Discount Profile: Hibiscus Restaurant
Hibiscus is a cozy restaurant tucked into Augusta Street in Kensington Market. While they offer delicious crepes (sweet and savoury!) and house-made ice cream; the item that members get for a discount is the soup and salad combo.
The soup arrives in a mug, and it’s super cute! The flavour changes daily and seasonally. The day we visited it was sweet potato coconut. I’m not usually a fan of sweet potato, but I really enjoyed this soup, the coconut gave it a nice creaminess and it was pleasantly thick. The salad comes with a raw cracker, which is delicious on its own, but I also liked dipping it in the soup.
Speaking of the salad–it’s gigantic! Hibiscus says that there are 42 ingredients in the salad, and I can definitely say that it’s not an everyday salad. Mine came with no kelp — I don’t like it– but the salad was flavourful, packed, and really more like a bowl than a salad with all the different ingredients. My favourite was the tofu, and the berries–they were so sweet!
We followed up this healthy plant-based lunch with a scoop of their house-made ice cream; the flavour I had was Earl Grey with a mung bean base. It was just the thing to finish off the meal.
Hibiscus is a great place to chill with friends, there’s a great patio, and they serve coffees and alcohol as well as fresh juices. They also offer takeout. Give it a try the next time you’re in Kensington Market!
Discount: 10% off their soup and salad combo
Veg Status: Vegan options
Where: 238 Augusta Avenue, Toronto