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Veg Out 456: August Updates – restaurant closings and openings, Veg Food Fest and volunteer opportunities

On today’s podcast Steve and Jeanette go over the latest round of restaurant openings and closings, including Cosmic Treats and Away.  Steve also gives us a rundown on what’s new on the vegan scene in Western Canada, specifically Kelowna, Edmonton and Winnipeg. They also preview Veg Food Fest and the Afro-Caribbean Vegan Market. Listen now to Veg Out!… Read More


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August Veg Guide Updates!

It’s August! We’re one month out from Veg Food Fest, but have some great new things being served up in Toronto to hold you over until then! JUST Egg The most exciting thing that I have to report on this month is the launch of JUST Egg in Canada! We know that right now it’s available at most Tim Horton’s in Kitchener/Waterloo, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan and we hope that this is a sign of more locations to come. Order a “plant-based omelette” with no cheese, and enjoy!   Avelo 51 St Nicholas St. This new venture from the great minds that brought you Awai, and Away Kitchen & Cafe will be open soon in a cozy converted home just a short walk from either Yonge and Bloor or Yorkville. We can’t wait to see what they offer up!   Bloomers 715 Queen St. W. Bloomers recently opened a second location on Queen W! This is great because this area doesn’t have a lot of vegan sweet treats. Visit for some of their amazing donuts and baked goods, and a latté next time you’re in that neighbourhood.   by… Read More


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Veg Out 455: History of Clean Meat

On today’s episode of the podcast, we talk about the history of “clean meat” aka science meat, or cultured meat. Listen now to Veg Out! Links and Resources: We forgot to mention that Perfect Day sold their first product earlier this week, ice cream.  It sold within the first few hours and was only available to be shipped in the USA. Perfect Day Foods https://www.perfectdayfoods.com/how-it-works/ https://www.perfectdayfoods.com/taste-the-magic/ Narwhal Cheese https://realvegancheese.org/  The ‘Beefsteak Election’: When Meat Changed the Course of American Politics NY Times by Emelyn Rude https://time.com/4471656/the-beefsteak-election/ Isha Datar’s Tedx Talk: Re-Thinking Meat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFL3P89T1Hk Zoa Leather http://www.modernmeadow.com/  Netherlands’ Museum of Boerhaave, where the first clean meat burger is on display. https://rijksmuseumboerhaave.nl/english/ Spiber-North Face Moon Parka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3CNyc76H5E First Burger Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o0MCZwL_VE… Read More


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Discount Profile: Flower Lantern Vegetarian Restaurant

For those who still think all the good veg options are only in the downtown core, you obviously have not yet been to Flower Lantern Vegetarian Restaurant at Finch and Islington! I recently visited for the first time and was blown away by how flavourful and delicious everything was, not to mention the generous portions at a very affordable price! We started with two appetizers. The fried wontons came with a delicious, soft filling to contrast with the crispy, fried shell. We also delighted in the shredded mock meat rolls. The shredded mock meat was wrapped in a soft, rice paper roll and stuffed with plenty of lettuce too, which meant that even though it was a “meaty” dish, it tasted fresh and light. My partner and I almost laughed when the two main dishes we ordered came to the table because they were so huge! How were we going to finish so much food? Well, it turns out it was just so tasty we couldn’t stop ourselves and finished every last bite. The Huey-Style Vermicelli Bowl is actually a spicy soup with a wide assortment of veggie meats, vegetables and noodles too. It had a nice,… Read More


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July Veg Guide Updates

Happy summer! There is lots to talk about this month in the Veg Guide updates, so we’ll get right to it! New Vegan Businesses mugi 739 Bathurst Street. This entirely plant-based Thai restaurant at Bathurst and Bloor makes traditional Thai dishes from scratch with wholesome ingredients. They make their own tempeh, kimchi, and fish sauce alternatives and their meals are fresh and flavourful! Mugi is mostly takeaway, with a small counter for eating in the restaurant. New Locations of Popular Favourites Almond Butterfly 792 Dundas Street West Almond Butterfly makes awesome gluten-free baked goods, with plenty of vegan options and at their new location on Dundas you can also enjoy brunch in addition to their usual grab and go options! Choose from vegan tacos, banana crepes, or caesar salad, order a mimosa and stay awhile! Places with Great Vegan Options These places aren’t all necessarily new options, but they are good options we’ve been made aware of recently! It’s great how many places are now offering delicious vegan food! Bagel Nash 81 Gerry Fitzgerald Dr. In addition to regularly offering vegan soups, Bagel Nash now has vegan cream cheese and Beyond… Read More


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July 2019 Social Groups

Dinner Social Group Meet with like-minded people for good food and conversation at Udupi Palace (1460 Gerrard Street East) on Thursday, July 18th at 7 pm. RSVP to tvadinner@veg.ca by July 16th. Toronto Veg Fitness Enjoy an outdoor yoga session in Dufferin Grove Park on Saturday, July 20th at 10 am. The yoga will cater to all skill levels, so no prior experience is necessary. All you need to do is show up at the park with your own yoga mat or towel, ready to try it out! Afterwards, they will head out for a short cool-down walk to Bloomers for some drinks/treats – or if you’re feeling ready for lunch, they have a fantastic lunch menu. For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event or email fitness@veg.ca. Toronto Starch Solution The Starch Solution way of eating is designed to prevent, improve, and even reverse many of the chronic diseases people experience. It is based on Dr John McDougall’s book by the same name, focusing on whole foods, plant-based, prepared without added fats or oils. If you would like to learn more about this way of protecting and improving your health, join them at 18 Wynford Drive on July… Read More


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Veg Out 453: Restaurant Closings and Openings

Steve and Jeanette reminisce about Vegetarian Haven, a favourite restaurant of the veg community that is sadly set to close on July 13th. But when one places closes, there’s always another one opening up, so we chat about the new locations for Bunners and Copper Branch, and new Thai veggie spot called Mugi. Steve also gives a shout out to the pop up spot Fat Choi. Listen now to Veg Out! Closings: Vegetarian Haven Awai Through Being Cool Openings: Bunners Copper Branch Mugi  … Read More


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Veg Out 452 – Fermenting Foods with Culture City

In today’s podcast Steve and Sweta chat with Damon Dewsbury founder of Culture City.  Culture City makes fermented foods from around the world.  He creates modern techniques to bring these foods to life in new and interesting ways. Listen to how he creates soy-free tempehs, mustards, non-soy miso and many other delicious products. Listen Now to Veg Out   Links Culture City’s Website… Read More


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Veg Out 451: Staying motivated with the Veg Fitness Group

On today’s edition of the show, Mark and Jenn from the Toronto Veg Fitness Group return to get us excited about getting active for the summer. We talk about how to start a new fitness routine, staying motivated, monthly challenges and tips for running, just in time to sign up for the Veg Team running at the Scotiabank Waterfront 5k, half and full marathon. We also preview the upcoming TVA fundraiser Vegan Rock 11. Listen now to Veg Out!… Read More


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