Veg Directory Updates

April Veg Guide Updates!

Happy Spring! We are bringing you two Veg Guide posts this month–there’s so many great new places to check out, I didn’t want to wait until after Easter to let you know about them! Look for my Easter post coming up a little later in the month! Without further ado, here’s the new places to look out for this month. Animal Liberation Kitchen 717 1/2 Queen Street East In addition to having the cutest logo ever, Animal Liberation Kitchen also serves up smoothies, sandwiches, mac and cheese, desserts and more from their new storefront at Queen and Broadview. You might have had their yummy food at one of the vegan festivals around the GTA, but now you can have it anytime! “At Animal Liberation Kitchen, our goal is not to pressure people into feeling guilty about eating meat. We simply intend to offer a healthy and tasty alternative. We are trying to prove that meat is not necessary for a delicious and wholly nutritious meal.” Chawpati Indian Cuisine 950 Wyandotte St. W., Windsor  If you’re in Windsor looking for some veg food, the newly opened Chawpati Indian Cuisine can definitely help you out! Everything… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates: Valentine’s Day Specials!

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And love it or hate it, it’s definitely time to indulge those you love (or hey, love yourself!), by getting some good food, and nice vegan gifts! And our Veg Guide businesses have not disappointed in that regard! Read on for some amazing specials! Alternity Alternity has this great promo for only $7! You get a Heart Beet Truffle and a Cardamon Rose Tea Latte: “Awaken your senses with this match made in heaven. Our fully raw, plant based heart beet truffle is sure to make you fall in love, and our cardamon rose tea latte will have you forever in swoon.”   Away Kitchen Visit Away Kitchen for their Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu! Available at both locations, but there’s no pizza at College St. Just $30.00 Appetizer: Olives and almonds / Beet salad / Garlic knots Main: 9″ pizza / Oyster mushroom pot pie / Lasagna Dessert: Dark chocolate lava cake / Apple tartin   Baldwin Naturals Located in Kensington, Baldwin Naturals has all your… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates — January 2019!

Happy New Year! We’re pleased to report that we’re starting 2019 off with a bunch of new vegan businesses to tell you about!   Cinnaholic Danforth — TVA Members save 15%  319 Danforth Ave. The third Toronto location of this delicious vegan dessert chain is now open on Danforth near Broadview (and conveniently close to Big Carrot)! Stop by for gourmet vegan cinnamon buns, cookies, brownies and more! And, if that’s not enough to lure you, all Cinnaholic locations now offer TVA members a 15% discount!         Flower Lantern Vegetarian Restaurant 2437 Finch Ave. W, Unit 1 This new restaurant near Weston Road and Finch serves a variety of mock meat dishes, soups, stir fries and noodle bowls which are almost all vegan, and are all vegetarian! And they deliver via Skip the Dishes too! We can’t wait to try them out when we’re in the neighbourhood.       Gemaro Bakery 149 Main St. This vegan, gluten free and allergen free bakery just opened up a retail location… Read More


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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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