Smash Juice Bar – Grand Opening – April 20th

JC and I decided to check out Smash Juice Bar for lunch on their grand opening today. Along with raw, gluten-free and mostly vegan (one item has honey in it) packaged foods (everything is well labelled), they’ve also got a nice variety of juices, kombucha, non-dairy milks, and cold press coffee. It is a nice addition to the area that’s becoming increasingly vegan friendly (with spots like Kupfert & Kim, IQ Food Co, Superfood Eateries, etc) which I couldn’t have said with much enthusiasm a few years ago. Transit accessible, walkable, and it shares the space with the newest location of Rose City Kitchen (which is vegan friendly too – hello falafel) and Clockwork Coffee (which made me an excellent soy latte today.) JC and I shared the Mediterranean Wrap and the Zucchini Linguini, plus a couple of drinks, a Refreshing Smoothie for JC, and a Cherry Chia Kombucha for me. I was pleasantly surprised by how light the Mediterranean wrap was, and the wrap balanced being strong enough to contain all the veggies and hummus, with being light enough to be easy to bite into. Ingredients: Carrots, ground flax, tomatoes, hummus, cabbage, kale, sea salt, spices  I liked the mediterranean wrap, but my favourite in terms of lively flavours was the zucchini linguini. It was well seasoned, the noodles were fresh and everything came together wonderfully. We’re generally not “raw food” folks, but you can almost never go wrong with zucchini noodles. Ingredients: zucchini, tomatoes, hemp hearts, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, fresh herbs,…

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Quick Post – Superfood Eateries – Vegan on Adelaide (Toronto)

I’ll admit, I went to Superfood Eateries last week by accident. It just happened to be there on my walk home, and I just happened to be craving a bit of a pick-me-up. Serendipity really. The bright green sandwich board outside caught my eye, and there they were speaking my language (I like emphatic vegan wording, but “plant-based” works too), so I walked in and checked it out. One of the people inside was super helpful and friendly, and he gave me a run down of their products. He mentioned that they had a full menu on their website, and were rotating options to see what people liked the most. I sampled, then purchased the DiplomatiC – a cold-pressed juice blend of grapefruit, orange, and spirulina. Its sour citrusy goodness really hit the spot as I sat outside in the sun. While there is a small seating area inside Superfood Eateries, it was far too beautiful a day to stay inside. Other than colourful cold-pressed juices there are also a variety of To-Go options like raw pizza, and pad thai, as well as dehydrated snacks like kale chips, sweet potato chips, & other assorted magic. I also picked up a mini Pad Thai to-go bowl. Gluten-free. It’s got carrots, zucchini, red peppers, a gingery dressing, kelp noodles, nuts, and full of flavour. Prices were about the same as you’d expect from any raw-food take away place (not-inexpensive/moderate) but they do occasionally have things on sale for 30% off. They have…

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