Doug McNish debuts Toronto’s only vegan diner, Mythology, in Parkdale

Traditional diner classics, veganized Press release The 5700 Inc. is taking over Parkdale with the opening of their third vegan storefront – Mythology Diner. The unapologetic vegan team is already well known for the international Vegan Food & Drink Festival, The Imperative vegan retail concept store, and Doomie’s unmistakable vegan comfort food. Now, The 5700 Inc. is partnering with award-winning chef Doug McNish to […]

Planta Burger launches in Toronto’s financial district, September 5

Chase Hospitality Group introduces new 100 per cent plant-based restaurant concept Press release Chase Hospitality Group has announced the company’s latest plant-based restaurant concept, Planta Burger, is launching in Toronto’s financial district, Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The new gourmet food, quick service destination opens in the space currently housed by Little Fin, scheduled to close for renovations on Saturday, August 19, […]

Crickets, anyone? Up-and-coming alternative proteins to add to your menu

A look at the new alternative proteins you can expect to see more often on restaurant menus By Kavita Sabharwal What protein means to consumers has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Restaurants have gone from offering only the basics (chicken, steak or pork chops) and maybe if they were lucky, one or two seafood […]

Vegetables move to the centre of the plate with vegetarian and vegan entrees

By Laura McGuire Vegetables taking a starring role on restaurant dinner plates may seem like an unusual phenomenon for some consumers. However, innovation around veggie-centric entrees in both chain and independent kitchens is growing, and chefs are demonstrating the culinary potential of these ingredients by swapping vegetables for meat or grains in traditional dishes. Research […]

Top 2017 food trends we’re buzzing about

By Marian Staresinic A new year not only brings changes and resolutions but also new food trends worth getting excited for. From spices to BBQ and beyond, here is the inside scoop on what will be sizzling in food for 2017. Cook and connect Chefs are embracing their internet audience and creating novel learning opportunities, getting more […]