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Walking in a Veggie Wonderland

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Reuben sandwiches at Thomas Lavers Yes, I’m going to say it again. It’s really clear and obvious that vegetarianism has hit some sort of tipping point and Toronto is one the best examples of the increasing visibility and popularity of vegetarian options in the dining world. Want proof? Savour Toronto, a local company that does walking food tours of Toronto’s best restaurants, approached us last year for assistance creating the first vegetarian walking tour in the city. Savour Toronto has now run three of their popular Vegecursion tours which takes attendees to five vegetarian hot-spots (including the TVA Resource Centre!), and I was giddy as can be when they invited me along for a complimentary tour at the end of April. It was, of course, delicious. What else would you expect from Toronto which we all know has no shortage of supply of incredible vegetarian restaurants? I was expecting a little bite size sample at each of the stops and was surprised by the wide and large variety of different items we got to try! The first stop was Thomas Lavers. There was a spread of fresh baguettes to… Read More


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Vegetarian Directory Updates – February 2013

New Vegan Food To Go! Kupfert & Kim: wheatless & meatless (100 King St. W., Concourse level) has just opened, to the delight of downtown workers. Angeline writes; “It is with jumping up and down excitement that I am pleased to announce a beautiful, delicious and nutritious new vegan take-out company in the concourse level of First Canadian Place (King & Bay, connected to the Path).  Everything is vegan and gluten free.  I just finished devouring a big box full of Oaxaca – fabulous quinoa, black beans, beets, guacamole, cilantro, arugula, daikon radish, lime wedge and corn chips.  It cost under $10 with tax.” Join them for breakfast from 8-10:30 for granola, quinoa and steel cut oats with your choice of toppings and 4 kinds of vegan milks. Lunch is served from 11-3:30 where you can enjoy salads, brown rice dishes and soup. Just looking for a pick me up? They serve Te Aro roasted coffees, energy balls and cookies from Bunner’s. Veggie Paradise writes: “Through our Meals-2-Go line, we provide fellow vegans with animal-free and gluten-free meals that can be picked up at local natural food grocers for those on-the-run. Veggie Paradise also specializes in dry… Read More


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