This past week was lovely. Mat and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary and escaped to Montreal where we could not get enough of Crudessence. I really don’t know what I’d do if they ever come to Toronto. We basically ate our way through a few days while walking around and enjoyed the random art installations etc.
We couldn’t find a gluten free vegan poutine, but I had to give in and try a vegan poutine.
We walked around a lot even though we drove, it was a great way to see the city and I just adore the architecture, wish Toronto had more historical buildings.
I felt like a taco, and called Burritoville, asked them if they were vegan gluten free. They were incredibly nice and they did offer a corn tortilla, but they cooked it on the same grill as the flour one. Sad that Mat couldn’t eat it, he didn’t want to risk it, I don’t blame him. They are taking steps to learn more about the needs of a celiac/gluten intolerant diet. This is great, I hope so because not to rub it in, but it was delicious and for $4!
This is the inside of Crudessence. I love how clean and simple it is, this is just one of the three locations.
We ordered the raw sushi appetizer:
This is the Om Burger:
It was freaking delicious and I could eat this every day. I have to learn how to make that aioli sauce, because it was finger licking good. Mat had the tacos, which were also incredible, and the side salad consisted of: mixed greens, sprouts, shredded carrots, beets/cauliflower, coleslaw with a curry flavour and sweet coleslaw and kale.
The next day I had the “egg” wrap:
Mat had the quinoa wrap, he enjoyed it quite a bit and I believe that was the only cooked item on the menu (other than the rice wraps that hold together the wraps themselves).
The little crackers on the side were delightful and I was incredibly full with this meal, but you know, I had to try the tiramisu, I couldn’t imagine how they could have made this raw, but oh did they ever.
I would love to go back in a minute. We really enjoyed the raw food we had and bought the Crudessence cookbook. You better believe I will be making recipes from that book and blogging about it.