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Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting

Join Us at Our 2018 Annual General Meeting The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is taking place Sunday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm. This is your chance to hear what the organization has accomplished in the past year, give suggestions for future growth and help set the direction in… Read More

Veg Guide – Easter Specials 2018

Easter is just over a week away! If you’re in need of some vegan goodies for Easter weekend, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s a sweet treat, a savoury addition to Easter dinner, or candies for the Easter egg hunt, you’ll find what you’re looking for from our awesome Veg Guide businesses!     Special Easter Baked Goods & Prepared Foods   Alter Foods 758 Bathurst St. (Inside Alternative Thinking), 647-932-8311, www.alter8.com Alter Foods has ‘Spring Equinox Cake Pops’ for Easter! “They are raw, vegan, organic & gluten free cake pops and come in two flavours: -Raspberry Rose -Peach Jasmine Moist, fruity, floral treats to kick start us into the spring and Easter holidays!” They are only $5/pop!   Better Cookies.ca 416-477-1401, giftorders@bettercookies.ca, www.bettercookies.ca Better Cookies.ca, Canada’s vegan cookie delivery service, has created a few vegan Easter gifts this year with some special hand made sugar cookies. “Each of these cookie gifts includes a hand crafted sugar cookie. We deliver the gift boxes of gourmet cookies all across Canada. The Easter Bunny is going to be hopping… Read More


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Find Vegan Ice Cream Shops in the GTA

Care of Carla Williams Updated November 2019 Is vegan “ice cream” even ice cream? Arguably (and by that we mean technically), it is not! The important thing is we’ve got a list of local spots where you’ll find the good stuff: delicious, dairy-free concoctions that will satisfy any ice cream lover’s craving for cool. Top Picks Bunner’s Bakeshop 244 Augusta Ave. 647-350 2975  bunners.ca This all-vegan and gluten-free bake shop has two locations in Toronto but their soft serve ice cream is only available at their Kensington Market location – 244 Augusta Ave, during summer months. Enjoy the classics: Vanilla, Chocolate, and Swirl in a cone or paired with a baked treat. See their complete listing on veg.ca Eva’s Original Chimneys 3 GTA locations:  454 Bloor Street W. 100 City Centre Dr. (Square One), Mississauga 53 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga originalchimneys.com Eva’s is famous for their delicious, soft-serve ice cream-filled Chimney Cones™, which are vegan by default, and can be filled with vegan soft-serve! Many of the menu flavours are vegan, or… Read More


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Our Favourite Photos from Veg Food Fest 2017: Sweet Edition!

The TVA’s annual Veg Food Fest gets bigger and better every year. The weekend goes by in a blur for our hardworking staff and volunteers, so there’s nothing better than reliving the festival via the beautiful and mouthwatering photography shared by our visitors. Keep scrolling for the photos that prove why Veg Food Fest is hands-down the most wonderful time of the year for any vegan, vegetarian, or food-loving Ontarian! This generous assortment of treats, including the much-hyped “Pop Heart”. View this post on Instagram Thank you @bunner for making all my food dreams come truuuuue????. The "Pop Heart" was definitely a high point for me while at the @vegfoodfest ???????? #bunner #veganfood #vegfest #veganjunkfood #vegandesserts #foodisfuel #treatyoself #vegfoodfest… Read More


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A Guide to Vegan Ice Cream in Toronto’s Veg Village

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator The latest Veg Out: Toronto’s Vegetarian Podcast gave a fabulous rundown of the increasing vegan options for ice cream around the GTA. With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to decide where to go when you feel like treating yourself to something cold and creamy. Imagine what it’s like for me, famous for my sweet tooth, working just around the corner from what’s been dubbed “veg village”, where there are FIVE places serving up vegan ice cream all within a couple blocks of each other. One might wonder how they can all stay in business at the same time. Isn’t the vegan ice cream market saturated in Kensington? But once you take a closer look, you’ll realize that each place offers something unique and special, making them all worth a visit this summer. I’ve recently designated Thursday as my Veg Village treat day, so that I can make sure I try them all before fall rolls around. Here’s a little guide to what distinguishes these great options from one another. Cosmic Treats: Anyone who thinks vegans are depriving themselves has clearly never stepped into this retro style diner… Read More


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Toronto’s Veg Village

By Moreen Murray, TVA member and volunteer At Barbi’s request and in the spirit of her guide to Vegan Alley about Bloor West, I am following up with my own little guide to what my husband and I call the Veg Village…Kensington Market. A popular spot for tourists and locals alike, we consider it our “supermarket” – where we go to get fresh fruits and vegetables and everything we need to make delicious vegan meals. After working up an appetite shopping, it’s great to have somewhere to stop and let someone else do the cooking. When we travel it’s not often you have the convenience of many veg restaurants in such a small area without having to travel partway across the city. The only example I am able to come up with is perhaps on the Upper West Side of New York City, on Columbus and Broadway avenues. Approaching the market from our home base of King and Bathurst we usually enter off Dundas at Denison and one of our favourite spots on the corner is… GREENS VEGETARIAN – 638 Dundas Street West. **Greens gives TVA members 10% off We started going here during previous ownership and now… Read More


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Picnic in a Park

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator The TVA office can be a hectic and stressful place leading up to the Veg Food Fest, no doubt. Some days the office is abuzz with the chatter of meetings and volunteers helping out, and some days we are each zeroed in on our computers not uttering a word as we try to block out all distractions, forgetting to even eat lunch or go to the bathroom (well ok…we all know it’s a bit of a stretch that I would forget to eat lunch, but others do). But no matter what unexpected twists and turns come our way or how much work piles up, I always feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work at TVA and enjoy all the pleasures it brings. Like this week, when our manager Lucas and President Diane surprised us all with a staff appreciation picnic at Christie Pits Park! Can you guess based on the location what amazing culinary delights we were treated to? None other than Apiecalypse Now’s incredible pizza, mozzarella sticks and donuts. It was the perfect destination for a relaxing afternoon as we got ready to say goodbye to our Directory Assistant… 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 – April 2014

New Veg & Vegan Locations Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432, www.bellobio.ca), Toronto’s only Italian vegan eatery and source for Italian vegan imported foods is moving! Currently located in mid-town on Mt. Pleasant Rd., those of you who live downtown will be happy to hear the new location will be centrally located in Kensington Market. “Bello Bio will be relocating to Kensington Market, at 280 Augusta Avenue. We are beyond grateful for your patronage here on Mount Pleasant, and we hope to see you all again soon at our downtown location!” The big move happens very soon on April 8th, so mark your calendars and drop by for the grand re-opening! Follow Bello Bio on Twitter and Facebook for details and updates. Kupfert & Kim (100 King St. W., 416-504-1233, www.kupfertandkim.com), the vegan, gluten-free breakfast and lunch spot currently located in First Canadian Place is opening an additional location, also in the Financial District in Brookfield Place at 181 Bay St. Opening in July, downtown dwellers can soon enjoy the convenience of a second location for healthy Vegan breakfast, lunch, smoothies and coffee. And don’t… Read More


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