Vegetarian Directory Updates – May 2012


May 6, 2012

 lovemuffin’s very berry muffin:photo


Baked Goods

Were you lucky enough to sample the lovemuffin bakery’s treats at our World Wide Vegan Bake Sale last month? They went fast! Don’t miss out on their muffins, cookies and squares. They are all vegan and have gluten-free options. Some flavours include; Carrot-Orange Ginger muffins and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup cookies. Devine! Oh, and delivery is free to a large area of Toronto!

Vegetarian Food Store

Jay writes: “Our family operates a small store  which sells mainly frozen vegetarian food and some organic dried goods. Our business has been in operation for more than 10 years and we now sell more than 100 products.” Visit Green Vegetarian Market at 4350 Steeles Ave. E., Markham. (Inside Pacific Mall, Unit B9.) 905 940-0729.

 green zebra
 Green Zebra: photo source

Meal Delivery

Green Zebra has been listing in the Vegetarian Directory for a few years, if you haven’t checked them out yet, I urge you to! We’ve been sending them some good traffic and Green Zebra wanted to thank us, so they sent us food. Lots of food. Everything was so delicious! Each generous serving was bursting with different textures and flavours. Comfort food, zingy kale salads, chocolate chip lavender cookies!  I was blown away! (Everything is vegan!)
Barbi writes: “Their food was quickly devoured at the TVA volunteer thank you party during National Volunteer Week. Volunteers were impressed with their cream-filled ginger cookies and decadent chocolate brownies, as well as the refreshing spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce and savoury flavoured nuts. People were in shock upon finding out their pizza was actually entirely raw – the topping was completely reminiscent of melted cheese and the crust was soft. Their food was literally the topic of the evening, people were so impressed they raved about it all night.”

 Freshly Thai by Angela Del Buono


Restaurants/ Cafes/ Tea!

Freshly Thai (48 Queen St. W., Brampton. 905-453-1515) Angela says: “My parents live in Brampton and when I saw the flyer for Freshly Thai that said “We are vegan friendly”, so the whole family took a trip over. Thai food usually contains fish sauce in the base sauces, but when I spoke with Freshly Thai, they said they only use veg sauce.  Any dish can be made vegan as you have the choice of “meat” which can mean tofu!  My toddler and my parents all loved their dishes. Something for everyone! They offer party trays and catering. They are located Downtown Brampton right by the GO station, Rose Theatre and Four Corners.”

Kao San Road  (326 Adelaide W., 647-352-5773) We first mentioned Kao San Road last year and they contacted us that their vegan menu is ready to go! “Chef Nuit has taken many of her original recipes and reworked them to come up with, what we believe, an equally delicious vegan version. She is particularly proud of the new vegan khao soi that’s beautifully rich and bursts with flavour that will have you traveling back to Chiang Mai.” You can view the menu online here or come on down and check it out in person.

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 Organic Oven Cafe: photo source

Organic Oven Cafe writes: “We have new vegetarian lunch options to our Toronto cafe’s menu! The first is a vegetarian alternative to our tuna and chicken salad: The eggplant salad sandwich. Sauteed eggplants, chopped organic celery, parsley and green onions, mixed with soy-free mayonnaise, sandwiched between a gluten-free bun with organic lettuce and cucumbers. The second — an instant hit — is the California-style grilled veggie sandwich: Grilled sweet peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, onions and eggplants, topped with feta cheese and grilled between a gluten-free bun. Also the vegan magic muffin. A great mix of organic coconut, raisins, apples and carrots, this muffin is already a new favourite! It’s completely dairy-free, eggless, nut-free, and of course, it’s 100% gluten-free!”

Love tea? Love cookies? Stop by Tealish (728 Queen St W., 416-203-3301) for your looseleaf teas and enjoy some vegan cookies. They are the best gluten-free, soy-free tea-infused, refined sugar free cookie sandwiches yet. There are currently 3 varieties of cookies to try… and more to come! Butterdream Sweets is making them and they are a very new company (website to launch soon!) They do cupcakes, cookies, cookie sandwiches, brownies, donuts, and all can be tea flavoured! They are open to catering jobs and special orders.

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