Veg Directory Updates

Veg Guide Updates — The Big Holiday Specials Post!

Happy December everyone! This is a jam packed update filled with specials from our Veg Guide businesses for all your holiday get togethers, gift ideas, or just good meals with great friends! Alter Foods Rose Tea & Treat Special $9 Bring some warm, pink love into your holiday season with our Rose-inspired tea and treat combo for $9.00. This includes our Cherry Rose Cheezecake (Layers of sweet, dark cherry cashew cheeze are fragranced with subtle rose tones and joined by a simply silky vanilla centre, all on top of a walnut date crust, and topped with a decadent cherry compote) and Cardamom Rose Latte (Our home-brewed cardamom rose base has notes of orange peel and anise, combined with superfoods maca, lucuma, and steamed to comforting perfection with coconut or almond Mylk).       Ahimsa Yoga Ahimsa Yoga will be offering a great deal of  5-class gift cards for $60+hst, from December 5-31. Fine print: Class passes only valid only at our Toronto location. May buy multiples, but only one per recipient. Limited quantities available. Buy the gift cards here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=11707&stype=42&sLoc=0&giftCardID=538   Better Cookies Christmas time… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates – November!

Welcome to November! It might be getting colder out, but that’s just a good reason to try out some of the warm and cozy restaurants we have in our Veg Guide updates this month! Grasshopper 2252 Queen St. East. One of our west end favourites is opening a new location in the Beach! Look for this third location; called Grasshopper Salon will serve a more upscale cuisine than the other two locations. We can’t wait to try!           Green Earth 804 Danforth Ave. We were very excited to hear that Green Earth has reopened! Now at a new location near Pape Station, this vegan restaurant is a great addition to the east end!         Lettuce Love Cafe 326 Kerr St., Oakville. Burlington’s yummy vegan and gluten free restaurant has opened its second location! Check out Lettuce Love in Oakville to satisfy your cravings for breakfast, bowls, smoothies and more!       Mad Radish  A new restaurant from the founder of David’s… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates: Thanksgiving Specials!

Thanksgiving is nearly here! And we’ve got some great specials here from our Veg Guide advertisers. If you’re a new vegan looking to bring a meal for yourself to your family’s all meat dinner, or you’re looking to make a full vegan feast, we’ve got options for you here!   Away   Look for this yummy Thanksgiving plate available from Thursday, Oct 4 to Monday, Oct 8. It has marinated portobello mushroom, roasted sourdough stuffing, fingerling potatoes and veggies, with mushroom gravy and cranberry sauce for just $15! If that doesn’t fill you up, you can add a slice of pumpkin or apple pie, for just $5! Alternity   This harvest holiday Alternity wants to warm your tummy with a cozy vegan meal, The Harvest Gratitude Special. the special includes a hearty homemade Pumpkin Soup, Half Falafel Wrap, and a Spicy Golden Chai Latte for $15.55 + tax ($19 value).   Better Cookies.ca   Better Cookies.ca is offering our Veg family a private 10% off special for Thanksgiving for any Toronto cookie delivery. This discount is good until October 15, 2018. Please enter GIVINGTHANKS in… Read More


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September Veg Guide Update Special: Veg Food Fest Preview!

Veg Food Fest is this weekend! We’re stoked, and bet that you are too! Here’s a preview of what some of our Veg Guide businesses will be bringing to the show!   Cosmic Treats Cosmic Treats is debuting a new ice cream flavour, Space Junk! Orange and blue sprinkles, chocolate chip asteroids, chunks of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cookie dough and other edible space junk that is floating around!  Every bite is a supernova of different flavours.       Fauxmagerie Zengarry Zengarry will be launching their newest cashew cheese: An ale aged cheddar flavour which is fermented with Beau’s beer!  They’ll have all of their seven flavours on special for $10 each or 3 for $25 at Veg Food Fest this year.       Importations Lou Importations Lou will be at Veg Food Fest (booth GB05), and will be offering 20% off on all their stylish and ethical vegan and eco-friendly backpacks during the event!       Nice Shoes Nice Shoes will be handing out 15% off coupons for their online store. In addition, customers will get free shipping (both ways!) on orders over $100. Read More


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August Veg Guide Updates!

It won’t be long now before the brand new 2019 Veg Guide is out in print all over the city! To tide you over until then, here’s some new businesses that have caught our eye this month! New Vegan Businesses:   Alternity: 333 Bloor St. West. This Elixir bar is a beautiful space to relax and enjoy some of the great plant-based food, mocktails & coffee. They have a focus on community and communication.           Cinnaholic: Promenade Mall, 1 Promenade Circle, Thornhill. At long last, Cinnaholic Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls will be opening August 10th at Promenade Mall in Thornhill (the first location in Ontario!). Cinnaholic offers Gourmet Customizable Cinnamon Rolls, cookie dough, brownies, ultra premium coffees and more. We can’t wait to visit!     New Locations:     Fresh on Front: 47 Front Street East. The GTA’s veggie mainstay has opened a fifth (!!!) location at Church and Front! Enjoy their famous bowls, smoothies and more before or after your trip to the St. Lawrence Market, or the Sony Centre!             Away: 536 Queen St West Although it seems like yesterday that the first… Read More


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July Veg Guide Update!

It’s summer! And we have some great new places for you to check out! New Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: Blossom Vegetarian It’s finally happened! There is an all you can eat vegetarian buffet in Toronto! Blossom is a newly opened restaurant on Leslie in Richmond Hill that is entirely vegetarian. Vegan options (of which there are plenty!) are marked clearly throughout. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with takeaway and dim sum and tea offerings, Blossom looks like an awesome addition to the GTA!       FGF Vegan This newly opened vegan restaurant in Oshawa looks like a great addition to Durham! “We have an amazing selection of popular traditional foods made vegan including vegan fish and chips, Yorkshire puddings, seitan sausages, burgers, ribs and pepperoni pizzawith cassava cheese. A good selection of desserts and many GF options. We are aiming to serve vegans, vegetarians and others who are curious and skeptic about this fantastic diet.”     Veggie Friendly Businesses:   The Big Carrot — New Location! This longtime East end mainstay has opened up a second location at Danforth and Kingston Road!   Bark & Meow Pet Supplies This pet… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates — June 2018!

New Vegan Restaurants! Away Kitchen + Cafe (TVA Members get a 10% discount!) From the great minds that brought you Awai, comes its more casual sibling Away; a plant based cafe and kitchen located in Little Italy! Away offers soups, salads, sandwiches, light meals and desserts as well as house made kombucha and cold brew! And as if that wasn’t enough, it also offers Steambox Dumplings, which started out as a vegan pop-up! The space is cozy and green and the food is delicious and all vegan! The perfect cafe for wiling away an afternoon! Check out this profile BlogTO wrote on Away Kitchen + Cafe!     Dar Nabati This cafe and marketplace is now open in Oakville! Entirely plant based and eco-conscious, this Mediterranean inspired eatery serves classic veganized sandwiches like halloumi, eggless egg, and chick’un shawarma, as well as flatbreads and beautifully prepared lattes. Their market includes prepared foods to go, pantry items and plant based deli classics like cheeze and bacon. They also stock personal care and cleaning items. Next time you’re in Oakville, stop by Dar Nabati for a croissant and some lunch!   The… Read More


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Veg Guide — Mother’s Day Specials!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th!  If you’re looking for a place to take Mom to eat, or somewhere to buy her a nice treat to bring along for your day, you’re in the right place! Here are some great ideas from our awesome Veg Guide businesses!   Mother’s Day Meal Specials   Yoga Meditation 416-539-0234 www.yogameditation.ca Meditation Toronto is having their weekly Enchanted Evening on Mother’s Day. Group meditation. Breathing meditation plus chanting of sacred mantras to live music. Vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Free or by donation. Trinity-St. Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor W. at Spadina. meditationtoronto.com 416-539-0234.     Rawlicious Toronto location: 785 Bathurst St., 416-519-7150, www.rawlicious.ca Other locations in Kitchener, Hamilton, Markham, and Whitby. Rawlicious is having a Mother’s Day Pancake Brunch! From 10am ’till 2pm for $18.00 per person, you will get coffee or tea, Pancake stacks with mixed berries, bananas & fruit compote.         Thrive Organic Kitchen & Cafe 3473 Lake Shore Blvd. W, Etobicoke 416-252-7700 www.thriveorganic.ca   Thrive will be offering new menu items for Mother’s Day:… Read More


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Veg Guide – Easter Specials 2018

Easter is just over a week away! If you’re in need of some vegan goodies for Easter weekend, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s a sweet treat, a savoury addition to Easter dinner, or candies for the Easter egg hunt, you’ll find what you’re looking for from our awesome Veg Guide businesses!     Special Easter Baked Goods & Prepared Foods   Alter Foods 758 Bathurst St. (Inside Alternative Thinking), 647-932-8311, www.alter8.com Alter Foods has ‘Spring Equinox Cake Pops’ for Easter! “They are raw, vegan, organic & gluten free cake pops and come in two flavours: -Raspberry Rose -Peach Jasmine Moist, fruity, floral treats to kick start us into the spring and Easter holidays!” They are only $5/pop!   Better Cookies.ca 416-477-1401, giftorders@bettercookies.ca, www.bettercookies.ca Better Cookies.ca, Canada’s vegan cookie delivery service, has created a few vegan Easter gifts this year with some special hand made sugar cookies. “Each of these cookie gifts includes a hand crafted sugar cookie. We deliver the gift boxes of gourmet cookies all across Canada. The Easter Bunny is going to be hopping… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates – March 2018

New Vegan Location!   Boon Burger (multiple locations, www.boonburger.ca) has a brand new location in Oakville! The new location is located at 497 Dundas St. W., and is Boon Burger’s fifth Ontario location (a fourth opened in Hamilton in early December). It’s no surprise that the 100% plant-based burger chain, which started in Winnipeg, is rapidly spreading across Ontario. Boon offers unbelievably scrumptious burgers and sides, all made in house from healthy, wholesome ingredients. There are over 20 varieties of burgers, as well as baked fries, poutine, pizza, soups and chili, and daily flavours of dairy-free soft serve ice cream. “Boon continues to sprout and we are so excited to spread the vegan goodness. Together, with the help of our existing partners as well as future partners, it is our hope to continue to offer food that eliminates needless animal suffering. We would like to set the bar for future establishments to realize that it IS possible to run a great business that reduces the footprint on the planet.” Visit Boon in Oakville or one of the other Ontario locations in Barrie, Guelph, Burlington, Hamilton, and visit… Read More


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