January Veg Guide Updates!


January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! It’s 2021, and we’re starting off with some great new additions to the veg scene in the GTA. There’s lots to get excited about, so let’s dig in! 

Bloom Sushi

620 King St. W. (inside LOV)

This popular Montreal vegan sushi restaurant now has a take-out & delivery counter inside Lov on King West! Check them out from 4:30 every day! 


Boon Brampton

60 West Drive, Brampton

Brampton, you now have a new source for vegan burgers, poutines, and pizzas, and it’s Boon Burger! Get your stacked burger at this new location, and don’t forget the napkins! 


Fresh on Hurontario and Leslieville

5031 Hurontario St., Mississauga

461 Carlaw Ave

Fresh has not one, but TWO new locations now open in the GTA! Firstly, Fresh Hurontario is a huge standalone restaurant, that has pizza–something unique to this Fresh location! Fresh Leslieville is inside a food kitchen with other restaurants, and is open for take-out and delivery. This is great news for the East, and West end! 


Globally Local Broadview and Vaughan

731 Broadview Ave.

9960 Dufferin St., Vaughan

Yes, there’s another vegan chain opening up two new locations in the GTA! Globally Local is opening new locations in Vaughan and at Broadview and Danforth in the new year. If you read this column, you know that Globally Local is Sarah’s fave restaurant, so this Broadview and Danforth location is pretty much the best news for her, and for all the east end vegans! 


Happy Taco

454 Bloor St. W. (inside Eva’s)

Now when you visit Eva’s on Bloor or Port Credit, you can not only get chimney cones and burgers, but vegan tacos too! Happy Taco is a new restaurant inside Evas offering tacos, nachos, take home kits, and cool things like mac & cheese quesadillas. Super yummy! 


Hogtown Vegan’s something new! 

1056 Bloor St. W.

One of the last OG Bloorvale vegan restaurants, Hogtown Vegan closed their doors earlier this year, mostly due to COVID. But, we’re happy to report that the new tenants did not work out, and in 2021 we’ll see something new and vegan from the people behind Hogtown! No details at the moment on what that will be, but we’re excited they’re keeping the space! 




Another Annex vegan resto is expanding their brand! Stacked is a new sandwich shop from Haven Eatery! They’re offering three sandwiches to start, including a vegan cheesesteak! They’re also offering soups, and we’re excited to try their take on vegan chicken noodle! Check out Stacked on UberEats! 


The Staircase

27 Dundurn St., N., Hamilton

This Hamilton event space closed down earlier this year, and it’s recently been announced that it will be reopening with the owners of The Hearty Hooligan, Rise Above, and Democracy at the helm! This new space will serve vegan pub food, and looks like it will be an amazing community space, once we can all gather again. 


New to the Veg Guide: 


Earth Concerns


New to the Veg Guide this month is Earthconcerns.com, an online shop that ships Eco-Conscious personal & home care products throughout Canada. Vegetarian. Cruelty-Free. Organic. Eco-Friendly. Full Disclosure of ingredients with many Vegan & Gluten-Free options. Check them out! 



Apiecalypse Now!

Sadly, Apiecalypse Now! has temporarily closed its doors to the public as it seeks a reinvention during the pandemic. We wish them the best of luck in finding their new form and hope to be savouring a Fat Mac pizza slice again soon.



This Bloorcourt vegan restaurant and bar has been forced to close its doors after 13 years due to abrupt eviction.


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