February Veg Guide Updates
Happy February! Every day it’s getting a little bit lighter, and if that’s not enough to bring you a little joy, hopefully, this lovely list full of new veg things to eat will help! Read on!
New Vegan and Veg friendly spots
20 Bay Street, Waterpark Place
If you work near Waterpark Place on Bay Street and are craving donuts, you’re in luck! Bloomers now offers their awesome donuts at a popup inside Mos Mos Coffee! Pickup a treat with your morning coffee, or buy a bunch and treat your office!
4568 Highway 7 East, Unit 3, Unionville
While this new cafe in Unionville calls itself plant-based, be aware that they DO serve eggs and cheese! However, there are still plenty of vegan-friendly options of all kinds, from avocado toast to pizza, pasta, and casseroles, in addition to more Asian-inspired dishes.
717 Queen Street East
This cozy new Indian restaurant is now open at Queen and Broadview! There’s an extensive, all-vegetarian menu, with lots of vegan options! We can’t wait to try it.
399 Church St.
While Jinya has been open for a long time, they have a new vegan menu with a few different ramen, appetizers, and more to choose from, clearly marked as vegan. We can’t wait to try their Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen!
Delivering in the GTA
There’s a new vegan meal delivery service: Planty! They make 100% plant-based, all-natural meals that are prepared by chefs and ready in minutes (so no cooking or dishes – just pop them in the oven or microwave!). Meals are shipped frozen to lock in all the good nutrients and keep them fresh for 3 months! Planty delivers to most of the GTA, so check them out!
825 Dundas Street West
This new spot for Colombian empanadas at Dundas and Palmerston has beyond meat, vegan, gluten-free choices! Served hot with salsa, they’re the real deal!
561 Bloor St., W.
This new unicorn-themed cafe has a surprising number of interesting vegan dishes! In addition to their gigantic french fries, there’s a vegan pancake with fresh fruit and ice cream (the pancakes are blue!), as well as the option to have the burger with a rice bun made with a Beyond patty. They make mean vegan matcha and ube lattes too! But beware–if you head to the Unicorn Cafe, be prepared for a crowd!
1708 Queen St., E.
There’s a new location of the Veggie Thali–East end vegan Indian food staple–opening soon at Queen St. & Kingston Road. No news yet if this location will have the same menu, or something new, but we can’t wait for more east end vegan eats!
717 Bay St.
As reported last month, White Rabbit has just opened their doors south of College on Bay Street. While they’re not entirely vegan despite being billed as “plant-based”, you can expect delicious coffee with oat milk, and a variety of vegan sandwiches and baked goods.
New to the Veg Guide:
Vecado Plant-Based Pet Food is your local, Toronto-based supplier of healthy, nutritious, 100% plant-based food for companion animals. Kibble, wet food, treats, supplements for home-cookers. Info on allergies, picky eaters, support during transitioning. Shuttle delivery in GTA straight to your door. Visit our website www.vecado.ca for more info! Dogs and cats can be vegan – give it a try!
Restaurants that have closed:
This epic Hamilton doughnut shop closed up shop just before Christmas, though we’re holding out hope that they open again, maybe somewhere else in the future!
We learned recently that Hibiscus closed its doors at the end of 2019. They were a Kensington Market mainstay, and will be missed! Though we can hopefully lookout for their delicious ice cream at veg fests in the future!
While we’ve been hearing rumours for a while, it’s now official that Tims is no longer serving any of the Beyond Meat products at their stores. If you’re looking for a breakfast fix and you’re not near any awesome vegan restaurants, your best bet now is A&W!