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September 24th, 2009 (05:10 pm)

I havent post in a long time but i've been out of my home for a while! I was in Toronto with my boyfriend for the vegetarian food fair but we stayed there some time, before and after, and we went in other places in Ontario too, to visit places and people. We had fun. We went to eat in some vegan restaurants in Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa and of course, i have a LOT of pictures now that i'm back. I won't post them all... but i still have around... 50 to post!

I'll start with Toronto...


First we went to Live. I had a big bowl of salad with greens, avocados, seeds, marinated tofu and black beans and a green juice with dandelion and lemon and a shot of E3 live



My boyfriend had the tempeh crab cakes


And we had this amazing raw black forest cake


At Fresh, we both had the corn bread, salad and soup combo and the shake we chose was one of the best we had during the trip. It was something like banana, almond, dates and maple syrup. Yum.


We were walking around and we discovered a place called LPK culinary groove. The girl who owns the store let us in even if it was closed and we saw that they have lots and lots of vegan and raw sweets! We tried the orange and salted caramel cake and the nanaimo bar. So sad that place is 12 hours of road from where i live. Those were soooo good...



Vegetarian haven : We first had fresh juices. I had the carrot-apple-lemon and my boyfriend had the beet and... i can't remember what else....


I had the Hawain plate, with rice, tofu, vegetables and pineapples


My boyfriend had the daily special, those square where made out of sweet potato, and it was really good. And there was a soup too, a creamy mushroom soup with walnuts on top. No pics but i remember it...


Dessert, of course : i had the vegan chocolate cake with soy vanilla ice cream


And my boyfriend chose the banana split with soy chocolate ice cream and soy vanilla almond ice cream

 
We stopped at Urban Herbivore. I had a salad loaded with BBQ tofu and other good things and my boyfriend had a big sandwich with a lot of veggies, sprouts, lemon tahini, pesto, olive tapenade and... well, that was good! And we had lemonades, mine was lemon pineapple and my boyfriend had the cranberry one!


We found vegan cupcakes at the Blue banana market...


We also went to Hibiscus and i would have loved to eat there a full meal, but we only tried the vegan crepes with ice cream because we had another plan for dinner so it was more like a...snack!
Soy ice creams were green tea and ginger!


Fressen : expensive, but really good. According to some reviews i read, it looks like we were lucky to have a good service ; everyone was nice and that was quick...
We had those rum cocktails, made with real fresh juices one was with pineapple and i don't remember what and the other one was pomegranate and cranberry i think


Apetizer was some sweet potato tartelettes


I felt like having pastas, a meal that i really don't have often but i wanted to try theirs. They were flax pastas and the sauce was delicious


My boyfriend had the beer battered tofu


And the dessert, there was only one choice, ok, but... seriously... Raw avocado-chocolate-walnut cake with cashew cream mousse ( we don't see it on the pic, it was between the cake and the pineapple... )

Wow

Rawlicious : sadly we were not a lot hungry due to our last dinner at Fressen... we were still kinda full... But i liked what i had, i ordered a simple salad with greens, olives, black currants and hemp seeds and the Mono Blanco smoothie


My boyfriend had the taco wrap, with guacamole, tomatoes, salsa, nut cheese and
lother good things...


Couldn't resist dessert... I had the raw ice cream : vanilla with cacao nibs and chocolate sauce


Boyfriend had the raw moka pie...

I'll have to try making this one at home!

So that's all for Toronto! Next post is about Kingston and Ottawa!

Comments

Posted by: Softie (dudewhatthefuuu)
Posted at: September 25th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)

Yummmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by: jedzenfoodblog (jedzenfoodblog)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)

oh yes!!

Posted by: The Beautiful People's Club (_amyface)
Posted at: September 25th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)

Fressen's dessert KILLS me! Sooo delicious.
And I've never been to Hibiscus, maybe I need to give that a go

Posted by: jedzenfoodblog (jedzenfoodblog)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)

I wish i could go to Fressen everynight to taste new desserts. it was sooo good!

Hibiscus was a nice little cafe, and the crepe was really good but i should have ate something else too, at least a soup! their menu is all vegan so it should be great!

Posted by: The Beautiful People's Club (_amyface)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)

As far as I know Fressen only serves the one dessert. At least, that's the only one they have had anytime I go

Posted by: jedzenfoodblog (jedzenfoodblog)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)

ah ok, i thought they had weekly specials or something like that. But i'd go again just to taste other food and i wouldnt mind having that same dessert that's for sure :)

Posted by: worthy of love (dolmadez)
Posted at: September 26th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)

Yum. Juices, smoothies, and desserts are my favorite raw.

That banana split looks heavenly!

Posted by: jedzenfoodblog (jedzenfoodblog)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)

haha me too! i love salads a lot too. i didnt post every smoothie or juice i had while i was there because there was too much
the banana split was really good! :)

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