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Discount Profile: Parka Food Co.

Late last year Parka Food Co. opened up a permanent location on Queen St., just west of Spadina. As I work just a couple blocks away I’ve been lucky enough to eat my way through most of their menu. My go-to lunch is the potato burger and cauliflower fritters. The burger consists of a few potato fillets that are fried and crispy along with pickles, coleslaw and a tartar sauce. Those are stacked on their enjoyable dense and sturdy buns. The cauliflower fritters are lightly fried and come with a creamy aioli. The list of sandwiches on their menu reveals their intentions: Mushroom, Eggplant, Broccoli and Potato. They are taking vegetables seriously, making them anything but boring. The broccoli sandwich showcases the vegetable with a light batter, frying it and then smothering it in mac sauce. They use that mac sauce to create a variety of mac and cheese combinations. They also have a variety of soups. Fries and onion rings join the caulfilower fritters on the sides portion of the menu. They’ve been adding to their menu pretty steadily over the past six months and have started posting some secret menu items around on social media. Read More


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Where to find vegan winter coats in Toronto

That was certainly a wonderful tease we got last week with warm, sunny days that made us think summer might have returned for a few more weeks. But temperatures dipped again, sending us out shopping for winter coats. In case you’ve never visited the Toronto Vegetarian Association Facebook group, let me enlighten you that it is made up of an extremely knowledgeable, resourceful group of people that always seem to have answers to every and any question that is asked about where you can find “xyz” in Toronto. So from here on in, we’ll try to share the wonderful information on the Facebook group so you have it ready at your fingertips! Starting with, where to find a vegan winter coat in Toronto. Here are some of the places or brands that we learned sell parkas without down lining or fur trim. Note: This does not mean these stores do not also sell coats with animal products, so be sure to check the labels. Stores at which vegan coat options are available: Arcteryx Atmosphere Aritzia The Bay (you can search their online page using the term vegan) Costco Mark’s Work Wearhouse Mountain Equipment Co-Op The Hemp Company on Yonge… Read More


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