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Jul 2, 2008 05:24 PM

Delicious and Sustainable?

Hi, I was looking for recommendations for a delicious, meal made form sustainable sources in Downtown Toronto. My Significant other will not eat anything is not vegetarian or the product of sustainable farming and fishing practices. This normally isn't a problem, however with an anniversary coming up we are looking for a nice restaurant with ambiance and a menu we can both enjoy.

our price range is up to $50 per plate.
Thank you in advance for the help!


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      1. What about Fressen? It is a nicer vegetarian restaurant with a lot of "raw" foods on the menu. I am not 100% sure about the locally-grown policy there though, though they do stress using organic ingredients.

        1. I don't know anything about their meat, but I do know that JKWB very much emphasizes sustainable fishing practices (to the point of handing out those sustainable fishing chart). Even if the meat is not up to her/his standards, you could easily make a great meal of the fish and vegetarian choices on their menu.

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          1. re: Minnow

            Not really "downtown" but sequel at Yonge and Yonge Blvd (between Lawrence and York Mills) is doing wonderful things with sustainable practices. They use Bullfrog for power, offset 90% of their waste, and use environmentally sensitive cleaning products. They use Local Food Plus designated sources for produce and other products. Their meat and fish also comes from sustainable sources. We've had dinner there just as they started to introduce these new initiatives. Everyone was very pleased at the quality of the food along with the presentation.

            Hope this helps!

            1. re: kmoore

              I don't want to detract from the OP's question too much. I just have to say that it sounds like Sequel may be a leader in it's efforts. If anyone wants to meet me on a new thread discussing if anyone else comes close to this all-around approach to environmentally sensitive dining, I'd be happy to join in.