Grasshopper Restaurant – Trial Opening

We checked out Grasshopper Restaurant’s trial menu/opening this weekend while visiting some of the Indie Coffee Passport stops in Kensington Market. It’s a new meatless restaurant that seems to have couple of dishes that contain dairy, but is otherwise vegan. They might also use non-vegan mayo in some dishes, but the menu has a guide where V means vegan (and SF means soy free, and GF means gluten free.) You can check out the trial menu online So happy to be a part of this neighbourhood #kensington #toronto #vegetarian #vegan #fusion pic.twitter.com/ncLZa6M5hY — Grasshopper (@GrasshopperRest) February 4, 2014 They opened earlier this month and are located very close to Kensington Market. Grasshopper has taken over the spot that used to be the Mexi-CAN market on College and has been completely renovated and looks bright, and clean with large windows letting in a lot of natural light, as well as really interesting light fixtures. It’s small, but it’s comfortable and tables seemed well arranged, where they maximize the use of their space, while still balancing comfort of patrons. Here is what we ordered: The Sauteed “beef” & cremini mushroom satay with a chimichurri sauce. The chimichurri sauce was great, and the smoky seitan not-beef had a a lot of flavour and a very meaty texture. One thing that I wish we had ordered were the Chick-un Fingers. I heard later that the not-chicken itself is vegan, but the peanut dipping sauce is not. Quinoa Mac N’ Cheese. Again, chimichurri sauce on…

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Boston – Grasshopper Vegetarian Restaurant

After our last day at PAX East we opted to check out Grasshopper Vegetarian Restaurant. Once we got over there it was kind of funny… it was pretty much next to Peace O’Pie but we hadn’t even noticed in our myopic pizza quest the night before (and also probably didn’t notice because it was pretty dark outside.) Grasshopper Vegetarian has a casual atmosphere and friendly unintrusive service. There was a group of boys that went next door and brought in their own “drinks,” which I thought was incredibly weird on their part but somewhat nice on the part of the restaurant.

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