catering

Vegan Catering Addresses Veganism Boom In Canada

Guest post care of Jackie Edwards Delicious and nutritious plant-based meals are taking Canada by storm and to respond to the boom, there are now 232 restaurants that serve vegan-friendly cuisine in Ottawa alone. To keep up with what restaurateurs are calling a food renaissance, many of the 5,041 restaurants and caterers in Canada have embraced the trend, too. In 2015, approximately 12% of young Canadian consumers said that they are vegetarian or mostly vegetarian but this is just the tip of the iceberg, according to CityNews because more meat eaters are now transitioning to a plant-based diet. An upward trend Dalhousie University professor Dr. Sylvain Charlebois found that 2.3% of the country’s population are vegan while 7.1% are vegetarians. According to Charlebois, the 3.4 million vegan and vegetarian population will see stable growth in the coming decades as Canadians become more health conscious. Cities such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver have been seeing an upward trend when it comes to new vegan restaurants and catering services.  However, what truly signifies the shift is the fact that major restaurant brands such as Panera Bread, Olive Garden, and Chipotle now offer vegan catering. As… Read More


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Discount Profile: Sweets from the Earth

Care of Angela Del Buono Sweets From The Earth has been doing delicious, beautiful work consistently for many years. You may have noticed their goodies in big chains ilke Metro, Sobeys and Rexall, in natural food stores like The Big Carrot and Baldwin Naturals, and at restaurants like Fresh and Loving Hut. BUT did you know you can put together a custom order and pick it up at their bakery in the Junction? Loaves, cheesecakes, 7” & 10” cakes, cake pans, cookies, essentially all products listed on the website… you can get it super fresh. The discount also applies to special orders. I called in the morning and spoke with Lisa O (also a famed TVA volunteer), and asked her to put together a sample pack of cupcakes for pick up late in the afternoon. When I came by, Lisa headed into the bakery and I was so pleased to get three of the August monthly special cupcakes, including a S’mores cupcake! That’s right! Vegan marshmallow, spelt graham crumbs and chocolate. Also in my pack were the chocolate-raspberry, coconut, strawberry filled, lavender chocolate and reliable vanilla. It’s so great to get a variety… Read More


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