I generally prefer to eat at home (because I’m in charge of the menu and the price), but it is fun to go out once in awhile. Toronto is full of restaurants and prior to doing Weight Watchers I used to frequent many of them. Since doing WW, and going gluten free and vegan, I’ve changed the establishments I frequent but have found some amazing eats along the way and I thought it would be fun to share them with you in honour of Vegan Mofo.
Camros Organic Eatery
So happy that Meghan introduced me to this place! Everything is organic, vegetarian and usually gluten free. All of the ingredients are listed for every dish, the prices are great, the portions are generous and the flavours are pretty incredible. I’ve liked everything.
I can’t wait to try some of their juice at the newly opened juice bar. I’m also excited because my frequent customer card is filling up and I’ll be eligible for a free meal very soon!!
I’ve talked about my love of Fresh many times on this blog. I remember the first time I visited Fresh, back when I was in college. This was before WW, when my eating was pretty terrible. I had no idea what half the things on the menu were and went for the simplest bowl I could find. Now I feel like I could work there with all I know about their menu items!
The Big Carrot
Not only my favourite health food store in the city, but they have a pretty awesome take away counter and a great little juice bar and cafe. I often stop by after my meetings to grab a juice or a little lunch. I love that all the dishes in the take away are clearly listed as gluten free and vegan (or not) which makes my life a lot easier. The beet-pear-carrot-ginger juice at the juice bar is awesome too.
After going for the first time on my birthday, I’ve had two awesome subsequent visits. I love trying a little something different each time I go. I still stand by my claim that their cake is probably some of the best I’ve ever eaten!
Honourable mentions go to Wild Earth Bakery for their awesome gluten free, vegan treats and wonderful teas, Mocha Mocha for their yummy avocado salad plate and warm brown rice salad, Lady Marmalade for their fantastic brunch and Vi Vetha for their delightful gluten free pastas.
If you’re looking for tips for dining out, check out the guest blog I did over at Carrots n Cake a few months ago.
What’s your favourite restaurant in your city? What’s the best restaurant you’ve been to while travelling?