Happy Spring! We are bringing you two Veg Guide posts this month–there’s so many great new places to check out, I didn’t want to wait until after Easter to let you know about them! Look for my Easter post coming up a little later in the month!
Without further ado, here’s the new places to look out for this month.
717 1/2 Queen Street East
In addition to having the cutest logo ever, Animal Liberation Kitchen also serves up smoothies, sandwiches, mac and cheese, desserts and more from their new storefront at Queen and Broadview. You might have had their yummy food at one of the vegan festivals around the GTA, but now you can have it anytime! “At Animal Liberation Kitchen, our goal is not to pressure people into feeling guilty about eating meat. We simply intend to offer a healthy and tasty alternative. We are trying to prove that meat is not necessary for a delicious and wholly nutritious meal.”
950 Wyandotte St. W., Windsor
If you’re in Windsor looking for some veg food, the newly opened Chawpati Indian Cuisine can definitely help you out! Everything is vegetarian in this restaurant, and most things can be made vegan on request.
50 Weybright Court #20, Scarborough
This Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant in Scarborough doesn’t have a dining room, so it’s takeout only. But the dishes look amazing and the restaurant is owned by the same people who ran Buddha Chai. They have both vegan and vegetarian options, pho, noodle soup, stir fries, and rice dishes!
1271 Dundas St.W., Suite 200
New to the Veg Guide this month is Imperial Tattoo on Dundas West. If you’re like me and you’re always planning your next tattoo, it’s important to make sure you use vegan inks and healing supplies! Imperial Tattoo is owned & operated by vegetarians and it’s a feminist-run LGBTQ2S positive, safe space. Custom tattoos by experienced professionals with over 72 years combined experience. Consultations are always free. Walk-ins welcome!
100 Bloor St. W.
There’s a new location of K&K now open in Yorkville! Visit them next time you’re in the area for a smoothie and a bowl. Everything is vegan and gluten free!
180 Queen Street W.
Planta Queen opened its doors this week on Queen West, just across from Osgoode Station. This chic, upscale restaurant from Chef David Lee is surely a sign that veganism has become more mainstream in Toronto! Check out his menu, chock full of amazing looking, Asian-inspired flavours.
Lastly, we have a bit of a plug for an upcoming project called Wisebird that aims to reduce plastic waste in restaurant dining:
What if Torontonians become an inspiration for a greener world?
On the subject of waste, we face an invisible monster. There are no hard numbers, there are no clear stats. The category of takeaway, single-use plastic items are not being measured, but we know that it is increasing, with the introduction and popularization of casual eating and food delivery apps.
Do you own a restaurant or order(take) to-go food in Toronto?
Most of the disposable food containers are made of plastic, but is plastic the problem?
We are wasting finite resources, polluting the ocean, endangering the ecosystem, and our health, and feeling horrible about it, all for a mere 30 minutes of convenience. But convenience may ‘kill’ us. Which is why we must all bear individual responsibility, and why collective behavioural change is paramount.
This is where Wisebird comes in, helping you, individually, help us move toward a Zero-Waste Canada, one Styrofoam/compostable box at a time. With your collaboration, our Seagull Box Project aims to replace all restaurant takeaway boxes by 2022. And you are the key.
We’re starting a local project, and we want you to be part of it. Learn how can you help us to make this a reality in Toronto.
Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #StopThePlasticTO.
Or Follow us in Instagram @StopThePlastic_ca
That’s it for this month! Look for an Easter update in a few weeks full of great specials for you to enjoy!
Do you have your Toronto Veg Card yet? You could be receiving discounts at hundreds of veg-friendly businesses in the GTA, while supporting a great cause! Become a TVA Member today and get your Toronto Veg Card! Click here for the full list of businesses that offer discounts and for individual discount conditions.