Tag Archives: Vegetarian

Cafe Clock, Marrakech

A very visible rooftop sign directed us in from a relaxed part of Marrakech, and not a part that we’d have thought of going if it weren’t for the cafe as we weren’t staying there (there are a fair few Riads thereabouts but ours was near the main square, Jemma el Fna). It didn’t take us long to get there from the square though, about 25 minutes on foot (partly through the colourful spice markets of the Jewish Quarter) and the cafe itself was just 5 or 10  minutes south…

Fuel Plus, Toronto, Canada

     If I lived in Toronto and worked in the downtown area, I’d make Fuel Plus a regular brunch or lunch stop and if you’re in town for a short time and only have chance for one lunch stop this is the place to come. Their food is great, the staff are friendly, they source most of their food locally, they sell nutrition products geared towards runners such as myself as well as regular food and also there’s a superb lack of marketing nonsense in the air, which I personally…

Dhaba Indian Restaurant, Toronto, Canada

Years ago, in a more affluent time, I used to enjoy putting the restaurant menu to one side and saying to the head waiter or chef “I’m feeling (insert adjective) tonight, and the only thing I don’t like to eat is anything with a slimy texture, so, what can you suggest?” It wasn’t a case of being pretentious or even stupidly rich, it was more about a wish to mix with, and give my custom to, passionate, eco-friendly artists. If a chef was truly creative and unbound by outdated rules,…

Fresh Restaurant, Toronto, Canada

Fresh is on Spadina Avenue, near to Kensington Market, Chinatown and Queen Street East – an interesting area for tourists and hipsters alike. It’s an easy 10 minute walk to Osgoode Tube Station, or 20 minutes to Dundas Square, the centre of downtown Toronto. Before we talk about our experiences there, here’s a record of a chat we had with Fresh spokesperson Jennifer. How would you describe Fresh, your core values, what’s generally on the menu, etc, to somebody unfamiliar with the restaurant? We aim to offer vegan and vegetarian food…

The Magic Oven Restaurant, Toronto, Canada

The Magic Oven offers award winning pizza made with organic flours, organic mozzarella & raw milk cheddars and organic meats. They also serve a diverse selection of healthy salads, pastas and sandwiches, all made to accommodate a variety of diets – for instance, there are organic spelt pizzas, gluten-free rice flour pizzas and the option of vegan or lactose-free cheese. The restaurants (there are 6 spread across the city of Toronto) are fully licensed (offering a selection of specialty wines and beer with organic options) and reflect the owners commitment to respecting…

Spring Rolls Restaurant, Toronto, Canada

The branch of Spring Rolls Restaurant that Lamia and I visited, at 40 Dundas Street West, is just 2 minutes walk to Yonge and Dundas intersection (the central square of the city) and the Eaton Centre (downtown Toronto’s shopping mall). If you’re in town for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon then it’s a 10 minute walk from the finish line.      There’s a take away option – useful if you want to sit out in Dundas Square or take back to your hotel –  or a regular eat-in. We chose…