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Veg Guide – Easter Specials 2018

Easter is just over a week away! If you’re in need of some vegan goodies for Easter weekend, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s a sweet treat, a savoury addition to Easter dinner, or candies for the Easter egg hunt, you’ll find what you’re looking for from our awesome Veg Guide businesses!     Special Easter Baked Goods & Prepared Foods   Alter Foods 758 Bathurst St. (Inside Alternative Thinking), 647-932-8311, www.alter8.com Alter Foods has ‘Spring Equinox Cake Pops’ for Easter! “They are raw, vegan, organic & gluten free cake pops and come in two flavours: -Raspberry Rose -Peach Jasmine Moist, fruity, floral treats to kick start us into the spring and Easter holidays!” They are only $5/pop!   Better Cookies.ca 416-477-1401, giftorders@bettercookies.ca, www.bettercookies.ca Better Cookies.ca, Canada’s vegan cookie delivery service, has created a few vegan Easter gifts this year with some special hand made sugar cookies. “Each of these cookie gifts includes a hand crafted sugar cookie. We deliver the gift boxes of gourmet cookies all across Canada. The Easter Bunny is going to be hopping… 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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Picnic in a Park

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator The TVA office can be a hectic and stressful place leading up to the Veg Food Fest, no doubt. Some days the office is abuzz with the chatter of meetings and volunteers helping out, and some days we are each zeroed in on our computers not uttering a word as we try to block out all distractions, forgetting to even eat lunch or go to the bathroom (well ok…we all know it’s a bit of a stretch that I would forget to eat lunch, but others do). But no matter what unexpected twists and turns come our way or how much work piles up, I always feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work at TVA and enjoy all the pleasures it brings. Like this week, when our manager Lucas and President Diane surprised us all with a staff appreciation picnic at Christie Pits Park! Can you guess based on the location what amazing culinary delights we were treated to? None other than Apiecalypse Now’s incredible pizza, mozzarella sticks and donuts. It was the perfect destination for a relaxing afternoon as we got ready to say goodbye to our Directory Assistant… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – April 2015

  New Vegan Dinner Option   Bloomer’s (873 Bloor St. W., 416-551-0532, www.bloomersto.com) is now open for dinner! The moment Toronto vegan food lovers have all been waiting for is here. Bloomer’s is now open until 10pm from Thursday-Saturday, and until 9pm on Sundays for a new spread of dinner options. Along with their regular food and drink menu, new dinner items and desserts will be added over the next few weeks. So far, you can look forward to vegan poutine with housemade gravy and cheese over handcut fries, and desserts such as crème brulee. Stay tuned to Facebook for constant menu updates, and pop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and delicious treats at 873 Bloor St. W. just east of Ossington.   New Vegan Brunch Option   Pulp Kitchen (565 Danforth Ave., 416-463-7857, www.pulpkitchen.ca) now offers brunch at their newest location on the Danforth. Brunch items are available every day starting at 9am. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can get delicious brunch combos, which include choices such as eggless burritos, waffles, French toast with a small juice for $10. Check out Pulp Kitchen Danforth on Facebook for… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – February 2015

  New Locations Boon Burger (114 Dunlop St. E, Barrie, 705-718-4193, www.boonburger.ca), Canada’s very first all vegan burger café, will be opening a Toronto location! Although it is but a whispering at the moment, the word is out that the Winnipeg based vegan burger joint is staking out Toronto neighbourhoods for their next location. Boon opened their second location in Barrie last year, and their delicious, fresh menu of burgers, salads, soups and chili dogs has been a hit north of the city. “We are very proud to offer a 100% animal-free, plant based menu. With your support, it is our goal to make every ingredient sustainable. A large part of our menu is organic, local or fair-trade, with new ingredients being added regularly.” Your days of choosing from one meager veggie burger on a menu are over. In addition to 4 kinds of vegan patties to choose from and 14 varieties of burger, Boon also offers shakes and coconut based vegan soft serve. Needless to say, news of this new location is a very, very good thing for Toronto vegans. Follow Boon Burger Barrie on Facebook and Twitter for ongoing… Read More


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Valentine’s Day Specials – 2015

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses have just what you need to make that special someone feel loved! We can’t guarantee these amazing dinner menus and decadent treats will win over a crush or reignite the passion in your relationship, but they definitely won’t hurt. (Single or just not into Valentine’s Day? You could always order a doughnut-gram or a bouquet of chocolate covered strawberries to your home or office anyways. We won’t judge). Happy Valentine’s Day!   Dinner Specials   Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen 561 Marlee Ave, Toronto, 647-341-1736, chef@dougmcnish.com, www.dougmcnish.com “What better way to celebrate real love than with real food? On Friday February 13th and Saturday February 14th, I look forward to serving  a special Valentine’s Dinner menu – organic, wholesome, and 100% plant-based, as you have come to expect from my Public Kitchen.” On the menu: Favourites such as Red Beet Ravioli and a selection of savoury and sweet sharing platters and desserts for two. View the full menu here: http://dougmcnish.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Valentines-Menu-2015-2.pdf Details: “Seating is limited in my Public Kitchen, reservations are now accepted – reservations@dougmcnish.com or call (647) 341-1736 come as early at 5:30pm with… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – November 2014

New Locations Kupfert & Kim (100 King St. W., First Canadian Place, 416-504-1233, www.kupfertandkim.com), the financial district’s fully vegan, gluten-free, healthy eatery has a new second location opening in the PATH level of Sunlife Tower at King & University (150 King St. W., 416-260-7777). As of opening day on November 6th, the K&K Food Stand will also offer exciting new menu items. “We’re about to give you even more healthy wheatless & meatless options to balance out those indulgences after work.” Don’t forget that Kupfert & Kim does breakfast, lunch, and dinner (until 7:30), and you can preorder your meals for pick-up, as well as for delivery through OrderIt.ca. Check out all the grand opening details of the K&K Food Stand on Facebook and Twitter. Rawlicious (8 locations in the Toronto area) is opening yet another location! The 9th Ontario location is set to open sometime in November at 496 Brant Street in Burlington. With the rapid growth of Rawlicious across Southern Ontario, more and more people are gaining access to fresh, healthy and raw cuisine, and experiencing how delicious vegan food can be! Follow Rawlicious Burlington on Facebook… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – September 2014

New Gluten & Dairy-free Bakery Tia’s Bakery (761 Pape Ave., 416-462-9777, www.tiasbakery.ca) originally started in Guelph several years ago, and has now opened a new Toronto location for their gluten and dairy-free bakery. Just steps from Pape subway station north of the Danforth, Tia’s is a family-run business specializing in catering to those with food intolerances and allergies. Orders can also be made egg, nut, and corn free. There is seating as well as a small patio, coffee (with soy milk, soy cream, or coconut milk), and a counter that is full of delicious cakes, cookies, warm, sugared, pumpkin doughnuts, as well as gluten-free breads. Custom cake orders are also available. “Tia has spent years perfecting her recipes, and prides herself in making tasty treats to satisfy any customer.” To top it off, Tia’s also has a Saturday brunch menu, which includes gluten-free Belgian Waffles! Find Tia’s on Facebook, and go to their website for more information. Now Open Rawlicious (718 Belmont Ave. W., Kitchener, 519-603-8281, www.rawlicious.ca) is now open in Kitchener! The eighth and newest location of the growing raw food restaurant opened its doors… Read More


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Daytripping Around Toronto: Easy as 1-2-Pea

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator There’s definitely a stereotype that when travelling to small towns, there won’t be any veg-friendly restaurants on offer and that when taking a day trip or overnight weekend getaway, it’s best to pack your own food. We must have reached some sort of turning point, because I’ve had the pleasure of going on an overnight jaunt or day trip the last three weekends in a row, and all three times, have found vegan-friendly offerings just like I would in downtown Toronto. Crunchy thai salad at the Annex Room in Stratford Here are some tips on where to grab a tasty bite or an elaborate dinner if you’re headed to one of these nearby destinations this summer. Week 1: Stratford. http://www.annexroom.com/menus.html Much thanks is owed to my mom for discovering The Annex Room in downtown Stratford, which happily states at the bottom of the menu “Ask us about our vegan options.” In fact, it wasn’t even necessary to ask because they’ve got a wide selection of clear vegan options right on their menu. There were three different stir fries/noodle dishes to choose from, a delicious tempura avocado stack or a… Read More


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Vegetarian Patio Guide 2014

  Lettuce Love Café After a brutal and seemingly endless winter, it’s finally time for what we’ve all been fantasizing about for months… patio season! Here you’ll find all of your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses that have outdoor seating. Bask in the glorious warmth of summer while enjoying some of the finest vegetarian and vegan fare the GTA has to offer! Click on the business name for a full listing. -d = offers a discount to Toronto Veg Card holders. Don’t have the card? Click here to get one! The Annex HodgePodge – d 258 Dupont St., 416-513-1333, www.theannexhodgepodge.com This mom and pop style café offers gourmet vegan soups, innovative salads, freshly squeezed juices, vegan wraps, desserts and grilled sandwiches. Small street side patio with seats for 4. The Beet Organic Café – d 2945 Dundas St. W., 416-916-2368, www.thebeet.ca Eco-friendly restaurant serving up sustainable fare with many delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes to choose from. There is also a patio, weekend brunch, take-out deli counter and seasonal organic produce. Butler’s Pantry Café… Read More


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