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Discount Profile: Udupi Palace

Care of Karin Thomas Known for their annual spicy dosa-eating contest, Udupi Palace can be found just west of Coxwell and Gerrard, a few steps below ground level, in Little India. Udupi Palace is a South Indian vegetarian hot spot, specializing in vegan, fusion, and Jain cuisine. From the moment you open the door and are hit with the intoxicating smell of curry spices and basmati rice, you know you’re in for a treat. The servers are friendly, welcoming, and attentive; more than happy to answer any menu questions you may have or to recommend a dish. You’ll find all the standard Indian favourites here, including pakoras, samosas, curries, and naan (Sat & Sun only), but the specialty at Udupi Palace are their dosas. The “Special Rava Masala Dosa” is not to be missed. A tender, chewy, spiced dosa (similar to a crepe) is filled with a spiced potato and onion mixture… reminiscent of samosa filling. This dosa is served with Sambhar (a thin vegetable stew) and the most amazing coconut chutney you will ever eat. Ask for extra chutney when placing your order; you’ll be glad you did. Another favourite is the Poori Bhaji. Read More


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Discount Profile: Udupi Palace

Care of Karin Thomas Photo care of MSN Travel Known for their annual spicy dosa-eating contest, Udupi Palace can be found just west of Coxwell and Gerrard, a few steps below ground level, in Little India. Udupi Palace is a South Indian vegetarian hot spot, specializing in vegan, fusion, and Jain cuisine. From the moment you open the door and are hit with the intoxicating smell of curry spices and basmati rice, you know you’re in for a treat. The servers are friendly, welcoming, and attentive; more than happy to answer any menu questions you may have or to recommend a dish. You’ll find all the standard Indian favourites here, including pakoras, samosas, curries, and naan (Sat & Sun only), but the specialty at Udupi Palace are their dosas. The “Special Rava Masala Dosa” is not to be missed. A tender, chewy, spiced dosa (similar to a crepe) is filled with a spiced potato and onion mixture… reminiscent of samosa filling. This dosa is served with Sambhar (a thin vegetable stew) and the most amazing coconut chutney you will ever eat. Ask for extra chutney when placing your order; you’ll be glad you did. Another favourite… Read More


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Discount Profile: King’s Cafe

Delicious box special at the newly renovated King’s Cafe. Just when people were starting to worry that King’s Cafe was closed for good, they re-opened after a long but impressive renovation. King’s Cafe has long been a vegetarian favourite in Kensington Market, offering a large menu of Chinese dishes including dim sum, soups, and plenty of mock meat dishes. They also offer a small store where you can purchase frozen mock meats, even faux tuna and other “seafood”! With the renovations came some new menu items, including a whole page of speciality teas. But don’t worry, the Toronto Veg Card has not been lost! Show your card and receive 10% off your meal. Where? 192 Augusta Ave (s. of Baldwin) Veg Status? Entirely vegetarian Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 10%… Read More


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Discount Profile: Green Earth Cuisine

A tempting dish at Green Earth Cuisine With something to please everybody, the five-page menu at Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine serves up international cuisine (think Asian, Italian, Mexican and burgers); and it’s all vegetarian -and mostly vegan!  NOW Magazine gave it 3 N’s out of 5 (see the review here), and the review is enough to get your mouth watering; but just wait until you’re there. Our TVA insider tip: the vegan chocolate cake is unbeatable! Vietnamese spring rolls and mock chicken balls have also gotten rave reviews. Be sure to visit Green Earth in the Lakeside Terrace Tent at the Food Fair! But in the meantime, stop in at the restaurant and present your Toronto Veg Card to receive a 10% discount. Where? 385 Broadview Ave (n. of Gerrard) Veg Status? Entirely vegetarian. Most dishes vegan, and those not vegan are clearly marked. Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 10%… Read More


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Discount Profile: Sadie’s Diner

Sadie’s Diner: 15% off with Toronto Veg Card Delicious brunch at Sadie’s           Source: Blogto Sadie’s Diner serves up traditional diner fare veggie-style, with a great selection of juices and smoothies, ranging from super-healthy (think beet juice with a shot of veggie greens) to wonderfully indulgent (our favourite is the chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie). Vegan french toast with a side of veggie bacon is another menu highlight, but whatever you choose at Sadie’s, the ingredients are always top-quality. They also score big for using biodegradable take-out containers, and donating table scraps to feed animals on a no-kill farm. To top it off, the kitschy cool decor, complete with a wall of Pez and work by local artists makes it just plain fun to sit and sip on your cup of perfectly brewed, organic and fair-trade coffee. In addition to the fact that you can save 15% off the cost of your meal when you present your Toronto Veg Card, the warm, unpretentious service and atmosphere make Sadie’s a perfect spot for a weekend brunch with friends or a fun dinner date. Where? 504 Adelaide Street West (at Portland Street) Veg Status? Entirely vegetarian. Many vegan options. Savings with Toronto… Read More


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Discount Profile: Moe’s Southwest Grill

The spiced beans (black or pinto) and rice (Spanish or brown) at Moe’s Southwest Grill are vegan (they don’t contain any meat or animal byproducts), as are the guacamole, nachos, tortillas, and taco shells. Plus, they will substitute grilled tofu for meat in any of their dishes. There are always three kinds of grilled vegetables on hand. Moe’s Southwest Grill has won the Most Vegetarian-Friendly Mexican Food Chain category in PETA’s sixth annual Proggy Awards(2009). Our TVA insider tip: Jessica writes “There is a tofu option (and it’s actually great) so you can get those burritos with tofu and substitute guacamole for cheese or sour cream – they are really delicious.” Where? 35 Eglinton Ave East (East of Yonge), 416-489-6637 www.moes.com Veg Status? Many vegetarian options. Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 10%… Read More


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Discount Profile: Vegetarian Haven

 Example of a Veg Haven special – yam croquettes, potatoe-taro mash and shanghai noodles. Photo care of “Iheartmuseums” . Looking for somewhere nice for a dinner out this Valentine’s Day? Vegetarian Haven offers a calming, romantic atmosphere as well as delicious and healthy plant-based food. Their Asian fusion menu offers fresh salads, warming soups, sizzling mock meats and rice bowls speckled with seitan to name just a few. But make sure to check out their daily special – which is always sure to please whether it be a tofu and veggie stuffed pepper or a warm, avocado soup. Not to mention their wide array of dessert options, including vegan sundaes and cheesecake. You’ll have room to splurge on dessert if you’ve got the Toronto Veg Card, which gives you 10% off. And, make sure to pop upstairs when you’re done your meal to the TVA Resource Centre – located right above the restaurant and open Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons (Toronto Veg Card holders also receive 10% off all books in the TVA resource centre). Where? 17 Baldwin Street Veg Status? Vegan Discount: 10% off  … Read More


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Discount Profile: Noah’s Natural Foods

Source: BlogTO One of the great things about going vegetarian is learning about a wide variety of foods and food products that you may have never thought to try before! Suddenly the world has expanded and you’re discovering things like soy milk and tofu, new grains like quinoa and spelt flour, and you’re experimenting with meat substitues like seiten and tempeh. Noah’s Natural Foods is a natural food store where you can find these products and much more. They sell everything from organic fruits and vegetables, to bulk grains and legumes, frozen and prepared organic and vegetarian meals, and you can even make your own natural peanut butter from freshly ground peanuts. In addition to food products, they sell things like natural soaps and cleaning products. A Toronto Veg Card, offering a 5% discount at Noah’s, will go a long way in saving money if you shop for organic and vegetarian foods on a regular basis. Where? Only the Bloor/Spadina location honours the discount. Veg Status? Vegan and vegetarian options Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 5%… Read More


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Discount Profile: Fresh

  Fresh is well known in Toronto not only amongst vegetarians, but among omnivores as well. Through its trendy, delicious food it’s been able to reach a wide dining audience across all diets. In fact, it recently won out in a competition in the Toronto Star against the non-vegetarian Freshii. With three locations, you’re sure to find a Fresh that’s convenient for you to dine on spectacular salads, wraps, sandwiches, juices or its famous rice bowls. But don’t forget, this place is popular, so arrive early! Or, opt for takeout so that you can use the Toronto Veg Card to enjoy 15% off take-out. Where? Three locations (Crawford and Queen, Bloor and Spadina, Queen and Spadina) Veg Status? Vegan Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 15% off takeout (excluding baked goods)… Read More


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Discount Profile: Simon’s Wok

Care of Patrick Lee   Photo care of BlogTO Simon’s Wok is a little Chinese eatery serving Buddhist vegetarian delights. Tucked away on Gerrard just west of Carlaw, you can get a quick and inexpensive meal for less than $10 per person all in. Popular dishes include the gluten and tofu-based vegetarian dim sum and the olive leaf fried rice. Seating is generally easy to come by in this cozy space. During peak hours or to enjoy at home, take-out is also a popular option. Use your Toronto Veg Card and get 10% off. Where? 797 Gerrard Street East (at Logan) Veg Status? Vegetarian Savings with Toronto VegCard: 10% off… Read More


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