Hollah fellow Vegans! I am Canadian too. From small french farm in Ontario to downtown Toronto. 'Fresh' restaurant has been my favorite place for affordable-ish vegan options. Definitely tasty and isn't it great to know you're actually feeding your body instead of shocking it with temporary energy or stimulating chemicals? I've a terrible cooking track record myself so I was wondering if any of you could let me in on your favorite Vegan breakfast recipes! :) Best to all of you.
Yes Victoria, BC!! Wooooooo!! And Vshoen ROCKS!! It may be expensive, but it is an upper scale store that sells the most amazing shoes and accessories. YAY!
Not to mention we have some pretty awesome restaurants here too! YAY Canadians!
Just saw this thread now... I'm a mom of 2 teens in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. Am a relatively new vegan, and am facing my first Thanksgiving as such. My in-laws don't know what to do with me as I'm not eating turkey. :) I don't shop anywhere 'vegan' in particular, but I am starting to venture more into real vegan cooking and am enjoying it (and getting a little better at it... I think). The Toronto area is a huge processor of pigs (see Toronto Pig Save on Facebook), so I see the transport trucks full of them on a regular basis, and it's a constant reminder to me that even in the "tough spots" (i.e. turkey at the Thanksgiving dinner table), going vegan is absolutely worth it. (Even makes me love my dog and 2 cats more...) FYI I'm the only one in my circle of friends as far as I know... but here's hoping!
Stoney Creek, Ontario. 26y/o. Went from being a meat eater to vegan literally overnight. Started Sept 3, 2012. I'm going through detox (cystic acne). Not fun, but I think it's worth it. Green tea is helping a lot! ..and drinking lots of water keeps me active ;) lol
Hi I'm Jaime, originally from Victoria but just moved to Halifax in August! Thankfully both cities are very veg-friendly, was relieved to find some excellent restaurant choices here in Halifax. Been vegan for 4 1/2 yrs
Whitby, Ontario here. It was "Forks over Knives" that did it for us and turned our kids off dairy.
The milk was easy to replace but the cheese still remains the most difficult and we do slip the odd time usually pizza related.
It is true that most vegan restaurants are in DT Toronto but you can get great vegan meals at most restaurants.
We have also found that Superstore carries a wide range of organic fresh and packaged foods. They used to have it separate but now it is mixed in with the regular fruit and veg identified with purple signs.
St. John's, Newfoundland. Great to see this thread started! Most restaurants here are pretty accommodating to vegan diets (especially if you make them aware when you call and make the res) and the produce and health food sections are pretty good. I think I've been finding the social piece the hardest...in terms of getting people to understand why I became vegan and questioning my beliefs and values. In any case, that's why it's so nice to see this thread started :) Cheers.
Originally from Aurora Ontario (hello Kim T!) but currently living in Waterloo ON. I have honestly been a vegan, vegetarian back-and-forther for over 3 years now, I love eating vegan but I have a hard time saying no to sustainable farmed eggs and yogurt. I love milk alternatives though! And Jen there is a pizza place in Peterborough (can't quite remember the name, I think "something Kitchen" that you can get vegan pizza! Maybe not the most healthy but a really nice treat once and a while.
Does anyone else battle the pull of sustainable eggs? And how do you guys deal with it?