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Veg Guide Updates – January 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 is off to a great start with so many new and upcoming veg-friendly places and options to try. Check out the GTA’s newest openings and offerings!   New Restaurants   Hello 123 (1122 Queen St. W., 416-532-3555, www.hello123forever.com) is a new vegan restaurant along the Queen West strip. Brought to you by the same vegan food pros behind Kupfert & Kim, Hello 123 is a full service, licensed restaurant with an amazing, vibrant menu. While some dishes have been taken from the Kupfert & Kim menus, there are many new additions, including a smashed avocado burger, a pulled pineapple slider (pictured), and a loaded sweet potato with chili sin carne, chimichurri, cashew cream, scallions, radish, arugula and coconut. There is also a beer list and unique cocktails like the Kombucha Thyme with tequila, amaro montenegro, and kombucha. Hello 123 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a special weekend brunch menu. Check out the full menu on their website.   Parka Food Co. (424 Queen St. W., 416-603-3363, www.parkafoodco.com) is a new vegan comfort food spot that recently opened on Queen,… Read More


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

Care of Katie Elliott After a successful Veg Food Fest, there’s nothing better than looking back on all the food we sampled, devoured, or didn’t get a chance to try (the FOMO is real). Keep reading to see pictures of the food offerings that make Veg Food Fest our favourite culinary event of the year, taken by festival-goers that make every year’s fest better than the last! These unique hot dogs that contribute to an amazing cause. View this post on Instagram Ooooh these were so good!!! @rescuedogsvegan BBQ pulled jackfruit dog x chili cheeze dog ???????? : : : #vegfest #fwis #torontovegan #bbq #jackfruit #chilidog #vegancheese #vegansofig #vegfoodfest #streetfood #veganhotdog #streetmeat #vegansofinstagram #whatveganseat #vegetalien #vegansk #vegana #plantbased #veganeats #vegannoms #veganfoodshare #veganshare #bestofvegan #tastethe6ix #torontoeats #torontofood #igerstoronto #harbourfront… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – April 2017

New Vegan Locations   Sweet Hart Kitchen (68 Wales Ave., hello@sweethartkitchen.com, www.sweethartkitchen.com) was featured in our March Directory Updates as an upcoming Toronto vegan eatery, creating fine treats and tasty eats that are 100% plant-based, using natural sweeteners and healthy ingredients. Sweethart Kitchen has since announced that the grand opening of their Kensington Market location will be on Friday, April 14th! Join them in the celebration with specially made treats, as well as delicious regular menu items. “Just in time for Easter weekend! We have some special holiday treats available for you to choose from on opening day, including these raw carrot cake squares (pictured)! Shoot us an email if preordering is what you fancy. Click here to view menu for pre-ordered items. “Sweet Hart offers a wide variety of plant-based, gluten-free, raw/no-bake treats that are incredibly healthy and beautifully crafted. Everything from bite-sized treats (like cookie dough bites and macaroons), to the new and improved versions of snacks you already know and love (like our “snickers” bars), to fun little cake cups, to full-sized cakes that are perfect for any occasion.” Visit Sweethart Kitchen on Facebook, Twitter, and… Read More


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Welcome to Toronto’s Vegan Alley

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor & Volunteer Resources Coordinator When my partner and I are planning a visit to a new city, it usually goes a little bit like this: Create a Google earth map of all the vegetarian restaurants we want to go to, then look up hotels near the biggest concentration. More often than not, this is relatively easy, with several must-visit restaurants clustered in one neighbourhood. I imagine this would be somewhat difficult for people visiting Toronto. It seems that the largest concentration of vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants, bakeries and cafes is emerging not in any sort of tourist hot spot with hotels and attractions nearby, but instead it’s happening off the beaten path in the west end of the city, where accommodations are few and far between (or maybe non-existent?). Well, move over Kensington Market! Someone recently referred to the stretch of Bloor Street between Christie and Lansdowne as “Vegan Alley”, and I’ve made it my mission to make this phrase catch on. When I imagine myself as a newbie tourist in Toronto, I envision being overwhelmed by the vegan options in this neck of the woods and wishing there were a nice Hampton Inn & Suites nearby… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – December 2015

New Vegan Brunch Options   D-Beatstro (1292 Bloor St. W, Toronto, www.facebook.com/dbeatstro/) has recently begun offering vegan brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm! Choose from classic breakfasts such as the Deluxe with housemade sausage, tofu scramble, home fries and fresh fruit, to the less than classic red velvet waffle sticks with frosting and maple syrup, and many more. Gluten-free options also available. See D-Beatstro’s Facebook page for a full menu, and visit their location at 1292 Bloor St. W. this weekend to try it out! Don’t forget to show your Toronto Veg Card to save 10% on baked goods.     Live Organic Food Bar (264 Dupont St, 416-515-2002, www.livefoodbar.com) has launched a brand new brunch and dinner menu as of mid-November. Along with exciting new brunch options and menu items at the Food Bar, Live Market (134 Atlantic Ave. (at King), 647-748-5483, www.livefoodbar.com) in Liberty Village is launching a new “Playtime” menu as of December 1st. This menu features a Thai Noodle Salad with Crispy tofu, carrots, daikon, kale, spinach, mint, cilantro, basil, spicy almonds, cashew, pea shoots, green onions, beet,… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – March 2015

Now Open   The Vegan Duchess (2354 Yonge St., 416-519-4229, www.theveganduchess.ca) is officially open! Back in December we told you about The Vegan Duchess, a raw quick-serve restaurant and juice bar opening in the Yonge-Eglinton Village. As of February 11th, the full menu is available including breakfast, snacks, salads, main meals, and desserts. “The Vegan Duchess aims to dispel “myths” about Raw Veganism being insipid or boring or “just salads”. With our selection of pizzas, tacos, soups and superfood desserts (among others) we shall convince you that consuming foods in their natural state is the most rewarding palatable experience.” Some delicious-sounding menu items include Raw Crepes with Macerated Berries, Walnut Date Crumble and a Young Thai Coconut Cream, the Falafel Wrap with Sprouted Lentil Red Pepper Falafels, Sunflower Seed Hummus, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Lemon Dill Tahini Sauce with Cauliflower Hemp Tabouli, and the Cashew Berry Cheesecake with Walnuts, Dates, Raw Cocoa Powder, Agave Nectar, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil. Juice cleanses are also available. And, The Vegan Duchess delivers to your home or office through OrderIt! Check out The Vegan Duchess on Facebook for specials and updates, and view their… Read More


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