This past week my LYM Challenge was to Live Green: Green your plate – 7 days of vegetarian/vegan delicious eating and the supersize was zero garbage. I failed on the zero garbage part even though we don’t typically create that much garbage over a week – usually only one small grocery store bag for the two of us. We’re very keen on using our green and blue bins.
Out of the 21 meals last week, I was able to eat vegan for 17 meals which ended up giving me 81% overall. I typically eat this way anyway so it wasn’t a huge stretch for me to be mostly vegan.
Over the weekend we went to Toronto and ate at two really great restaurants. For lunch we went to Quesada on Wellington Street. Quesada has become our “go-to” place before the Blue Jays game. They have a fantastic patio (in the sun), the burritos are huge and the coup de grâce is the ice cold Coors light!!! We’ve always been happy with the food and service at this little restaurant and while we want to spread the word we don’t want it to get too busy because the patio is fairly small…and we’re very selfish
For dinner we went to Fresh on Spadina. Love, love, love this restaurant. I had the Picnic burger topped with avocado and Al had the BBQ burger which was brimming with quinoa onion rings. Both came with a small side of kale slaw. We met up with my brother and his son/our nephew after the game. My brother was in a copy-cat mood, as not only did he buy the same Blue Jay hat at the Skydome (still refusing to call it Rogers Centre), but he also got the same BBQ burger Al did. Both hungry men enjoyed their vegan burgers, but my little nephew only ate his fries as the burger wasn’t quite what he was used to – at least he tried it. Oh, he really enjoyed their Cream Soda though, which was made from cane sugar and vanilla.
The last time we ate at this restaurant we grabbed a slice of their amazing carrot cake to go. We decided we would grab a piece again, but at the last minute we decided on the Fudge Cake. While not bad, it was nowhere near the calibre of the carrot cake. Should have stuck with our first choice.
If you’re ever in downtown Toronto and are looking for something different, or just looking for vegan or vegetarian alternatives, these are two great places to go, and do yourself a favour, grab a piece of carrot cake, you won’t regret it.