vegetarianhaven.comMother’s Day Brunch 2016 includes delicious menu items such as smoothies, juice, and your choice of the Canadian Breakfast, the Mexican Breakfast, or the French Breakfast! Also choose from extra sides such as “sausage”, “bacon”, and “ham”.
When: Sunday, May 8th
Details: Call 416-621-3636 for reservations and brunch hours.



Other Mother’s Day Gifts & Specials


KellysMotherKelly’s Bake Shoppe
401 Brant St., Burlington, 905-333-1400, www.kellysxo.com 
“It’s here! Our Mother’s Day menu is now available in the shoppe! We’ve got 14 cupcake flavours, some specialty items and most of our regular items too! Which cupcake are you looking forward to trying most? Maybe our Blue Eyed Daisy, or our Matcha Tea, or our Earl Grey & Lavender…the possibilities are endless!”
When: Thursday, May 5 – Sunday May 8, 2016
Details: Click here for the full Mother’s Day menu. Call 905-333-1400 to order.


Prairie Girl Bakery
150 Bloor St. W., 416-504-CAKE (2253), www.prairiegirlbakery.com
Mother’s Day Sculpted Cupcakes – 6 pack, beautiful and delicoius!
Details: 2 Chocolate Chocolate; 2 Vanilla Lemon; and 2 Chocolate Strawberry per box. Click here to order, or call 416-504-CAKE (2253).Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 11.09.54 PM


Sweets From The Earth
218 Canarctic Dr., 647-436-2004, www.sweetsfromtheearth.com
Assorted cupcakes 4 packs available for Mother’s Day (1 Classic Assortment and one Black & White).
Details: $17.00 plus HST. Pick up at location.


Urban Acorn Market
1565 Dupont St., 647-348-3000, www.urbanacorn.ca/#!market/cl27
Urban Acorn Market in the Junction Triangle has some great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts available in store!
Sloane Teas are some of the most beautiful and wonderfully tasting teas around. Available in over 10 different flavours and design at our Market Outpost
ReVintageTO has created hand-poured soy candles in eclectic vintage teacups. These babies burn for 20 hours and are available in ‘Milk & Honey’, ‘Lavender Purification’ or Scentless.
Bohemia Babe facial Serums are hand-made using moisture rich oils and their Organic Coconut Lipgloss smells good enough to eat!

Urban Acorn Catering‘s Vegan Supper Club tickets are also a great Mother’s Day gift. This month’s supper is the “2016 All-Star Dinner”, and is a 5-course tasting menu. “Our best Supper Club courses of the Season chosen by you! This is our last supper club dinner of the season, so whether you’ve been meaning to get out to one of our Supper Clubs or you are a monthly regular, this is the dinner not to miss!”
When: May 19, 20, 21, & 22, 7pm-9:30pm
Details: Click here to view the full menu (it sounds incredible!), and to purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased directly from Urban Acorn Market.



Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
287 Augusta Ave. (s. of College), 416-236-7585, www.wandaspieinthesky.com
“The time is fast approaching to pamper your Mama! Get your orders in now for cakes, cheesecakes and cookies….Because she’s worth it!”
Details: Choose from special Mother’s Day items such as Coconut Cloud Cake, Extra Fancy Berry Shortcake, Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Pie, and a selection of Mother’s Day sugar cookies. Click here for a full list of Mother’s Day items.


Whole Foods Market
87 Avenue Rd., 416-944-0500, www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/toronto
“Everything’s coming up rosy this Mother’s Day! Spoil your fav natural beauty with 25% off all natural cosmetics and nail colours!”
When: May 6 – May 8, 2016

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Whole Foods Market
301 Cornwall Rd., Oakville, 905-849-8400, www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/oakville
Celebrate Mom this weekend! The Oakville store is hosting a tea party!”
When: Sunday, May 8 at 11am OR 1pm
Details: $5 per person. To register visit the Customer Service Desk or email Rose.Turchio@wholefoods.com


Windsor Arms Hotel
18 St. Thomas St., 416-971-9666, www.windsorarmshotel.com
“Make Mother’s Day last the whole month by booking into the spa with your mother – or daughter – and spending some precious, uninterrupted time together any time in May.”
When: May 1 – May 31, 2016
Details: Choose from a manicure, body treatment, or facial at the Spa at Windsor Arms Hotel. Call 416-971-9666 for reservations. Click here for the full details on the available treatments.


Not seeing your favourite veg-friendly restaurant on the list? Check out these other veg-friendly locations that offer regular weekend brunch:

The Bleeding Carrot (Owen Sound)
The Beet
Butler’s Pantry Café
Café M
Cosmic Treats
Fresh Restaurants
Grasshopper (Junction location only)
The Hogtown Vegan
Hotel Gelato
Karine’s Fresh
Lettuce Love Café
Lola’s Kitchen
Rise Above Bakery & Café (St. Catharines)
Soup ‘n Such Café
Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine (2 locations)
Thrive Organic Kitchen & Café
Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet