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Veg Guide Updates – January 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 is off to a great start with so many new and upcoming veg-friendly places and options to try. Check out the GTA’s newest openings and offerings!   New Restaurants   Hello 123 (1122 Queen St. W., 416-532-3555, www.hello123forever.com) is a new vegan restaurant along the Queen West strip. Brought to you by the same vegan food pros behind Kupfert & Kim, Hello 123 is a full service, licensed restaurant with an amazing, vibrant menu. While some dishes have been taken from the Kupfert & Kim menus, there are many new additions, including a smashed avocado burger, a pulled pineapple slider (pictured), and a loaded sweet potato with chili sin carne, chimichurri, cashew cream, scallions, radish, arugula and coconut. There is also a beer list and unique cocktails like the Kombucha Thyme with tequila, amaro montenegro, and kombucha. Hello 123 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a special weekend brunch menu. Check out the full menu on their website.   Parka Food Co. (424 Queen St. W., 416-603-3363, www.parkafoodco.com) is a new vegan comfort food spot that recently opened on Queen,… 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 – November 2013

New Vegan Take-Out & Delivery Zara’s Gourmet Kitchen (111 Finchdene Sq., Unit #4, 416-335-8383) is a commercial kitchen and catering business that now offers a menu for pick-up and delivery through their website! Zara’s has been catering healthy and nutritious Vegan Indian food to Toronto’s Health Food Stores across the GTA since 1988. “With a focus on dietary nutrition and taste, all of our Vegan foods are cooked with all natural ingredients, are cholesterol free, trans fat free, and preservative free. As a family business, we are committed to a tradition of using the finest ingredients with methods of production that practice slow cooking and loving attention to the art of Indian Cuisine. Through the years, our menu has grown to over 30 dishes made with 100% Vegan ingredients.” The extensive menu includes Samosas, Pakoras, Vegan Curries and Wraps, Veggie Burgers, Salads, and Roti. Because Zara’s is a commercial kitchen, all orders must be placed ahead of time. Don’t live near Scarborough? Don’t worry! Zara’s delivers all over the GTA free of charge, and beyond for a small fee. Go to their website for a full menu and delivery conditions, and to place your order. “As friends and… Read More


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