Windsor Arms Vegan Food – In Pictures

We’ve gone to the Windsor Arms (18 Saint Thomas Street – Toronto, Ontario) twice so far, once for brunch a month or so ago, and once for dinner. Brunch was much easier to photograph, unfortunately dinner had a bit too much mood lighting to be conducive to pretty pictures. I think it’s worth going to the Windsor Arms at least once (or twice), if not for the food, then the general dining experience, especially since vegan fine dining experiences can be few and far between depending on where you live. The vegan options at the Windsor arms were developed by Doug McNish, (www.dougmcnish.com) Toronto’s vegan chef extraordinaire. He will soon be releasing a vegan, raw food cookbook called Eat Raw, Eat Well at EcoExistance (766 St. Clair Avenue West at Arlington, Toronto) on Saturday March 31st, go here for more info. I’m looking forward to it, since the title makes me reminisce about the first meal I had from Chef Doug, when he was still at Raw Aura (in Mississauga). Raw lasagna. Yes.

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Mississauga… the city I can’t spell. and a visit to Raw Aura. Finally.

I’ve been hobbling around for the last week with some vicious back pain, and I asked for advice on twitter. Well, one of the suggestions was to eat more raw food, so I figured… what better time to visit Raw Aura? And I was right*. Though now that I’ve been there, I think any time is a good time to visit Raw Aura (94 Lakeshore Road East Mississauga, On). *my back still hurts so unfortunately Raw Aura wasn’t the cure, though I’m willing to try again, just to see if second or third time is a charm. Sure it’s in Mississauga, but it’s so easy to get to. From Union Station (in Toronto), jump on the Lakeshore West Go Train and get off at the Port Credit Go Station (in Mississauga), it took about half an hour to get there. Then I walked for 5 minutes to the restaurant. Easy! (and a little over ten dollars for a round trip.) Let me say that in my life I’ve visited several raw food restaurants, and some of them have been quite decent. But I’ve always given them the “raw concession”. As in, that kind of it’s not very good, but it’s good for what it is sort of thing. Sure raw desserts have always been delicious, and tend to be much better than the cooked or nonvegan version (at least in my mind.) But main dishes… eh. I haven’t really been blown away by anything. Raw Aura changes that. It’s easy to…

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