Happy December everyone! This is a jam packed update filled with specials from our Veg Guide businesses for all your holiday get togethers, gift ideas, or just good meals with great friends!

Alter Foods

Rose Tea & Treat Special $9

Bring some warm, pink love into your holiday season with our Rose-inspired tea and treat combo for $9.00. This includes our Cherry Rose Cheezecake (Layers of sweet, dark cherry cashew cheeze are fragranced with subtle rose tones and joined by a simply silky vanilla centre, all on top of a walnut date crust, and topped with a decadent cherry compote) and Cardamom Rose Latte (Our home-brewed cardamom rose base has notes of orange peel and anise, combined with superfoods maca, lucuma, and steamed to comforting perfection with coconut or almond Mylk).

 

 

 

Ahimsa Yoga

Ahimsa Yoga will be offering a great deal of  5-class gift cards for $60+hst, from December 5-31.

Fine print:
Class passes only valid only at our Toronto location.
May buy multiples, but only one per recipient.
Limited quantities available.

Buy the gift cards here:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=11707&stype=42&sLoc=0&giftCardID=538

 

Better Cookies

Christmas time is here.  Trees are going up.  Lights are being strung.  Gift lists are being put together.  This is a great time to let someone know that you are thinking of them, or to say thank you for any number of reasons.  Delicious, freshly-baked cookies delight everyone.

Better Cookies.ca offers a number of holiday cookie gifts that are always enjoyed and appreciated.  Our gifts are delivered to the recipient, which takes the pressure off you.  Our cookies are packaged in beautiful silver boxes or baskets.  There are also a number of Christmas cards that can be included in your gift of cookies.  And to further personalize the gift, you can include a your own-worded message.

If you are a business owner, sending a gift box of cookies is a great way to acknowledge hard work for you employees or contractors or to thank a great client.  We offer a number of options for business owner.  These options can be found on our web site, or you can call us to help you decide what is appropriate for you.

So don’t wait until Christmas Eve to figure out what you would like to send during this holiday season.  Better Cookies.ca has you covered!

 

The Big Carrot

The Big Carrot will have that Christmas Dinner Staple, Tofurkey Roasts on sale!

Roast $13.99 + tax

Feast $29.99 + tax

They are also having a sale on all Anne Marie Borlind Vegan skincare products: 15% OFF at The Big Carrot all December

Natural Beauty demonstrates with highly effective ingredients that nature and innovation are not contradictions, but rather the ideal base for state-of-the-art, effective natural cosmetics. Whenever possible, our raw materials come either from certified organic farming or wild harvesting. These high-quality raw materials are then processed into innovative products at our company headquarters in the Black Forest.

 

Bliss Kitchen

For our December Special, we have the Festivus Bowl – a bed of organic brown rice, house made cashew lime ginger sauce, organic kale, roasted broccoli, house made sweet potato latkes, fresh pomegranate seeds, spiced pepita’s, hemp & organic pea sprouts. ($14.99)

Our drink is a warm Spiced Pomegranate Cider – organic apples, pomegranate, fresh ginger, and cinnamon, juiced & steamed to perfection. (12oz – $3.50 16oz – $4.00)

Also save room for our festive cookies – Ginger Molasses & Mint Chocolate Chip. ($1.50)

 

Bunner’s

This is the biggest, most MASSIVE Christmas and Holiday Menu that Bunner’s has ever produced! Beautiful cakes & cupcakes, family sized and personal sized tarts, scrumptious stocking stuffers, savoury meals, oven baked stuffing and more! See all the gorgeous pictures, read the write-ups and place your orders online at bunners.ca

Additional Links:

Bunner’s Holiday Blog Page : http://www.bunners.ca/baking/2018/11/30/xmas-pre-order-details
Bunner’s Online Order Page : http://www.bunners.ca/order-online/

 

Cinnaholic

Make sure to include Cinnaholic in your Festive Season.  Everything in our locations is Vegan!  You have to try out our delicious Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls that are totally customized to your liking.  We are featuring our Wreath Cake.  Let us be the centerpiece of your Dessert Table!  These beauties are custom made so be sure to call ahead to place your order!  Try out our time limited Seasonal Cinnamon Rolls.  They will be the hit of the party!  All our products are made from scratch at our locations.  Remember to present your Toronto Vegetarian Membership card for 15% off.

 

 

ChocoSol

ChocoSol Holiday Chest:

A chocolate-lovers dream! To celebrate the spirit of sharing and generosity the holiday season brings, get 6 bars for the price of 5 and enjoy the full tasting experience of our classic Rustico Line! This Holiday Chest features 6 bars (65g each), ranging from 65% to 82% cacao: Vanilla Sea Salt, Coffee Crunch, Luscious Coconut, 5 Chili Bullet, Darkness, and Sinfully Raw Vanilla. The Chest is packed in a recyclable cardboard box with our festive joy holiday sticker! Made bean-to-bar in Toronto, all of our chocolates are vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and preservative-free. Perfect for gifting as a set to the chocolate lover in your life, or to open up and share with friends, family, and yourself!

$30 + tax.

https://chocosoltraders.com/products/festive-holiday-chest-half

 

Cosmic Treats

Is anything better than brunch? What about brunch with, or without, your kids? What about brunch and cookie decorating! Reserve your spot on Sunday, December 16 or Saturday, December 22 at 9:30 AM for GingerBrunch!, a delicious and fun morning of brunch followed by decorating gingerbread people and sugar cookies. Get one adult ($40) or children-sized ($30) 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  sugar cookies that they decorated themselves. Extra cookies will also be available for purchase. Gratuity is included. Space is limited so drop into the restaurant or book here to reserve your spot.

 

Eva’s Original Chimneys

Eva’s Christmas Specials!

http://www.originalchimneys.com/christmas

For the month of December Eva’s is offering a delicious, limited-edition menu of festive chimney cakes, cones and premium drinks (as always we offer a selection of vegan options/alterations which are clearly marked!)

Available at all locations and the Toronto Christmas Market.

December Vegan discount!

http://www.originalchimneys.com/vegan/

For the month of December Eva’s is offering 20% off vegan treats to anyone who shows this link to our staff: http://www.originalchimneys.com/vegan (this cannot be combined with the Gift Card offer or any other offers)

AND we have an amazing FREE gift card offer: buy any two, full-priced, full-sized chimney cakes or cones and receive a FREE $10 Gift Card! All the details and T&S for this offer are here http://www.originalchimneys.com/giftcards/

 

Green Zebra Kitchen

Many people like to give the gift of healthy, vegan, organic meals to friends and families. Our meals are delivered fresh to your home or office. All our meals are made from scratch so there aren’t any additives/preservatives and we are 100% gluten-free! We deliver all meals for the week on Tuesday.

Follow the link to buy a gift card!

https://greenzebrakitchen.com/collections/gifts

 

 

Healthy Genie

This holiday season gift your loved ones something unique, healthy and chic!

Our Gourmet Stuffed Dates & Truffles are the perfect gift to your vegan friends!

Looking for a hostess gift?  Our traditional Date Spread will be the star on the holiday sweet table!

For a limited time only (Dec 2nd – 10th) enjoy 10% off your whole order and remember if you live in Toronto you can save on shipping by choosing the ‘pick up’ option which is free!

Happy Holiday Shopping!

https://www.healthygenie.ca/

 

Il Fornello

For the holidays, Il Fornello is offering a Prix Fixe vegan menu for just $30.00. This delicious meal includes three plant-based courses, featuring awesome dishes like the Avocado Caesar, Vegan Italian Sausage Pizza, Mushroom Risotto, vegan desserts, and more!

Our menu is created with plant-based ingredients made in house from organic sources. Our Winter Features include Truffle Risotto, Spaghetti Bolognese, and Pepperoni Pizza.

http://italianforvegan.com

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren McNeill

Have you been wanting to see a Registered Dietitian, but keep putting it off? Start this January! Lauren McNeill, RD, MPH is offering an exclusive deal of $99 for an initial consultation, regular price $125, for the month of January! Lauren works to help you achieve a balanced, healthy and happy lifestyle. Whether you’re considering transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, want to make more nutritious choices, or simply want to make sure that you’re getting the right nutrients, she’s here to help! Email Lauren at lauren@tastingtothrive.com to book an appointment and mention that you want the January Special. In the meantime, check out Lauren’s Instagram @tastingtothrive_rd and website www.tastingtothrive.com.

 

Lil’ Organic Kitchen

We will be offering 2 specials for the month of December this year: our Holiday Bowl & Coco-Nog Smoothie

The Holiday Bowl:

Sunflower Carrot Loaf, Roasted Roots, Stuffing (made with 1% Gluten Ancient Grain Probiotic Bread), Mushroom Gravy, and Citrus Cranberry Sauce

Made to stay or take out for $16.99


Coco-Nog Smoothie:

Vegan Coconut Eggnog, Coconut Mylk, Vanilla, Banana, Topped with a Dash of Cinnamon

16oz for $9.99

 

 

Live Organic Kitchen

We are offering our carrot  lox platter for all your holiday needs in the month of December.

12 inch tray 8 to 10 people

18 inch tray 20 to 25 people

we require 48 hours notice

Please email info@liveorganicfood.ca

or call 416-515-2002.

the carrot lox platter consists of carrot lox, beet hummus, sunflower pate, gf baguette, house-made pickles, cashew cheese, olives, and other goodies.

Our restaurant hours during the holidays are: closed Dec 24th and Dec 25

Open December 31 to 8pm with specials.

 

 

Mama Earth Organics

We have a holiday shop open now that includes a curation of awesome vegan and vegetarian items from local artisans, as well as some things from our kitchen, that we hope will help you with all your entertaining, gifting, cooking needs you might have this holiday season.

Holiday Shop

Meditation Toronto

We would like to invite everyone to join us for our annual Free Christmas Vegan Feast at our Enchanting Evening event from 6-8pm on Sunday, December 16 at St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor Street West (W of Spadina/South side of Bloor). The evening will consist of enlivening meditation and a delicious vegan feast. Think roast root veggies, greens, vegan stuffing, baked tofu and vegan gravy followed by apple crisp. Make new friends, experience meditation, and eat wonderful food. It’s a free evening but donations are gratefully accepted. An evening not to be missed.

 

 

Nanashake

If you’re looking for a completely original and unique dessert idea to treat yourself and your loved ones over the holiday season then we’ve got exactly what you’re looking for! Canada’s premier vegan ice-cream parlour is proud to introduce a truly special cake that we’ve especially made for the holidays and it’s gonna blow your taste buds away. It’s our all-new signature bananabread ice cream cake with top and middle layers of delectable and crunchy halawa (aka halva) topped with vegan honey. It’s handmade with fair-trade, organic bananas and wholesome plant-based ingredients, it serves 10-14 people and it packs a taste that will make you feel young all over again.

Write to us at contact@nanashake.com or call us on 416-226-6262 today to order your special halawa ice-cream cake in time for the holidays

 

 

 

Rok Cork

This new addition to the Veg Guide offers great holiday shopping opportunities for the fashionable vegan in your life!

Rok Cork is a Toronto based lifestyle brand offering premium vegan Cork products. Artisan made in Portugal, Cork is a natural, sustainable and renewable source.  Unlike vegan leathers on the market, Cork does not contain any PU/PVC materials, making it environmentally and animal friendly.  Feels like suede, wears like traditional leather, water repellant, easy to clean, lightweight.

Check out Rok Cork’s Christmas Gift Guide!

 

 

 

 

 

Sausage Party

If you catch Sausage Party at one of their December Events, they will have Vegan Eggnog and their holiday dog, the Ho Ho Hotdog! Loaded up with winter slaw, herb ‘mayo, cranberry sauce and fakin’ bacon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar Ridge Retreats

Winter Retreats Only 90 mins North of the GTA!

Sugar Ridge offers cozy cabins, vegetarian meals and a variety of programming throughout the holiday season.  Explore the First Light Festival, experience a Silent Meditation RetreatAddress Your Stress before the holidays, escape on one of our Winter Getaways, spend a weekend with Jeff Warren of Meditation for Fidgety SkepticsNew Years Celebration with Crystal Journey or start the year with our Get Clear On Your Year retreat!  So many options to choose from!  Full list of retreats here:  Upcoming Retreats at Sugar Ridge

 

 

Sweets from the Earth

If you’re looking for holiday themed cupcakes, Sweets from the Earth has you covered! Their festive cupcake pack has four delicious cupcakes: Vanilla with Vanilla Frosting, Chocolate with Peppermint Frosting, Vanilla with Peppermint Frosting, and Chocolate with Chocolate Frosting and Candy Cane Bark!

 

 

 

 

Tori’s Bakeshop

If you’re looking for the tools to make your own gingerbread people, or gingerbread houses but you don’t want to bake, look no further! Tori’s is selling kits for both!

They also have a full menu of holiday items, including:
Gingerbread house kits, gingerbread person kits, apple cranberry crumble pie, pecan pie, seasonal cookies: snickerdoodle, ginger, chocolate mint crinkle, and raspberry thumbprint (25% of the cost of purchase of these cookies will be donated to SickKids), sufganiyot (through Hanukkah), and their seasonal cake/cupcake flavours are: coconut cranberry, hot chocolate, gingerbread, and chocolate candy cane!

 

 

 

 

Upbeet Foods

Sleigh your holiday party! The 2018 Holiday Menu from Upbeet Foods
features festive vegan entrees, appetizers, and desserts perfect
for sharing. Order today and TVA members will score a FREE medium
side tray with any order over $100! *

*New customers only. Contact help@upbeetfoods.com to redeem.

 

 

 

 

Vegan on the Go

Our menu changes every week but the here are some of our favourites that we will have throughout the holidays. Here is a link for our menu https://www.veganonthego.ca/index.php#weeklymenu this can be viewed to see what we are cooking up this week!

Savory Stuffing Balls: These seasonally festive balls are packed with all the traditional flavors of the holiday, but with protein. Served with fresh seasonal vegetables and cranberry sauce. Gluten and Soy Free available

 

Potato Pancakes and Cashew Sour Cream: Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, baked to minimize the use of unnecessary oil. This seasonal favourite is paired with a protein packed side of cashew sour cream and roasted fresh vegetables. Gluten and Soy free available

 

Veggie D-Light

We love to keep it cozy over the holidays, and now you can enjoy Veggie D’Light all cozied up at home with our special holiday offers!

Order our Black Eyed Peas Lasagna for $60 dollars a tray. An awesome gluten-free, vegan addition to a family meal with roasted peppers, steel cut oats and coconut milk. Creamy, delicious and nutritious. Yum for the whole family!

Our baked Sizzling Curry Samosas have also been super popular, at $4.50 per two. Bite into a crispy shell filled with 12-blend curry chickpeas with organic Yukon gold potatoes. Spiced mild for those hungry kids running around, if there’s any left by the time the adults try them…..

Looking to keep it light, healthy and delightful? Our bite-size organic vegetable cold rolls are a perfect crowd pleasing appetizer for any gathering. $4.50 gives you 5-6 pieces. Vegan, gluten-free and soy free, these marinated veggie rolls are bursting with flavour from our signature Moringa sauce.

Email us at veggied.catering@gmail.com to place your order today! And check out our new website at veggiedlight.com

 

Wandering Deli

Wandering Deli, the host of secret vegan cheese club, is doing a whole slew of holiday bundles this year- The Comfort and Joy ($25) -cranberry orange cashew chevre,cashew coconut brie, and chili-chive havarti-homage, the Merry and Bright ($30) –a savoury sage wheel, balsamic almond feta,and a sesame thyme-cheeseball, By the Fireside ($35) -double truffle, smokey paprika ash, and black garlic havarti-homage! For dessert, they’re offering chocolate dipped mini brie with vanilla and nutmeg ($8)! All bundles can be ordered by emailing admin@wanderingdeli.com, and picked up at Easy Restaurant at 1645 queen west or Kula yoga at 304 Brunswick (e-transfer only). Payment is through e-transfers and cash. Everything will be ready by December 18th.

For pics and extra info, visit https://www.facebook.com/wanderingdeli/ 

or instagram @secretvegancheese @wanderingdeli

 

 

 

Wuxly Movement

Another new edition to the Veg Guide, Wuxly Movement offers TVA Members 10% off their warm and cruelty-free products! They design and manufacture premium animal-free outerwear that is made in Canada. Get someone on your list the gift of warmth this Winter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for following the Veg Guide Businesses in 2018, and we’ll be back in January with even more!