Vegetarian Directory Updates – January 2015


January 1, 2015

New Vegan Bar & Restaurant

Porterhouse Porter House (1321 Dundas St. W. (between Dufferin & Ossington), 647-346-3000, is a brand new bar with an all vegan menu! Porter House caters to beer lovers and food lovers alike with a huge beer list, including six rotating craft beers, a growing bottle list, as well as a creative menu of vegan comfort foods. The menu matches the warm, comfortable interior by offering classic pub style dishes made vegan, like the Lentil and Ale Pie with a classic puff pastry crust, or the The Ploughman’s lunch with stuffed fennel, miso-cured tofu, pickle, seasonal fruit and veg, beer gravy, and bread. Porter House held their grand opening on December 21st and are open (every day but Tuesdays) for food from 5-11pm, with drinks until 2am. “Toronto vegans and beer lovers unite!” Check out Porter House on Twitter and Instagram.

New (even more) Vegan Pizza Options!

pizzanovaDaiyaPizza Nova (23 Toronto locations, 416-439-0000, has joined the vegan pizza revolution and now offers the dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free option of Daiya cheese on their pizzas! “With dietary restrictions becoming more and more prevalent, Pizza Nova has taken the initiative to carry a product that caters to the needs of today’s consumer.” Pizza Nova also offers gluten-free crust. Find Pizza Nova on Twitter for more information, and go to their website for the menu and a complete list of locations.

Pizza Del Arte (1480 Bathurst St., 647-352-2783 or 647-706-8706, at St. Clair and Bathurst is also offering a selection of vegan pizzas made with Daiya cheese! There are 8 signature vegan pizzas to choose from, or you can create your own combination (a medium with 3 toppings is just $12!) Stop by and eat in, or call to find out if they deliver to your area. Check out their signature vegan pizzas here. Find Pizza Del Arte on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

New Second Location

rashmiscupRashmi’s Bakery (80 Pertosa Dr., Unit #13, Brampton, 905-970-0666, is opening a new second location in Mississauga this month! “This location will be over 8,500 Square feet (our current location is 1,200 Square feet) and will allow us to add many new products to serve you better.” The new location will also offer a line of gluten-free products, including cakes, pastries, donuts, and gift baskets and boxes. All Rashmi’s products are made egg free and nut free, and can be made vegan upon request. Rashmi’s Mississauga will be located at 3611 Mavis Road, Unit #9. Updates and the exact date of the grand opening will be available on Facebook, so stay tuned! Don’t forget- Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off* at Rashmi’s Bakery!

New Vegan Menu

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Sense Appeal (96 Spadina Ave., 416-203-0023 & 2814 Lakeshore Ave. W., 416-255-5665, coffee bar and roastery now offers a complete Plant-Based lunch menu. As of December 1st, you can now choose from vegan salads, soups, and mains, including vegan raw lasagna with chia feta, and King Mushroom Stroganoff with cashew cream, wilted spinach and brown rice. “We are also offering fresh squeezed, energy boosting cold pressed juices, and are working on a line of fruit and nut based milks. Stay tuned!” You can visit Sense Appeal at Spadina and Adelaide, or at their café on Lakeshore West between Royal York and Islington. Also find Sense Appeal online on their website, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

New Look

karineslogoKarine’s Fresh (109 McCaul St., (s. of Dundas), Village by the Grange, 416-591-0863, has a new look! “After many years, the vegan, vegetarian, all-day breakfast shop agreed to making a minor but effective change to their name: Karine’s Vegan, Vegetarian, All-Day Breakfast” became “Karine’s Fresh”. In addition to a new name, Karine’s rebranding also involves a new logo and website. But don’t worry, the breakfast still remains the same- as delicious as ever! Visit the new website, and find Karine’s on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

Now Licenced

bloomer’s (873 Bloor St. W., 416-551-0532, now offers a selection of ontario craft beers, ciders, “…along with housemade vegan bailey’s to slip in your coffee…” Stop by their location at Bloor and Ossington to enjoy some vegan lunch, and look forward to extended evening hours in the new year to enjoy some vegan pub foods with your drinks! Follow bloomer’s on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.



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