Sweet and Treats – A Guide to Toronto’s Vegan Bakeshops

Through Being Cool, a beloved Toronto bakery recently closed its doors after six years of serving up a hearty selection of vegan pastries, donuts, and other sweet and savory delights.  It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but in 2013 the vegan scene in Toronto was only just starting to take off, and vegan fresh…

A Guide to Toronto’s Best Vegan Pizza

As I’ve documented a few times in various online channels, pizza is my favorite food.  A cheese pizza was the last thing I ate before going completely vegan ten years ago, and while there wasn’t much that I thought I’d miss foodwise, I did have some reservations about giving up pizza.  Fortunately that same year,…

Plant and Pine Launch – A Brief Manifesto

Plant & Pine seems like a simple enough moniker for this new project- but it took a while to come up with the name.  After months of debate and brainstorming, I hit on an idea that I felt resonated more than all the others. The Plant half of the name refers to a primary source…

Toronto’s Best Vegan Breakfast and Brunch

Kupfert and Kim (Various Locations) Kupfert and Kim has been rapidly expanding over the last few years and now has eight locations in Toronto!  The popularity of this wheatless and meatless quick service restaurant is not suprising.  This is hands down some of the best vegan food around.  Their plant-based meals are nutritious, delicious and…

Happy Vegan Halloween!

Halloween is finally here!  October always tends to fly by in a bit of a blur, maybe because there’s not a whole lot to take note of.  The month, a dreary damp period with little relief, sits on the edge of winter, threatening of what’s to come.  But then the 31st  arrives, and for a…

A Toronto Guide to Vegan Ice Cream

While we may be heading into the last stretch of summer, the temperatures are still soaring and that means the quest for some cool, sweet, and flavourful relief is still very much on. With that in mind, I’ve journeyed across Toronto’s vast sprawl to bring you a comprehensive list of where to get your vegan…

Je t’aime Montreal.

It’s odd that I’ve never been to Montreal before.  It’s only a 5-hour train ride from Toronto (or a one hour flight).  At times, I admit I’ve felt a bit apathetic towards exploring Canada more.  There is a temptation to unfairly define and assess the entire country based on the qualities of its largest city, Toronto.  I…

Falling in Love with the City of Angels

I’m not sure what ignited my Los Angeles and SoCal infatuation but it goes a long way back.  An eight or nine-year-old version of myself even made a bold prediction – that he would one day move to California, a place he’d never been, and live near the ocean, in a beach house, with sand…

33rd Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

A couple of weeks has passed since the 33rd annual Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival, and as the thrill of the festival has now subsided, and the food hangovers have mostly been cured, I thought I’d give a small summary of the many vegan treats, delicacies, and innovations that I had the opportunity to indulge in….

A Blog Review – July 6th Edition

The enormous amount of vegan and vegan friendly food bloggers out there is inspiring, but it’s a bit overwhelming to sift through them all to discover new and interesting recipes.  Pinterest is a great visual resource for searching this vast network of blogs, and is additionally a good way of organizing your findings, but I’ve…