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Fresh: gourmet vegetarian food in the heart of Toronto

  • Dec 5, 2011

Gosh I had a lot of Toronto eats. So many in fact I didn't even get to record all of them, like Stampede Burger, whose sweet potato fries were the best I've ever eaten, thanks in part to their amazing Stampede Sauce (which I must know the recipe of! Zuzu, it's been haunting me, go and use your womanly charms on the cooks there and get me the recipe for the stampede sauce! Posthaste!)

So after my friend Spice and I visited the Spadina House we walked down Bloor to meet up with Zuzu at Fresh, a well liked vegetarian restaurant. I had a rough time trying to decide on what to eat, and when I become this indecisive I usually make stupid choices - case in point: I ordered dosa, thinking my roti experience was isolated. Boy, was I wrong. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Spinach Soup & multigrain cornbread
Spinach Soup and cornbread (Spice) $9

Spinach Soup - Fresh
Spinach Soup $6 (sans bread)
Spice loved the soup but hated the cornbread, which I ended up chowing down.

Grilled Veggies over Brown Rice
Baby Dragon Bowl (Zuzu) $10
Grilled vegetables, fresh sprouts on a bed of brown rice. It was refreshing, filling and delicious. Zuzu was sweet enough to swap out this with my dosa.

Coconut Curry Dosa
Coconut Curry Dosa (me) $9

Spiced pancakes filled with curried chickpeas and vegetables served with coconut curry sauce, cucumber and toasted coconut. What can I say, Canada? I do not like the way you do Indian food. The curry powder is overwhelming and I just don't get it. Maybe it's you, maybe it's me, let us just agree to disagree and we shall never meet again. At least Zuzu loved you, little dosa. Thank goodness for her unbridled love for coconut and heart of gold. I'm not going to let the dosa tarnish my opinion of Fresh, which I think is an apt name for this very health-conscious eatery. I look forward to returning to Toronto in the near future and giving Fresh another go.

326 Bloor Street West

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December 08, 2011
Wow, too bad the food didn't live up to the pictures!
December 08, 2011
Looks great to me !
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