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Romantic VEGAN restaurant - HELP

alfie1111 May 26, 2008 08:31 PM

ok, call me old fashion, but I have met this amazing gal who is a vegan and I am the furthest from a vegan. She amazingly respects mine (and others eating habits) but I want to have a "her" night. A night were a "carnivor" can take her out to a vegan resaurant and show his support of her beliefs, but it has to be romantic. Any place withing a 1.5 hour drive of Toronto is acceptable.

Thank you so much for helping a me out. She is worth it :)

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  1. spades RE: alfie1111 May 26, 2008 09:04 PM

    I (sceptically) went to Fressen a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. I tried the avocado salad, squash ravioli, and borscht. Atmosphere is pleasant enough, and no need to burn all that gas driving 90 minutes, as it's right on Queen St. W.

    Good luck!

    478 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V2B2, CA

    1. Rabbit RE: alfie1111 May 27, 2008 04:36 AM

      Fressen immediately came to mind for me too... but you might also try Live (www.livefoodbar.com).

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        always_eating RE: Rabbit May 27, 2008 08:46 AM

        The food at Live is awesome! They do some really interesting dishes. However, the atmosphere isn't really romantic (as you requested, alfie1111) - more comfortable & casual. I really like it there though. Fressen is very good too and the atmosphere may be more what you are looking for (dimmer lighting with candles on tables).

      2. Dimbulb RE: alfie1111 May 27, 2008 05:11 AM

        Cafe 668 on Dundas West at Claremont.


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          torontofoodiegirl RE: alfie1111 May 27, 2008 03:27 PM

          You may want to check out the Toronto Vegetarian Association for some ideas:


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            rindinella_k RE: alfie1111 May 29, 2008 08:12 AM

            I was once vegan and took my dad to JKWB. But, about 3-4 weeks before I went I made reservations and requested if it was possible for a vegan option. I wasn't sure what I would get, but I figured soemwhere like JK would make an amazing meal with the fresh produce and such. I wrote a review of it here:


            They were very accommodating, and even went as far to ask me if I ate refined sugar and honey for my desert.

            Hopefully it all works out for you.

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              Apple RE: alfie1111 May 29, 2008 08:44 AM

              What a beautiful sentiment. I think Fressen is a fantastic choice for a vegan night out. And I think this amazing gal would be over the moon if you took her to a vegan restaurant and not just a restaurant that serves vegan meals. Having said that, many restaurants are pleased to accomodate vegans given a little notice. I had a birthday dinner last year with close friends who are vegans - I called Rosebud (Queen St W) to see if they could accomodate and I was told that Rodney would be delighted to cook something for the vegans. When we arrived - the items that Rod had prepared for my friends sounded so delicious, I ended up ordering and loving the vegan meal!

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