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Veg Guide Updates – October 2017

Now Open!   Palm Lane (87 Avenue Rd., Upper Level, Unit 226, 647-349-1085, www.palmlane.ca) is yet another restaurant from the creators of Planta that has recently opened in Yorkville. Located at 87 Avenue Rd, Palm Lane features salads and bowls especially designed to go above and beyond conventional healthy food. “We’re taking everything we’ve learned from years of innovative menu and putting the flavour, technique and excitement into Palm Lane’s salads and bowls.” Try salads like the Thai Crunch (pictured) with romaine, coconut, mango, pickled carrots & kohlrabi, grapefruit, mint, Thai basil, scallions, peanuts, crispy rice noodles, crispy shallots, tofu, and a Thai chili vinaigrette, or the Azteca bowl with brown rice, black beans, romaine, pickled vegetables, avocado, sweet corn, pepitas, cilantro, tortilla crisps, pico de gallo, chipotle cashew crema, with a cumin lime vinaigrette. Or you can create your own from 90 different ingredients! There’s also a menu of delicious smoothies. Go to their website to view the full menu, and follow Palm Lane on Facebook and Instagram, and don’t forget to visit Planta’s other newest venture- Planta Burger at 4 Temperence… 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 – 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 Holiday Specials 2013

  Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift, or some delicious Vegetarian holiday fare, we’ve got all the holiday specials offered by your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses. Happy Holidays! Holiday Meal Specials Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432, www.bellobio.ca) has a 5 course Italian Holiday sampler menu until December 30 from Wed-Sun, 5:30-8pm for $35 plus tax. “Hey folks – check out one of our entrees for our Holiday Sampler menu! This dish includes a potato and cauliflower bechamel sformato, seitan roast, and almond, chestnut, and thyme stuffing, topped with a roasted onion and garlic sauce. Delicious!” Brar’s – Food Culture of India (199 Advance Blvd., Brampton, 905-799-1625, www.brars.ca) offers an extended holiday menu and extended hours from Dec. 13-Jan. 1 just for you! “Happy Holidays from Brampton BRAR’S.” Fresh Restaurants (4 locations, 416-599-4442, www.freshrestaurants.ca) has an amazing New Year’s Eve deal. Get customer appreciation discounts from 6-9pm on December 31: from 6-7pm- 30% off, from 7-8pm- 40% off, from 8-9pm- 50% off! Visit any of the four locations: – FRESH ON CRAWFORD 894 Queen Street West – FRESH ON… Read More


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