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Kensington Market !

Posted Sep 10 2009 6:30pm


Today I went on a field trip to Kensington Market in the heart of Toronto. Located near Spadina and Collegeyou would swear you were in another country if you didn't know any better.

One of my favorite vegan restaurants is located here. If you have not visited Urban Herbivore yetget yourself down there and enjoy a delicious grain bowl for lunch. The serving size is huge - I only ate about half and took the rest home for later.

I think my favorite sauces so far are the lemon tahini and carrot sesame ginger - yum! I had both on my bowl of red lentils and quinoa (fabulous protein combination) topped with sesame tempehbroccoligrape tomatoeschickpeasgrilled vegetables and some spicy seitan strips. Toasted sliced almonds and pumpkin seeds on top added a nice crunch. Super yummy and nutritious. Other alternatives for the grains are a combination of green lentils and millet or a rice combination. The choice of toppings is immense and seems to vary depending on when you drop by. The price is very reasonable for what you get - only $8.50 including all taxes.

Urban Herbivore also serves delicious saladssandwiches and other savory treats. There are also ginormous (yesI know this is not a correct wordbut it just works here) spelt muffins with chunks of apple and cranberries and other baked goods for those with a sweet tooth looking for a healthy snack. A cooler showcases some of the delicious dressings to take home.

Sadlythe photo I took of my bowl was super blurry so I won't inflict it on you. Insteadhere are some shots of the hood.
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