sweets from the earth

Discount Profile: Sweets from the Earth

Sweets from the Earth is one of the longest standing vegan bakeries in the GTA and is famous for its delicious, well, sweets of course! Since social distancing became the norm in the GTA, they’ve added some savoury and bread items to their online store, and I couldn’t wait to take advantage of the opportunity to try them out! If the incredibly delicious quality of their caramel pecan bars or apple pie squares, that I’ve become accustomed to, was a sign of what to expect from their breads, I knew I was in for a treat. I ordered a sandwich loaf, dinner rolls, hamburger buns, and mini bagels, all of them in whole wheat. The sandwich loaf was surprisingly large, more slices than a typical loaf you’d buy in the grocery store. It had a nice slightly crunchy crust, but the bread itself was very light, soft, and fluffy. The mini bagels were nice and dense and chewy, just like you want a bagel to be. Next time I might give the apple cinnamon version a try! The hamburger buns were also very fresh and soft. In addition to using them as a hamburger bun, I absolutely loved simply toasting… Read More


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Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting

Join Us at Our 2018 Annual General Meeting The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Annual General Meeting is taking place Sunday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm. This is your chance to hear what the organization has accomplished in the past year, give suggestions for future growth and help set the direction in… Read More

Featured Business Members – April 2015

  Urban Acorn LTD 1 Wiltshire Avenue, Unit S, 647-454-0600, info@urbanacorn.ca, www.urbanacorn.ca Urban Acorn is a Toronto Flexitarian catering company, specializing in plant-based food. We offer full service catering, monthly Vegan Supper Clubs and create custom wholesale goods for coffee shops via our Snack Lab. Our ultimate goal is to bring sustainable scratch-made food to your table and encourage individuals to break bread with diverse types of people in their community. Flexitarian menus allow us to provide great food to both omnivores and vegans…. We believe food should unite, not divide people! Visit their website to learn more about their services and Vegan Supper Club, and follow Urban Acorn on Facebook and Twitter for updates.   Pleasantville Creamery 647-693-0697, www.pxvxc.com, hello@pxvxc.com With a bit of whimsical magic & nostalgia in every pint, Pleasantville Creamery is a vegan owned & consciously operated company. Founded by a holistic chef & nutritionist, PXVXC offers the best of ice cream & dairy—only better: 100% organic & vegan, raw, allergy-conscious + more. Handcrafted in small batches to ensure taste is out of this… Read More


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TVA Featured Business Members – September 2014

  Grasshopper Restaurant 310 College St., www.grasshopperrestaurant.ca, info@grasshopperrestaurant.ca, 647-340-3666 Grasshopper offers a variety of carefully prepared and beautifully plated vegan and vegetarian spins on classic comfort food. Open for lunch and dinner, as well as take-out and catering. Try their new cocktail menu! Toronto Veg Card holders save 5%*. “At Grasshopper, flavour comes first. The fact that our menu is meat-free is just a bonus. Our menu offers a broad selection of meatless meals, snacks, sides and fresh juices. We draw inspiration from across the globe and from our own diverse and vibrant city. Our debut menu is set to feature cross-cultural comfort foods like quinoa mac ‘n’ cheese, burgers, bahn mi and soups. Join us for lunch or dinner in our casual and cozy setting, walk in for take-away or call ahead for catering.” Green Zebra Kitchen www.greenzebrakitchen.com Green Zebra Kitchen provides healthy, nutritious meals inspired by cuisine from around the world delivered to your door weekly. The weekly changing menu is prepared using whole, nutritious ingredients that boost energy and promote all around health. Find Green Zebra Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter. “Delicious,… 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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Discount Profile: Sweets from the Earth

Care of Angela Del Buono Sweets From The Earth has been doing delicious, beautiful work consistently for many years. You may have noticed their goodies in big chains ilke Metro, Sobeys and Rexall, in natural food stores like The Big Carrot and Baldwin Naturals, and at restaurants like Fresh and Loving Hut. BUT did you know you can put together a custom order and pick it up at their bakery in the Junction? Loaves, cheesecakes, 7” & 10” cakes, cake pans, cookies, essentially all products listed on the website… you can get it super fresh. The discount also applies to special orders. I called in the morning and spoke with Lisa O (also a famed TVA volunteer), and asked her to put together a sample pack of cupcakes for pick up late in the afternoon. When I came by, Lisa headed into the bakery and I was so pleased to get three of the August monthly special cupcakes, including a S’mores cupcake! That’s right! Vegan marshmallow, spelt graham crumbs and chocolate. Also in my pack were the chocolate-raspberry, coconut, strawberry filled, lavender chocolate and reliable vanilla. It’s so great to get a variety… Read More


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