Tuesday, September 10, 2013
RESTAURANT REVIEWS - The Hogtown Vegan & Bunner's Bakeshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (and The Trip To Michigan)
After finishing the banner for her solo music act, April took the last day in Toronto to do some sight-seeing. After the fact, a quick study on Google Maps suggests that she probably walked about 8 miles altogether. (The hedgehogs were freeloaders and rode in her purse.)
After all that walking, some food was certainly in order. A web search had pulled up The Hogtown Vegan, which sounded very promising.
The Hogtown Vegan
834 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1M3, Canada
Hedgie and Buttercup present: Some Facts About The Hogtown Vegan -
One other fact of note - The Hogtown Vegan is a cash-only establishment.
There were so many awesome things on the menu, but the Stuffed French Toast (with peanut butter, banana, and vegan bacon) really spoke to Hedgie's inner Elvis. April paid a bit extra to get collard greens on the side - healthy's gotta come from somewhere! She's a musician, too; one can't tempt fate!
You'd think, after all that amazing richness, that no one could possibly eat a bunch of vegan baked goods.
You'd think wrong.
3054 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Z7, Canada
OK, technically, April and the hedgehogs stopped at Bunner's the next morning, on the way out of Toronto. Free parking didn't exist, so April broke the law a little bit and parked in a metered spot in front of the shop, ran in, ooh-ed and aah-ed over EVERYTHING, bought some deliciousness, and skedaddled as quickly as possible.
April ended up with a savory chili cheeze pocket -
a butter tart -
(Hedgie is mad at Buttercup for some reason. Perhaps she didn't want to share the butter tart.)
a s'mores cupcake -
and a sweet roll -
It took 4 hours to drive from Toronto to Canton, Michigan (where April would be staying that night). The first three items made the drive a lot more pleasant, and the sweet roll was a delicious end to the day later that evening.
April gets a bed, and the hedgehogs get a bed. Seems fair.