Kensington Market just gained a new spot for grain bowls, salads, and Electric Lemonade. Rice Bar is a newly opened eatery and juice bar from Brock Shepherd of Kensington Brewing Company and Trashed & Wasted, in partnership with Potsothy (Pots) Sallapa of 4 Life Natural Foods.
In a press release, Shepherd describes the newest venture as “the truest expression of my cooking and who I am, we are wearing our granola eating, bike-riding, hippie ethos on our sleeve here.”
The menu, an extension of Shepherd’s ongoing Trashed & Wasted project, will offer a rotating roster of stews and soups using ingredients rescued from the available from the produce section of 4 Life Natural Foods.
The Wabi Sabi salad is one example, that will utilize an ever-changing mix of rescued vegetables and greens finished with a buttermilk blue cheese dressing and pumpkin seeds.
Other dishes on the menu include the Surfer’s Supper, brown rice loaded with five-spice black beans, goat feta, salsa, and tortilla chips, and the Augusta Salad, a medley of greens, quinoa, carrot, and sprouts sprinkled with savoury granola.
The base of every dish will be vegetarian, with a selection of organic, ethically-raised meats available as add-ons.
To drink, Rice Bar offers a “magical” Electric Lemonade infused with butterfly pea flower tea that transforms from deep cerulean blue to bright purple.
Address: 210 Augusta Avenue, Toronto