This guest post was written by Talia Boo, a vegan and a business woman living in Toronto, Ontario. She recently started a new job that has her traveling throughout Canada. She started a blog, Let’s See What Happens…, to document her travels and shares photos of the vegan food she finds along the way.
Living in Toronto for the past 17 years has made the transition to becoming vegan a lot easier than I ever expected. The grocery stores have sections filled with vegan foods and there are health stores at every turn. If I wanted to eat out I could have tofu scramble from Sadie’s Diner for breakfast, a BBQ tempeh sandwich from the Raging Spoon for lunch and the mega-life plate (organic greens, brown rice and marinated tofu) from Fresh for supper. All three of these restaurants are in my neighbourhood!
I recently took on a new position which requires travel throughout Canada and I found out it takes a little more creativity when the restaurant names, menus or even grocery stores aren’t branded with ‘vegan’ labels. Fortunately, it hasn’t been that difficult! Most recently, I was sent to Kitchener, Ontario for three nights. Even though it’s less than two hours from Toronto, I had to rely on my knowledge for finding vegan options as they weren’t always pointed out to me.