Vegetarian Directory Updates – January 2016


January 1, 2016


New Locations



Kupfert & Kim (6 downtown locations, has a sixth location! As of December 12th, the new, street-level location at 140 Spadina Avenue (at Richmond) has fully opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days/week. At this new K&K, you’ll find all the favourite menu items you’ve come to love, like delicious granola, waffles, bowls, burgers, curries and soups, as well as fresh juices and fair trade coffee sourced from local businesses. But there are also a few exciting new items on the larger menu, like smoothie bowls, and kombucha (on draught!). Click here to view the full menu. Downtown home and office delivery available through Hurrier. Check the website for a full list of locations and hours, and follow K&K on Facebook and Twitter.


Rawlicious (10 Toronto area locations, is expanding their reach far beyond the GTA! Expected to open in the near future, Rawlicious is opening a new location in Ottawa at 381 Cooper Street. “Opening Spring 2016- Ottawa’s First Full Service Raw Vegan Restaurant!” Whatever your reason for visiting our Nation’s Capital, you’ll feel right at home with the same healthy and delicious juices, smoothies, and raw cuisine you’re used to at Rawlicious in the GTA. Check the Rawlicious Ottawa Facebook page for updates of an exact opening date and contact information, and follow on Twitter.


Now Serving Beer!


ApieCalypse Now Pizza & Snack Bar (735 Bloor St. W, 416-516-4555, now serves beer! What more could you want with the most delicious selection of 100% Vegan Pizza, snacks and desserts, than delicious craft beer? “Guess who’s favourite pizza shop just got a liquor license? We are starting to offer a small selection of rotating craft beers and ciders!” Have one with this month’s pizza special- The It’s Always Sunny In Cheesesteak Pizza with BBQ sauce, seitan pepper steak strips made in house, diced red pepper, apple cider caramelized onions, covered in home made vegan cheddar cheese sauce. This place is pretty much all of your vegan food dreams come alive. Follow ApieCalypse Now on Facebook for daily updates, and future pizza and sandwich specials!


YamChops on TV!



YamChops (705 College St, 416-645-0117, is going to be on Dragon’s Den on CBC! Mark your calendars- On Wednesday, February 10th 2016, at 8:00 PM on CBC Television, watch Yamchops pitch to the Dragons in the Den. Tune in to watch this exciting opportunity for Toronto’s vegan butcher shop! If you haven’t yet been into YamChops and want to check out the shop (and meet the fine people that run it!), visit them at their College Street location to try some of the tastiest, homemade vegan food around, as well as unique, artisan, and local vegan groceries. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%! You can also find YamChops grab n’ go items at many Toronto cafés, and natural food stores. Click here for a for a map of locations. Visit YamChops on Facebook and Twitter, and go to their website for more information, including their takeout and catering menus. And don’t forget to tune in on February 10th to cheer them on!


New Menu


Magic Oven (7 Toronto locations, has a new menu just in time for the new year! Try new gluten/wheat free items like the Cauliflower Lasagna and Smoked Red Bean Stew, both available as vegan options, as well as a new list of sandwiches, pastas, pizzas and more. Don’t worry, many of your old favourites are still there too! Each location has slight variations on the menu, so visit the website to view each location’s menu.


New Cookbook



Lettuce Love Café (399 John St, Burlington, 905-637-2700, and Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (401 Brant St, Burlington, 905-333-1400, proprietors, Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie have a brand new cookbook available for pre-order now! “With more than 100 recipes for award-winning baked goods and savory favorites, Made With Love has something for everyone! From Chocolate Monkey Pancakes for breakfast, to Cumin-scented Corn Bread and Eggless Quiche for lunch; to Banana Butterscotch Loaf and Lemon Scones as your afternoon treat, or classic Chocolate Cake and Dulce de Leche Cupcakes for special occassions.” Made with Love is ready to order on Indigo, Chapters and Coles. “Discover delicious, accessible, plant-based recipes for every meal and moment of the day!” The book will be officially launched on April 6th, 2016, but your can pre-order your signed copy on the Kelly’s Bake Shoppe website. Follow Kelly’s on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and for the latest delicious treats, and visit Lettuce Love’s Facebook and Twitter pages for news and specials.





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