restaurants

Discount Profile: King’s Cafe

Delicious box special at the newly renovated King’s Cafe. Just when people were starting to worry that King’s Cafe was closed for good, they re-opened after a long but impressive renovation. King’s Cafe has long been a vegetarian favourite in Kensington Market, offering a large menu of Chinese dishes including dim sum, soups, and plenty of mock meat dishes. They also offer a small store where you can purchase frozen mock meats, even faux tuna and other “seafood”! With the renovations came some new menu items, including a whole page of speciality teas. But don’t worry, the Toronto Veg Card has not been lost! Show your card and receive 10% off your meal. Where? 192 Augusta Ave (s. of Baldwin) Veg Status? Entirely vegetarian Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 10%… Read More


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Discount Profile: Green Earth Cuisine

A tempting dish at Green Earth Cuisine With something to please everybody, the five-page menu at Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine serves up international cuisine (think Asian, Italian, Mexican and burgers); and it’s all vegetarian -and mostly vegan!  NOW Magazine gave it 3 N’s out of 5 (see the review here), and the review is enough to get your mouth watering; but just wait until you’re there. Our TVA insider tip: the vegan chocolate cake is unbeatable! Vietnamese spring rolls and mock chicken balls have also gotten rave reviews. Be sure to visit Green Earth in the Lakeside Terrace Tent at the Food Fair! But in the meantime, stop in at the restaurant and present your Toronto Veg Card to receive a 10% discount. Where? 385 Broadview Ave (n. of Gerrard) Veg Status? Entirely vegetarian. Most dishes vegan, and those not vegan are clearly marked. Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 10%… Read More


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Discount Profile: Sadie’s Diner

Sadie’s Diner: 15% off with Toronto Veg Card Delicious brunch at Sadie’s           Source: Blogto Sadie’s Diner serves up traditional diner fare veggie-style, with a great selection of juices and smoothies, ranging from super-healthy (think beet juice with a shot of veggie greens) to wonderfully indulgent (our favourite is the chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie). Vegan french toast with a side of veggie bacon is another menu highlight, but whatever you choose at Sadie’s, the ingredients are always top-quality. They also score big for using biodegradable take-out containers, and donating table scraps to feed animals on a no-kill farm. To top it off, the kitschy cool decor, complete with a wall of Pez and work by local artists makes it just plain fun to sit and sip on your cup of perfectly brewed, organic and fair-trade coffee. In addition to the fact that you can save 15% off the cost of your meal when you present your Toronto Veg Card, the warm, unpretentious service and atmosphere make Sadie’s a perfect spot for a weekend brunch with friends or a fun dinner date. Where? 504 Adelaide Street West (at Portland Street) Veg Status? Entirely vegetarian. Many vegan options. Savings with Toronto… Read More


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Discount Profile: Moe’s Southwest Grill

The spiced beans (black or pinto) and rice (Spanish or brown) at Moe’s Southwest Grill are vegan (they don’t contain any meat or animal byproducts), as are the guacamole, nachos, tortillas, and taco shells. Plus, they will substitute grilled tofu for meat in any of their dishes. There are always three kinds of grilled vegetables on hand. Moe’s Southwest Grill has won the Most Vegetarian-Friendly Mexican Food Chain category in PETA’s sixth annual Proggy Awards(2009). Our TVA insider tip: Jessica writes “There is a tofu option (and it’s actually great) so you can get those burritos with tofu and substitute guacamole for cheese or sour cream – they are really delicious.” Where? 35 Eglinton Ave East (East of Yonge), 416-489-6637 www.moes.com Veg Status? Many vegetarian options. Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 10%… Read More


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Discount Profile: Vegetarian Haven

 Example of a Veg Haven special – yam croquettes, potatoe-taro mash and shanghai noodles. Photo care of “Iheartmuseums” . Looking for somewhere nice for a dinner out this Valentine’s Day? Vegetarian Haven offers a calming, romantic atmosphere as well as delicious and healthy plant-based food. Their Asian fusion menu offers fresh salads, warming soups, sizzling mock meats and rice bowls speckled with seitan to name just a few. But make sure to check out their daily special – which is always sure to please whether it be a tofu and veggie stuffed pepper or a warm, avocado soup. Not to mention their wide array of dessert options, including vegan sundaes and cheesecake. You’ll have room to splurge on dessert if you’ve got the Toronto Veg Card, which gives you 10% off. And, make sure to pop upstairs when you’re done your meal to the TVA Resource Centre – located right above the restaurant and open Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons (Toronto Veg Card holders also receive 10% off all books in the TVA resource centre). Where? 17 Baldwin Street Veg Status? Vegan Discount: 10% off  … Read More


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Discount Profile: Fresh

  Fresh is well known in Toronto not only amongst vegetarians, but among omnivores as well. Through its trendy, delicious food it’s been able to reach a wide dining audience across all diets. In fact, it recently won out in a competition in the Toronto Star against the non-vegetarian Freshii. With three locations, you’re sure to find a Fresh that’s convenient for you to dine on spectacular salads, wraps, sandwiches, juices or its famous rice bowls. But don’t forget, this place is popular, so arrive early! Or, opt for takeout so that you can use the Toronto Veg Card to enjoy 15% off take-out. Where? Three locations (Crawford and Queen, Bloor and Spadina, Queen and Spadina) Veg Status? Vegan Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 15% off takeout (excluding baked goods)… Read More


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Discount Profile: Loving Hut

When I walked into Loving Hut’s Queen and Spadina location, I was pleasantly surprised with the decor. It’s a larger restaurant than I was imagining and was brightly decorated with cozy, white booths and lots of sunlight. The menu was tricky to navigate, only because there were so many fabulous options! My mouth watered looking at the pictures and descriptions of wonton soup, sweet and sour fireball, savoury crisp and singapore star. But it wasn’t all mock versions of typical Chinese dishes.There was an array of luring drinks including mango and avocado smoothies. It took a while, but finally my friend and I narrowed it down to an avocado smoothie, the spicy cha cha and the sweet and sour fireball. The smoothie was thick and rich. The spicy cha cha had a nice crispy batter and was surrounded by plenty of onions and celery. The sweet ‘n sour fireball had a lovely, gooey sauce and the mushroom filling was quite tasty. We of course topped it all off with some cheesecake for dessert. Check out their website to see photos of their menu for yourself, and get ready to plan your visit! Don’t forget your Toronto Veg Card to give… Read More


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Discount Profile: Live Organic Food Bar

  Raw Vegan French Toast, care of vegancookbookcritic.blogspot.com With spring finally starting to show her face, many people are yearning to indulge in fresh produce and are ready to turn aside the winter’s soups and stews for something a little more refreshing. It’s the perfect time to check out Live Organic Food Bar. Lisa Pitman recently ventured there for a scrumptious brunch that was nothing short of extraordinary. Click here to read all about her fantastic dining experience, and to see mouthwatering photos of the delicious food! Veg Status? Vegan Savings with Toronto Veg Card: 10% off Mondays to Wednesdays, after 4 pm Location: 264 Dupont Street… Read More


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Discount Profile: Kensington Natural Bakery

After the 2010 TVA annual general meeting a few of us decided to grab a bite to eat, so we went old school on Bloor and reconnected with Kensington Natural Bakery & Café (460 Bloor Street West, 416-534-1294). Maybe one of our readers can correct us, but this might just be the oldest vegetarian eatery in Toronto, and while it can feel a little like you’re stepping in a time machine when you enter, the good news is that this includes the prices. KNB (as the cool kids call it) features a meal special in the back where you can choose three items from a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options, which with soup comes to only $5.99. And of course, your Toronto Veg Card gives you an additional 10% savings. While they are not in Kensington, they are a bakery! You can buy whole pies or just a slice, as well as cookies, date squares, cupcakes, and a wide range of other breads and baked goods. One quick warning, though with their prices this shouldn’t be an issue: while Kensington Natural Bakery accepts the Toronto Veg Card, they… Read More


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