Veg Directory Updates

Veg Guide Updates – January 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 is off to a great start with so many new and upcoming veg-friendly places and options to try. Check out the GTA’s newest openings and offerings!   New Restaurants   Hello 123 (1122 Queen St. W., 416-532-3555, www.hello123forever.com) is a new vegan restaurant along the Queen West strip. Brought to you by the same vegan food pros behind Kupfert & Kim, Hello 123 is a full service, licensed restaurant with an amazing, vibrant menu. While some dishes have been taken from the Kupfert & Kim menus, there are many new additions, including a smashed avocado burger, a pulled pineapple slider (pictured), and a loaded sweet potato with chili sin carne, chimichurri, cashew cream, scallions, radish, arugula and coconut. There is also a beer list and unique cocktails like the Kombucha Thyme with tequila, amaro montenegro, and kombucha. Hello 123 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a special weekend brunch menu. Check out the full menu on their website.   Parka Food Co. (424 Queen St. W., 416-603-3363, www.parkafoodco.com) is a new vegan comfort food spot that recently opened on Queen,… Read More


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2017 Veg Guide Holiday Specials

The Holiday season is upon us! You’ve probably already started the search for Holiday dinner ideas, baked goods and treats to bring to parties, and the perfect gift ideas… well these holiday specials from your favourite Veg Guide businesses should make your search a lot easier! *Note: Please contact companies for details, and to confirm availability of Holiday items and dinner reservations. Holiday Dinner Specials & Events   Cosmic Treats 207 Augusta Ave, 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca Cosmic Treats holiday events: • Gingerbrunch! December 10th and December 16th, 9:30 AM A delicious and fun morning of brunch followed by decorating gingerbread people and sugar cookies. Children are welcome! Order tickets online at http://cosmictreats.ca/shop • Cosmic New Year’s Eve! Stay tuned to our website for ticket information and details about our special set menu.   Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen 561 Marlee Ave, 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com As always, Doug has a Holiday Dinner special available for pre-order! Details: Pick-up times include: Friday, December 22nd from 11-6pm, Saturday, December 23rd from 10-5pm, Sunday, December 24th from 10-3pm. Order by contacting the Public… Read More


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Veg Guide Updates – October 2017

Now Open!   Palm Lane (87 Avenue Rd., Upper Level, Unit 226, 647-349-1085, www.palmlane.ca) is yet another restaurant from the creators of Planta that has recently opened in Yorkville. Located at 87 Avenue Rd, Palm Lane features salads and bowls especially designed to go above and beyond conventional healthy food. “We’re taking everything we’ve learned from years of innovative menu and putting the flavour, technique and excitement into Palm Lane’s salads and bowls.” Try salads like the Thai Crunch (pictured) with romaine, coconut, mango, pickled carrots & kohlrabi, grapefruit, mint, Thai basil, scallions, peanuts, crispy rice noodles, crispy shallots, tofu, and a Thai chili vinaigrette, or the Azteca bowl with brown rice, black beans, romaine, pickled vegetables, avocado, sweet corn, pepitas, cilantro, tortilla crisps, pico de gallo, chipotle cashew crema, with a cumin lime vinaigrette. Or you can create your own from 90 different ingredients! There’s also a menu of delicious smoothies. Go to their website to view the full menu, and follow Palm Lane on Facebook and Instagram, and don’t forget to visit Planta’s other newest venture- Planta Burger at 4 Temperence… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – September 2017

New Vegan Burger Restaurant   Planta (1221 Bay St., 647-348-7000, www.plantatoronto.com), one of Toronto’s favourite plant-based restaurants, is set to open burger spin-off! Planta Burger will be opening on September 8th at 4 Temperance St. (at Yonge), in the Financial District. Like the original Planta, the menu is skillfully developed by chef David Lee and will feature two types of burger- one made with mushrooms, lentils, and beets, and another “crab cake” burger made with hearts of palm and celeriac. There will also be an amazing selection of sides including cauliflower Buffalo wings, fries, tater tots, and onion rings, and drinks such as milkshakes and root beer floats. Anyone who has been to Planta knows how exciting this news is, and just how good these burgers are going to be! For more updates on the opening and menu items, follow Planta on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   Vegan Pizza Option   Big Brothers Gourmet Pizza (3110 Kingston Rd., 416-269-9292) is a classic pizza joint located in Scarborough that we recently discovered has an entire section of vegan pizza options on… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – August 2017

Now Open!   Copper Branch (199 Bay St. (Commerce Court), 416-792-2982, www.copperbranch.ca) has opened their Toronto location! As of mid-July, the healthy, plant-based quick serve has opened up a downtown location in Commerce Court in the Financial District. Copper Branch, which opened a location in Brooklin (66 Baldwin St., 905-425-1066), just north of Whitby, last year, is a well known establishment in Quebec, with several locations across the province. Their health-inspired menu packed with delicious power-foods is a perfect fit for Toronto’s growing plant-based community. “Our mission is simple: serve our community quality, whole foods and offer the world real food as fast-food for a change. We’re getting back to basics; serving healthy and wholesome foods and offering real food energy with the focus of promoting health and vitality, great taste, convenience, and responsibility. These are power food meals you can trust and feel great about eating.” Choose from power bowls such as the General Copper, with Shiitake mushroom General Tao, broccoli, fresh avocado, organic brown rice, sesame seeds, sriracha coleslaw, and Copper Branch General Copper sauce. All bowls include a choice of base (Organic Brown Rice, Organic… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – June 2017

New Vegan Locations   Copper Branch (199 Bay St., 416-792-2982, www.copperbranch.ca) is opening a location this month downtown in Commerce Court! Copper Branch is a plant-based, fast food restaurant based out of Montreal. They opened their first Ontario location a couple of years ago in Brooklin (just north of Whitby), and word is quickly spreading about their delicious vegan menu. Loaded with healthy and colourful power bowls, sandwiches, soups & sides, as well as grab ‘n go items, Copper Branch offers generous servings of healthy fast-food. “We’re getting back to basics; serving healthy and wholesome foods and offering real food energy with the focus of promoting health and vitality, great taste, convenience, and responsibility. These are power food meals you can trust and feel great about eating.” Try the Aztec Bowl (pictured) with basil olive oil dressing, sweet potato, corn and mango salsa, black beans, pumpkin seeds, guacamole, vegan sour cream, broccoli, beets, carrot, lettuce, organic sprouted mung beans, the Copper Burger with beets, organic brown rice, pea protein, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, dijon and maple vegenaise, caramelized onions, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, or one of their many grab ‘n go items,… Read More


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Vegetarian Breakfast & Brunch Guide 2017

Looking for vegan & veg-friendly options for breakfast and brunch? You’ve come to the right place! Here you will find complete listings of the best breakfast & brunch offerings from your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses. From healthy, energy-packed granolas to decadent scrambles with “sausage” and “bacon”, this Brunch Guide’s got something for everyone.      Belmonte Raw 1022 Queen St. E., 647-340-1218 130 King St. W. (The Exchange Tower), 647-343-6169, www.belmonteraw.com “It’s the most important meal of the day. From our trend-setting chia seed puddings to filling and hearty overnight oats, start your morning with the right fuel to take on the day.” Find options like chia pudding and overnight oats for a healthy, energy-inducing start to your day. When: Monday – Friday from 7:30am, Sat-Sun 10am (Queen St. location), Monday – Friday from 7am (Exchange Tower location) Menu: https://belmonteraw.com/collections/breakfast/breakfast      Berkeley North 31 King William St, Hamilton, 905-522-5858, www.berkeleynorth.ca Find awesome veg & vegan brunch options at Berkeley North, including the  Veg Taco with a Tumeric & Coconut Taco, Pickled Veg,… Read More


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Toronto Vegetarian Association Launches Mobile App: The Veg Guide

Over the past few months TVA has been building something new, to help people discover veg-friendly businesses and events. Through the support of donors, members, and passionate volunteers, we’ve built a new Mobile App, called the Veg Guide.    Here are a few details on the App: When you launch the App, you’ll enter the restaurant directory. It will always sort by proximity, with businesses supporting TVA featuring photos and more detailed descriptions. If you pull down the Directory, you will get a search bar that will allow you to search for specific businesses. Unfortunately partial searches don’t work at this time. Only the closest 25 businesses will be listed and mapped. You can expand the list by refreshing from the bottom. Please help us expand the list by submitting any businesses that are missing through the App. It is built on a platform that does have some limitations, which we are trying to work around. In the coming months, we’ll be exploring additional features, so stay tuned for that and other exciting activities from TVA. Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – April 2017

New Vegan Locations   Sweet Hart Kitchen (68 Wales Ave., hello@sweethartkitchen.com, www.sweethartkitchen.com) was featured in our March Directory Updates as an upcoming Toronto vegan eatery, creating fine treats and tasty eats that are 100% plant-based, using natural sweeteners and healthy ingredients. Sweethart Kitchen has since announced that the grand opening of their Kensington Market location will be on Friday, April 14th! Join them in the celebration with specially made treats, as well as delicious regular menu items. “Just in time for Easter weekend! We have some special holiday treats available for you to choose from on opening day, including these raw carrot cake squares (pictured)! Shoot us an email if preordering is what you fancy. Click here to view menu for pre-ordered items. “Sweet Hart offers a wide variety of plant-based, gluten-free, raw/no-bake treats that are incredibly healthy and beautifully crafted. Everything from bite-sized treats (like cookie dough bites and macaroons), to the new and improved versions of snacks you already know and love (like our “snickers” bars), to fun little cake cups, to full-sized cakes that are perfect for any occasion.” Visit Sweethart Kitchen on Facebook, Twitter, and… Read More


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Latest Deals & Features – Spring 2017

Spring is finally here! It’s time to come out of hibernation and enjoy the outdoors. Get out there and enjoy these incredible Latest Deals & Features from TVA’s Business Members! Click here for a full list of TVA’s Business Members.   Cosmic Treats 207 Augusta Ave., 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca Cosmic Treats is a vegan restaurant, dessert bar, ice cream shop and candy store in the heart of Kensington Market. We provide unique sweet and savory fare that promise not to scare away omnivores.   Now you have even more time to enjoy savoury eats & decadent treats with extended hours for the spring and summer.     Cosmic Treats 207 Augusta Ave., 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca New Eggless Salad Sandwich & Coleslaw Special, ready in 10 minutes! Also Waffle Sundae with Blueberry Sauce and ice cream & sangria are back! Softserve (and us) getting turned on Thursday evening!      … Read More


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