Veg Guide – Valentine’s Day Specials 2018
Nothing says love like delicious vegan food! Whether you’re looking to take that special someone out to dinner, or surprise them with delicious sweet treats or the perfect gift, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find some great options for your sweetheart from our favourite Veg Guide businesses.
Note: Visit individual websites or call business for complete details on specials, and to ensure availability. Also be sure to check out www.veg.ca/directory for complete listings of vegan and veg-friendly restaurants, bakeries, food stores, and more near you.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials
Now taking reservations for Valentine’s Day! Seatings at 5:30pm and 8:00pm. 6 courses, prix fixe of $100.
Pictured, Dusk til Dawn: Bourbon, Amaro & house brewed Kombucha with Rose Ice and a touch of ginger and citrus. Also available in a non alcohol version.
“Join us on the 14th with your loved one for a feast of oven roasted marinated tofu on a bed of creamy cauliflower garlic mash topped with our fresh pinapple salsa and a side of roasted vegetables. Why not round out your meal with a slice of raw chocolate cake topped with our tangy sweet raspberry coulis and a glass of bubbly!” Call for reservations.
Rawlicious has a special dinner menu available on February 14th all day. Call location for reservations (see website for location details). It’s $30 per person for a 3 course meal (all raw, vegan, gluten & soy free).
Soup – Borscht
Main – Lasagna
Dessert – Brownie Fudge Sundae with Strawberry Ice Cream
“Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Join us for our Valentine’s Prix Fixe Dinner. Seatings available from 5pm. 3 courses, $40 per person. Email email@example.com or call 289-362-2636 to make a reservation.
Urban Acorn Market
1565 Dupont St., 647-348-3000, www.urbanacorn.ca
Urban Acorn is starting a new vegan dinner club! Although just before Valentine’s Day, it’s the perfect social outing. “We’re doing a new kind of dining series called Vegan Market Social in our storefront.”
The inaugural event is called ‘A Few of My Favourite Things ’ featuring our most beloved vegan canapés and enters from over the last few years.
Events are happening February 9th & 10th with two times each evening at 7pm & 9:30pm.
Tickets are $60 and include featured Canapés, small plates, a wine pairing, kombucha welcome drink and 10% discount at the market (TVA member will receive 20% off at the market that evening!).
TVA members also get 10% off ticket purchases either online: http://bit.ly/2BHCjDo using code VEG2018 or in our storefront Urban Acorn Market.
Vegetarian Haven is holding their annual Valentine’s Day dinner special. Menu selections include de-alcholized wine, soup, choice of salad, a hors d’oeuvres platter, choice of 3 entrees including a Baked Phyllo Pastry filled with White Beans, Vegetables, Soya Protein and Tempeh with Charred Rappini, Sweet Peas in Creamy Mushroom Gravy, and choice of 2 desserts including a Layered Vanilla and Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis, topped with Chocolate “Butter Cream” sprinkled with
Candied Pistachio and Chocolate Shavings. Many gluten free options. $74.99 per person. Click here to view the complete menu!
Baked Goods & Sweet Treats
“We have created a number of new Vegan Valentine’s Day products this year! We made a unique pink heart sugar cookie this year special for V-day and also a giant, big heart cookie gram.” Each cookie can be customized with a personal message. Click here to view the complete selection of Valentine’s Day cookie gifts.
• Chocolate or vanilla heart-shaped cake with strawberry, chocolate or vanilla icing $25. Order through our website www.cosmictreats.ca/sh
• Get a variety pack of homemade chocolates including 2 Chocolate Cake Pops, 2 Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles & 2 Chocolate Covered Marshmallows for $15. Place your order in the store or sending in e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
A favourite past-time from years ago, Dogs of the Ganges Society is holding its 3rd annual Candygram fundraiser! All proceeds directly support our project helping street dogs in Varanasi, India.
We have three options:
- By Hand-Delivery (for humans) – Includes a card and a jar of treats, hand-delivered to anyone in Toronto
- By Hand-Delivery (for dogs) – Includes a jar of dog treats, hand-delivered to your favourite Toronto pooch
- By Mail (for humans) – Includes a card and a chocolate bar, mailed to anyone in Canada
Visit the website for complete details and to place your order!
“You know what else screams romance? Anatomically correct heart cookies!” Also stop by for other Valentine’s Day themed cookies. $3 or $15 for half a dozen.
“We are doing two special flavours for Valentine’s Day. The flavours will be available for the month of February. Try our Blood Orange Sorbet (vegan) and a Cinnamon Bun Gelato (vegetarian)!
Kelly’s has lots of special V-Day cupcakes, like the L.O.V.E. Coconut Cupcake (pictured). “It’s our chocolate coconut cupcake filled with coconut, topped with vanilla buttercream and rolled in deep red beet coloured coconut. Available February 9th to February 14 and for Pre-order NOW!!” For pick up, or delivery ($15 delivery to the GTA area).
“Hosting a Valentine’s Day party? Pick up one of our daily themed cakes February 9th onward, or order a sweet custom cake at email@example.com for the occasion.”
Tori’s has their usual amazing selection of Valentine’s goodies!
-Lovers’ cakes, heart-shaped, four layers of vanilla or chocolate cake with three layers of vanilla or chocolate frosting. All organic and vegan ($20), also available gluten-free ($24), by special order with at least 48 hours notice.
-Gold-plated heart-shaped champagne cherry donut, covered in actual edible gold, $7 each by special order
“Hostess”-style chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling, topped with chocolate ganache (available gluten-free)
vanilla bean shortbread: vanilla cupcake with creamy pink vanilla bean filling, pink and white buttercream, topped with a shortbread heart (available gluten-free)
white chocolate cookies and cream: chocolate cake with white chocolate fudge filling, cookies and cream buttercream swirl, topped with a white chocolate disk (available gluten-free)
sparkling strawberry: vanilla cupcake with boozy strawberry compote filling, strawberry buttercream, topped with a strawberry (available gluten-free)
pretzel stout: vanilla cupcake with caramel stout filling, cream cheese frosting swirl and pretzel bits
-Plus chocolate truffles!
Specials & Gift Ideas
The Big Carrot
348 Danforth Ave., 416-466-2129, www.thebigcarrot.ca
The Big Carrot has specials on some great products for Valentine’s Day:
–Harmonic Arts 5 Mushroom Drinking Chocolate: for when you care about your love inside and out! The healing power of mushrooms blended with the blissful qualities of raw cacao is one of those perfect combinations. Chocolate acts as a carrier helping to drive the mushrooms deeper into the body, and the mushrooms soften the stimulating qualities of Chocolate. Open up the senses and balance the mind, body, and spirit with this easy to make, great tasting hot or cold beverage.
–Harmonic Arts Divine Feminine Herbal Tonic Blend: Health and beauty start from the inside, emanating outwards. When our body is balanced and in harmony, our inner radiance shines brightly. This blend of herbs and superfoods was created to optimize hormonal health, support the healthy function of reproductive organs, and keep detoxification pathways flowing.
–Harmonic Arts Sacred Masculine Herbal Tonic Blend: True power comes from the ability to have wisdom and clarity. When we are grounded and supported, our health thrives with purposeful living. This blend of herbs and superfoods is designed to combat stress and awaken our compassionate warrior through the energizing and grounding actions of its elements.
–Lifestyles Skyn Condoms are latex and animal product free, providing you with the safest choice for safer sex.
-Sliquid Organics Line including Water Based, Gel (thicker), Silk, with aloe and Silicone for extra sensitive people and places, and the Stimulating, which warms with friction.
-Wax&Fire “Love Potion” soy candle Love Potion is a sexy, sophisticated blend of Jasmine fragrant oil and Himalayan Cedar essential oil. Jasmine is a sultry floral while Cedar adds a musky note.
–Giddy Yo Yo Love Butter Organic, Vegan, Edible & Cruelty Free Body Care. GY RAW LOVE BUTTER is a full body edible moisturizer that nourishes and moisturizes the skin and smells and tastes like chocolate. Our Love Butter melts easily at body temperature and has a smooth silky creamy consistency. Makes a great gift for both men and women! *WARNING – Using oil based lubricants may compromise the integrity of a condom. GY LOVE BUTTER is oil based.
1131 St. Clair Ave. W., 416-923-6675, www.chocosoltraders.com
The Valentine’s Day Chest is the perfect gift for a chocolate lover. “We are so excited to be able to share our amazing new Cherry chocolate with the city! Our new seasonal feature is called Mon Cherry D’Amour and is our 65% Vanilla Sea Salt bar with organic, Quebec cherries sweetened with apple juice! We sell it in both whole 170g bars ($12) and half 84g bars ($7), and have it included in our Valentine’s Day Chest.
This chest includes 6 half bars; Mon Cherry D’Amour, Vanilla Sea Salt, Luscious Coconut, 5 Chili, Darkness, and Sinfully Raw Vanilla. It’s a $37 value pack sold for only $30! This pack ranges from bars that are 65%-82%.
“We’ve got a selection of decadent organic vegan truffle boxes, as well as vegan white chocolate hearts and vegan milk chocolate hearts.” Pop into the shop at Dundas, west of Dufferin and pick some up while supplies last!
Want to show your VALENTINE some real love? Try our famous #bakedbrie (we use #nutsforcheese, vegan cheese)
Check out any one of our retailers who carry #FIREandICE Spicy Ice Wine Relish (recipe calls for 1 ‘heaping’ tbsp…we dare you to try 2)
LA DEE DA GOURMET SAUCES – Fire & Ice Baked Brie
1 sheet puff pastry (thawed)
1 un-Brielievable cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 heaping tablespoon of Fire & Ice Spicy Ice Wine Relish
1⁄2 cup mixed roasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, & almonds work nicely) 1⁄2 slivered sun dried tomatoes
Honey for drizzling
Baguette or rice crackers to serve
Parchment paper, baking sheet, or pie plate
Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet with butter or line with parchment paper. Slightly roll out the puff pastry then place the cheese wheel on top (leave the rind on). Next place the Fire & Ice Spicy Ice Wine Relish on top of the cheese. Coarsely chop the nuts then place on top. Chop the sundried tomatoes then sprinkle over top. Drizzle approximately 2-3 tablespoons of honey over that. Take the puff pastry and wrap it up & over the cheese, making sure the cheese is completely covered. Brush the melted butter overtop of the covered cheese & the sides. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving with your favorite bread or crackers. Enjoy!
Raise the Root Organic Market
1164 Queen St. E., 416-466-7668, www.raisetheroot.ca
Camino Chocolate bars are on sale for $3.99/ ea – reg $5.49!