Friday, 11 May 2012

Eating Green Across Canada: Toronto

As Canada's most populated city it's no surprise that everything is available to the visitors and locals of Toronto including a wide variety of organic restaurants that run the gamut from basic quick stop "get your veggie fix" to lavishly, locally sourced, haute cuisine. Many local organic restaurants boast an adherence to what they call the FOSL philosophy - Fresh, Organic, Sustainable, and Local.

The Beet

2945 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 916-2368

Quirky, cute, and good-natured to its very core, the Beet prides itself on not only delivering delicious fare, but doing its utmost to promote health and well being in balance with nature. They use ingredients that are local or certified fair, and even their interior design and packaging is 100% biodegradable.

Compass Lakeside Grill
2340 Ontario Street
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
(647) 317-3912

Located in one of Toronto's wealthier suburbs with stunning views of Lake Ontario, Compass offers a gastronomic experience few will forget. They offer a fixed price table d'hote and an extensive wine menu in an immaculate setting with stunning decor - and they do it all while promoting the FOSL philosophy.

Earth/Globe Bistro

124 Danforth Ave                            
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 466-2000                                           

2448 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 763-2222

Earth and Globe are owned but the same group with the same philosophy of thinking global, and eating local. Both restaurants have eclectic seasonal menus using local ingredients in modern and trendy atmospheres.

Live Organic Food Bar
264 Dupont St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 515-2002

Committed to sustainable organic food production and local farmers, Live Organic Food Bar's motto is: "the only way food should be processed is by the human body." Serving a strictly vegan menu, the Food Bar offers a variety of salads, sandwiches and raw or cooked mains and appetizers.

Williams Landing

120 Lynn Williams Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(647) 340-8008

Located in the King West area of downtown, Williams Landing has become a popular bar and grill. They add a second "S" to the FOSL philosophy where "Seasonal" is as important an aspect to dining as caring for the planet. As their menu states: William Landing "supports the community that supports (them)" and where everything from the butchering to the vinaigrette is prepared in house.