If you’re looking for a seriously delicious vegan & vegetarian holiday dinner, that perfect gift for the vegans on your list, or if you just want to treat yourself to some vegan treats this holiday- look no further! Here you’ll find all of the Holiday Specials from your favourite Veg Directory businesses- from fully prepped holiday dinners to vegan gingerbread houses! Happy Holidays from TVA!


Holiday Dinner Specials


Cosmic Treats
207 Augusta Ave., 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca
“Reserve your spot for a special three-course prix fixe menu at Cosmic Treats on New Year’s Eve at either 7 PM or 8:30 PM.
Cost: $40 gets you an appetizer, main course, dessert and a glass of Prosecco, House Wine or nonalcoholic beverage. Gluten-free menu available. Stay tuned to our Facebook page or website for menu details.

*We will be open for all day brunch on New Year’s Day, January 1st from noon to 7 PM.


1292 Bloor St. W., 416-53D-BEAT, www.facebook.com/dbeatstro/
“We are bringing back our Seitan Roasts and Seitan Turkey dinners( 10$) the turkey dinners are perfect to bring to those unfortunate non vegan family gatherings, you can throw it in the oven and it’s a complete “turkey” dinner with all the fixings.
Cost: Seitan Roast dinner – $18, Seitan Turkey dinner – $10

*D-Beatstro will also be serving New Years Day brunch from 10-4!


dougDoug McNish
561 Marlee Ave., 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com
Doug McNish has an Organic, Vegan + Gluten-Free Holiday Dinner available in two sizes for pick up at the Public Kitchen. Meal includes Herbed French Lentil and Millet Loaf OR Herbed Red Wine Dijon Seitan Roulade Wild Rice, Roasted Apple and Sage Stuffing, Caramelized Winter Vegetables, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Farmer’s Gravy, Cranberry Sauce *The entire meal is gluten free, with the exception of the seitan.
Pick-up times: Thursday December 22nd 10am – 7pm, Friday December 23rd 10am – 7pm, Saturday December 24th 9am – 12pm
Cost: Complete dinner $80 (serves 2-3 people), Complete dinner $150 (serves 3-5 people)
Order: Click here to place your order.

*Also join Doug in his Public Kitchen for New Year’s Day Brunch 10am-4pm!


785 Bathurst St., 416-519-7150, www.rawlicious.ca
Rawlicious Annex has a holiday meal special available for in house dining, or to pick up and take to your own family holiday dinner! Available December 16th – 31st.
Menu: Turkey Loaf with Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Cauliflower Mash, Gravy, and a Chocolate Turtle
Cost: $18
Order: Call for pre-order, or to make a reservation to dine-in


CanadianThanksgiving_2016_Sides_22x28Whole Foods Market
87 Avenue Rd., 416-944-0500, wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/toronto/
4771 Yonge St., North York, 416-730-1100, www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/yongeandsheppard
Below are vegetarian and vegan highlights from Whole Foods Market’s holiday menu.
Vegan Holiday Dinner: includes Vegan Roast en Croute Made with cranberry, apple, hazelnut and kale, Vegan Mashed Potatoes, Traditional Herb Stuffing, Green Beans & Caramelized Carrots, Cranberry Sauce (454ml), Vegan Mushroom Gravy (454ml)
Cost: $32.99, serves 2-3 people
The Vegan Roast en Croute can also be ordered on its own for $19.95.
There are also a variety of vegetarian and vegan prepared sides dishes, made with no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. Sides include mashed potatoes, cinnamon dusted squash, vegan mushroom gravy, and more. There are also desserts including 
Vegan Pumpkin Pie and various other vegetarian baked good options.
Order: Click here to place your order. *Orders can be placed in-store starting December 1, or online starting November 28 at shop.wfm.com. Stores need at least 48 hours notice for the order to process before pick up, and 24 hours notice to cancel orders.


705 College St., 416-645-0117, www.yamchops.com
Order a delicious vegan Christmas dinner from Toronto’s only vegan butcher shop! “Our Plant-Based Christmas Dinner Package is available for pre-order. Please order early as quantities are limited. Serious plant-based YUM!”
Menu: Meal includes Carrot Ginger Soup, Cauliflower Potato Mash with Mushroom Gravy, Beet Wellington, Maple Butternut Squash with Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Cranberries, Stuffing, and a Pumpkin Pie Brownie.
Cost: $29.95+ tax per person
Order: Call 416-645-0117, or email TalkToUs@YamChops.com. Orders must be placed by December 19th. Order early, as a limited number of Christmas dinner packages are being made! For pick up in store on December 23rd or 24th.


Holiday Baked Goods & Desserts


screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-7-53-31-pmApiecalypse Now Pizza & Snack Bar
735 Bloor St. W., 416-516-4555, www.eatveganpizza.com
“IT’S HERE!!!! Our much anticipated holiday order form!!!
Are you looking for sweet and savoury things to eat this December? Do you have vegans in your family that you have no idea what to feed? Are you trying to cut back on your animal product intake? Lactose Intolerant? Just really really love shortbread? WE GOT YOU!
Menu: There’s so many delicious options including pies, shortbread, candy apples, and savoury foods such as shepherd’s pie, meatballs, potatoes, gravy, etc. Click here to see the full menu and order form.
Order: Click here to order online now for pickup on Dec 23 or 24. “We are accepting orders till Dec 22, so you have lots of time to plan your feast!”


bunnerstartBunner’s Bake Shop
3054 Dundas St. W., 647-352-2975
244 Augusta Ave., 647-350-2975, www.bunners.ca
Bunner’s has a great variety of Christmas treats this year. There’s gingerbread people, chocolate-gingerbread cupcakes and shortbread with a raspberry filling. Her bestselling treats are her Santa Babies, a big, soft cookie with peppermint frosting, melted chocolate and candy canes on top. There’s also the Christmas tart made without nuts -kind of like a pecan pie – with dried fruit in place of the pecans – mixed with mincemeat pie. “We have fruitcake muffins, so instead of doing a traditional fruitcake, which obviously everybody hates, we do a fruitcake muffin, which everybody loves!” Be sure and try the balsam-red-currant cupcakes. The cake itself is red currant, but the frosting is made with coconut cream scented with real balsam pine.
Drop by to see what’s in store, or call location of choice (Junction or Kensington) for orders well in advance.


screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-9-28-21-pmCakes by Prairie Girl
18 King St. E. Unit 106, 416-504-2253, www.prairiegirlbakery.com
Prairie Girl has beautiful, professional cakes and cupcakes for the holiday season available for pre-order. There’s the ‘Tis the Season cake, with tiers of fondant covered cake layers. Customize your order with several cake and filling options, available is sizes that feed 30-130 people. If you’re looking for show-stopping cupcakes, there’s also 6 packs of Christmas Sculpted Cupcakes– 2 Chocolate Gingerbread; 2 Red Velvet with Cream Cheese; and 2 Vanilla Strawberry per box. Cakes and many flavours of cupcakes are available vegan.
Order: Click here to view options and place your order. Orders can be delivered for extra charge, based on location.



Cosmic Treats
207 Augusta Ave., 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca
Special orders some holiday baking from Cosmic Treats! “Need something special to bring to our holiday party? Give us a call at 647-352-2207 or order online at http://cosmictreats.ca/order-form/
Cost: • $24 gets you either a homemade 9 in. Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Pie, Apple Pie. Serves 8 to 10 people
• $24 for a homemade tortiere, a French-Canadian savoury pie made with TVP and traditional spices. Serves 8 to 10 people
• $20 gets you a dozen chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, double chocolate marshmallow, oatmeal raisin, gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip, or a variety pack of cookies
• $14 gets you 4 gingerbread people
• Get 10% off any of our cakes like Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake, Ice Cream Pies, Cheesecakes, Chocolate Mousse Cake, or Build-Your-Own-Cake when you order on our website http://cosmictreats.ca/order-form/ between December 1st and January 31st.
Details: Minimum 48 hours notice and prepayment required at time of order.


The Golden Apple Confectionery
171 E. Liberty St. #142, 416-531-4664, www.thegoldenapple.ca
Order beautiful, handmade chocolate, truffles, and candy for the sweet tooth on your list! Choose from candy cane truffles (as well as many other flavours), Holiday Chocolate Light Pops, Painted Santas and more. Call or stop by for more information, as there may be products available that are not on the menu, and many products are, or can be made vegan.
Menu: View the seasonal menu and order online here


screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-7-38-13-pmKarmah Restaurant
343 Kerr St., Oakville, 905-808-8560, www.karmah.ca
Order your Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free Goodies now for the Holiday Season!
Menu: 6 of Karmah’s Famous Fudge Brownies with Walnuts and Chocolate Ganache – $40.00
A Full Raw Cheesecake for 8ppl – $75.00. Chocolate Peppermint, Festive Nog, Lemon Poppyseed, Vanilla & Strawberry
6 Cupcakes – $35.00. Gingerbread with Gingerbread Frosting, Chocolate with Raspberry Frosting, Nutella with Nutella Frosting.
6 Donuts – $35.00. Nutella with Chocolate Drizzle,Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate with Peppermint Frosting
There’s also homemade Spiced Apple Cider available in store!
Order: Call 905-808-8560 to order


Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
401 Brant St., Burlington, 905-333-1400, www.KellysXO.com
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe has a full holiday menu filled with cupcakes, cookies, donuts, and more. Choose from Christmas Cake cupcakes, Chocolate Candy Cane, Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese, in addition to their regular menu. Kelly’s will also have seasonal ice cream flavours available in store!
Menu: Click here to view the full Holiday Menu
Order: Available from December 5th-31st for in store pick up. Call 905-333-1400 to order.


screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-9-58-06-pmOrganic Oven
31 Melanie Dr, Brampton, 905-459-2333, www.organicoven.com
Organic Oven in Brampton has a huge holiday menu filled with vegan options! Choose from cakes and cupcakes, as well as many traditional holiday treats like Gingerbread people, Christmas Shortbread, Hot Cross Buns, Yule Log, and many more. “Our products are completely gluten-free, wheat-free and sesame-free. Except where mentioned, products are nut-free. We are 100% peanut free. All products are soy-free, except for chocolate chips, which contain traces of organic soy lecithin. We are proudly GMO-FREE!” A small selection of fresh vegan cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies and other treats are available in store on a daily basis, but it is recommended that Christmas orders be placed in advance to ensure availability.
Menu: Click here to view the full Holiday Menu
Order: Call 905-459-2333. “We recommend ordering at least two business days in advance to guarantee you get what you want!”


785 Bathurst St., 416-519-7150, www.rawlicious.ca
Rawlicious has a selection of “unbaked” goods for gifts, or to take home for dessert this holiday:
• 8″ Pumpkin Pie – Raw, gluten-free, refined sugar free, dairy free. $26. Call 416-519-7150 to preorder.
• Holiday Treat Box – 2 of each: Chocolate Dipped Macaroons, Hazelnut Peaks, and Orange Brownie Bites. $15. Available in-store for purchase.
* Chocolate Turtles – “Insanely popular and full of gooey caramel.” Available in-store.


sftexmasSweets From The Earth
218 Canarctic Dr., 888-886-2004, www.sweetsfromtheearth.com
“We’re going decadent this season with cake, cookies, and cupcakes! See how many ways we can make chocolate and peppermint combine perfectly.”
Chocolate Candy Cane Cake with Peppermint Bark & Peppermint Frosting – $30 (no HST)
Chocolate Candy Cane Crackles – Box of 12 for $8 (no HST)
Assortment of hand decorated Chocolate and Vanilla cupcakes with Chocolate, Vanilla, and Peppermint frostings – 4-pack for $12 (+HST), 6-pack for $18 (no HST)
Order: Order now for pick up December 1-31. Pick up at Toronto Vegetarian Association (17 Baldwin St.) also available December 16 & 23 Call 888-886-2004 or email info@sweetsfromtheearth.com for details.


Through Being Cool Inc. Vegan Bakery
1277 Bloor St. W., 416-998-3321, www.tbcvegan.com
“We’re doing our special holiday meal preorders again for both Christmas and New Years. They include dessert options as well as savoury meal options like our super popular stuffed seitan en croute. And of course our vegan cheeseboards with Ladyship vegan!
We also have lots of holiday flavours for doughnuts, Nanaimo bars and more along with beernuts, sponge toffee, chocolate bark and caramel corn in store. Also, festival lattes are back! Gingerbread and peppermint mochas are joining salted caramel and vanilla bean.”
Order: Call 416-998-3321 to place orders.



torisTori’s Bakeshop
2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500, www.torisbakeshop.ca
Tori’s has a variety of special holiday treats available in store and for special order. “Many (cookies, cupcakes) will be available daily, but all can (should!) be ordered with at least 48 hours notice. All items organic and vegan; many available gluten-free. Please call the Bakeshop at 647-350-6500 to secure!”

-Cookies: Jammies (empire cookie-style with stovetop raspberry jam centre), ginger cookies, shortbread cookies
-Peppermint patties (hand-painted dark chocolates with stovetop peppermint cream filling)
-Sufganiyot (stovetop raspberry-jam-filled fried Hanukkah-style donuts)
-Gingerbread houses (gluten-free kits featuring house pieces, in-house frosting, and assorted all natural, organic candies)
-Cakes/cupcakes (gingerbread, coconut cream snowball, raspberry shortbread, chocolate hazelnut, chocolate peppermint, and hot chocolate flavours)
-Pies (pecan, and apple crumble)


Special Holiday Products & Gifts


1131 St. Clair Ave. W., 416-923-6675, www.chocosoltraders.com
1) Mix & Match Holiday Gift Packs (in-store & online)
Choose any 6 or 12 of the following:
• Luscious Coconut (70% cacao)
• Coffee Crunch (65%)
• Darkness (75%)
• Five Chili Bullet (75%)
• Sinfully Raw Vanilla (82%)
• Vanilla Sea Salt (65%)
Cost: 6-pack of 65g half bars: $30 +HST, 12-pack of 130g half bars: $60 +HST
Jaguar Chocolate Chest (in-store online)
This chest features our 2 ! It includes 1 Jaguar Swirl whole bar (130g) and 3 Jaguar Pure mini bars (44g), plus 1 Vanilla Sea Salt half bar (65g).
Cost: $44.25 +HST

To order: Email orders@chocosoltraders.com, or stop by the shop *Online orders: Only available within Canada. Additional shipping charges will apply (rates vary depending on location). Pre-payment via Interac e-transfer is required. 


Cosmic Treats
207 Augusta Ave., 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca
Cosmic Treats has tons of gift options in store, at any price point. Vegan chocolate and candy lovers will love these! “Need a delicious vegan gift or some stocking stuffers? Come pickup a ready to go gift basket of specially selected candies, chocolates, homemade truffles, or design your own in any size. Gift cards are also available.”


1292 Bloor St. W., 416-53D-BEAT, www.facebook.com/dbeatstro/
D-Beatstro has gift baskets starting at $25! Stuffed with vegan goodies such as teas, coffee, chocolate bark, vanilla syrup, biscotti and a mug.

Fresh City Farms
1-888-537-0333, www.freshcityfarms.com
Check out Fresh City’s online market for some delicious holiday specials! There’s baked goods such as Shockingly Healthy Peppermint Double Chocolate Brownies, Earth + City Raw (Vegan) Eggnog Macaroons, as well as baking ingredients, fresh seasonal vegetables, chocolate, teas, and everything you’ll need for holiday eating!xmas-bottle-empower-t


Empower T
647-786-4267, www.drinkempower.com
Don’t be left out of the holiday cheer! Enjoy 0% alcohol, no sugar, no sweeteners, plant-based beverage at a sweet price of $37.99 for a case of 12.
Order: Click here to order for special holiday price.


Gift Cards


Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen
561 Marlee Ave., 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com
Holiday shopping on your mind? Give the gift of great taste! $20 BONUS GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR ALL! “Gift certificates can be used towards any of my meals and products, including take out, weekend brunch, weekday lunch, Thursday dinners (menus here), cookbooks, and my Kale Is The New Beef t-shirts. Until December 24th, spend $100 on gift certificates and receive a $20 bonus gift certificate!
Purchase: Click here to order, or buy in person or by phone at Doug’s Public Kitchen


Fresh City Farms
1-888-537-0333, www.freshcityfarms.com
Fresh City has gift cards: min. $50
Order: Click here to order


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Fresh Restaurants
4 locations, 416-599-4442, www.freshrestaurants.ca
Fresh has gift cards in denominations $20 and up! Buy a $100 gift card and receive TWO $10 bonus cards!
Order: Click here to order. Bonus cards apply to online orders only. Cards can be picked up at any of the four locations, or shipped to your doorstep. Bonus cards will be included at time of pick up, or with your shipped order.


Good Rebel
1591 Dundas St. W., 647-344-9411, www.goodrebelvegan.com
Vegan Rebel- Toronto’s all-vegan grocery shop has gift cards! “Stuff those stockings and win hearts!” Visit the shop at Dundas and Brock to pick up your gift cards in any denomination.


Lettuce Love Café
399 John St., Burlington, 905-637-2700, www.lettucelovecafe.com
“The holiday season is here and we’ve made things super simple for you! Purchase $25 in gift cards and get $5 back, purchase $50, get $10 back, purchase $75, get $15 back.” Purchase in store. Open Tues-Fri, 11am-8:30pm, Sat & Sun 10-8:30. Also open Mondays in December until 3pm, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


647-990-7591, help@upbeetfoods.comwww.upbeetfoods.com
UPBEET Foods is a new vegan meal delivery service that helps make life easier, healthier, and more delicious! “Upbeet Holiday Gift cards are now available! Give your loved ones a token of love that will help them better their health and improve their quality of life! We are throwing in a complimentary chia seed pudding with every gift card purchase. For more information e-mail us at help@upbeetfoods.com



Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet
238 Barrie St., Thornton, 705-458-2000, www.veggiegourmet.ca
“Gift the gift of delicious healthy food to your loved one this holidays season!” Vidya’s gift cards are available in any amount. Available for pick up or delivery. Call us to find out more!”


Other Holiday Specials & Events


Cosmic Treats
207 Augusta Ave., 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca
• “Come have a blast with us for the lift off of Dark Matter!  We will be dimming the lights, turning up the music and offering drink specials, dessert and delicious appetizers. 4 celestial nights of fun from 9 PM to 1 AM on December 17, 22, 29 and January 5.”

• “Is anything better than brunch? What about brunch with your kids? What about brunch with your kids and cookie decorating! Reserve your spot on Saturday, December 17 or Sunday, December 18 at 9:30 AM for GingerBrunch, a delicious and fun morning of brunch followed by decorating gingerbread people and sugar cookies. Get one adult ($25) or children-sized ($18) build-your-own-brunch including a beverage and any 3 of pancakes, waffles, home fries, sausage or tofu scramble. Each person will also get to take home a gift box of 2 gingerbread people and 4 sugar cookies that they decorated themselves. Extra cookies will also be available for purchase. Space is limited, so reserve your spot on Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2gVJQZw or by dropping into the restaurant at 207 Augusta Ave.

• Make your way to Kensington Market on Wednesday, December 21 for the 27th annual Winter Solstice Parade at 6:30 PM. Come drop by Cosmic Treats before or after for a meal, dessert or pumpkin spice hot chocolate with marshmallows! Check out http://www.kensingtonmarketbia.com/winter-solstice-parade.htm for more details.


243 Avenue Rd., 888-218-1040, www.govindas.ca
Book your holiday party or dinner at Govinda’s. “It is not too late to book your holiday party or small get together at Govinda’s. Whether it is family visiting from out of town, a get together among colleagues or a treat among friends, Govinda’s would be pleased to host your group. Please send us an email or give us a call to make a reservation for groups of 6 or more. As a bonus, for anyone booking/hosting a group of 10 or more, we will send you a gift certificate for lunch or dinner for 2 which you can enjoy in the New Year!”


Meditation Toronto
416-539-0234, www.meditationtoronto.com
“We will be celebrating Christmas/New Year with an event on Wednesday, December 28 at 6pm at the United Church, 300 Bloor Street West (E.Spadina/N.Bloor). The evening will include a delicious vegan meal, a talk by an internationally renowned yoga/meditation master, and a group meditation.”
The evening is free but registration is required at http://meditationtoronto.com/christmas_party.html


screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-5-52-40-pmVidya Centre for Yoga & Wellness
238 Barrie St., Thornton, 705-458-2000, www.veggiegourmet.ca
The Vidya Centre for Yoga & Wellness (located in Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet), is hosting a New Years’ Eve night of dinner and dancing! On  until 


Windsor Arms Hotel
18 St. Thomas St., 416-971-9666, www.windsorarmshotel.com
“Late planning your holiday office party? Have a small office or tight-knit team? It’s never too late! Join us Friday December 9th from 12-3PM for our holiday buffet brunch.” Tables of 8 or more will receive a FREE bottle of bubbly. E-mail or Call for reservations & availability 416-971-9666, courtyard@windsorarmshotel.com
Cost: $49.95/person

Windsor Arms is also holding several holiday meal specials throughout the season, including holiday brunch and pre-fixe dinners! Click here for details.