Some Toronto Vegan Businesses Doing Delivery/Pickup during Covid19 Social Distancing.

Hello, hope you are doing as well as possible. It’s been a heck of a few months, and I know many of us have been impacted in a variety of ways. It’s hard to imagine how drastically things have changed in a short period of time – I like to think we’re all in this together, and that it will be over someday, but I know that it hasn’t been impacting people equally. Shout outs to the people keeping us healthy, keeping us fed, and keeping the city moving. We are lucky that we live in a city where a variety of online/socially distant grocery options already existed before people had to pivot to offering them. We’ve been doing an online order – grocery pick up thing for a few years, if only because synchronizing our schedules and wrangling a toddler made grocery shopping challenging in the best of times. Anyway, I’ve been worried about a few small businesses making it through this, and I also wanted to share a few suggestions for sources of some levity during this time. If it’s accessible to you – support local stores and shops, some are doing pickup, some are open, and some are doing delivery. I’ve felt so much more comfortable going into my small local store than larger chains right now. First of all, if you haven’t signed up for one of FoodShare Toronto‘s produce delivery boxes, you might want to consider it. They’ve just recently added Alternative Grounds fair-trade coffee,…

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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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