Veggielicious Celebrates Toronto’s Veg Scene this May 2016

It’s delicious, it's meatless and it’s returning to Toronto!

The Toronto Vegetarian Association's annual Veggielicious event is back this month for its fifth year with a gastronomic celebration of Toronto's best vegan eats. From May 6th until May 22nd over 40 participating restaurants, bakeries and other local businesses will showcase cruelty-free, vegan prix-fixe menu items ranging from $15 to $40 and special deals too. For Torontonians who are familiar with the Winterlicious and Summerlicious events (which also include local restaurants with prix-fixe menus) you could think of Veggielicious as the vegan (love) child of these two events! 

Veggielicious is delicious, meatless and returning to Toronto this May 2016 with a gastronomic celebration of some of the city's best vegan eats. Photo by: www.veggielicious.ca.

Veggielicious is delicious, meatless and returning to Toronto this May 2016 with a gastronomic celebration of some of the city's best vegan eats. Photo by: www.veggielicious.ca.

Veggielicious celebrates Toronto’s gourmet veg cuisine at great prices... It’s the perfect time to explore new restaurants and Toronto’s veg scene through food that is healthy and delicious.
— David Alexander, Executive Director at the Toronto Vegetarian Association.
Veggielicious is back this month for its fifth year with a gastronomic celebration of Toronto's best vegan eats. From Photo by Love Wild Live Free.

Veggielicious is back this month for its fifth year with a gastronomic celebration of Toronto's best vegan eats. From Photo by Love Wild Live Free.

With something for everyone, Veggielicious is certainly an event that you do not want to miss. There's brunch at Doug's Public Kitchen, a Vegan Snack Pact from Apiecalypse Now!, smoothies and treats from Kupfert & Kim, soul food from Bloomers, a treats sampler pack from Sweets from the Earth, a raw-vegan and cold-pressed juice special made with watermelon + strawberry + lemon + coconut-milk from Fresh, in addition to many other promotions from local vegan companies. Veg-friendly restaurants like Tabule, Windsor Arms Hotel and Fabarnak, among others, have stepped up to the plate with vegan prix-fixe menus too. You can view the full listing of participating restaurants, bakeries and local businesses here.

I am thrilled to be supporting this important event which is the perfect opportunity to celebrate local businesses who are helping to spread the message of compassion through the products that they provide, while showing the city that cruelty-free food, made with plant-based ingredients can be delicious and accessible! Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Veggielicious Kick-Off Event, where I sampled menu items from participating restaurants. I've included a full recap with the best things that I tasted below. 

Veggielicious Delivered

You can order many of the specials through the Veggielicious Delivery Partner Foodora which delivers throughout Toronto.  

Veggielicious Preview Highlights

Kupfert and Kim: On the left, First Canadian Place (organic quinoa, organic tempeh, organic kale, roasted yam, pomegranate, beets, carrots, rainbow radish, purple cabbage, organic sprouts, sunflower and sesame seeds with maple chia sauce) and on the right, Oaxaca (brown rice, black beans, organic kale, beets, non-GMO corn, daikon, hemp seeds, organic tortilla chips, lime wedge with pico de gallo, guacamole and cashew cream. Photo by: Love Wild Live Free. 

Kupfert and Kim: On the left, First Canadian Place (organic quinoa, organic tempeh, organic kale, roasted yam, pomegranate, beets, carrots, rainbow radish, purple cabbage, organic sprouts, sunflower and sesame seeds with maple chia sauce) and on the right, Oaxaca (brown rice, black beans, organic kale, beets, non-GMO corn, daikon, hemp seeds, organic tortilla chips, lime wedge with pico de gallo, guacamole and cashew cream. Photo by: Love Wild Live Free. 

Tabule: On the left, Falafel (chick peas, split fava, parsley, garlic, onions and tahini) + Müjaddara (rice and brown lentil with onions topped off with concasse), on the right, Housemade Hummus, Babaganuj and Tabule. I also really enjoyed tasting the Rice Pudding which is one of Tabule's dessert options from the Veggielicious Price-Fixe Menu, made with coconut milk, raisins, rosewater and pistachios (not pictured). Photo by: Love Wild Live Free.  

Tabule: On the left, Falafel (chick peas, split fava, parsley, garlic, onions and tahini) + Müjaddara (rice and brown lentil with onions topped off with concasse), on the right, Housemade Hummus, Babaganuj and Tabule. I also really enjoyed tasting the Rice Pudding which is one of Tabule's dessert options from the Veggielicious Price-Fixe Menu, made with coconut milk, raisins, rosewater and pistachios (not pictured). Photo by: Love Wild Live Free.  

Sweets from the Earth: Two Sampler pack options for Veggielicious, including the Nut Free Special and the Gluten-Free Special. Both packs include delicious vegan treats like the ones pictured above. Photo by: Love Wild Live Free.  

Sweets from the Earth: Two Sampler pack options for Veggielicious, including the Nut Free Special and the Gluten-Free Special. Both packs include delicious vegan treats like the ones pictured above. Photo by: Love Wild Live Free.  

For more information and to view a full list of this year's participants go to veggielicious.ca. You can also find Veggielicious on Twitter and Facebook.

Special thank you to the Toronto Vegetarian Association for providing all of the details for this post. 

To learn more about the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) visit their website here. The TVA organizes North America's largest annual Veg Food Fest, which attracts over 40,000 visitors each September. Their mission is to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating.

Happy Veggielicious Toronto!

Much love, 

#LoveWildLiveFree