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Day-Tripping Around Toronto: Take 2!

Care of Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator A couple years back, we gave you some tips on vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants you could find in small towns around the GTA. We all know that plant-based dining options have been exploding since then, and it’s definitely time for an update. Some of the GTA’s best, most delicious vegetarian and vegan restaurants may seem a bit out of the way. But they are well worth the trip, and as it turns out, you don’t need to feel like you’re making the drive just for a quick bite to eat. Here I present to you some of my favourite summer (or fall) pairings of lovely hikes and suburban dining options. Lion’s Valley Park and Vegebitez: If you haven’t yet been to Vegebitez in Oakville, you are in for a mighty surprise. You’ll find things on the menu at this fully vegan joint that you just haven’t seen anywhere else, I promise. Like a build-your-own mac and cheese that starts with a smoked gouda sauce and ends with whatever your heart desires and can include BBQ or Buffalo soy curls, sour cream, crushed tortilla… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – January 2016

  New Locations   Kupfert & Kim (6 downtown locations, www.kupfertandkim.com) has a sixth location! As of December 12th, the new, street-level location at 140 Spadina Avenue (at Richmond) has fully opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days/week. At this new K&K, you’ll find all the favourite menu items you’ve come to love, like delicious granola, waffles, bowls, burgers, curries and soups, as well as fresh juices and fair trade coffee sourced from local businesses. But there are also a few exciting new items on the larger menu, like smoothie bowls, and kombucha (on draught!). Click here to view the full menu. Downtown home and office delivery available through Hurrier. Check the website for a full list of locations and hours, and follow K&K on Facebook and Twitter.   Rawlicious (10 Toronto area locations, www.rawlicious.ca) is expanding their reach far beyond the GTA! Expected to open in the near future, Rawlicious is opening a new location in Ottawa at 381 Cooper Street. “Opening Spring 2016- Ottawa’s First Full Service Raw Vegan Restaurant!” Whatever your reason for visiting our… Read More


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Mother’s Day Specials 2014

  Looking for something special for Mother’s Day this year? Thank your Mom for all she’s done over the years by taking her for a delicious Vegetarian Mother’s Day brunch! If you’re looking for gift ideas, how about cupcakes, all natural beauty products, or a makeover? Check out these Vegetarian Directory businesses for some solid ideas. Don’t see what you’re looking for here? See the complete Vegetarian Directory listings for more ideas for places to shop and eat, and view our Brunch & Breakfast Guide for listings of places that serve brunch every weekend throughout the year. Restaurants Offering Mother’s Day Specials and Brunch Bombay Palace (71 Jarvis St., 416-368-8048, www.bombaypalacetoronto.com) is offering an all you can eat Mothers Day Buffet Sunday, May 11 only. Details: Lunch Buffet: 11:30am-2:15pm, $19.99++ per person, Couples – $35.99++ per couple (Includes a complimentary pop for Mom) Dinner Buffet- 5pm – 9pm, $21.99 per person, Couples – $ 39.99 ++ per couple (Includes a complimentary pop for Mom) Click here for full details. Call for reservations! Doug’s Public Kitchen (561 Marlee Ave., 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com) is taking reservations for Mother’s… Read More


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Vegetarian Valentine’s Specials 2014

Looking for a memorable way to spend Valentine’s Day with your special man or lady friend? Well look no further! We’ve got all the best Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-Friendly Valentine’s Day Meal specials, beautiful bakery treats, and romantic gift ideas from your favourite Veg Directory businesses that will make this the best Valentine’s Day ever. No date this year? We won’t tell if you order a box of cupcakes to your house anyways. Valentine’s Meal Specials Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432, www.bellobio.ca) “Cari Amici! Join us for a wonderful Valentine’s Day (festa dell Amore) celebration at Bello Bio. We have a fabulous 5 course meal planned that will feature a special Valentine’s Day dessert, all in a beautiful candlelit atmosphere.” Visit www.bellobio.ca and click the Valentine’s link for all of the details and the full menu. Book your reservation today and join us for Valentine’s Day Vegan Italian style. “That’s Amore!” Dinner includes: Antipasto, soup, pasta, entree, and dessert… among which includes a vegan roast served with stuffed potato and organic roasted vegetables, and Red Velvet Tirimisu… need we say more? Cost: $45.00 per person. Bombay Express (471… Read More


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Vegetarian Holiday Specials 2013

  Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift, or some delicious Vegetarian holiday fare, we’ve got all the holiday specials offered by your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses. Happy Holidays! Holiday Meal Specials Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432, www.bellobio.ca) has a 5 course Italian Holiday sampler menu until December 30 from Wed-Sun, 5:30-8pm for $35 plus tax. “Hey folks – check out one of our entrees for our Holiday Sampler menu! This dish includes a potato and cauliflower bechamel sformato, seitan roast, and almond, chestnut, and thyme stuffing, topped with a roasted onion and garlic sauce. Delicious!” Brar’s – Food Culture of India (199 Advance Blvd., Brampton, 905-799-1625, www.brars.ca) offers an extended holiday menu and extended hours from Dec. 13-Jan. 1 just for you! “Happy Holidays from Brampton BRAR’S.” Fresh Restaurants (4 locations, 416-599-4442, www.freshrestaurants.ca) has an amazing New Year’s Eve deal. Get customer appreciation discounts from 6-9pm on December 31: from 6-7pm- 30% off, from 7-8pm- 40% off, from 8-9pm- 50% off! Visit any of the four locations: – FRESH ON CRAWFORD 894 Queen Street West – FRESH ON… Read More


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Vegetarian Delivery Guide 2014

It’s that time of year… when it’s cold and dark and all you really want to do is curl up on the couch with a delicious meal that you didn’t have to make yourself. Welcome to the first ever Toronto Vegetarian Delivery Guide! This is the place to peruse all of the Toronto Vegetarian Directory favourites that offer a delivery service. Find out locations, hours, delivery fees/zones, and more. Find yourself looking for a good vegetarian brunch/breakfast? Also check out our Vegetarian Brunch and Breakfast Guide 2013 while you’re at it! Click on the company’s name for a full listing. v Belmonte Raw 1022 Queen St. E., 647-213-4990, www.belmonteraw.com Everything from full month Cleanses, meals, individual juices, full Raw Menu, and even Chocolate! How to order: directly from website. Must sign up to order. Minimum order/Delivery charge: $70 purchase required. Cleanses are delivered between 5 and 9:30am and are subject to a location-specific delivery charge (to be calculated on checkout). Click here to view cleanses, juices, raw menu, and chocolate options. Read More


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The Winners of the 2013 Toronto Veg Awards Are…

Congratulations to the winners of the very first Toronto Veg Awards! Toronto Vegetarian Association members nominated their favourite vegetarian and veg-friendly businesses, and then the general public including members, voted to select the winners! Over 2000 people cast their votes. We congratulate all the winning as well as the nominated businesses, and also celebrate the wonderful contributions of ALL vegetarian and veg-friendly businesses in Toronto. For a full list of nominations click here, and for a list of more great vegetarian businesses, visit veg.ca/directory Favourite Vegetarian Restaurant in Toronto Fresh link   Favourite Vegetarian Restaurant Outside of Toronto Kindfood (Burlington) listing    Favourite Veg-Friendly Restaurant in Toronto Magic Oven listing   Favourite Vegan Pizza Magic Oven listing   Favourite Vegan Bakery Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (Burlington) listing   Favourite Vegan Dessert Mile High Brownie from Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (Burlington)   Favourite Raw Menu Item Pad Thai from Rawlicious listing   Favourite Menu Item The Beach Bowl from Fresh   Favourite New Grocery Item Frozen Cookie Dough from Sweets from the Earth listing   Favourite Vegan Caterer Live Organic Food Bar   Favourite Cookbook of the Year Eat Raw, Eat Well by Doug McNish… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – August 2013

Bigger and Even Better! The Naked Sprout (4040 Palladium Way, Burlington, 905-319-2293) has announced that they are expanding! ”Thanks to our beautiful community and our dedicated & hard-working staff and our mission to change lives for a healthy tomorrow, we will be offering a bigger restaurant space, a new retail area, a new juice bar, & so much more!!!” Chrysalis Yoga, which has been part of the Naked Sprout space, will become a much larger presence with three studio spaces. Now you’ll be able to do some yoga, some shopping, and have a delicious, healthy meal, all in one stop! Check out The Naked Sprout on Facebook, where you can watch a video sneak preview of what’s to come! New Ice Cream Options! Tori’s Bakeshop (2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500) is excited to introduce ice cream! Made with love from scratch, available in scoops, on a cone, or nestled between two gluten free cookies, Tori’s ice cream is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and sugar free (it’s sweetened by the power of dates!) It’s the sheer pleasure of ice-cream without the post-ice cream remorse! Follow Tori’s Bake Shop on Facebook and… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – April 2013

New Vegan Restaurants and Eatery As we reported back in December, Fressen, a long time vegan restaurant was closing, but we kept hearing about a new concept restaurant that was in the works. Welcome Grasslands (478 Queen St. W., 416-504-5127)  same location, new decor, brand new menu!  Meshell blogs her experience here: “We went on Day Two (03/28/2013) with a troupe of hungry vegans, and ready to try new and exciting things. On first glance it looked a lot like the old menu, but then there were several delightful differences. As promised there was a much more substantial cocktail menu, and a different dessert (though our server assured us more options were coming – as this was just the beginning.)” This is an edit. Rawlicious writes: “We are happy to announce the opening of the newest Rawlicious in Guelph! It will be located in a delightful spot in downtown Guelph at 60 Carden Street (across from City Hall) and construction is under way. We will be open May/early June.” superfood eateries (268 Adelaide St. W., 647-827-9656) “is the world’s first gourmet, handcrafted, chef-inspired takeout to serve completely organic, plant-strong,… Read More


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