Thomas Lavers Cannery and Delicatessen – What’s up more vegan options in Kensington. (mostly photos)

A few weekends ago JC and I went to Kensington Market after a friend posted a picture on instagram showing vegan sausages were being handmade by Thomas Lavers Cannery & Delicatessen. They’ve been open since January 2013, and have been doing some interesting food things ever since. It’s a nice clean looking space, clearly created by someone with an eye for interior design. The first thing we noticed when we walked in was the full glorious wall of colourful preserves. Delicious options like pickled veggies, home made jams, jellies, mustards, sauces, pickles, etc.

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Greens Veggie Restaurant

This sunny weekend in Toronto we headed over to Kensington Market to go look at produce, okay no, we went to go to Hot Beans in hopes that they would have Boston Cream donuts. No luck on the Boston creams, but they had coconut lime, which still satisfied our quest for donuts, but still made me hope for a Boston cream filled Monday. I’ve walked by Greens Vegetarian Restaurant (638 Dundast St W, Toronto, ON) dozens of times, but I’ve never stopped in, or looked at the menu before this weekend. And as usual, I was pleasantly surprised when I finally did. There was only one person in the restaurant when we walked in, enjoying a giant bowl of soup, but on the bright side, an empty restaurant (ideally) means fast service. Looking over the menu, it isn’t exactly descriptive… or rather, it doesn’t seem descriptive until you actually get your dish and realize it was exactly as describe: simple (at least with the dishes we tried.) I should mention that this is not an exclusively vegan restaurant and some dishes have egg in them, but you can tell your server and they’ll take care of you. Another nice thing about Greens is that you can get 10% off with a TVA discount card. It’s been nearly a year since my last bowl of memorably delicious hot and sour soup (from Padmanadi in Edmonton) so I was happy to see it on Green’s menu, and even more pleased when we…

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