Local Holiday Gift Guide 2021


December 13, 2021

If you’ve been following our socials over the last few weeks, you’ll have seen the amazing local veg businesses we’ve been featuring for your holiday gifting inspiration. We’re putting them all here in one place for your perusal!

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Better Batter Cookie Dough

Need cookies? This awesome, dine safe certified 100% plant based bakery in Whitby offers samplers of cookies, soups, biscuits, caramel corn and other goodies!

Crisper Kits

Looking for meal delivery? Crisper Kits is Toronto’s only zero waste, plant-based meal kit subscription service. We deliver fresh ingredients and tasty recipes in reusable packaging that we retrieve from your doorstep. 

Apple Lash Bar

Get these premium quality, 100% vegan (and vegan-owned) lash extensions! Located in Downtown Toronto. Welcoming people of all genders.

Organic Garage

Organic Garage is a Canadian, grocery store with a healthy conscience. Our mission is to bring you the best quality organic and all natural products, at the lowest possible prices. You don’t have to join a club, carry a card or clip coupons to enjoy healthier food for less!

Baked by Té

Baked By Té is a Toronto based online bakeshop that sells an assortment of vegan and nut free gourmet cookies. The cookies are unique as they are full flavoured with an amazing texture and include high quality unprocessed and locally sourced ingredients such organic light spelt flour, organic raw coconut sugar, organic whole cane sugar etc. Baked By Té has a goal of creating greater visibility of BIPOC individuals within the vegan and plant based food market here in Toronto.

Magic Oven

Tony & Abby of Magic Oven believe that nothing artificial should be added to our lives.
That the best ingredients should be local, fresh, ultra-tasty and satisfying. They source almost everything from within a short distance. Ingredients are free of additives. The sauces are made in-house without the use of refined and processed fillers. The vegetables in season are sourced from 100km farms.  They created Magic Oven in 1997 and everything about it speaks to their principles. Shop here with a clear conscience because they put a portion of the money back into the community – supporting local charities. It’s a reciprocal love. The community has voted Magic Oven the best in the city many times.

Abokichi Inc.

Abokichi believes in saving food waste by using upcycled ingredients in their products. Reducing and diverting waste is a core value of the company. For the sake of the earth and future generations, the entire food industry should care about the current wasteful standards and strive to do better. They make delicious fermented instant miso soup, ramen, matcha, and oils that are Plant-Based, keto friendly, and gluten-free.



T•L was started back in 2012 by Tova Langhans with the goal of offering customers an all natural, high quality TRUE Castile bar soap (that means 100% Olive Oil based). Now T•L has grown to include a liquid Castile soap, hand and body cream, face products, hair care and MORE.  Their small group of dedicated staff handcrafts all their products in Uxbridge, ON, Canada.  They love delighting customers with unique essential oil blends and high quality products.

BASAL Fundamentals

BASAL is a Toronto-based company that produces a 100% plant-based powdered nutrient blend called Fundamental Meal. The powder can be blended with water to make a nutritionally complete meal in the form of a shake. Then it’s ideally consumed as an easy and effortless meal for everyday use. And it tastes great! 

Acid League

Acid League started by reimagining vinegar, creating living vinegars with both bold flavours and good gut health benefits. Vinegars that are raw, unfiltered, and always fermented with premium fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Now, they’re also reinventing non-alcoholic wine with Proxies and bringing new life to every items in your pantry. Your choice for Vinaigrettes, hot sauces, condiments, and beyond! 


FENIGO is a Canadian distributor of high-quality zero waste lifestyle products. They make amazing reusable food storage bagslunch bagsshopping bagsbento boxesportable cutlerywater bottles, and more! We have been selling directly to consumers via our website and our shop in Waterloo since 2008. Make the packaging part of the gift! 

Lionheads Toronto

Lionheads focuses exclusively on small-batch, handcrafted, environmentally responsible, vegan, and organic beauty, skincare, and reusable sewn goods (fabric masks, bulk bags, cotton pads, coffee filters). The beauty and skincare products are free from artificial fragrance and toxic chemicals. It is run by a one-woman team; Carmen.

Sol Cuisine

From burgers to meatballs, chik’n to f’sh, Sol has a variety of tasty foods that can cater for all plant-based needs. Sol Cuisine believes in plant-based food, not as an alternative or a substitute, but as a delicious, healthy choice. And that belief drives all that they do to empower people to embrace plant-based eating.  

Po Loves Peanut Butter

Gourmet Gluten free, Vegan, all-natural Doggie Cookies made with natural Peanut Butter. Because your pup deserves a holiday treat too, and nothing is tastier than peanut butter! 

Farmhouse Garden Animal Home

Support this cattle ranch turned sanctuary this holiday season by booking a private tour for up to six people! Feed the cows, and meet Buckley, the Zoom crashing donkey! Plus you get a copy of the beautiful 2022 “cowlendar”!


Chocosol is an artisanal chocolate maker Toronto. They use organic, forest garden, shade-grown cacao, sourced directly from Indigenous communities in Southern Mexico, Domincan Republic, and Ecuador. Our chocolates are made without dairy, gluten, soy, and nuts, and are vegan. They specialize in both eating chocolate and drinking chocolate (xocolatl), and offer a number of other sustainably grown foods that are sourced directly from farmers such as coffee, cacao beans, cacao nibs, vanilla, spices and more.

Gusta Foods

GUSTA is a vegan company based on the pleasure of eating which offers vegan sausages, roasts, cheeses, pâtés and now veggie grounds. Founded in 2015 in Montreal, their mission is to create plant-based, healthy and artisanal food for the greatest number while contributing to a better world.

Nature’s Flair

Nature’s Flair brings innovation to the fresh bakery section with crave-satisfying plant-based, vegan and nut-free muffins & cupcakes, with nothing-to-hide ingredients. Their treats are made from nutrient-rich sources including superfoods: turmeric, oats flour, fava and matpe bean flours; no artificial flavours or colours; no trans fats or cholesterol and no secrets.

Green Eyed Kitty

Lynn from Green Eyed Kitty has been collecting beautiful beads from her travels. She makes jewelry from the ones she loves. She only uses sterling silver & gold filled metals, and everything is cruelty free, since the company is vegan owned! 

Tori’s Bakeshop

One of Toronto’s OG bakeries, Tori’s Bakeshop opened in March 2012 as Toronto’s first plant-based cafe, baking fresh daily with natural, organic, seasonal ingredients, sourced as locally as possible.

Vegan Armenian Kitchen 

The Vegan Armenian Kitchen focuses on sharing the plant-based (Lenten) and veganized cuisine of Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora. Lena’s cookbook; The Vegan Armenian Kitchen Cookbook has 115+ completely plant-based recipes from Armenia and the Armenian diaspora. The cookbook also shares food idioms, stories behind the dishes, as well as holiday planning and menu pairing.

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