Vegetarian Directory Updates – January 2013


January 1, 2013

New Vegetarian Restaurantd-vd13-madras

Madras Restaurant (2280 Bovaird Dr. E, E. of Professors Lake Pkwy, Brampton, 905-789-6600) is “traditionally South Indian & deliciously vegetarian.” East of Hwy 410 and only a few blocks past the new Brampton Civic Hospital is this friendly, family restaurant. “Madras Restaurant is an authentic South Indian restaurant owned and operated by individuals from the city of Madras, India. Madras is well known for its aromatic spices and curries. Madras Restaurant brings back the same great taste of Madras to Canada. Our food is prepared by experienced chefs from Madras. Our recipes are over 200 years old and passed on within the family. We will never compromise on quality and freshness.”  Enjoy all vegetarian (and very vegan friendly) dosas, uttapams, chapatis, biryani and idly. They also serve salads, fries, veggie burgers and have a Kids Corner with mini dosas.

New Natural Food Store


Heart Beets Natural Market (3087 Winston Churchill Blvd., Mississauga, 905-997-1302) “is a natural, organic and specialty products store located in Western Mississauga. The creation of this store is in response to the growing demand in the community for a local natural food store. Today’s consumer is becoming more knowledgeable about the foods they eat and their impact on both their own health and the health of the planet. They are looking for a grocery store that can provide them with the products and advice that they need to live a more healthful life. Heart Beets is that store. Although Heart Beets does not cater only to vegan and vegetarian customers, we recognize that this is a growing segment of our customer base.  More than 50% of our employees consider themselves either vegetarian or vegan, and many of the products we sell are suitable for this diet choice.“

New Fresh Location


Fresh writes; “YONGE & EGLINTON, HERE WE COME! After many years of looking for the perfect spot for our next location, we’ve finally found it!  90 Eglinton, just east of Yonge, is the future home of Fresh on Eglinton.  We anticipate opening in the summer of 2013 and look forward to getting to know everyone in our new neighbourhood!  If you would like to keep up to date on the progress of Fresh on Eglinton, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.” For now, you can visit them at their other 3 locations on Spadina, Crawford and Bloor.

Big Changes

Commensal (655 Bay St., 416 596-9364) has added meat to their menu. Read about it here.
“Starting December 18, the Toronto Commensal restaurant will be more inclusive than ever. Flexitarians, people who occasionally adopt a vegetarian diet, and carnivores who wish to eat more healthily, can now choose dishes with added nordic shrimp, maritime crab or Quebec chicken. These delicious new dishes will be presented in separate sections. Vegetarians and vegans can continue to choose from the wide variety of hot and cold dishes they already enjoy.”

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