GTBT (Good Times, Bad Times) - The tea shop
Awesome little community oriented funky tea shop. They have a variety of loose leaf teas. For eats they offer salads, home made pie, empanadas, ice cream and a few other treats. With a decent selection of organic fare. On the community side they've started a French conversation class Wednesdays at 7 and host music performances. [Read More]
Vegetarian Haven
Exquisite vegan cuisine with a strong Asian influence. They offer a good variety of options, so picking out a dish will be difficult. Remember you can always come back to try everything else. They favour the use of local organic ingredients and their cooking is loaded with flavour. They have some of the most professional servers in the city. The pleasant Baldwin street location is ideal for patio season. It is also the first place where I experienced the joy of a pie slice in ... [Read More]
The Beet Organic Cafe
Delightful little restraunt with a local, organic healthy food focus. Both veggie's and meaters can find something to enjoy here. The price is slightier higher than average, but given the quality of ingedients they are sourcing it remains a fairly good deal and your body will thank you for spending a few extra dollars.They also have a pretty sweet patio. [Read More]
Lilly's Lunches: Homemade sandwiches & lunches delivered by bicycle
Elizabeth Callahan delivers homemade lunches consisting of a sandwhich, side and a sweet during weekdays in the downtown core. She delivers between Bathurst to younge and front to Bloor. A lunch costs $10 and delivery is an extra $3 outside the free delivery zone. To start receiving lunches you need to sign up for 4 lunches, one a week for $40. You might also spot her catering at bike related events such as Art Spin.... [Read More]
Tiffinday - Indian food delivery
Indian meal delivery with an eco-conscious and social justice focus. Meals, prepared by new comers to Canada, are delivered in tifins, reusable metal containers, by electric rickshaw bike (or low emission car during the winter months). On days when they are over capacity they also outsource deliveries to Good Foot Delivery. Enter your postal code in the side bar of their site to see if they deliver to your area. You can also taste their food at Withrow park, Leslieville and Apple ... [Read More]
Delight - Handmade Organic Fair Trade Chocolate
Exquisetly crafted decadent chocolate. It's not likely you will find truffles better than theirs. During the summer season they also serve some magical ice cream. Though not 100% certified organic as they claim, they do use some of the better ingredients available including Camino Chocolate, Harmony Organic Dairy products, and Bee Queen Honey as well as biodegradable packaging from Green Shift. In addition to the Junction Location you can also find their wonderful treats a... [Read More]
Arte Gelato and Caffé
Arguably some of the best ice cream in the city. They offer a wide variety of Italian style ice creams made on site with real ingidients and no artificial flavours. At times their selection also includes some dairy-free and sugar-free options. As if that wasn't enough, they make a decent 12" thin crust pizza. It's a simple pizza without gimmicks and it is everything a pizza needs to be. A 12" margherita goes for 4.99. Load it up with toppings at 99 ce... [Read More]
Harvest Noon Cafe
A great cafe has recently opened, tucked away in graduate students' union building at UofT. This volunteer run cafe is open to the whole community. One can now find healthy, locally sourced organic vegan fare at the lowest of prices on campus. A meal will set you back a full $5, add another $1 for a beverage. Their fresh baked bread is outstanding, the salad was deliciously full of sprouts and their vegan shepherds pie was plenty hearty. They are currently open... [Read More]
South Indian Dosa Mahal
This restaurant is an integral part of my eating out repertoire for a few reasons: - The food is reliably fast and delicious - it's a charming family run business that decided never to take down their valentine decorations - and it's hard to find comparable quality of food for such a low price anywhere in the city. Their menu is fairly simple. Essentially you choose between a paratha, chapati, poori, dosa(in a wide variety of flavours) or biryani based meal. Each type ... [Read More]
Chef Steffan Howard's Faith, Hope and Charity Luncheon at Palais Royale
Every Wednesday from 12-3 Chef Steffan Howard and his team serve a convivial feast created with a preference for locally sourced organic ingredients. It's a 15$ minimum PWYC all you can eat lunch with the proceeds going to charity. The quality and quantity of the food available, combined with the blissful lake side patio view makes this event a winner. As people dine together at large tables the aim of the event is to foster community connections and nourish both body ... [Read More]