Veg Directory Updates

Vegetarian Directory Updates – September 2013

New Vegan Online Shopping & Delivery The Vegan Artisan (5915 Atlantic Dr., Unit 1, 905-362-2388, www.theveganartisan.com) is a brand new online retail store where vegan/gluten-free products can be ordered and shipped right to your door! The new sister company of Veggie Paradise, “The Vegan Artisan is all about making it simple. We are committed to your making vegan lifestyle as simplistic and delicious as possible.”  In addition to the complete line of Veggie Paradise products such as fresh salads and vegan comfort food (such as vegan “chickenless” pot pie), The Vegan Artisan carries the finest quality TVP products, soy products, seitan & tofu, and amazing vegan “chicken”, “ham”, and even “seafood”! And for dessert there’s also a selection of gluten-free sweets.  Orders of fresh, dry, or frozen vegan cuisine is overnight shipped right to your door, or for a significant discount, orders can also be picked up at their warehouse. Become a Vegan Artisan member and enjoy even bigger savings! Check out their website for details and a full list of products, and follow The Vegan Artisan on Twitter and Facebook. Toronto Veg Card holders save 10%… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – August 2013

Bigger and Even Better! The Naked Sprout (4040 Palladium Way, Burlington, 905-319-2293) has announced that they are expanding! ”Thanks to our beautiful community and our dedicated & hard-working staff and our mission to change lives for a healthy tomorrow, we will be offering a bigger restaurant space, a new retail area, a new juice bar, & so much more!!!” Chrysalis Yoga, which has been part of the Naked Sprout space, will become a much larger presence with three studio spaces. Now you’ll be able to do some yoga, some shopping, and have a delicious, healthy meal, all in one stop! Check out The Naked Sprout on Facebook, where you can watch a video sneak preview of what’s to come! New Ice Cream Options! Tori’s Bakeshop (2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500) is excited to introduce ice cream! Made with love from scratch, available in scoops, on a cone, or nestled between two gluten free cookies, Tori’s ice cream is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and sugar free (it’s sweetened by the power of dates!) It’s the sheer pleasure of ice-cream without the post-ice cream remorse! Follow Tori’s Bake Shop on Facebook and… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – July 2013

New Vegan Pizza! As of Tuesday, July 2, the popular chain Mamma’s Pizza (310-MAMMA, www.mammaspizza.com), will be introducing 3 vegan pizzas to their menu using Daiya cheese! These delicious sounding pizzas include The Spicy Vegan (tomato sauce, vegan pepper jack cheese, bruschetta mix, green & black olives, sprinkled with chili flakes), Vegan Primavera (Tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and marinated artichokes) and the Vegan Olive Press (olive oil, roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, roasted red peppers, eggplant, broccoli, garlic and oregano).  “We also offer a variety of vegetarian pizzas and veggie toppings, as well as vegetarian pastas.” Order by phone, or online. Find Mamma’s on Facebook, and look for the Mamma’s listing in the upcoming edition of the Vegetarian Directory 2014! New Vegan Frozen Yogurt! Tutti Frutti (1500 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Unit 106, Richmond Hill, 647-693-3135), the world’s largest specialty frozen yogurt chain, is proud to present a new soy bean frozen yogurt! For those of you who love the idea of the self-serve frozen yogurt but were restrained by the dairy aspect, you’re in luck! “This great addition to our frozen yogurt products will not only be… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – June 2013

New Veg-Friendly Eats! We are pleased to announce the long-anticipated opening of Truly India (979 O’Connor Drive, 647-881-2651)! Launched back in 2012, Truly India has had a place in the Toronto Vegetarian Directory for the past year, but has had delays in opening its doors. You can help them celebrate their success by joining them at their Grand Opening on Sunday, June 30 from 10am-6pm. You will get to meet the ladies who lovingly prepare the amazing, authentic and all vegetarian Indian cuisine, not to mention- there will be free samples of plenty! Officially open for business on July 1, Truly India offers a cozy interior, as well as take-out, delivery, and catering- and veg card holders save 10%! See a full menu as well as “specials” for Inauguration Day on their website, and also follow them on Facebook. Brixton Grill (at the Dufferin Grove Farmer’s Market, 875 Dufferin, S. of Bloor, 647-779-8659) “is a brand-new all vegan BBQ food stall at the already vegan-friendly Dufferin Grove Farmers Market. We will be at Dufferin Grove every Thursday between 3-7pm until the fall, serving up an array… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – May 2013

Now Open!                                                               In our April update, we reported the anticipated opening of superfood eateries (268 Adelaide St. W., 647-827-9656), a plant-powered, gourmet, fresh food haven. We are pleased to announce that superfood eateries has indeed opened its doors! Located at 268 Adelaide Street W., “superfood eateries is the world’s first gourmet, handcrafted, chef-inspired takeout to serve completely organic, plant-strong, living foods, superfoods, and beverages for grab+go, delivery and catering.” To top it off, ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible, and come in biodegradable and compostable packaging. Their website is also up and running, so check it out for more information and to see a full menu, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for daily specials. New Locations                                                                         We have big news from Jus de Vie (1627 Bayview Ave., 647-351-5433)… or should we say… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – April 2013

New Vegan Restaurants and Eatery As we reported back in December, Fressen, a long time vegan restaurant was closing, but we kept hearing about a new concept restaurant that was in the works. Welcome Grasslands (478 Queen St. W., 416-504-5127)  same location, new decor, brand new menu!  Meshell blogs her experience here: “We went on Day Two (03/28/2013) with a troupe of hungry vegans, and ready to try new and exciting things. On first glance it looked a lot like the old menu, but then there were several delightful differences. As promised there was a much more substantial cocktail menu, and a different dessert (though our server assured us more options were coming – as this was just the beginning.)” This is an edit. Rawlicious writes: “We are happy to announce the opening of the newest Rawlicious in Guelph! It will be located in a delightful spot in downtown Guelph at 60 Carden Street (across from City Hall) and construction is under way. We will be open May/early June.” superfood eateries (268 Adelaide St. W., 647-827-9656) “is the world’s first gourmet, handcrafted, chef-inspired takeout to serve completely organic, plant-strong,… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – March 2013

New All Vegetarian Storefront The Meatless Market (1350 Fanshawe Park Rd. W., London in the Hyde Park Retail Centre, 519-914-5174) is a large natural food store stocked with only vegetarian goods! Along with all the shelf and freezer sections, they also have a Grab N’ Go section of a variety of tasty sandwiches and wraps, desserts, snacks and beverages that are available for lunch, dinner, or any time throughout your busy day. They also offer their private label meal kits, prepared meals, appetizers and side dishes. Read more about them in this article. They even have a free to join loyalty program for “member-only savings, special offers,  invitations to special events, e-newsletter, free gifts and more.” New Vegetarian Delivery Sadie’s Diner and Juice Bar announces they are now offering delivery service North to Bloor, West to Dovercourt, and East to Yonge. There’s a $5 delivery charge, but no minimum order charge. So now if you are craving donuts, with a side of Coney Fries and a fresh juice, you barely have to get out of bed or leave the office! New Vegan Locations Vegan in your City spies with… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – February 2013

New Vegan Food To Go! Kupfert & Kim: wheatless & meatless (100 King St. W., Concourse level) has just opened, to the delight of downtown workers. Angeline writes; “It is with jumping up and down excitement that I am pleased to announce a beautiful, delicious and nutritious new vegan take-out company in the concourse level of First Canadian Place (King & Bay, connected to the Path).  Everything is vegan and gluten free.  I just finished devouring a big box full of Oaxaca – fabulous quinoa, black beans, beets, guacamole, cilantro, arugula, daikon radish, lime wedge and corn chips.  It cost under $10 with tax.” Join them for breakfast from 8-10:30 for granola, quinoa and steel cut oats with your choice of toppings and 4 kinds of vegan milks. Lunch is served from 11-3:30 where you can enjoy salads, brown rice dishes and soup. Just looking for a pick me up? They serve Te Aro roasted coffees, energy balls and cookies from Bunner’s. Veggie Paradise writes: “Through our Meals-2-Go line, we provide fellow vegans with animal-free and gluten-free meals that can be picked up at local natural food grocers for those on-the-run. Veggie Paradise also specializes in dry… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – January 2013

New Vegetarian Restaurant Madras Restaurant (2280 Bovaird Dr. E, E. of Professors Lake Pkwy, Brampton, 905-789-6600) is “traditionally South Indian & deliciously vegetarian.” East of Hwy 410 and only a few blocks past the new Brampton Civic Hospital is this friendly, family restaurant. “Madras Restaurant is an authentic South Indian restaurant owned and operated by individuals from the city of Madras, India. Madras is well known for its aromatic spices and curries. Madras Restaurant brings back the same great taste of Madras to Canada. Our food is prepared by experienced chefs from Madras. Our recipes are over 200 years old and passed on within the family. We will never compromise on quality and freshness.”  Enjoy all vegetarian (and very vegan friendly) dosas, uttapams, chapatis, biryani and idly. They also serve salads, fries, veggie burgers and have a Kids Corner with mini dosas. New Natural Food Store Heart Beets Natural Market (3087 Winston Churchill Blvd., Mississauga, 905-997-1302) “is a natural, organic and specialty products store located in Western Mississauga. The creation of this store is in response to the growing demand in the community for a local natural food store. Today’s consumer is becoming more… Read More


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Where to find veggie holiday fare & gifts in 2012

Jump to: Restaurants Serving Special Meals Gift Packs & Gift Cards Eco-Friendly Gifts Bakery Goods Savory Goods Catering Restaurants Serving Special Meals The Hogtown Vegan is having a New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe celebration! Roasted Butternut Bisque with Sunflower Creme Roasted Tur-duck-en Maple-braised Brussel Sprouts Whipped Potatoes, Baby Carrots Mushroom-Wine Reduction Classic New York-Style Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Reduction $30 (plus tax) per person, gluten-free option available. Two seatings: 6:30pm and 8:30pm. 416 901 9779 for reservations! Also, they will be closed December 24-26th. Bombay Palace “would like to wish you compliments of the season and has some fabulous offers for you this Christmas. (Poster here) Catering – Our Christmas special menus range from all budgets and “We deliver”. We can also customize menus to suit your requirements. Xmas Parties at Bombay Palace – A beautiful venue, mouth watering Indian delicacies and great service is what we have to offer for your parties. We will be more than happy to work with you in organizing this. We can dedicate an entire room or the entire restaurant or a section. Gift… Read More


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