These are the ultimate vegan treats to try in Toronto this holiday season

Dec 3 2018, 8:22 pm

Perhaps you’re totally plant-powered, or maybe you just love to try new and different foods. Either way, there are a huge selection of vegan treats to tantalize your taste buds this holiday season.

From pies and cakes to “cheeses” and holiday nog, these flavours will have even the biggest carnivore asking for more.

With all these delicious options, everyone will be begging to eat their veggies.

Through Being Cool

 

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Every year, Through Being Cool comes through with a wicked menu of holiday items for pre-order. This year, they’re serving up pecan pie, broccoli and cauliflower casserole, squash gratin, lentil loaf, stuffed seitan en croute, gravy…. and more.

In store, they’ve started offering holiday sweets like gingerbread donuts, peppermint brownies, gingerbread house kits and hot chocolate. Don’t miss out.

Address: 1277 Bloor Street West
Phone: (416) 998-3321

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Bunner’s Bake Shop

 

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Bunner’s just dropped their holiday menu, and it’s huge. Cakes of Nanaimo and cranberry clementine. Tarts of salted chocolate and bourbon caramel. Cheesecake of creamy caramel and eggnog. Peppermint white chocolate popcorn. Cookies. Sponge toffee. Cupcakes. Muffins. Candy cane bark. Also, veggie pot-pie, stuffing, and a personal “hungry bun” dinner, TV style, for if you’re the only veg-head at the holiday affair. Boom.

Address: Kensington – 244 Augusta Avenue
Address: Junction – 3054 Dundas Street West
Phone: (647) 352-2975

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Virtuous Pie

 

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New to Toronto, this spot just keeps given ‘er! Only a few weeks after their grand opening on College Street, Virtuous Pie is introducing their seasonal special: The Holiday Pizza. Made with miso cashew gravy, cranberry and walnut stuffing, rosemary soy curls, herbed potato cream, cranberry sauce and fresh chives, this is Christmas dinner on a (savoury) pie.

Wash down your ‘za with more seasonal cheer, delivered to your belly via gingerbread and caramel swirl ice cream and hot apple cider.

Address: 611 College Street
Phone: (647) 729-9943

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CULCHERD

 

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A savoury favourite, Culcherd is back with a non-dairy cheese holiday special. This year, the seasonal wheel has tasting notes of rosemary, thyme and onion, and it’s topped with pumpkin seeds and cranberries. The retailers of this limited-edition run will be confirmed next week, so keep an eye on their Instagram for updates.

Phone: 416-837-3384

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Glory Hole Donuts

 

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While these three donut specials — the Milk and Cookies, Gingerbread with Eggnog Glaze and Buche de Noel — are veggie, not vegan, there is an additional Hanukkah offering that is fully plant-based! Visit this spot between December 2 and 10 to try their vegan Sufganiyot, filled with Kitten and the Bear raspberry jam.

Address: 1596 Queen Street West
Phone: 647-352-4848

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Rescue Dogs Vegan

 

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Rescue Dogs rocks hard, and their holiday menu that’s available for pre-order rocks equally hard. You can get “ricotta-stuffed” shells, stuffed “turkey” roast, lasagna, their maple breakfast log (trust us on this one), lemon meringue, apple and pumpkin pie… and so much more. Seriously, try the breakfast log.

Phone: 289-389-0666

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Good Rebel

 

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Your one-stop-shop for vegan goodies, Good Rebel is the place to hit for your plant-based holiday groceries. Advent calendars, hot chocolate, candy canes, not-egg nog, and so many more options await you. (Psst… these guys are carrying the aforementioned Culcherd holiday special)

Address: 1591 Dundas Street West
Phone: 647-344-9411

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