Veg Directory Updates

Vegetarian Directory Updates – December 2015

New Vegan Brunch Options   D-Beatstro (1292 Bloor St. W, Toronto, www.facebook.com/dbeatstro/) has recently begun offering vegan brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm! Choose from classic breakfasts such as the Deluxe with housemade sausage, tofu scramble, home fries and fresh fruit, to the less than classic red velvet waffle sticks with frosting and maple syrup, and many more. Gluten-free options also available. See D-Beatstro’s Facebook page for a full menu, and visit their location at 1292 Bloor St. W. this weekend to try it out! Don’t forget to show your Toronto Veg Card to save 10% on baked goods.     Live Organic Food Bar (264 Dupont St, 416-515-2002, www.livefoodbar.com) has launched a brand new brunch and dinner menu as of mid-November. Along with exciting new brunch options and menu items at the Food Bar, Live Market (134 Atlantic Ave. (at King), 647-748-5483, www.livefoodbar.com) in Liberty Village is launching a new “Playtime” menu as of December 1st. This menu features a Thai Noodle Salad with Crispy tofu, carrots, daikon, kale, spinach, mint, cilantro, basil, spicy almonds, cashew, pea shoots, green onions, beet,… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – October 2015

  Coming Soon: Organic Garage in Toronto!   Organic Garage (579 Kerr St, Oakville, 905-849-1648; 8020 Bathurst St, Thornhill, 905-889-3539, www.organicgarage.ca) has announced they will be opening a third location! In late 2016, the new, largest yet Organic Garage natural food store will be opening in Toronto’s west end. “It is with great excitement that we announce Organic Garage’s newest store slated to open late 2016, in the west end of Toronto, at 43 Junction Road. This will be Organic Garage’s largest location and the first in a multi-store expansion into the Toronto market.” If you’ve never been to the existing locations in Oakville and Thornhill, Organic Garage is a family run organic and all natural grocery store with a huge selection of produce, grocery, vitamins, baked goods, health and beauty products, and more. Find Organic Garage on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on the new location and more, and visit the Organic Garage website to sign up for their e-Flyer for great deals.   New Vegan Delivery Service   Belmonte Raw (130 King St. W. (Exchange Tower), 647-343-6169, www.belmonteraw.com) has started their Desktop… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – September 2015

New Vegan Café & Bar   Grey Tiger (1190 Bloor St. W., 416-838-5730), a new vegetarian café and bar, is now open in Bloordale Village! At 1190 Bloor St., just west of Dufferin, Grey Tiger celebrated their grand opening on August 21st. “By day we are a cozy refuge from the daily grind, providing coffee, loose-leaf tea, vegan brick toast and other house-made snacks. By night we amplify the cozy with a little bit of romance to set the scene for delicious cocktails, craft beer, fine spirits and other libations alongside tasty vegan bar snacks. “ If you’re wondering what “brick toast” is, it’s a vegan version of Hokkaido Milk Bread- a delicious, sweet and fluffy thick-sliced bread. In this case, it’s served with delicious toppings such as peanut butter, bananas, and coconut bacon, or a savoury mushroom spread, with a variety of toppings to come. The menu is still being developed, so stop by Grey Tiger to see what’s new, and find Grey Tiger on Facebook and Twitter for more updates. “This is a labour of love. We truly care about the details – and we want you to really enjoy yourself. Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – August 2015

  New Veg-Friendly Market   Urban Acorn (1 Wiltshire Ave., Unit S, www.urbanacorn.ca, 647-454-0600) is opening a new market this fall with a ton of veg and vegan options. “We’re excited to be opening a Flexitarian Market this fall featuring organic & small-batch, local Vegan, Gluten-Free and Flexitarian staples. We are looking forward to meeting our neighbours and supporting local food artisans and community events right from the Junction Triangle.” The market will be located at 1565 Dupont St. (east of Symington). The Urban Acorn Market is set to open on September 19th, so mark your calendar and drop by for some delicious, locally made, sustainable foods. Visit the website for more information, and stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for more details on the grand opening. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% at the Urban Acorn Market!   New Veg & Vegan Options   Abokichi (258 Dupont St., www.abokichi.com, 416-513-1333) is a new restaurant that has taken over the Annex Hodgepodge on Dupont and Spadina. Some may remember the excellent veg and vegan options at Annex Hodgepodge, well Abokichi has carried this on… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – July 2015

New Locations   Cosmic Treats (207 Augusta Ave., 647-352-2207, www.cosmictreats.ca), a brand new vegan restaurant, dessert bar, ice cream shop and candy store opening in the heart of Kensington Market! This space-themed restaurant will be opening at the end of July, and will provide “unique sweet and savory fare that promises not to scare away omnivores”. Be sure and try their homemade, cashew based ice cream in flavours like Cookies & Cream, Turkish Coffee, Cookie Dough, and the classics Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry. It’s “smooth, creamy, delicious!” Cosmic Treats is designed to be a fun place to hang out for all ages. “Bring your kids, your family, your sweetheart or yourself to our fun filled space-themed restaurant or have a seat on our patio with a glass of wine or a banana split and watch the market go by!” Follow Cosmic Treats on Facebook and Twitter for opening details.   Sweet Olenka’s (4 Toronto locations, www.sweetolenkas.ca) has recently opened a Kensington location at 225A Augusta Ave. (416-521-7444) to add to their 3 other locations on Lakeshore West, Queen West (Parkdale), and in Etobicoke. Sweet Olenka’s is… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – June 2015

  Now Open   ApieCalypse Now Pizza & Snack Bar (735 Bloor St. W. @ Christie, 416-516-4555, www.eatveganpizza.com) is now open! The well-known vegan bakery has closed up shop at its Markam St. location and has taken over the corner of Bloor and Grace, just across from Christie Station. The new location, which officially opened just last weekend, has already produced many ecstatic customers. “What’s a snack bar? That’s the real beautiful part of this whole thing–it’s basically your vegan junk food dreams come alive. Vegan Corn Dogs… Vegan Doughnuts… Vegan Cheezy Garlic Bread… Buffalo Ranch Salads and Vegan Not-Chicken Caesar Salads.” As anyone who has had anything from Apiecalypse Now knows, they have mastered making vegan food taste rich and delicious, like nothing is missing. Years of experience go into making ingredients from scratch, including vegan cheese, mock-meats, and even garlic dipping sauce! “Our pizzas are done in an authentic pizza oven that never even one time has had meat in it. Also aren’t you tired of omnivores just sprinkling some Daiya on some crust and calling it vegan pizza?” Try pizzas like the White Walker with creamy garlic sauce, soy chicken and arugula,… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – April 2015

  New Vegan Dinner Option   Bloomer’s (873 Bloor St. W., 416-551-0532, www.bloomersto.com) is now open for dinner! The moment Toronto vegan food lovers have all been waiting for is here. Bloomer’s is now open until 10pm from Thursday-Saturday, and until 9pm on Sundays for a new spread of dinner options. Along with their regular food and drink menu, new dinner items and desserts will be added over the next few weeks. So far, you can look forward to vegan poutine with housemade gravy and cheese over handcut fries, and desserts such as crème brulee. Stay tuned to Facebook for constant menu updates, and pop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and delicious treats at 873 Bloor St. W. just east of Ossington.   New Vegan Brunch Option   Pulp Kitchen (565 Danforth Ave., 416-463-7857, www.pulpkitchen.ca) now offers brunch at their newest location on the Danforth. Brunch items are available every day starting at 9am. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can get delicious brunch combos, which include choices such as eggless burritos, waffles, French toast with a small juice for $10. Check out Pulp Kitchen Danforth on Facebook for… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – March 2015

Now Open   The Vegan Duchess (2354 Yonge St., 416-519-4229, www.theveganduchess.ca) is officially open! Back in December we told you about The Vegan Duchess, a raw quick-serve restaurant and juice bar opening in the Yonge-Eglinton Village. As of February 11th, the full menu is available including breakfast, snacks, salads, main meals, and desserts. “The Vegan Duchess aims to dispel “myths” about Raw Veganism being insipid or boring or “just salads”. With our selection of pizzas, tacos, soups and superfood desserts (among others) we shall convince you that consuming foods in their natural state is the most rewarding palatable experience.” Some delicious-sounding menu items include Raw Crepes with Macerated Berries, Walnut Date Crumble and a Young Thai Coconut Cream, the Falafel Wrap with Sprouted Lentil Red Pepper Falafels, Sunflower Seed Hummus, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Lemon Dill Tahini Sauce with Cauliflower Hemp Tabouli, and the Cashew Berry Cheesecake with Walnuts, Dates, Raw Cocoa Powder, Agave Nectar, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil. Juice cleanses are also available. And, The Vegan Duchess delivers to your home or office through OrderIt! Check out The Vegan Duchess on Facebook for specials and updates, and view their… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – February 2015

  New Locations Boon Burger (114 Dunlop St. E, Barrie, 705-718-4193, www.boonburger.ca), Canada’s very first all vegan burger café, will be opening a Toronto location! Although it is but a whispering at the moment, the word is out that the Winnipeg based vegan burger joint is staking out Toronto neighbourhoods for their next location. Boon opened their second location in Barrie last year, and their delicious, fresh menu of burgers, salads, soups and chili dogs has been a hit north of the city. “We are very proud to offer a 100% animal-free, plant based menu. With your support, it is our goal to make every ingredient sustainable. A large part of our menu is organic, local or fair-trade, with new ingredients being added regularly.” Your days of choosing from one meager veggie burger on a menu are over. In addition to 4 kinds of vegan patties to choose from and 14 varieties of burger, Boon also offers shakes and coconut based vegan soft serve. Needless to say, news of this new location is a very, very good thing for Toronto vegans. Follow Boon Burger Barrie on Facebook and Twitter for ongoing… Read More


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Valentine’s Day Specials – 2015

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses have just what you need to make that special someone feel loved! We can’t guarantee these amazing dinner menus and decadent treats will win over a crush or reignite the passion in your relationship, but they definitely won’t hurt. (Single or just not into Valentine’s Day? You could always order a doughnut-gram or a bouquet of chocolate covered strawberries to your home or office anyways. We won’t judge). Happy Valentine’s Day!   Dinner Specials   Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen 561 Marlee Ave, Toronto, 647-341-1736, chef@dougmcnish.com, www.dougmcnish.com “What better way to celebrate real love than with real food? On Friday February 13th and Saturday February 14th, I look forward to serving  a special Valentine’s Dinner menu – organic, wholesome, and 100% plant-based, as you have come to expect from my Public Kitchen.” On the menu: Favourites such as Red Beet Ravioli and a selection of savoury and sweet sharing platters and desserts for two. View the full menu here: http://dougmcnish.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Valentines-Menu-2015-2.pdf Details: “Seating is limited in my Public Kitchen, reservations are now accepted – reservations@dougmcnish.com or call (647) 341-1736 come as early at 5:30pm with… Read More


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