Veg Directory Updates

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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Vegetarian Directory Updates – August 2014

Now Open Bloomer’s (873 Bloor St. W., 416-551-0532, www.bloomersto.com) is now open! As of July 24th, the long-awaited storefront location is open and ready to serve up delicious vegan treats like muffins, tarts, bagels with vegan cream cheese, and much more. And it gets even better- “We’ll be expanding to a full service, licensed restaurant and extending our hours! Whether you feel like a late night donut, or tempeh wings and a beer, we’ll be here for you.” Vegan donuts, wings, and beer…  has there ever been a better combination of things in one place? Follow bloomer’s on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Current hours are Monday – Saturday 8-6, Sunday 10-5, located on the south side of Bloor, just east of Ossington. New Locations Magic Oven (6 locations across Toronto, www.MagicOven.com, 416-868-OVEN) is opening another new location! Uptown residents can soon enjoy Magic Oven’s signature pizzas, pastas, wraps, and salads, made with organic, local, and fresh ingredients. The 7th location will be at 302 Eglinton Ave. W., (at Avenue Rd.), and will be opening this September. Stay tuned to Directory Updates, and Magic Oven… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – July 2014

New Locations! Bunner’s Bake Shop (3054 Dundas St. W., 647-352-2975, www.bunners.ca) has a new location! Now downtown dwellers can have easier access to Bunner’s famously delicious vegan baked goods. The new location at 244 Augusta Ave. is in the heart of Kensington Market. Enjoy all of the Bunner’s classics like pies, cookies, cinnamon buns, plus this location serves vegan soft serve! Keep this Saturday free to sample some of the deliciousness. “Join us for the grand opening party, Saturday, July 5 from 12-3, for free cupcakes, free mini cinnamon buns, and free soft serve… everyone gets a free treat!” Find Bunner’s on Facebook and Twitter for more updates. Just Falafel (831 Bay St. (N. of College), 647-847-2068, www.justfalafel.com) is open! As of Saturday, June 28, you can now enjoy 10 different kinds of falafel inspired by flavours from around the world, like Indian, Egyptian, American, Italian, and more. The menu also features breakfast sandwiches, salads, and desserts! As the name suggests, there is no meat here, just healthy, delicious falafel. “Handmade by the people and for the people, our menu is an innovative mix of global flavors’ born… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – June 2014

New Cat Café Kitty Cat Café (www.kittycatcafe.ca), Toronto’s very first cat café, is opening this fall! As if enjoying the company of cats while sipping on coffee isn’t wonderful enough, all food served at the café will be 100% vegetarian! “Kitty Cat Café will be a space where animal lovers can get their caffeine and kitty fix all at once. You can hang out with friends (two legs or four), work, study, enjoy free WiFi, or just relax…all in the company of furry felines.” All cats at the café will be from TEAM Cat Rescue, a Toronto-based non-profit, volunteer and foster based cat rescue organization. The goal of the café is not only to provide cat-lovers with the perfect hang out spot, but to also be another route to adoption for Toronto’s cats in need of a loving home. “Our city is also overflowing with kind, generous people who would love nothing more than to spend time enjoying the company of some sweet cats. Kitty Cat Café wants to bring them together, in what will be one of the most exciting new ventures to hit Toronto’s already-vibrant café culture.” Kitty Cat Café will offer special events “like Cat’s… Read More


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Vegetarian Patio Guide 2014

  Lettuce Love Café After a brutal and seemingly endless winter, it’s finally time for what we’ve all been fantasizing about for months… patio season! Here you’ll find all of your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses that have outdoor seating. Bask in the glorious warmth of summer while enjoying some of the finest vegetarian and vegan fare the GTA has to offer! Click on the business name for a full listing. -d = offers a discount to Toronto Veg Card holders. Don’t have the card? Click here to get one! The Annex HodgePodge – d 258 Dupont St., 416-513-1333, www.theannexhodgepodge.com This mom and pop style café offers gourmet vegan soups, innovative salads, freshly squeezed juices, vegan wraps, desserts and grilled sandwiches. Small street side patio with seats for 4. The Beet Organic Café – d 2945 Dundas St. W., 416-916-2368, www.thebeet.ca Eco-friendly restaurant serving up sustainable fare with many delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes to choose from. There is also a patio, weekend brunch, take-out deli counter and seasonal organic produce. Butler’s Pantry Café… Read More


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Mother’s Day Specials 2014

  Looking for something special for Mother’s Day this year? Thank your Mom for all she’s done over the years by taking her for a delicious Vegetarian Mother’s Day brunch! If you’re looking for gift ideas, how about cupcakes, all natural beauty products, or a makeover? Check out these Vegetarian Directory businesses for some solid ideas. Don’t see what you’re looking for here? See the complete Vegetarian Directory listings for more ideas for places to shop and eat, and view our Brunch & Breakfast Guide for listings of places that serve brunch every weekend throughout the year. Restaurants Offering Mother’s Day Specials and Brunch Bombay Palace (71 Jarvis St., 416-368-8048, www.bombaypalacetoronto.com) is offering an all you can eat Mothers Day Buffet Sunday, May 11 only. Details: Lunch Buffet: 11:30am-2:15pm, $19.99++ per person, Couples – $35.99++ per couple (Includes a complimentary pop for Mom) Dinner Buffet- 5pm – 9pm, $21.99 per person, Couples – $ 39.99 ++ per couple (Includes a complimentary pop for Mom) Click here for full details. Call for reservations! Doug’s Public Kitchen (561 Marlee Ave., 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com) is taking reservations for Mother’s… Read More


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