Veg Directory Updates

Vegetarian Directory Updates – April 2013

New Vegan Restaurants and Eatery As we reported back in December, Fressen, a long time vegan restaurant was closing, but we kept hearing about a new concept restaurant that was in the works. Welcome Grasslands (478 Queen St. W., 416-504-5127)  same location, new decor, brand new menu!  Meshell blogs her experience here: “We went on Day Two (03/28/2013) with a troupe of hungry vegans, and ready to try new and exciting things. On first glance it looked a lot like the old menu, but then there were several delightful differences. As promised there was a much more substantial cocktail menu, and a different dessert (though our server assured us more options were coming – as this was just the beginning.)” This is an edit. Rawlicious writes: “We are happy to announce the opening of the newest Rawlicious in Guelph! It will be located in a delightful spot in downtown Guelph at 60 Carden Street (across from City Hall) and construction is under way. We will be open May/early June.” superfood eateries (268 Adelaide St. W., 647-827-9656) “is the world’s first gourmet, handcrafted, chef-inspired takeout to serve completely organic, plant-strong,… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – March 2013

New All Vegetarian Storefront The Meatless Market (1350 Fanshawe Park Rd. W., London in the Hyde Park Retail Centre, 519-914-5174) is a large natural food store stocked with only vegetarian goods! Along with all the shelf and freezer sections, they also have a Grab N’ Go section of a variety of tasty sandwiches and wraps, desserts, snacks and beverages that are available for lunch, dinner, or any time throughout your busy day. They also offer their private label meal kits, prepared meals, appetizers and side dishes. Read more about them in this article. They even have a free to join loyalty program for “member-only savings, special offers,  invitations to special events, e-newsletter, free gifts and more.” New Vegetarian Delivery Sadie’s Diner and Juice Bar announces they are now offering delivery service North to Bloor, West to Dovercourt, and East to Yonge. There’s a $5 delivery charge, but no minimum order charge. So now if you are craving donuts, with a side of Coney Fries and a fresh juice, you barely have to get out of bed or leave the office! New Vegan Locations Vegan in your City spies with… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – February 2013

New Vegan Food To Go! Kupfert & Kim: wheatless & meatless (100 King St. W., Concourse level) has just opened, to the delight of downtown workers. Angeline writes; “It is with jumping up and down excitement that I am pleased to announce a beautiful, delicious and nutritious new vegan take-out company in the concourse level of First Canadian Place (King & Bay, connected to the Path).  Everything is vegan and gluten free.  I just finished devouring a big box full of Oaxaca – fabulous quinoa, black beans, beets, guacamole, cilantro, arugula, daikon radish, lime wedge and corn chips.  It cost under $10 with tax.” Join them for breakfast from 8-10:30 for granola, quinoa and steel cut oats with your choice of toppings and 4 kinds of vegan milks. Lunch is served from 11-3:30 where you can enjoy salads, brown rice dishes and soup. Just looking for a pick me up? They serve Te Aro roasted coffees, energy balls and cookies from Bunner’s. Veggie Paradise writes: “Through our Meals-2-Go line, we provide fellow vegans with animal-free and gluten-free meals that can be picked up at local natural food grocers for those on-the-run. Veggie Paradise also specializes in dry… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – January 2013

New Vegetarian Restaurant Madras Restaurant (2280 Bovaird Dr. E, E. of Professors Lake Pkwy, Brampton, 905-789-6600) is “traditionally South Indian & deliciously vegetarian.” East of Hwy 410 and only a few blocks past the new Brampton Civic Hospital is this friendly, family restaurant. “Madras Restaurant is an authentic South Indian restaurant owned and operated by individuals from the city of Madras, India. Madras is well known for its aromatic spices and curries. Madras Restaurant brings back the same great taste of Madras to Canada. Our food is prepared by experienced chefs from Madras. Our recipes are over 200 years old and passed on within the family. We will never compromise on quality and freshness.”  Enjoy all vegetarian (and very vegan friendly) dosas, uttapams, chapatis, biryani and idly. They also serve salads, fries, veggie burgers and have a Kids Corner with mini dosas. New Natural Food Store Heart Beets Natural Market (3087 Winston Churchill Blvd., Mississauga, 905-997-1302) “is a natural, organic and specialty products store located in Western Mississauga. The creation of this store is in response to the growing demand in the community for a local natural food store. Today’s consumer is becoming more… Read More


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Where to find veggie holiday fare & gifts in 2012

Jump to: Restaurants Serving Special Meals Gift Packs & Gift Cards Eco-Friendly Gifts Bakery Goods Savory Goods Catering Restaurants Serving Special Meals The Hogtown Vegan is having a New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe celebration! Roasted Butternut Bisque with Sunflower Creme Roasted Tur-duck-en Maple-braised Brussel Sprouts Whipped Potatoes, Baby Carrots Mushroom-Wine Reduction Classic New York-Style Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Reduction $30 (plus tax) per person, gluten-free option available. Two seatings: 6:30pm and 8:30pm. 416 901 9779 for reservations! Also, they will be closed December 24-26th. Bombay Palace “would like to wish you compliments of the season and has some fabulous offers for you this Christmas. (Poster here) Catering – Our Christmas special menus range from all budgets and “We deliver”. We can also customize menus to suit your requirements. Xmas Parties at Bombay Palace – A beautiful venue, mouth watering Indian delicacies and great service is what we have to offer for your parties. We will be more than happy to work with you in organizing this. We can dedicate an entire room or the entire restaurant or a section. Gift… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – December 2012

New Fresh Produce and Appliances Organic Food Delivery’s mission is to “provide our customers with affordable, nutrient rich organic foods that support living a life of optimal health. Our aim is to support farming practices and community activities that contribute to a healthier planet. We are an online service with the largest distribution area in the GTA. Use your Veg.ca promo code “VEG” and receive 10% off your 1st order, and $10 in free groceries on your 2nd. No membership/ customization fees, just great customer service.” NutriGreen Sproutz is a “start-up grower and distributor of hydroponically grown sprouts for restaurants, retail establishments, and individual customers. We are located in Seguin, Ontario (near Muskoka) and distribute our products to local consumers, neighboring towns, and the Greater Toronto Area. Contact us today for best prices on the freshest sprouts in town! All naturally grown, by passionate people, for conscious foodies, with integrity! Gluten-free. Vegan. Available ALL year round.” Juicerville is where “Canadians shop for high quality juicers at guaranteed rock bottom prices. Bonus gift & free shipping throughout Canada included with most juicers. Juicerville supports a cruelty-free lifestyle by promoting a vegetarian diet… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – November 2012

New to Toronto Veg Card Program We are extremely pleased to announce that Tori’s Bakeshop (2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500) has joined our program for 10% off! Not only can you get delicacies like all vegan croissants, donuts, and chocolate bar bits… you can also get savoury goods like all vegan cheese-ham-broccoli scones. Plus, they are selling their hickory smoked coconut (the “b” in their “b”lt): “sprinkle it over a baked potato or salad…or eat it straight from the jar…” Pull out your card and head over to the Beach! Vegetarian Restaurant find in Etobicoke Tom writes to us about an Indian restaurant in Etobicoke serving Gujarati style fare called Govardhan Thal.(1530 Albion Road, Etobicoke. 416-749-5400) “I happened to be at the Albion Mall, and outside the mall, right next to The Beer Store is a restaurant with a sign saying ‘Full Vegetarian.’ “It is a Gujarati place, selling something like a Thali for only $4. They also have buffet meals with a greater selection for $7.99. And, of course, there is take-out by different sized styrofoam containers. As I’m getting back into being a raw-foodist, I took out some mint sauce, made with uncooked fresh mint leaves… Read More


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Veggie Halloween: Healthy treats and tips for parents

Happy Halloween! We have gathered some healthy treat suggestions, tips for parents and links to several delicious recipes. Candy alert Halloween candy is often not vegan and sometimes not even vegetarian. Read the labels. Here are some ingredients to look out for: Gelatin: Jelling agent made by boiling cows’ and pigs’ skin, tendons, ligaments and bones. Often used as an ingredient in gummy candies. Carmine: a red food dye prepared by boiling dried cochineal insects. Also known as cochineal, carminic acid, natural red 4, or as additive E number 120. Lard (fat from hogs). E number 542 (bone phosphate, an anti-caking agent) Check out PetaKids.com’s Vegan Candy is Dandy article for a list of vegan candies and snacks. Trick them with healthy treats Vegetarian or not, most Halloween candies are over-packaged, chemical laden, and high in refined sweeteners. Avoid the junk by trying some of these alternatives. Many kids will appreciate some healthy variety. The best approach is to give them some choice. Seaweed strips. Natural food stores and Asian markets carry snack sized seaweed packs that many kids love, once they try them. Peanuts in the shell. Fruit cups or applesauce cups. These come in cases of individually wrapped cups. Mini boxes of raisins. Fruit… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – October 2012

Vegan Dog Food Don’t want to feed your animal-companion something that you wouldn’t eat? V-Dog Vegan dog food is now shipping to Canada. “100% complete & balanced nutrition. V-dog proudly meets or exceeds AAFCO adult dog food nutritional standards and is veterinarian approved. V-Dog food is family owned and manufactured in small batches in California, USA. V-Dog food is 100% plant-based and contains zero animal products and never comes in contact with any animal products before, during or after production. We are as concerned as you are about what goes into our final product and you can rest assured that V-Dog food is 100% vegan and cruelty free. People can order on our website www.v-dog.com or call 888-280-8364.” New All-Vegan Businesses Missing Panacea? AMAZING NEWS! Di Martino Organic Imports have opened up an all-vegan store in the Beaches! “Bello Bio is the only Food Shoppe in Toronto exclusively offering Certified Organic, 100% Vegan products from Italy.Cheeses, pasta, meat alternative,cold cuts, beverages, sweets, specialty foods, Gluten free foods and a made fresh daily array of prepared foods that you can have for lunch, dinner or special occasions. Bello Bio is located at 2308 Queen St. E. Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – June 2012

The June edition of the Vegetarian Directory Updates are too long to show here! Click on Read More Below to learn about: Vegan eggs Feel Good Guru vegan take-out Vegan and Veg options at fancy restaurants Vegan treat of the month club New online vegan shoe store Vegan donuts and other baked goods Veg/Vegan Realtors Nutritional counselors Yoga More deals for Vegetarian Discount Card holders Vegan Eggs!?   Photo Credit This product isn’t available in Ontario yet, but MeShell reviewed her sample and it seems legit. Really real vegan eggs!  “Once upon a time I saw The Vegg online and I thought it was some sort of April Fools Prank that wasn’t possible….Unlike many vegans, I don’t miss cheese, I miss over-easy (easy-over?) eggs. It’s a textural thing that isn’t easy to duplicate through conventional tofu magic. It’s something you can do with a bit of molecular gastronomy (spherification) and black salt to some degree, but it’s not something that’s as easy as crushing up some tofu and throwing it in a pan. Until now.“  The Vegg is a versatile… Read More


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