Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Vegantario

Hello lovelies! We are back from our Ontario vacation, which was lovely (much thanks to our gracious hosts, Glen and Jenny!!!), and are officially in moving crunch. I thought I'd better do a post now, since I won't get another chance to for about two weeks.

We stayed in Hamilton, with a couple day trips to Toronto. I am so grateful that we had such great "tour guides", who are vegetarian, and know all the great places to eat.

Our second day in Hamilton, we went to a downtown farmer's market, and then to a little cafe called Bread and Roses. Not completely vegetarian, the cafe served mostly local, organic food, and made a great rice bowl. And, they had vegan brownies! Hells yeah!!! I didn't take any pictures from this visit, but Keith and I got take-out for a picnic later in the week.

Our next adventure took us to Toronto's Vegetarian Haven, which shares a space with the Toronto Vegetarian Association. I can't remember what everyone ordered, but I got the Singapore Seitan, and Quinn had deep fried tofu, and shared some purple rice and steamed veggies with Teague. And for some reason, Quinn's soymilk came in a wine glass. He's such a classy guy.

Teague's B-Boy stance, reprezentin' vegan babies 'round the world:
Another adventure took us to the Toronto Zoo, which probably isn't very vegan of us, but it's a beautiful space, and Quinn had the best day of his life. So. No hate mail guys, 'kay? We stopped at Hamilton's natural food store on the way to pick up some picnic snacks.

On the way home from the zoo, after getting lost in Toronto, we attempted to go to the Urban Herbivore, but it was closed. Boo! So, reminding myself of Michelle's recommendation, we went to Fresh on Bloor for take-out. I, sadly didn't have any pictures, since we ate in the car in the dark on the drive home, but we got some great food! Vegan chocolate caramel bar? Yes please! Vegan carrot cake with cream cheese icing? Uh huh! Coconut tempeh? Mmmmm..... We got two great wraps, Magic Tofu for me, and Kathmandu for Keith. They were faboo. I am really wishing Fresh were in Vancouver. Sigh.

On our last day in Hamilton, we stopped at a little organic, fair trade coffee house for an early lunch. My Dog Joe is a cool little coffeehouse that had a few vegan options, and a killer Peach Iced Green Tea. Keith and I shared a 3-Bean Chili and a veggie panini, minus the mayo and cheese. And I finished the meal off with a vegan macaroon.

That's all she wrote, friends! See you in a couple weeks!
xo

11 comments:

Shadow Cutting said...

Interesting angle of viewing! Interesting blog!

VeggieGirl said...

Welcome back!!! Sooo glad that you had fun in Ontario - great photographs!

Paulina said...

Yay for delicious vegan food! I agree with Veggiegirl - great photographs!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I know I've said it before, but it's soooo true that I need to say it again-- you have the cutest kids EVER!

And the food looks terrific as well.

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

The pictures in this post are so adorable! Your kids are the cutest.

Michelle said...

i'm glad you liked Fresh, it's definately one of my faves!

Melissa said...

OMG YUM!!! Vegan brownie..mmmm. Now I'm hungry! Glad you had such a great trip. Your boys are so cute!

Anardana said...

Cool pics :)

Kat said...

Just making sure you saw that Oprah is doing a 21-Day Vegan Cleanse!

Chef Tal Ronnen put together a bunch of recipes using vegan products, like Earth Balance.

You can check out her whole program & the recipes here:
http://www.oprah.com/foodhome/food/cleanse/recipes/recipes_scallopini.jhtml

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Here's wishing you a smooth move!! Thanks for taking me along to Toronto, etc. -- I've always wanted to visit there! LOVE the b-boy stance -- representing well, baby!!

Monika K said...

Word to baby Teague! As for the zoo - um, aren't zoos an integral part of childhood development? I mean, they're full of animals, nature and candy - how can you go wrong? No judgment here!