Veg Directory Updates

January Veg Guide Updates!

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… Read More


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Discount Profile: Haven Plant-Based Eatery

Discount: 10% off  Veg Status: All vegan Where: 366 Bloor Street West Toronto was heartbroken when Vegetarian Haven closed last year. We at the TVA office lamented the missing Shanghai Noodles that were so delicious. And then we heard that Shing & Jack, the people who ran Vegetarian Haven, had new plans in the works! Haven Plant-Based Eatery opened on Bloor Street at Spadina at the beginning of this pandemic. They offer fast-casual bowls and snacks focusing on their made in-house vegan “meats”. Bowls can be made with a choice of a base, and one or two of the stir fry dishes. At time of writing, there are five mains and three bases, including the much missed Shanghai Noodles. My mother and I visited recently, and ordered two bowls, as well as some dumplings to start. Because of the pandemic, we took our food to go, and ate it in the car. Everything was warm and well packaged in cardboard containers. The shop has all the expected precautions you would expect, and they limit the number of people allowed inside at a time. The dumplings were warm and crispy, and there was a dipping sauce, which… Read More


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November Veg Guide Updates

Happy November! It may have started snowy and gloomy, but there’s plenty of great new places to check out in the city this month, so get out there and eat something yummy! CASA Manila 879 York Mills Rd., ​Unit #1 In what we believe is the first GTA Filipino vegan menu, Casa Manila is offering a huge number of plant-based dishes! We enquired with the shop, and were assured that everything on that menu is vegan, so order tasty items such as Tofu, green beans, & eggplant adobo, and sauteed mung beans. They even have vegan key lime milkshakes!    Coven 681 Barton St. E Hamilton’s vegan shop extraordinaire is moving a couple of blocks south in January, to a shop that’s three times the size!  “Our new space is almost 3 times the size and will allow us to double the amount of items we carry, as well as add a significant amount to our bakery section, in addition we will have a hot bar, jewish deli-style sandwich menu, and so much more.” We can’t wait to visit their new digs on Main… Read More


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September Veg Guide Updates

Hi Everyone! Welcome to September, time for back to school, Veg Food Fest, sweaters, pumpkin spice, and open windows. It’s not exactly the same as normal, but like any other month, there’s a few great new vegan restaurants to check out! Abu hummus 199 Baldwin Street.  Kensington Market has a new hummus restaurant, and it looks great! Abu Hummus serves up hummus as a meal, loaded with toppings like cauliflower, falafel, fries, or mushrooms. Vegan options are clearly marked, and there’s a bunch of them, as you’d expect from a hummus restaurant.    Chay Viet Vegetarian Ghost Kitchen (delivery or pickup only from 380 Dundas W.)  This new Vietnamese spot is a ghost kitchen–a restaurant that operates on delivery platforms only inside another restaurant. But they make great Vietnamese food, if you live near Dundas and McCaul, or you want to have a picnic in Grange Park.    localEats.to Pizzeria Du, Parka, Mugi, and others have banded together to form their own food delivery service! Order from these businesses from localEats to help businesses keep a bigger cut… Read More


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August Veg Guide Updates!

Happy August everybody! A short but very sweet update this month, featuring lots of Mexican food, ice cream and savoury pies! How amazing is it that we continue to have great vegan restaurants open, even during a pandemic? Give these places a try, they all sound amazing!    La Bartola Taco Shop 588 College St If you were lucky enough to try La Bartola’s awesome Mexican food at the World Cafe during last year’s Veg Food Fest, you know this new spot in Little Italy is not to be missed! Check out their awesome brunch, or go for dinner and cocktails, there’s an outdoor patio, and indoor seating available!    M1lk Gelato 536 Queen St. W. Operating out of the front of Pizzeria Du, Queen West’s newest vegan pizza joint, M1lk Gelato offers 100% vegan gelato in scoops and cones. Flavours like black & white sesame, hazelnut, coffee, pistachio, and even stout beer are all creamy and delicious!    Mexhico Restaurant 37 Dunlop Street West, Barrie Opening August 28th, this Mexican restaurant in Barrie… Read More


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July Veg Guide Updates

Hello everyone! Welcome to the strangest July on record. We’re happy to announce that despite the weirdness and uncertainty we’ve been experiencing, there are a lot of new restaurants for you to check out in this months update! Read on to see what’s new!   Dolled Up Desserts 142 James St N, in Hamilton Dolled Up Desserts now has a storefront location in Hamilton! Find all your gluten-free favourites from veg fests, including their amazing potato chip rice krispies, as well as soft-serve ice cream, savouries, and more! We can’t wait to visit.   Eat Nabati 160 Baldwin St. Torontonians have long wished that Dar Nabati in Oakville was closer. And now it is… sort of! Eat Nabati is the Toronto location of this great Middle-Eastern food spot. Expect to find great pita wraps and platters, as well as desserts in this takeout spot. Take your food to Bellevue Square Park and enjoy great food in the sun!    La Dolce Vita gelato 22 Lakeshore Rd. W, Oakville Gelato shops usually have a few flavours that are vegan friendly. But this gelato… Read More


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Discount Profile: 852 Curbside Collective

Discount Profile: 852 Curbside Collective TVA members receive 10% off all prepared food The pandemic has made for some challenging times for small businesses. But we’re also seeing some cool, innovative new ways to get things from these businesses. A great example of this is 852 Curbside Collective— a new business comprised of the lovely ladies from Sausage Party, Chau, and Phancy Food. They now offer pickup and delivery services of their prepared meals, as well as a selection of grocery items and products made by other local veg businesses. One of their signature items is their new “stay home” box, a variety of meals packaged together from the three businesses that you can reheat and eat at home. If you want delivery, they offer it weekly in the GTA, with a Friday afternoon cut-off for Sunday delivery; though there’s been other options as well! The first thing I ordered from the collective was their first Stay Home box. This was $150, and was delivered to me on a Sunday by Em and Meagan, two of the owners. They called ahead, and I met them just outside the lobby, where I got a contactless delivery. Once… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates, COVID-19 Edition!

  Hello everyone! We’re here to bring you a special Veg Guide Update; this special COVID-19 post brings you updates on which businesses are open, what they’re offering, how you can get things delivered, where and when you can pick up, and more! Read on to hear about all the great offerings, and what you can to support these awesome local businesses. 852 Curbside Collective https://852cc.square.site 852 Curbside Collective is group of independent female-owned food companies that have collaborated to reinvent their businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, which has had a profound effect on each of their companies.  The collective is fronted by Jane Tran of Chau, Meagan Bowden of Phancy Food & Catering,  and Emily De Beus of Sausage Party Toronto, who have created a physical and virtual store offering grocery products, their signature dishes for customers to re-heat at home, and  “Stay at Home Meal Boxes” that include a curated selection of meals and snacks. The purpose of the collective is to keep small businesses thriving while offering the community a safe alternative to large grocery stores. The store features over 10 products from local… Read More


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Something for Mom from Veg Guide businesses!

It’s time to celebrate our Moms, Cat Moms, Dog Moms, Honourary Moms, and Grandmoms! We might not be able to hug them, or hang out with them, but with the treats in this blog post, at least we can brighten their day with something delicious! Most of these businesses offer delivery, so even if you don’t live with your Mom, you can order something delivered to her home!   852 Curbside Collective This awesome group of female-run businesses has an awesome menu lineup for Mothers Day including flowers, brunch, and dinner combos and delivery. Treat your mother to a fabulous Mothers’ Day Brunch Feast! Choose from our a la carte options and our Mother’s Day Bundles https://852cc.square.site/  https://852cc.square.site/product/mothers-day-brunch-delivered-to-your-door-order-by-thursday-may-7-6pm-for-saturday-delivery-/126?cs=true    Bunners Moms do love to be pampered on Mother’s Day and delicious treats are a very big part of that. Bunners is offering a Peaches and Cream mini cake, as well as macarons, available for pickup and delivery. “DELIVERY: We deliver to the GTA! With the addition of our new in-house delivery service you can now send your wonderful mom a delicious treat on her… Read More


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Veg Guide Easter Specials

Happy Easter everyone! This Easter might not look the same to us as most Easters, as there won’t be any gatherings with families, or going out to events. But there’s no reason why that means that you can’t treat yourself to something nice! Now more than ever, it’s important to support veg businesses, and there’s some great opportunities to do so within this post!    Better Cookies Order gourmet Easter gifts online at BetterCookies.ca. We have many different delicious chocolate cookies available. Each gift basket, box, and bouquet we make is beautifully packaged and delivered safely. To see the cookie gifts we have available, please visit: https://www.bettercookies.ca/special-gifts/11-easter   Big Carrot We might be celebrating from a distance but we are celebrating together! The Big Carrot has Organic, family friendly meals ready to Grab & Go. Local, fair trade and organic chocolates and of course Carrot Kitchen desserts! Why not get creative this year and deliver a special treat to someone you love? Reminder, Beach and Danforth stores will be closed April 10 and April 12th. Be… Read More


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