Vegan Mofo Staycation three! What else can you give me Toronto?

I missed writing in here. I missed you blog. And I missed YOU, whoever you are. Last week was a busy week, as indicated by my absence. My food choices were atrocious and I don’t even want to talk about it (though I can tell you I relied heavily on peanut butter, cho dang tofu, and several day old okra to tide me over.) My weekend was much better. I paid Burrito Boys (218 Adelaide St W, Toronto) a visit after I decided it was necessary to find a better burrito than the crap I had at Chipotle. You can say what you want about Chipotle, you can sing it’s praises, I don’t care. I don’t like it. I ordered a vegan burrito, and it was good. They construct the burrito in such a way that you get the full compliment of flavours each time you take a bite, rather than the usual “oh here’s rice, oh here’s lettuce, oh here’s salsa” feeling I get from some other places. It was quite filling, though I probably could have eaten two for lunch. I think grilling the burrito is a nice touch, crispy on the outside warm and yummy on the inside. They have veggie ground round, and vegan guacamole, and hot sauce that’s actually hot. I wish they also had some daiya, because that would have made this place all around perfect. I hear there is another good place in Kensington Market with Sweet Potato Burritos. Oh boy do I…

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Vegan MoFo: 30 Days of Vegan Travel – Day 6 – Staycation – in Toronto, Ontario

Well. I said I wasn’t going anywhere this weekend, and I was serious. On the bright side, the weekends are a beautiful time to enjoy the city I do live in. So what happens in Toronto on a Saturday? One of my favourite things in the city, the St. Lawrence Market! While other farmers markets are closing shop (because it’s getting pretty chilly out) this one can keep on keeping on. It’s a great place to pick up heirloom tomatoes (and carrots!), fresh herbs, unique spices (that I’d have a hard time locating elsewhere), fresh bagels, & raw creations from Cruda Cafe. And yeah, I know it’s open throughout the week, but Saturday is my favourite! I briefly wandered around the Distillery District this afternoon with a couple of friends, I have to make a note to check out the farmers market there next year. It is a national historic site, with the most amazing Victorian industrial architecture, full of arts and culture. I must go back, and I must go back soon. There is this amazing juxtaposition between modern arts and culture, with this overwhelming feeling of HISTORY, like I stepped back into a time long ago. I’ve been told that Balzac’s Coffee Roastery (Distillery District, 55 Mill St, Toronto, On) is THE place for coffee in Toronto. There I was in the neighbourhood, and did I pick up a cup? Sadly no. Shamefully (really, I’m ashamed) my belly was already full of a venti chai latte. Did I…

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