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lotsa GF at the Veg Food Fest

This past Sunday we went to the 28th Vegetarian Food Festival at Harbourfront Centre. Hosted by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, it’s billed as the largest vegetarian festival in the world! We went in search of some gluten-free goodness. Lily brought along her business card.

 

We started things off with a strawberry, banana and pineapple smoothie.

 

Next stop: lunch at Live Organic Food Bar‘s booth.

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the Bitches are bitchin’

Today the Gourmet Bitches hit King West! And, yes, I stood in this line in a parking lot on this hot day to get up close and personal to the Bitches…and to taste their gourmet gluten-free truck eats.

 

Luckily, my dear old friend Callum joined me in the queue and we got caught up while waiting to order our food. Nobody seemed to mind the line-up. These Bitches have a reputation that precedes them!

 

The Bitches, aka Shontelle Pinch and Bianka Matchett, dished it out – and sweated it out – in their styling truck.

 

Bitchin fish tacos!

 

Crispy polenta-battered white fish, crunchy apple, carrot and purple slaw in a soft corn tortilla with a squeeze of fresh lime. What more is there to say?

 

 

there’s no place like Bunner’s

Supersonic Gypsy cookies

 

I had one of these crispy, chewy cookies from Bunner’s Bakeshop for breakfast yesterday. Before you judge me, read this, from the Bunner’s website: “Packed full of organic protein-rich seeds, plump cranberries and rich dark chocolate, the Supersonic Gypsy stands its ground when there’s just no time for a full breakfast.” There you go! No guilt. Just me, my wholesome Supersonic Gypsy cookie and a cup of toasted walnut green tea from DAVIDsTEA. (Dunking the cookie in the tea…not a bad idea.)

How cute are the his and hers cupcake characters?

 

 

Bunner’s Vegan and Gluten-Free Bakeshop – Toronto’s first bakery of its kind – is a sweet little spot in the Junction. We discovered it last March when I was looking for a gluten-free birthday cake for Lily. She wanted a “real” cake (as
opposed to an ice-cream cake). She wanted chocolate. Well, she had her cake and ate it too! Who knew that something free of gluten, eggs and dairy could taste so heavenly, so moist, so fluffy?

Our first time at Bunner’s, picking up Lily’s birthday cake.

 

Since then, we’ve become Bunner’s devotees. And we’re not the only ones. This little bakeshop has a big following. Like my friend Bonnie, whose daughter is lactose intolerant. She was blown away by how “unexpectedly moist” the baked goods are. “You don’t have to be gluten- or dairy free to enjoy Bunner’s,” she says. “The brownies are equal opportunity scrumptious!”

What follows is some R-rated gluten-free goodness, just warning you.