Rewind to Sunday, June 12th, 2011…
After our unbelievable brunch at Live Food Bar, Matt and I spent the afternoon wandering up and down Queen Street West in downtown Toronto. When we’d finally worked our appetites back up, we headed to Fresh Restaurant‘s Bloor Street location for dinner.
We started out by sharing a Lucky Charm smoothie, with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and mango. Simple, but tasty.
Once I saw these Avocado-White Bean Dosas on the appetizer menu, I knew they had to be ours.
For his main dish, Matt ordered the vegan Mushroom Onion Burger with sweet potato fries and house mayo on the side.
I went with the Energy Bowl, which was clearly made for me: marinated tofu cubes, rich coconut curry sauce, and chickpea-vegetable stew, plus cucumber, tomato, red onion, and sunflower sprouts, all served over brown rice.
Tofu + chickpeas + curry = happy Amber.
For dessert, we grabbed a gluten-free chocolate chunk cookie to-go…
…as well as a quart of All Green Juice, which we shared for breakfast the following morning.
Before leaving Toronto that next day, we stopped for lunch at Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine.
This restaurant is very much like a Loving Hut. We shared some red pepper hummus to start…
…and I had some hot jasmine tea.
Matt ate the Supreme Burrito, with textured vegetable proteins, rice, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and mild salsa in a wheat tortilla.
I had the Chow Mein, with tofu, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green peppers, and soy protein. I ended up giving the soy protein pieces to Matt because they tasted JUST LIKE ham, of all things. The smell and taste of anything ham-like just completely disgusts me, but Matt used to like real ham, so he loved the flavor of the fake stuff.
Matt and I each got an almond milk latte, and we also picked up these Sweets From The Earth vegan treats for the road: a gluten-free walnut brownie and a piece of rich frosted chocolate fudge cake.
I was really pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed Toronto, and I already can’t wait to go back someday!