Staycation Weekend: Vegan MoFo Day 11&12

Oh the weekend. It couldn’t come soon enough.  Normally, they don’t mean anything to me, because I have other things I need to be doing, but this week I was ready for it to be Saturday…. on Tuesday. And I got some much needed downtime. I introduced an omnivore to Vegetarian Haven (17 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON) on Saturday. I (almost) wish I could say it was the first time he’d ever been to a vegetarian restaurant, but he’d been to Live before, so not only had he been to a vegan restaurant, he’d been to a raw one and liked it. Regardless, it was a great meal. We started things off with an order of crispy oyster mushrooms and seared dumplings. I wish we had ordered two orders of the crispy oyster mushrooms because I can never have enough, they are so rich and flavourful and the sweet slightly spiced sauce is a perfect compliment for it. We both ordered the Special of the Day which was a tofu skin wrapped taro root mash on a bed of greens, with a side of noodles, an AMAZING mango salad. Our waitress totally sold it when she brought it over. Her description totally got my mouth watering from the very beginning. It adds so much to a meal when the server is friendly, and she was wonderful. I was feeling pretty full after finishing my plate, but there is always room for dessert. My dining companion and I shared a piece of chocolate cake and…

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