Vegetarian Directory Updates – August 2015
New Veg-Friendly Market
Urban Acorn (1 Wiltshire Ave., Unit S, www.urbanacorn.ca, 647-454-0600) is opening a new market this fall with a ton of veg and vegan options. “We’re excited to be opening a Flexitarian Market this fall featuring organic & small-batch, local Vegan, Gluten-Free and Flexitarian staples. We are looking forward to meeting our neighbours and supporting local food artisans and community events right from the Junction Triangle.” The market will be located at 1565 Dupont St. (east of Symington). The Urban Acorn Market is set to open on September 19th, so mark your calendar and drop by for some delicious, locally made, sustainable foods. Visit the website for more information, and stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for more details on the grand opening. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% at the Urban Acorn Market!
New Veg & Vegan Options
Abokichi (258 Dupont St., www.abokichi.com, 416-513-1333) is a new restaurant that has taken over the Annex Hodgepodge on Dupont and Spadina. Some may remember the excellent veg and vegan options at Annex Hodgepodge, well Abokichi has carried this on and kept many of the same menu items, but taken it to an exciting new level. Abokichi started at farmers’ markets with handmade onigiri. “Onigiri are the convenient and healthy Japanese equivalent of a sandwich. They are triangular bundles of rice with a delicious filling, all wrapped in nori”, all of which are vegetarian, and some vegan and gluten-free. Abokichi also offers fresh vegan soups, wraps, grilled sandwiches, desserts, and freshly squeezed juices. Stop by to try some old favourites, as well as some unique and delicious new additions to the menu. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%! Visit the website to view the full menu, follow on Facebook and Twitter, and look for Abokichi in the upcoming Veg Directory!
New Storefront Location
Oats & Ivy (171 East Liberty St., www.oatsandivy.ca, 416-304-9045) has recently gone from delivering their organic, veg-friendly fare around the downtown core by bicycle, to opening a storefront in Liberty Village. Since their opening last April, Oats & Ivy’s lunch boxes, nut milks, juices, and now sandwiches have been a resounding success. Visit the Oats & Ivy new storefront at 171 East Liberty Village for organic cold pressed juices, smoothies, nut milks, lunch boxes, sandwiches and more. If you’re in need of lunch downtown, look for the bike cart, which still makes its rounds downtown regularly. Follow Oats & Ivy on Facebook and Twitter, and view the menu and even order online for delivery on their website. And, look for Oats and Ivy in the upcoming 2016 Vegetarian Directory!
New Options to Come at Lettuce Love Café
Lettuce Love Café (399 John St., Burlington, www.lettucelovecafe.com, 905-637-2700) is expanding! This October, the famed 100% vegan and gluten-free restaurant will be expanding into the space next door, offering a wide selection of smoothies and takeout options. “The smoothie bar will act as an extension of our dining area and prep kitchen as well, with the main focus on a Mylk and Green base Smoothie bar with a plethora of superior superfood options. We’re also entertaining vegan shakes, and a quick “soup kitchen” as a grab n go concept. Fast, easy and nutritious!” Follow Lettuce Love Café on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Even if you don’t live in Burlington, LLC is worth the trip! You can also check out Kelly’s Bake Shoppe just one block over for some delicious vegan, gluten-free cupcakes and other sweet treats.
Magic Oven Has Moved!
Magic Oven (7 Toronto locations, www.magicoven.com) has moved their Danforth location from Danforth and Pape further east to 1450 Danforth, just west of Coxwell station. The location is currently open for delivery (416-462-0333). Watch the Magic Oven Facebook and Twitter pages for details on the location’s full opening. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% at all Magic Oven locations!
New Eat-in Option
Vegan Danish Bakery (7718 Yonge St., Thornhill, www.vegandanishbakery.com, 905-882-1331) is expanding! “…we are working around the clock to expand our Bakery so we will be able to serve you like a Vegan Danish Bakery… so you can enjoy our cakes with café seating and a coffee and tea menu!” The expansion is still in its early stages, but follow Vegan Danish Bakery on Facebook for updates. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%!
New Takeout Options
Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop (510 Eglinton Ave. W., www.marniwasserman.com, 647-477-8131) takeout from The Goods (1255 Dundas St. W., www.thegoodisgood.ca, 416-843-2127) and Fresh Restaurants (4 Toronto locations, www.freshrestaruants.ca). As of Monday, July 6th, you can stop by the Studio at Eglinton and Avenue Rd. for daily made lunch boxes from The Goods, such as the Chuck Norris with toasted sesame dressing, white quinoa, wild rice, arugula, zucchini & beet noodles, corn, peas, cucumber, sprouts, chickpeas, mint. Wash it down with one of Fresh’s new juices, like the Easy Green with kale, spinach, cucumber, mint, cilantro, green apple and pineapple, for a complete, energy packed meal! Visit Marni’s website for more details, and if you’re not in the uptown area, you can go right to the source at The Goods location on Dundas, and one of the four Fresh locations around the city.
YamChops (705 College St., www.yamchops.com, 416-645-0117) now has a variety of wraps available for takeout at Fuel +, located at 471 Church St. Try wraps like the new Falafel, with Gluten-Free falafels in a bed of lettuce and tomato, with delicious dill pickle and drizzled with house-made vegan garlic aioli. There’s also the Chick*n Shawarma, Korean BBQ, and more! Stop by Fuel + downtown, or visit YamChops in Little Italy at College and Montrose for these wraps, and a whole slew of delicious prepared salads, sides, mouthwatering veggie “meats”. Follow YamChops on Facebook and Twitter for special menu items, in-store events, and more. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% at YamChops!
Fresh (4 Toronto locations, www.freshrestaruants.ca) is releasing their 5th cookbook, Super Fresh, this September! “We are thrilled to announce that our newest cookbook SUPER FRESH is available for pre-order (and on-sale in bookstores across the country on September 15). If you pre-order the book between now and September 15, you’ll receive a bonus recipe bundle of 6 extra original not-included-in-the-book tasty summer recipes!” Visit http://www.freshrestaurants.ca/cookbooks for more information, and to order your copy. Follow Fresh Restaurants on Facebook and Twitter for more updates, specials, and more. Toronto Veg Card holders save 15%* on takeout at all Fresh locations!
New Vegan Delivery Option
bloomer’s (873 Bloor St. W, www.bloomersto.com, 416-551-0532) now offers delivery! Get anything from their delicious lunch and dinner menu delivered to your door using Hurrier (https://www.usehurrier.com/bloomers). Now you can have sandwiches like the Tempeh Reuben and BBQ Tempeh Wing without leaving the house… But be sure to also get out once in a while and visit their location at Bloor and Ossington for the full experience, amazing sweets and friendly service. Follow bloomer’s on Facebook and Twitter for more news and daily specials. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%!
Pulp Kitchen (565 Danforth Ave., www.pulpkitchen.ca) has closed its doors. Be sure to visit the Queen St. location at 717 ½ Queen St. E. (416-461-4612) for juices, smoothies, wraps, salads, and more. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%! Follow Pulp Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter.
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