vegetarian haven

Discount Profile: Vegetarian Haven

Care of Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Since Grasslands closed last month, we have been getting many inquiries about where people can go for a nice vegetarian dinner with candlelight. Fear not! Vegetarian Haven checks all the boxes and then some. You can come by Vegetarian Haven for lunch Tuesday to Friday from 12-3 for a delicious and casual meal. But you can also come by for dinner Tuesday-Sunday from 5 pm onward when the lights are dimmed and the candles are lit. The atmosphere and decor is sleek enough for a romantic dinner or night on the town without being pretentious. Having worked at TVA, whose office is actually above Vegetarian Haven, for many years, I’ve had the joy of trying almost every dish on the menu such as the Singapore Seitan, the Curry Pad Thai, and their famous drumstick appetizer. But during my two most recent visits I discovered new favourites. The Toronto Veg Team who fundraised for TVA at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon recently met for the team’s post-run dinner. That evening I tried the Spicy Bali Stir-fried Rice Noodles and was blown away. There was a creamy sauce thickened with coconut… Read More


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Valentine’s Day Specials – 2015

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses have just what you need to make that special someone feel loved! We can’t guarantee these amazing dinner menus and decadent treats will win over a crush or reignite the passion in your relationship, but they definitely won’t hurt. (Single or just not into Valentine’s Day? You could always order a doughnut-gram or a bouquet of chocolate covered strawberries to your home or office anyways. We won’t judge). Happy Valentine’s Day!   Dinner Specials   Doug McNish’s Public Kitchen 561 Marlee Ave, Toronto, 647-341-1736, chef@dougmcnish.com, www.dougmcnish.com “What better way to celebrate real love than with real food? On Friday February 13th and Saturday February 14th, I look forward to serving  a special Valentine’s Dinner menu – organic, wholesome, and 100% plant-based, as you have come to expect from my Public Kitchen.” On the menu: Favourites such as Red Beet Ravioli and a selection of savoury and sweet sharing platters and desserts for two. View the full menu here: http://dougmcnish.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Valentines-Menu-2015-2.pdf Details: “Seating is limited in my Public Kitchen, reservations are now accepted – reservations@dougmcnish.com or call (647) 341-1736 come as early at 5:30pm with… Read More


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Vegetarian Patio Guide 2014

  Lettuce Love Café After a brutal and seemingly endless winter, it’s finally time for what we’ve all been fantasizing about for months… patio season! Here you’ll find all of your favourite Vegetarian Directory businesses that have outdoor seating. Bask in the glorious warmth of summer while enjoying some of the finest vegetarian and vegan fare the GTA has to offer! Click on the business name for a full listing. -d = offers a discount to Toronto Veg Card holders. Don’t have the card? Click here to get one! The Annex HodgePodge – d 258 Dupont St., 416-513-1333, www.theannexhodgepodge.com This mom and pop style café offers gourmet vegan soups, innovative salads, freshly squeezed juices, vegan wraps, desserts and grilled sandwiches. Small street side patio with seats for 4. The Beet Organic Café – d 2945 Dundas St. W., 416-916-2368, www.thebeet.ca Eco-friendly restaurant serving up sustainable fare with many delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes to choose from. There is also a patio, weekend brunch, take-out deli counter and seasonal organic produce. Butler’s Pantry Café… Read More


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Mother’s Day Specials 2014

  Looking for something special for Mother’s Day this year? Thank your Mom for all she’s done over the years by taking her for a delicious Vegetarian Mother’s Day brunch! If you’re looking for gift ideas, how about cupcakes, all natural beauty products, or a makeover? Check out these Vegetarian Directory businesses for some solid ideas. Don’t see what you’re looking for here? See the complete Vegetarian Directory listings for more ideas for places to shop and eat, and view our Brunch & Breakfast Guide for listings of places that serve brunch every weekend throughout the year. Restaurants Offering Mother’s Day Specials and Brunch Bombay Palace (71 Jarvis St., 416-368-8048, www.bombaypalacetoronto.com) is offering an all you can eat Mothers Day Buffet Sunday, May 11 only. Details: Lunch Buffet: 11:30am-2:15pm, $19.99++ per person, Couples – $35.99++ per couple (Includes a complimentary pop for Mom) Dinner Buffet- 5pm – 9pm, $21.99 per person, Couples – $ 39.99 ++ per couple (Includes a complimentary pop for Mom) Click here for full details. Call for reservations! Doug’s Public Kitchen (561 Marlee Ave., 647-341-1736, www.dougmcnish.com) is taking reservations for Mother’s… Read More


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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 Valentine’s Specials 2014

Looking for a memorable way to spend Valentine’s Day with your special man or lady friend? Well look no further! We’ve got all the best Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-Friendly Valentine’s Day Meal specials, beautiful bakery treats, and romantic gift ideas from your favourite Veg Directory businesses that will make this the best Valentine’s Day ever. No date this year? We won’t tell if you order a box of cupcakes to your house anyways. Valentine’s Meal Specials Bello Bio (511 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 416-587-4432, www.bellobio.ca) “Cari Amici! Join us for a wonderful Valentine’s Day (festa dell Amore) celebration at Bello Bio. We have a fabulous 5 course meal planned that will feature a special Valentine’s Day dessert, all in a beautiful candlelit atmosphere.” Visit www.bellobio.ca and click the Valentine’s link for all of the details and the full menu. Book your reservation today and join us for Valentine’s Day Vegan Italian style. “That’s Amore!” Dinner includes: Antipasto, soup, pasta, entree, and dessert… among which includes a vegan roast served with stuffed potato and organic roasted vegetables, and Red Velvet Tirimisu… need we say more? Cost: $45.00 per person. Bombay Express (471… 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: Vegetarian Haven

Care of Terri Coles This review almost didn’t happen. My friend and I stopped by Vegetarian Haven on a Saturday evening. Baldwin Street is an unassuming side street with surprisingly cool options for food and shopping, and apparently Vegetarian Haven is something of a hidden treasure. We managed to snag a table for two, but everyone who came in after us was informed there would be a wait — and they all opted to get in line rather than go elsewhere. This restaurant offers plenty of reasons to put your name on the list for a table. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, but also elegant — it’s a great spot for a date. But the portions are generous and the prices are great, and most importantly the food is top notch. I got the Morrocan pad Thai, a nice twist on a favourite Toronto dish, and my friend enjoyed his spicy Bali stir-fry noodles. The noodles are made fresh in Toronto every day. I particularly appreciated that the menu indicates which dishes are wheat-free, and which others can be made that way. The fresh mint and ginger teas were definitely nice on a cold evening, and the… Read More


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