Veg Directory Updates

Vegetarian Directory Updates – January 2014

New Look, Same Great Place Kindfood (399 John St., Burlington, 905-637- 2700) is now Lettuce Love Café! As of early December, the all vegan, gluten-free café we’ve come to know and love has a new name and look. You can still expect all of the same award-winning menu items, plus a few new ones to try, including Avocado fries, a Grilled Portobello Sandwich, and the Power Bowl which features organic steamed quinoa, braised kale, grilled sweet potato, black beans, grilled portobello mushroom, avocado, and brazil nut parmesan, drizzled with lemon tahini sauce. “Our philosophy is: If we make you feel better, you’ll inspire others, and that’s how the world changes. Good food makes a difference.” Find Lettuce Love Café on Twitter and Facebook for news, specials and more. And don’t forget to stop by Kelly’s Bake Shoppe just across the way for some delicious baked treats! New Storefront Location The Goods (416-843-2127, www.thegoodsisgood.com) is opening a storefront location! Back in September, we told you about The Goods, a brand new lunch delivery service offering “organic whenever possible, gluten, dairy and chemical free, vegetarian, mostly raw-vegan, and… Read More


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Vegetarian Holiday Specials 2013

  Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift, or some delicious Vegetarian holiday fare, we’ve got all the holiday specials offered by your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses. Happy Holidays! Holiday Meal Specials Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432, www.bellobio.ca) has a 5 course Italian Holiday sampler menu until December 30 from Wed-Sun, 5:30-8pm for $35 plus tax. “Hey folks – check out one of our entrees for our Holiday Sampler menu! This dish includes a potato and cauliflower bechamel sformato, seitan roast, and almond, chestnut, and thyme stuffing, topped with a roasted onion and garlic sauce. Delicious!” Brar’s – Food Culture of India (199 Advance Blvd., Brampton, 905-799-1625, www.brars.ca) offers an extended holiday menu and extended hours from Dec. 13-Jan. 1 just for you! “Happy Holidays from Brampton BRAR’S.” Fresh Restaurants (4 locations, 416-599-4442, www.freshrestaurants.ca) has an amazing New Year’s Eve deal. Get customer appreciation discounts from 6-9pm on December 31: from 6-7pm- 30% off, from 7-8pm- 40% off, from 8-9pm- 50% off! Visit any of the four locations: – FRESH ON CRAWFORD 894 Queen Street West – FRESH ON… Read More


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Vegetarian Delivery Guide 2014

It’s that time of year… when it’s cold and dark and all you really want to do is curl up on the couch with a delicious meal that you didn’t have to make yourself. Welcome to the first ever Toronto Vegetarian Delivery Guide! This is the place to peruse all of the Toronto Vegetarian Directory favourites that offer a delivery service. Find out locations, hours, delivery fees/zones, and more. Find yourself looking for a good vegetarian brunch/breakfast? Also check out our Vegetarian Brunch and Breakfast Guide 2013 while you’re at it! Click on the company’s name for a full listing. v Belmonte Raw 1022 Queen St. E., 647-213-4990, www.belmonteraw.com Everything from full month Cleanses, meals, individual juices, full Raw Menu, and even Chocolate! How to order: directly from website. Must sign up to order. Minimum order/Delivery charge: $70 purchase required. Cleanses are delivered between 5 and 9:30am and are subject to a location-specific delivery charge (to be calculated on checkout). Click here to view cleanses, juices, raw menu, and chocolate options. Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – December 2013

New Vegan Cupcakes! Carnivorous Cupcakes (647-242-0232, thecarnivorouscupcake@gmail.com) is the city’s newest vegan cupcakery! “We are a catering and delivery company working within the GTA with many varieties of cupcakes, all 100% vegan.” You can order an array of mouth-watering flavours by phone or email (website coming soon), and there are eventual plans to expand to a storefront bakery (we’ll keep you posted on the location!). Try classic flavours such as Red Velvet, to the not so classic Key Lime, Chocolate Cheesecake, and just in time for the holidays- Peppermint Candy Cane! Check out the always-growing menu on Facebook. Contact Carnivorous Cupcakes for orders and pricing information, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for specials, new flavours, and plenty of beautiful photos of these edible works of art. New Vegetarian Food Truck The Portobello Burger (www.theportobelloburger.com) “is a vegetarian/vegan food truck that caters to people who are interested in eating healthy, tasty, but hearty food.” This mobile veg eatery has been on the scene for almost 5 years now, catering concerts, festivals, wineries, backyard parties, weddings, and many other types of events all over Ontario. Now, with the… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – November 2013

New Vegan Take-Out & Delivery Zara’s Gourmet Kitchen (111 Finchdene Sq., Unit #4, 416-335-8383) is a commercial kitchen and catering business that now offers a menu for pick-up and delivery through their website! Zara’s has been catering healthy and nutritious Vegan Indian food to Toronto’s Health Food Stores across the GTA since 1988. “With a focus on dietary nutrition and taste, all of our Vegan foods are cooked with all natural ingredients, are cholesterol free, trans fat free, and preservative free. As a family business, we are committed to a tradition of using the finest ingredients with methods of production that practice slow cooking and loving attention to the art of Indian Cuisine. Through the years, our menu has grown to over 30 dishes made with 100% Vegan ingredients.” The extensive menu includes Samosas, Pakoras, Vegan Curries and Wraps, Veggie Burgers, Salads, and Roti. Because Zara’s is a commercial kitchen, all orders must be placed ahead of time. Don’t live near Scarborough? Don’t worry! Zara’s delivers all over the GTA free of charge, and beyond for a small fee. Go to their website for a full menu and delivery conditions, and to place your order. “As friends and… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – October 2013

New Vegan Online Store The Vegan Aisle (www.veganaisle.ca) is a new online source for vegan, ethically-made (fair-trade), and environmentally-sustainable goods based right here in Toronto. “We’re committed to selling products that are not only good for non-human animals and you, but also good for the human animals who make them and the environment. That’s why, not only is all our stuff vegan, we try to carry merch that puts an effort into being fairly-traded and environmentally-sustainable as well!” No time for pouring over labels and ingredients wondering if they’re natural, cruelty-free, and ethically sourced? No worries! Everything from food, cleaners, and body care- it’s all here! “We read the labels for you so you don’t have to!” Check out The Vegan Aisle on Facebook and Twitter for feature items, specials, and new products! New Vegan Cooking Classes The Real Meal (www.therealmealclasses.com) “emphasizes vegan cooking in a way that’s accessible and balanced – with an understanding that balance sometimes involves comfort food.” Based in Toronto, Chef Allysia cooks, teaches and blogs with her partner, Mike Van Betuw and offers fully plant-based cooking classes and personal chef services. Both public and private classes… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – September 2013

New Vegan Online Shopping & Delivery The Vegan Artisan (5915 Atlantic Dr., Unit 1, 905-362-2388, www.theveganartisan.com) is a brand new online retail store where vegan/gluten-free products can be ordered and shipped right to your door! The new sister company of Veggie Paradise, “The Vegan Artisan is all about making it simple. We are committed to your making vegan lifestyle as simplistic and delicious as possible.”  In addition to the complete line of Veggie Paradise products such as fresh salads and vegan comfort food (such as vegan “chickenless” pot pie), The Vegan Artisan carries the finest quality TVP products, soy products, seitan & tofu, and amazing vegan “chicken”, “ham”, and even “seafood”! And for dessert there’s also a selection of gluten-free sweets.  Orders of fresh, dry, or frozen vegan cuisine is overnight shipped right to your door, or for a significant discount, orders can also be picked up at their warehouse. Become a Vegan Artisan member and enjoy even bigger savings! Check out their website for details and a full list of products, and follow The Vegan Artisan on Twitter and Facebook. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – August 2013

Bigger and Even Better! The Naked Sprout (4040 Palladium Way, Burlington, 905-319-2293) has announced that they are expanding! ”Thanks to our beautiful community and our dedicated & hard-working staff and our mission to change lives for a healthy tomorrow, we will be offering a bigger restaurant space, a new retail area, a new juice bar, & so much more!!!” Chrysalis Yoga, which has been part of the Naked Sprout space, will become a much larger presence with three studio spaces. Now you’ll be able to do some yoga, some shopping, and have a delicious, healthy meal, all in one stop! Check out The Naked Sprout on Facebook, where you can watch a video sneak preview of what’s to come! New Ice Cream Options! Tori’s Bakeshop (2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500) is excited to introduce ice cream! Made with love from scratch, available in scoops, on a cone, or nestled between two gluten free cookies, Tori’s ice cream is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and sugar free (it’s sweetened by the power of dates!) It’s the sheer pleasure of ice-cream without the post-ice cream remorse! Follow Tori’s Bake Shop on Facebook and… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – July 2013

New Vegan Pizza! As of Tuesday, July 2, the popular chain Mamma’s Pizza (310-MAMMA, www.mammaspizza.com), will be introducing 3 vegan pizzas to their menu using Daiya cheese! These delicious sounding pizzas include The Spicy Vegan (tomato sauce, vegan pepper jack cheese, bruschetta mix, green & black olives, sprinkled with chili flakes), Vegan Primavera (Tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and marinated artichokes) and the Vegan Olive Press (olive oil, roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, roasted red peppers, eggplant, broccoli, garlic and oregano).  “We also offer a variety of vegetarian pizzas and veggie toppings, as well as vegetarian pastas.” Order by phone, or online. Find Mamma’s on Facebook, and look for the Mamma’s listing in the upcoming edition of the Vegetarian Directory 2014! New Vegan Frozen Yogurt! Tutti Frutti (1500 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Unit 106, Richmond Hill, 647-693-3135), the world’s largest specialty frozen yogurt chain, is proud to present a new soy bean frozen yogurt! For those of you who love the idea of the self-serve frozen yogurt but were restrained by the dairy aspect, you’re in luck! “This great addition to our frozen yogurt products will not only be… Read More


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