Vegetarian Directory Updates – February 2014
New Storefront Location
APieCalypse Now! (589 Markham St., 416-800-1736), the famous vegan pop-up has opened a storefront! After a few setbacks involving sub-zero temperatures and freezing pipes, at last now you can get their famous baked goods and savoury treats all in one place from their new location at 589 Markham St., just south of Bloor in the Annex. The location has had it’s grand opening the weekend of February 1st and 2nd, and is now open for business. Winter hours will be Thursday 3-9, Friday 12-7 and Saturday 12-7. Stop by not just for delicious sweet treats like Magic Squares, Butter Tarts, cookies and muffins, but also savoury heat & serve meals such as lasagna, gluten-free shepherd’s pie, chicken pot pies, and much more. You can even shop the cooler section for prepared items such as Organic cashew vegan ricotta cheese, “it’s great for pasta and casseroles!” Catering and delivery services are still available, call for details. Follow APieCalypse Now! on Facebook and Twitter for updates and the latest menu items.
Doug’s Public Kitchen- Now Open!
Doug’s Public Kitchen (561 Marlee Ave., dougmcnish.com), is the newest project of Doug McNish, and is a new space for all things organic, vegan, and gluten-free. Doug, a well-known Toronto-based “chef, consultant, educator, speaker, and committed plant pusher and activist” is dedicated to bringing organic, whole, vegan cuisine to the mainstream. The new kitchen space operates as a takeout spot for fresh, healthy meals, as well as a place to shop for the healthy living products, as well as delicious superfoods and snacks. The Kitchen will also be available for private bookings as “a gathering spot for friends, family, and business meetings, as well as a training center for chefs, and a culinary education facility for holistic health experts to develop chef skills.” A one-minute walk from Glencairn subway station, Doug’s Public Kitchen is open to the public Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm, and Sundays from 10am-4pm for brunch and take-out. Contact Doug for more information on the Public Kitchen, and bookings.
Also find Doug at The Evergreen Brickworks Farmers’ Market every Saturday all winter for vegan and gluten-free breakfast and lunch! “I also offer a great selection of raw snacks and sweet treats, and full “ready to serve” meals at my “pop-up” kitchen table… so come and enjoy!”
Want to plan a memorable Valentine’s Day dinner? Doug is also offering a special Valentine’s Day menu at his new Public Kitchen that will be sure to win over that special someone. Click here for details and a full menu, and call 647-341-1736 to make your reservation now!
Rawlicious (123 Brock St. S., Whitby, 905-444-9891) has opened its 7th and newest location east of Toronto in Whitby! As of January 11th, the new location is open 11am-9pm daily. But wait, there’s more! On Saturday, February 8th at 11am, Rawlicious Newmarket (210 Main St. S., north of Toronto) is also opening! So for all those who live outside of Toronto, you have no excuse- you now have access to some of the most delicious, organic, hand crafted raw cuisine out there! Also ask about the many Rawlicious juice and meal cleanse programs, and check out Facebook and Twitter for updates and more information on the Rawlicious Valentine’s Day 3-course prix fixe dinner.
Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432) is happy to announce their Compassionate Cuisine Tour of Italy, commencing the first week of February and running from Thursday evening to Sunday every week. “We will be spotlighting a different Region every week with a 5 course sampler menu, taking their authentic regional dishes and putting a Bello Bio vegan spin on these Italian classics.” From Tuscany to Sicily, “come by and join us on this culinary tour of Italy- Vegan style!” Click here for the complete details including a full rundown of the menu, and call now to make your reservation! Follow Bello Bio on Facebook and Twitter, and also see their special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu here.
Vegan Supper Club
Urban Acorn Catering (647-454-0600, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.urbanacorn.ca) hosts a monthly themed Vegan Supper Club in Bento Miso’s gorgeous third level loft (862 Richmond Street W). On February 15th they are hosting the Gluten-Break Up edition! “You’ve had enough with your relationship with Gluten and now you’re ready to kick it to the curb forever… or at least for one night! Join us for a 4-course vegan and gluten free supper club, share your food breakup stories with us and say goodbye to Gluten once and for all.” For $45, you can enjoy a 4 course fully Vegan, and gluten-free meal + coffee/tea service, with the added bonus of sharing space with others who appreciate a beautifully prepared Vegan meal.
For more information on Urban Acorn Catering, and their monthly Vegan Supper Club, go to their website and find them on Facebook and Twitter.