Toronto Vegetarian Association Launches Mobile App: The Veg Guide

Over the past few months TVA has been building something new, to help people discover veg-friendly businesses and events. Through the support of donors, members, and passionate volunteers, we’ve built a new Mobile App, called the Veg Guide.    Here are a few details on the App: When you launch the App, you’ll enter the restaurant directory. It will always sort by proximity, with businesses supporting TVA featuring photos and more detailed descriptions. If you pull down the Directory, you will get a search bar that will allow you to search for specific businesses. Unfortunately partial searches don’t work at this time. Only the closest 25 businesses will be listed and mapped. You can expand the list by refreshing from the bottom. Please help us expand the list by submitting any businesses that are missing through the App. It is built on a platform that does have some limitations, which we are trying to work around. In the coming months, we’ll be exploring additional features, so stay tuned for that and other exciting activities from TVA. Read More

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Discount Profile: Dukem Restaurant

Care of Karin Tomas Located on the Danforth, just steps from Donlands subway stop, Dukem Restaurant offers a casual, relaxed setting to enjoy all the rich flavours of Ethiopia. As you enter the restaurant through a thick set of curtains, you’re met with the wonderful aroma of spices, the sounds of African and Reggae music, and a warm, friendly greeting from the owner. Start your meal off with a delicious bowl of lentil soup or one of two salad options. The best way to experience Ethiopian cuisine is with a communal combination platter. A portion for two people (which would easily serve three) features a large variety of vegan dishes and a plate of neatly folded crepe-like bread (Injira) served alongside your platter. As is tradition, your meal is eaten by hand using the Injira to scoop up the delicious, perfectly spiced offerings. The vegetarian combo platter offers a huge selection. You’ll get chickpeas in a spicy garlic berbere sauce (Shuro Wat), a mild lentil stew (Misir Alichah), yellow split peas in a mild turmeric sauce (Yekik Alichah), beets and potatoes (Keyser and Dinitch), collard greens (Gomen Wat), lentils in a spicy hot berbere sauce (Yemiser… Read More

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