Veg Directory Updates

Featured Business Members – February 2015

EVOO Seller www.evooseller.com, info@evooseller.com EvooSeller.com is an online store featuring high quality extra virgin olive oil. “All our products are sourced by us, direct from the producers. Quality, taste, healthiness, and eco-friendly and fair-trade methods are important to us. We bring you only the very best, after all, our reputation depends on it.” EVOO Seller brings to Canadian shoppers the best quality olive oil and knowledge of this ancient fruit and its health benefits. “We sell world class extra virgin olive oil and we also hold private olive oil classes and tastings. The owner, George Treheles is a professional olive oil sommelier through the IRVEA (Istituto per la Ricerca e la Valorizzazione delle Eccellenze ), he is in the “International Olive Oil Experts” register which allows him to sit on international olive oil judging panels.” Visit EvooSeller.com to learn more, and to shop online, and visit EVOO Seller on Facebook and Twitter.   Grow Marketing Brand www.growmarketing.ca, info@growmarketing.ca, 905-627-2047 “Grow Marketing works to grow, enhance and enrich brand presence for clients in the natural products marketplace, ethically and effectively.”… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – January 2015

New Vegan Bar & Restaurant Porter House (1321 Dundas St. W. (between Dufferin & Ossington), 647-346-3000, www.porterhouseto.com) is a brand new bar with an all vegan menu! Porter House caters to beer lovers and food lovers alike with a huge beer list, including six rotating craft beers, a growing bottle list, as well as a creative menu of vegan comfort foods. The menu matches the warm, comfortable interior by offering classic pub style dishes made vegan, like the Lentil and Ale Pie with a classic puff pastry crust, or the The Ploughman’s lunch with stuffed fennel, miso-cured tofu, pickle, seasonal fruit and veg, beer gravy, and bread. Porter House held their grand opening on December 21st and are open (every day but Tuesdays) for food from 5-11pm, with drinks until 2am. “Toronto vegans and beer lovers unite!” Check out Porter House on Twitter and Instagram. New (even more) Vegan Pizza Options! Pizza Nova (23 Toronto locations, 416-439-0000, www.pizzanova.com) has joined the vegan pizza revolution and now offers the dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free option of Daiya cheese on their pizzas! “With dietary restrictions becoming more and more prevalent, Pizza Nova has… Read More


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Vegetarian Holiday Specials 2014

  The Holiday Season is well underway, and it’s time to think about how you’re going to wow your family and friends with amazing vegan food and the perfect veg-friendly gifts! That’s where this handy page comes in. This is your source for Holiday Specials from your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!   Holiday Meal/Food Specials Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen (561 Marlee Ave, www.dougmcnish.com, chef@dougmcnish.com, 647-341-1736) has an Organic, Vegan + Gluten-Free Holiday Dinner available for preorder! On the menu: French Lentil and Millet Loaf with Caramelized Onion and Fresh Herbs Roasted Root Vegetables (parsnip, squash, carrots, celery root) Sage and Apple Stuffing (GF or Sprouted Wheat) Spiced Sweet Potato and Coconut Mashed Potatoes Mushroom Miso Gravy Cranberry Sauce Complete dinner $50 (serves 2-3 people) Complete dinner $95 (serves 3-5 people) Plus there are plenty of apps and desserts available as add-ons. For complete information, visit Doug’s website. Meals available by preorder, for pick up at 561 Marlee Avenue (free parking & steps from Glencairn Subway Station). Pick-up times: December 22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 11am to 6pm Free Times Café… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – December 2014

New Vegetarian Takeout Veghed (1199 Dundas St. W., 416-841-6673) is Toronto’s newest all-vegetarian takeout! Located on Dundas St. W., just west of Ossington (where until now, not many vegetarian options existed), Veghed offers “the very best, chef crafted non GMO and Organic foods!” Veghed is a vegetarian fresh bar run by chef Ren Mercer, who has over 20 years’ experience cooking at high-end restaurants and hotels including the King Edward and the Windsor Arms. He now puts his years of experience towards offering beautiful and sophisticated vegetarian meals such as penne carbonara with lobster mushrooms, and pad thai with hemp, chia seeds and organic herb salad. Only open for a couple of weeks now, Veghed is already getting some amazing reviews. Stop by for fresh soups and meals prepared fresh every day, as well as a new organic juice line. Find Veghed on Twitter and Facebook to stay connected! Opening Soon The Vegan Duchess (2354 Yonge St., 416-519-4229, www.theveganduchess.ca) is a new “raw, organic quickserve” opening in the Yonge and Eglinton area. The Vegan Duchess will offer take-away raw, vegan, organic and gluten-free meals and snacks, as well as… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – November 2014

New Locations Kupfert & Kim (100 King St. W., First Canadian Place, 416-504-1233, www.kupfertandkim.com), the financial district’s fully vegan, gluten-free, healthy eatery has a new second location opening in the PATH level of Sunlife Tower at King & University (150 King St. W., 416-260-7777). As of opening day on November 6th, the K&K Food Stand will also offer exciting new menu items. “We’re about to give you even more healthy wheatless & meatless options to balance out those indulgences after work.” Don’t forget that Kupfert & Kim does breakfast, lunch, and dinner (until 7:30), and you can preorder your meals for pick-up, as well as for delivery through OrderIt.ca. Check out all the grand opening details of the K&K Food Stand on Facebook and Twitter. Rawlicious (8 locations in the Toronto area) is opening yet another location! The 9th Ontario location is set to open sometime in November at 496 Brant Street in Burlington. With the rapid growth of Rawlicious across Southern Ontario, more and more people are gaining access to fresh, healthy and raw cuisine, and experiencing how delicious vegan food can be! Follow Rawlicious Burlington on Facebook… Read More


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TVA Business Member Promotions – Fall 2014

  Welcome to the TVA Business Member Promotions page! Find out about new products, specials, promotions, and events offered by TVA Business Members (which just happen to be some of the best veg-friendly businesses in the city!).   Buchie & Sash 647-831-7476, orders@buchieandsash.com, www.buchieandsash.com) Buchie & Sash is a local company producing a delicious Dairy-Free Cream Cheese product in several flavours. “Our dairy-free cream cheese has great flavour, great texture, and great ingredients. Everyone who tries it loves it!” “Since the Veg Fest, we’ve been working hard to make our Cashew “Cream Cheeses” available to you! We’re adding new stores weekly, so visit our website often for updates! www.buchieandsash.com”     Grasshopper Restaurant 310 College St., 647-340-3666, www.grasshopperrestaurant.ca Grasshopper is a vegan restaurant focusing on taste. Try an array of vegan comfort foods such as mac n’ cheese, burgers, “pulled pork” bahn-mi, and more, as well as fresh juices and cocktails. “Get ready smoothie enthusiasts for our latest addition to the menu: berry peach mango, green and banana peanut butter smoothies!”     Kristin Light – Registered Holistic Nutritionist… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – October 2014

New Vegan Restaurant Nourished On The Go (16 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa, www.nourishedonthego.ca, 289-923-3622) has been providing delicious, healthy vegan fast food for delivery and take-out in the Durham region since 2012. As of October 25th, Nourished On The Go will open its doors as a dine-in restaurant! Offering delicious soups, stews, salads, sandwiches, and wraps and desserts (with more menu items to come!) Nourished On The Go’s chef and founder, Gabriella Budani, is “dedicated to helping the food movement by opening a fast-food style healthy vegan restaurant chain to help Canadians stay healthy conveniently.” Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for more information on opening day, and visit the Nourished On The Go website for more details on Chef Gabriella and her vegan fast food revolution! Delivery and Takeout services will be temporarily suspended until opening day. New Juice Bar Fueled (739 Ossington Ave., www.fueledcafe.ca, 647-849-0078) is a brand new espresso and fresh food bar that opened up directly across from Ossington Station in early September. In addition to delicious, aromatic espresso drinks, Fueled serves up fresh juice, smoothies and meal “boxes” choc… Read More


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Featured Business Members – October 2014

  Rashmi’s Bakery 80 Pertosa Dr., Unit 13, Brampton, www.rashmisbakery.com, 905-970-0666 Looking for quality vegan and nut-free cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods? Rashmi’s Bakery has been providing the GTA with delicious, fresh, and beautiful vegan cakes for all occasions since 2007. “Rashmi’s Bakery specializes in custom cupcakes and cakes. We offer egg free, nut free and dairy free products. So, if you’re looking for allergy free, vegetarian or vegan products, you will love our products… All our cakes are backed up by 100% satisfaction gurantee. So, order with confidence today and make your occasion a memorable one.” Order by phone, email, or through the website. Cakes can be picked up, or delivered to Toronto and surrounding areas. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10% (Excludes delivery charges or Paypal payments.)!* See the website for full details on products and ordering, and find Rashmi’s on Facebook and Twitter. Buchie & Sash www.buchieandsash.com, info@buchieandsash.com, 647-831-7476 Buchie & Sash produce an unbelievably good Dairy-free Cream Cheese! It’s made with cashews and is available in 3 flavours: Dill, Herb &… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – September 2014

New Gluten & Dairy-free Bakery Tia’s Bakery (761 Pape Ave., 416-462-9777, www.tiasbakery.ca) originally started in Guelph several years ago, and has now opened a new Toronto location for their gluten and dairy-free bakery. Just steps from Pape subway station north of the Danforth, Tia’s is a family-run business specializing in catering to those with food intolerances and allergies. Orders can also be made egg, nut, and corn free. There is seating as well as a small patio, coffee (with soy milk, soy cream, or coconut milk), and a counter that is full of delicious cakes, cookies, warm, sugared, pumpkin doughnuts, as well as gluten-free breads. Custom cake orders are also available. “Tia has spent years perfecting her recipes, and prides herself in making tasty treats to satisfy any customer.” To top it off, Tia’s also has a Saturday brunch menu, which includes gluten-free Belgian Waffles! Find Tia’s on Facebook, and go to their website for more information. Now Open Rawlicious (718 Belmont Ave. W., Kitchener, 519-603-8281, www.rawlicious.ca) is now open in Kitchener! The eighth and newest location of the growing raw food restaurant opened its doors… Read More


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TVA Featured Business Members – September 2014

  Grasshopper Restaurant 310 College St., www.grasshopperrestaurant.ca, info@grasshopperrestaurant.ca, 647-340-3666 Grasshopper offers a variety of carefully prepared and beautifully plated vegan and vegetarian spins on classic comfort food. Open for lunch and dinner, as well as take-out and catering. Try their new cocktail menu! Toronto Veg Card holders save 5%*. “At Grasshopper, flavour comes first. The fact that our menu is meat-free is just a bonus. Our menu offers a broad selection of meatless meals, snacks, sides and fresh juices. We draw inspiration from across the globe and from our own diverse and vibrant city. Our debut menu is set to feature cross-cultural comfort foods like quinoa mac ‘n’ cheese, burgers, bahn mi and soups. Join us for lunch or dinner in our casual and cozy setting, walk in for take-away or call ahead for catering.” Green Zebra Kitchen www.greenzebrakitchen.com Green Zebra Kitchen provides healthy, nutritious meals inspired by cuisine from around the world delivered to your door weekly. The weekly changing menu is prepared using whole, nutritious ingredients that boost energy and promote all around health. Find Green Zebra Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter. “Delicious,… Read More


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