At the corner of O’Connor and St. Clair located in the east end of Toronto, there is a tiny strip plaza containing several small businesses serving the local community. As an east ender myself, I had no idea what amazing proprietors awaited until I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the gem called Sanna Tea Superfood Juice Bar.
The word Sanna originates from the Latin word Sanus, which means health, sane and sound. Sanna is also the last name of the owner – Steve Sanna. Ironically, his last name symbolizes his passion in life, his business name and the name of some of his smoothies and juices: Sanna Banana, Sanna Flush. READ MORE
As the hum of cars pass down Calgary’s trendy 17th Avenue amidst a hub of social halls, tap houses, pizzerias and pubs lies The Coup. This modern spirited restaurant is fueled by a passion for vegetarian cuisine and values chiseled in sustainable, local, and organic food for every customer that walks through the door. READ MORE
Cafe Koi lives up to its traditional Japanese name “love” from the passion of the owners, the preparation of the food and the customer base that frequent this alluring cafe. Love permeates from the brick and mortar bones of this space in the Beltline of Calgary as this intimate restaurant leaves nothing but a cozy feel where one and all feel comfortable and welcome.
The pan-asian inspired cuisine began years ago with a vision and a dream and has since evolved. Now known as a hip cafe, it underwent a transformation to a place where musicians and good food collide into a creative chrysalis with artistic flair from which emerge an inviting community-minded atmosphere with nutritious and delicious food. READ MORE
Imagine a cool breeze floating over your shoulder, a voice softly whispering sweet nothings in your ear. Leaning over murmuring honeyed melodies as the breathiness glides against your earlobe sending shivers down your spine. READ MORE
This is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto and I am extremely excited that I have the opportunity to review it for you today. Before we get started, let’s brush up on what a superfood actually is, so we can understand the magic behind this incredible place.
What is a superfood?
A superfood is:
a whole food (organically grown if possible)
a raw food (retaining life forces, enzymes, and synergistic effects of plant components)
exceptionally nutritious, containing proportionally higher quantities of nutrients and other beneficial food attributes
a food rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids READ MORE
Situated in the heart of Bloor West Village, the Black Rabbit Fresh Food Café is a refreshing change from the local pub grub fare that decorates the neighbourhood. Catering to the health conscious consumer in the area, the Black Rabbit offers an assortment of soups, salads and sandwiches along with amazing baked goodies and desserts. They also serve organic coffee, tea, espresso and fresh juices and smoothies by Joyous Health. READ MORE
When I first heard of Rawlicious, like most people I thought about green salads, beautifully sliced veggies and maybe a fascinating hummus. I was curious about how one could create a whole menu plan around a ‘raw’ theme, AND go vegan to top it off. I secretly suspected that I’d graciously enjoy my meal there, and head home to a slice of my new favorite life changing loaf of bread with a dollop of coconut oil to satiate me. Stick with me to find out what really happened. Promise to give you the whole truth, and nothing but. READ MORE
Walking into Indigo Raw Food, passion, integrity and authenticity permeate the air. The quaint multi-coloured chairs, unassuming countertop and eclectic mix of furniture tell a story all their own as it’s plain to see that a love of food and a scrupulous dedication to quality and freshness is the driving force behind this family run business. The story behind the birth of Indigo Raw Food is almost as delicious as digging into one of their meticulously created delights! READ MORE
Sweet Cherubim is one heavenly spot that doesn’t stay secret for long! A familiar-favourite on the Vancouver food scene, your taste buds will be tantalized, your wallet happy and your tummy-rumblings tamed. Everything to come out of the Sweet Cherubim kitchen is lovingly prepared from scratch with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. From supporting organic farming to sustainable packaging alternatives, Sweet Cherubim’s commitment to kindness for Mother Earth is out of this world! READ MORE
When it comes to comfort food, it’s not always easy to eat the entire dish and still feel happy and healthy. A comfort food binge is often-times followed by painful gut-groans, distention, bloating and what is commonly referred to as the ‘meat-sweats’. This my friends, is not the case at Aphrodite’s Cafe. In fact, it is the complete opposite. At Aphrodite’s, you can eat the mouth-watering mac and cheese, the whole dish- and still feel capable of going about your day at the end of your meal. This is a place where delicious, mouth-watering pastry is no stranger, and food traditions are truly showcased. However, they’ve managed to incorporate traditions of food and decadence with what is really important today when it comes to the food industry: sustainable, local and seasonal. Keep reading to hear what I really think in this Aphrodite’s Cafe Restaurant Review! READ MORE