As soon as we arrived I headed straight to Bunner’s, I had to get a few more of those pizza pockets. It’s a good thing I did, as they ended up selling out towards the end of the day.
As cheesy as it sounds, I really liked the fake grass, it really helped while walking around and it gave the place a natural feel.
We paid a visit to LPK Culinary Groove and gobbled down their sweet potato soy free, gluten free, vegan donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar. Too tasty!
It feels like we were just eating our way through the Festival, but it IS a food fair, so I shouldn’t feel so bad.
Right next door, was our lovely friend Seema, she was busy and as she should be! I hope by now everyone knows about her Tiffin delivery service.
For a decent price you don’t have to worry about packing a lunch or cleaning dishes. Click HERE to place an order. If you’re in the downtown Toronto area, I highly suggest trying this service, let me know what you think!
We walked around the booths and talked to the nice person at Nice Shoes, an online vegan shoe store with more from Vancouver.
They had some really cute shoes and boots. I am a fan of Mary Jane style with cute clasps, they had those, plus some Chinese Laundry and other shoe brands. Very chic and decently priced. I love buying from a Canadian vendor. I believe there was no shipping on orders over $100. That’s not hard to do.
Just for signing up for their newsletter they gave me a Hurraw! Lip Gloss stick. Whee! I picked Black Cherry.
Hurraw! products are: raw, gluten free, certified vegan and are kosher. It went on smooth and easy and coloured my lips as well. Very nice. We ordered a few ‘flavours’ online, I’ll probably review them later.
We also visited the coconut man and had a fresh coconut. Last year Mat had one and I finally decided I was going to have one too. This is the same picture I took last year, he really hadn’t changed one bit.
I don’t know why I was hesitant to try it last year. I also ate the inside jelly part, which tasted like a sweet soft pear. Didn’t really expect that flavour. Regardless, it was tasty.
Word to the wise, stand back while the coconut man is hacking away, it gets messy and stuff stars flying.
Afterwards we went inside to visit with Earth Balance.
Image from: surefoodsliving.com
We found out the Soy Free Earth Balance is sold in a large format than the small tubs. We tend to go through it quite fast and I don’t know if we can justify an almost foodservice size, but good to know. I’m sure this size format would help vegan bakeries who are trying to avoid soy.
It’s too bad we can’t find the Soy Free Earth Balance in all our grocery stores, it seems the product is only at Whole Foods and smaller health stores. I dream of one day being able to go to a main stream grocery store and picking up EVERYTHING I need. One day this will happen.
So much good food, so many wonderful people and it made me happy to see this type of festival right here in Toronto. I would have driven at least 3 hours for this type of get together, I hope that people within Ontario at least do get a chance to come and visit and see the great vendors that the city attracts.
As the Fair is at the Harbourfront, I did take a picture on the bridge where the boats dock just to break up all the food over load.
It really shows the beauty of the day and who doesn’t love a calm sky.
Hope everyone had a great time at the Festival!