Vegetarian Directory Updates – April 2017


April 1, 2017

New Vegan Locations

Sweet Hart Kitchen (68 Wales Ave., was featured in our March Directory Updates as an upcoming Toronto vegan eatery, creating fine treats and tasty eats that are 100% plant-based, using natural sweeteners and healthy ingredients. Sweethart Kitchen has since announced that the grand opening of their Kensington Market location will be on Friday, April 14th! Join them in the celebration with specially made treats, as well as delicious regular menu items. “Just in time for Easter weekend! We have some special holiday treats available for you to choose from on opening day, including these raw carrot cake squares (pictured)! Shoot us an email if preordering is what you fancy. Click here to view menu for pre-ordered items. “Sweet Hart offers a wide variety of plant-based, gluten-free, raw/no-bake treats that are incredibly healthy and beautifully crafted. Everything from bite-sized treats (like cookie dough bites and macaroons), to the new and improved versions of snacks you already know and love (like our “snickers” bars), to fun little cake cups, to full-sized cakes that are perfect for any occasion.” Visit Sweethart Kitchen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and details on their grand opening!
Rosie’s Eatery (1726 Avenue Rd., has announced that their grand (soft) opening will be on April 24th! “Rosie’s Eatery is a gluten free & vegan café with a concept that provides its customers a truly unique experience.” Rosie’s offers a fully customizable menu of oatmeals & yogurts plus a variety of salads, smoothies, baked goods & raw treats. Try Oats & Yogurt options like The Bliss, with banana, coconut, cashew milk and sucanut, or The Hearty with blueberries, flax, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Or you can choose from a variety of daily salad and soup specials and smoothies, and homemade sweet treats like Peanut Butter Cups and energy-packed bites like Cookie Dough, and Coconut (pictured). Rosie’s is also taking orders for Passover. To view regular and Passover menu options, click here, and email to place your order. Visit Rosie’s on Facebook for more updates about grand opening day!


New Vegan Bar

Apiecalypse Now Pizza & Snack Bar (735 Bloor St. W., 416-516-4555, has announced the opening of their new bar and restaurant space, FuBar! The new space is located upstairs, right above their existing restaurant space at Bloor and Christie, and offers expanded seating to kick back and eat some of the best pizza, snacks and sweets you’ll ever taste, as well as a selection of craft beers. A fully functional bar will be up and running as of this summer. Stay tuned to the FuBar Facebook page for updates. And don’t forget, if you’re not able to make your way over there any time soon, you can order Apiecalypse Now through JustEat and Foodora.


New Lunch & Dinner Menu!

D-Beatstro (1292 Bloor St. W., 416-53D-BEAT, have a new, expanded lunch and dinner menu! “We are thrilled to announce that as of Monday April 3rd we will now be offering a full lunch / dinner menu. The kitchen will be open Monday – Friday from 11am-8pm for lunch & dinner, and 10am-4pm Saturday & Sunday for brunch.” There’s familiar favourites like the Pizza Grilled Cheese and the Hail Seitan, as well as new options like the Thai Peanut Wrap (pictured) and Bahn Mi Sandwich. There’s also a selection of new burgers, bowls, and snacks, in addition to their usual delicious daily selection of sweet treats and coffee and tea, and cold drinks. Stop by D-Beastro today to try out the new menu, and follow D-Beatstro on Facebook and Instagram for more updates and events. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% on baked goods!

New Vegan Options

Saigon Lotus (6 St. Andrew St., 416-901-1115, is a new Vietnamese restaurant located in Kensington Market, with fantastic vegan options. “At Saigon Lotus Restaurant, besides regular Vietnamese food menu, we also serve vegan food, which its ingredients are selected from the freshest greens at the market. Try out some of our famous specialties such as fresh spring rollspho noodles or vegan pho noodles, you will see how passionate we are in nourishing the body and soul through healthy food.” Try fresh rolls like Tofu-Avocado and Jicama and Peanut & Spicy Hoisin fresh salad roll, Vermicelli Spicy Noodle soup with Tofu, as well as a variety of vegan Phở (pictured is Vegan Pho with the Pho noodle pan-fried and crisply served with veggies in hoisin sauce!). View the entire menu here (scroll to the bottom to view vegan menu items), and follow Saigon Lotus on Facebook and Instagram to see mouth-watering photos, and to read rave reviews on their rich, tasty vegan options!
Beachside Grill (1922 Queen St. E., 416-686-7153, now offers a special vegan menu! Beachside Grill is an “All-Day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner diner within the heart of the Beach community of Toronto. We offer delicious food in generous portions, at unreasonably low prices, in a comfortable and down to earth environment.” Now those interested in trying delicious vegan options have a great reason to venture out to the Beach neighbourhood. Beachside Grill’s new vegan menu options include unique items like Jerk “Chicken-less” with Rice, Peas, and Cajun Coleslaw, as well as a Beef-less Breakfast Burrito, Mediterranean Root Vegetables with Grilled Tofu (pictured), and a Vegan Cobb Salad, and new items are added all the time. Follow Beachside Grill on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.  

New Vegan Cheese Company

Vegan Stokes Cheese ( is a new local vegan cheese company. “We are a small company that makes nut cheese and nut free cheese by hand in small batches. There are several varieties of soft and hard cheeses, including herbed feta, pub cheddar, Creamy Chive spread, with more to come. Vegan Stokes Cheese is currently available at Good Rebel, YamChops, Ambrosia Natural Foods (both Thornhill and Vaughan locations) and Vegan Danish Bakery in Thornhill. “We are also currently working with some notable vegan restaurants that want to feature our cheese…more to come on this soon!” Recently Vegan Stokes Cheese donated their products to the Peta Unstoppable event here in Toronto, and their delicious new cheese product was personally recognized by Peta founder, Ingrid Newkirk! Try Vegan Stokes Cheese by visiting the listed retailers, and stay tuned to their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more updates as this small, local, vegan company expands!

New Pick-up Locations for Vegan Meal Delivery

Green Zebra Kitchen (647-867-1605, has new, expanded pick up locations for their vegan meal delivery service. “Through a partnership with Penguin Pick-Up, you can now pick up your weekly Green Zebra order on Wednesday between 5-9pm (3:30-6:30pm at Burlington) at Penguin Pick-Up, a convenient pick-up centre with on-site refrigeration. All you need to do is place your order as usual on our website and upon checkout, select the location where you will pick up your order. If you have any questions or would like us to add a Penguin Pick-Up location not listed, please let us know.” New locations include:
• BURLINGTON: Wednesday (3:30pm – 6:30pm) at The UPS Store, 5-4104 Fairview St, Burlington, L7L 4Y8
• OAKVILLE: Wednesday (5pm – 9pm) at 9-1515 Rebecca St, Oakville, L6L 5G8
• RICHMOND HILL: Wednesday (5pm – 9pm) at 31-9325 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, L4C 0A8
• RUTHERFORD VILLAGE: Wednesday (5pm – 9pm) at 7-9200 Bathurst St, Thornhill, L4J 8W1
• VAUGHAN: Wednesday (5pm – 9pm) at 3200 Hwy 7, Vaughan, L4K 5Z5
Visit Green Zebra’s website to place your delivery order, and follow on Facebook for updates on this week’s menu items!


Karmah (343A Kerr St, Oakville) has closed its doors as of February. Although Karmah’s fresh, vegan offerings will be missed, a new vegan location will be opening in its place! Stay tuned to the Directory Updates for news about this new location.

New to the Directory this Month

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