Drop-in-dinner – Vegan Night at the Depanneur with Emily Zimmerman

Amazing vegan comfort food, with local organic vegetables from Fresh City Farms. New menu published every Monday. —– Pay What You Can after 7:30 Fresh City Farms CSA box pickup 5-8pm http://www.freshcityfarms.com/ —– Emily Zimmerman is the lady behind Pear and Pepper – a freelance chef cooking deluxe, delicious vegan dishes and retro comfort food like whoah. She can be found at The Depanneur every Wednesday evening, and hosting the occasional Rusholme Park Supper Club or vegan Workshop. Learn more about our Drop-In Dinners: http://thedepanneur.ca/drop-in-dinners Some notes on accessibility of venue: – Front doors are not automatic. There are no steps to get in. – One gender neutral restroom – is not wheelchair accessible but is on the main floor. There is one step to get in. – Venue is kid friendly, has a little activity table, has a changing station in the bathroom, and a breastfeeding friendly sticker in the window.

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Drop-in-dinner – Vegan Night at the Depanneur with Emily Zimmerman

Amazing vegan comfort food, with local organic vegetables from Fresh City Farms. New menu published every Monday. —– Pay What You Can after 7:30 Fresh City Farms CSA box pickup 5-8pm http://www.freshcityfarms.com/ —– Emily Zimmerman is the lady behind Pear and Pepper – a freelance chef cooking deluxe, delicious vegan dishes and retro comfort food like whoah. She can be found at The Depanneur every Wednesday evening, and hosting the occasional Rusholme Park Supper Club or vegan Workshop. Learn more about our Drop-In Dinners: http://thedepanneur.ca/drop-in-dinners Some notes on accessibility of venue: – Front doors are not automatic. There are no steps to get in. – One gender neutral restroom – is not wheelchair accessible but is on the main floor. There is one step to get in. – Venue is kid friendly, has a little activity table, has a changing station in the bathroom, and a breastfeeding friendly sticker in the window.

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Drop-in-dinner – Vegan Night at the Depanneur with Emily Zimmerman

Amazing vegan comfort food, with local organic vegetables from Fresh City Farms. New menu published every Monday. —– Pay What You Can after 7:30 Fresh City Farms CSA box pickup 5-8pm http://www.freshcityfarms.com/ —– Emily Zimmerman is the lady behind Pear and Pepper – a freelance chef cooking deluxe, delicious vegan dishes and retro comfort food like whoah. She can be found at The Depanneur every Wednesday evening, and hosting the occasional Rusholme Park Supper Club or vegan Workshop. Learn more about our Drop-In Dinners: http://thedepanneur.ca/drop-in-dinners Some notes on accessibility of venue: – Front doors are not automatic. There are no steps to get in. – One gender neutral restroom – is not wheelchair accessible but is on the main floor. There is one step to get in. – Venue is kid friendly, has a little activity table, has a changing station in the bathroom, and a breastfeeding friendly sticker in the window.

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Vegan Pre-Passover Supper Club from Emily Zimmerman

Chag Sameach to those who are observing Passover this week. Yesterday was the first night of Passover, and we celebrated at JC’s childhood home with family and friends. There was lots of reading (though not by me), and lots and lots of delicious food. Passover retells the story of the Jewish people’s escape from slavery from the Pharaoh, and of course, for me, with my general focus on social justice ties in really well with conversations on the realities of oppression and slavery in modern times as well. So I’ll be reflecting on the world I want to be a part of this week, and actively continue to participate in activities that further those positive goals. However, the night before we had a pre-Passover style supper club with Chef Emily Zimmerman, cooking out of The Depanneur. We had a great feast of cozy hearty Jewish cuisine, and I snapped a few pictures along the way. It’s wonderful to eat traditional style food, where it’s all very similar, you have some idea of what to expect, but everyone has their own unique spin on things. If you’ve never been to a Rusholme Park Supper club, I give a basic run down of what it’s all about in my first taste of the Depanneur post from all the way back in 2012! The supper club isn’t all vegan all the time. Supper club memberships cost $40 and include the cost of the meal. Memberships are only valid for one day so the way…

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Vegan Night at The Depanneur – Every Wednesday. (and other days too)

I don’t think enough people know about The Depanneur (I’m just going to call them The Dep). Or people have heard about them, but don’t realize the rich diversity of options this little food spot has. When I mention it to fellow vegans in town – sometimes they know about it, and sometimes they don’t – it really seems like a missed opportunity to eat delicious food while not only supporting a local small business, but also supporting the unique work of talented chefs. The Dep really is the place where “interesting food things happen”. From having rent-able commercial kitchen space, to running workshops, and having tasty themed food events with guest chefs, it’s also home of the Rusholme Park Supper Club and retail space for local goods. Lately we’ve been really enjoying Veg Out Wednesdays with Emily Zimmerman/Pear & Pepper. New and creative things every week. I like the oddly transient quality of it. The nature of the event makes it impossible to have a favourite dish, because it’s always something different, but always something quite lovely. Every week, I look forward to seeing what she comes up with. Wednesday also happens to be the same night you can pick up your Fresh City Farms grocery order, so you could even pair the two up and feel extra productive. But wait, there’s more…. dinner on Wednesdays is also often Pay What You Can after 7:30. Because dinners at the Dep are always so varied, I started an album on facebook…

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