Veg Directory Updates

Vegetarian Directory Updates – December 2013

New Vegan Cupcakes! Carnivorous Cupcakes (647-242-0232, thecarnivorouscupcake@gmail.com) is the city’s newest vegan cupcakery! “We are a catering and delivery company working within the GTA with many varieties of cupcakes, all 100% vegan.” You can order an array of mouth-watering flavours by phone or email (website coming soon), and there are eventual plans to expand to a storefront bakery (we’ll keep you posted on the location!). Try classic flavours such as Red Velvet, to the not so classic Key Lime, Chocolate Cheesecake, and just in time for the holidays- Peppermint Candy Cane! Check out the always-growing menu on Facebook. Contact Carnivorous Cupcakes for orders and pricing information, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for specials, new flavours, and plenty of beautiful photos of these edible works of art. New Vegetarian Food Truck The Portobello Burger (www.theportobelloburger.com) “is a vegetarian/vegan food truck that caters to people who are interested in eating healthy, tasty, but hearty food.” This mobile veg eatery has been on the scene for almost 5 years now, catering concerts, festivals, wineries, backyard parties, weddings, and many other types of events all over Ontario. Now, with the… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – November 2013

New Vegan Take-Out & Delivery Zara’s Gourmet Kitchen (111 Finchdene Sq., Unit #4, 416-335-8383) is a commercial kitchen and catering business that now offers a menu for pick-up and delivery through their website! Zara’s has been catering healthy and nutritious Vegan Indian food to Toronto’s Health Food Stores across the GTA since 1988. “With a focus on dietary nutrition and taste, all of our Vegan foods are cooked with all natural ingredients, are cholesterol free, trans fat free, and preservative free. As a family business, we are committed to a tradition of using the finest ingredients with methods of production that practice slow cooking and loving attention to the art of Indian Cuisine. Through the years, our menu has grown to over 30 dishes made with 100% Vegan ingredients.” The extensive menu includes Samosas, Pakoras, Vegan Curries and Wraps, Veggie Burgers, Salads, and Roti. Because Zara’s is a commercial kitchen, all orders must be placed ahead of time. Don’t live near Scarborough? Don’t worry! Zara’s delivers all over the GTA free of charge, and beyond for a small fee. Go to their website for a full menu and delivery conditions, and to place your order. “As friends and… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – October 2013

New Vegan Online Store The Vegan Aisle (www.veganaisle.ca) is a new online source for vegan, ethically-made (fair-trade), and environmentally-sustainable goods based right here in Toronto. “We’re committed to selling products that are not only good for non-human animals and you, but also good for the human animals who make them and the environment. That’s why, not only is all our stuff vegan, we try to carry merch that puts an effort into being fairly-traded and environmentally-sustainable as well!” No time for pouring over labels and ingredients wondering if they’re natural, cruelty-free, and ethically sourced? No worries! Everything from food, cleaners, and body care- it’s all here! “We read the labels for you so you don’t have to!” Check out The Vegan Aisle on Facebook and Twitter for feature items, specials, and new products! New Vegan Cooking Classes The Real Meal (www.therealmealclasses.com) “emphasizes vegan cooking in a way that’s accessible and balanced – with an understanding that balance sometimes involves comfort food.” Based in Toronto, Chef Allysia cooks, teaches and blogs with her partner, Mike Van Betuw and offers fully plant-based cooking classes and personal chef services. Both public and private classes… Read More


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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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