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Vegetarian Directory Updates – March 2016

  New Locations!   Grasshopper (310 College St., 647-340-3666, www.grasshopperrestaurant.ca) is opening a second location in the Junction! The new location is at 3080 Dundas St. W., (just steps away from Bunner’s!) and will feature the same delicious dishes that the original College St. location is known for, such as bahn mi sandwiches and quinoa mac ‘n cheese, but will have quite a few new features as well. “We will be serving breakfast and brunch in the new location, and we will have a whole lot more green bowls and customizable dishes- salad bowls, grain bowls, wraps, soups- Yes, you’ll be able to customize the soup too- customers can choose vegetables to put in their soup! The drink menu will be bigger with more choices of cocktails and customizable juices and smoothies.” There will also be more options for coffee and espresso drinks. The new space is currently being transformed, and is set to open sometime in mid-April. Stay tuned to the Grasshopper Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and more details on the opening day. Toronto Veg Card holders save 5%* at Grasshopper!    … Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – December 2014

New Vegetarian Takeout Veghed (1199 Dundas St. W., 416-841-6673) is Toronto’s newest all-vegetarian takeout! Located on Dundas St. W., just west of Ossington (where until now, not many vegetarian options existed), Veghed offers “the very best, chef crafted non GMO and Organic foods!” Veghed is a vegetarian fresh bar run by chef Ren Mercer, who has over 20 years’ experience cooking at high-end restaurants and hotels including the King Edward and the Windsor Arms. He now puts his years of experience towards offering beautiful and sophisticated vegetarian meals such as penne carbonara with lobster mushrooms, and pad thai with hemp, chia seeds and organic herb salad. Only open for a couple of weeks now, Veghed is already getting some amazing reviews. Stop by for fresh soups and meals prepared fresh every day, as well as a new organic juice line. Find Veghed on Twitter and Facebook to stay connected! Opening Soon The Vegan Duchess (2354 Yonge St., 416-519-4229, www.theveganduchess.ca) is a new “raw, organic quickserve” opening in the Yonge and Eglinton area. The Vegan Duchess will offer take-away raw, vegan, organic and gluten-free meals and snacks, as well as… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – October 2014

New Vegan Restaurant Nourished On The Go (16 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa, www.nourishedonthego.ca, 289-923-3622) has been providing delicious, healthy vegan fast food for delivery and take-out in the Durham region since 2012. As of October 25th, Nourished On The Go will open its doors as a dine-in restaurant! Offering delicious soups, stews, salads, sandwiches, and wraps and desserts (with more menu items to come!) Nourished On The Go’s chef and founder, Gabriella Budani, is “dedicated to helping the food movement by opening a fast-food style healthy vegan restaurant chain to help Canadians stay healthy conveniently.” Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for more information on opening day, and visit the Nourished On The Go website for more details on Chef Gabriella and her vegan fast food revolution! Delivery and Takeout services will be temporarily suspended until opening day. New Juice Bar Fueled (739 Ossington Ave., www.fueledcafe.ca, 647-849-0078) is a brand new espresso and fresh food bar that opened up directly across from Ossington Station in early September. In addition to delicious, aromatic espresso drinks, Fueled serves up fresh juice, smoothies and meal “boxes” choc… Read More


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Discount Profile: Just Falafel

Care of Lisa Blonder-Ohlenkamp This newcomer on the Toronto vegetarian scene is a welcome alternative to the many non-veg falafel joints around the city. Head to Just Falafel at 831 Bay Street (just north of College) for a wide variety of meat-free choices. The space is clean and contemporary, and is welcoming despite its modest size. The name, Just Falafel, is actually misleading, as the menu features such items as quinoa salad, sweet potato fries, burgers, lentil soup, chick’n burgers, mezze, and potato and falafel bites with breakfast dip. In addition to a traditional falafel wrap, you can order wraps inspired by Mediterranean, Italian, Indian (I tried this one and really enjoyed it!), Mexican, or Canadian cuisines, or build your own wrap. Not in the mood for anything deep fried? You can order baked falafels instead. Not in the mood for a falafel at all but still want a wrap? Order one with vegan Chick’n Tenders. Vegan items are clearly marked with a (v), but many non-vegan items can be modified by leaving out cheese or certain sauces, so just ask when you’re ordering. Portions are generous, and most entree sized items are between $6… 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 – May 2014

New Vegan Location Boon Burger Café (114 Dunlop St. E., Barrie, www.boonburger.ca,) is opening in Barrie! Canada’s first exclusive Vegan Burger Café currently has two successful locations in Winnipeg, and will be making their Ontario debut this July. Boon features traditional burger joint classics made vegan and entirely from scratch from quality, sustainable ingredients. “We are very proud to offer a 100% animal-free, plant based menu… We compost and recycle most of our waste. We use NO deep fryers and NO microwaves. A large part of our menu is organic, local or fair-trade, with new ingredients being added regularly.” There are four varieties of patties that make up the whopping 13 burgers on the menu, which include favourites like the Boon, the Thanksgiving, and the Buddha. Also enjoy Poutine, Softserve, and their House salad (apparently the dressing is to die for). See their website for a complete menu with mouthwatering descriptions, and follow Boon Burger Café on Facebook and Twitter. New Storefront Location Bloomer’s Bakery (416-414-6144, bloomersbakery.ca) is opening a storefront location! A Toronto favourite for nearly three years, this… 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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