VeganMofo: Halifax

8 Oct

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Since becoming vegan, one of the most common things that I find that people comment is that it must be very hard to eat out.  But the truth is, it isn’t really.  At least not where I live.  I thought it would be fun to list my favourite eating spots here in Halifax for veganmofo.

Heartwood Bakery & Cafe
6250 Quinpool Road

This is probably my favourite place to eat out ever. The Heartwood’s an almost entirely vegan restaurant and not only is it delicious but it’s all totally great for you! Even the desserts! They don’t use any refined oils or sweetners and try to use mostly organic and local ingredients. My favourite dishes include their Cajun Tofu dish and for dessert, a slice of Coconut-Banana-Cashew pie, yum.

Dio Mio Gelato International Cafe
5670 Spring Garden Road

There are now two Dio Mios in the HRM, one on each side of the harbour! I love this place for their creamy dairy free sorbettos (mmm, coconut) and for my favourite sandwich in the world, a Roasted Tofu Tahni wrap (perfect baked tofu with an amazing tahini sauce). It’s the perfect lunch for when I’m on the go.

The Wooden Monkey
1685 Argyle Street

Rumour has it when the Rolling Stones were here a couple years ago, they stopped in at the Wooden Monkey and Ronnie Wood fell in love with their Blueberry Pie. It’s understandable of course as I’m pretty sure it’s the best blueberry pie in the city.  Maybe even the country.  I mean we’re Nova Scotians so we know our blueberries. You may remember me talking about on here before, in March for my mother’s birthday. They also make pretty good entrees too, like their Seitan Sandwich and Rice Bowl.

Halifax Farmer’s Market
1496 Lower Water Street (Keith’s Brewery Market)
Saturday Mornings 7am to 1pm

Not for the claustophobic, the Halifax Farmer’s market held in the historic Keith’s Brewery Market, is a mecca for fresh produce, homemade goods and lots of stuff to please us vegans. I love the market, I don’t always get down there saturday mornings though because I’m usually working. But when I do go, I stock up on whole grain buns, date squares and other healthy baked goods from Big Life; tofu and other soy products from Acadiana; tea from the Tea Brewery and of course an array of organic and local produce. The Brewery is kind of maze like, ha ha, so it can be a bit tricky to maneauver around, I think I end up discovering something new everytime I’m down there.

This is just a few of the places a vegan can eat around this city, there are lots that I have yet to try but have heard great things about. Maybe I can slowly build a master guide to Halifax on this blog, ha ha.  If you’re ever happen to find yourself in Halifax (because you know, it’s on the top of everyone’s travel list), look me up and I’ll buy you to a sorbetto.


10 Responses to “VeganMofo: Halifax”

  1. VeggieGirl October 8, 2008 at 9:02 pm #

    Hooray for lots of vegan dining options!!

  2. Celine October 9, 2008 at 1:10 am #

    I’m envious: the town I live in is pathetically not vegan-friendly, in the way of creative eating options.
    sure, you can “make do” while eating out, but that’s all the more reason to stay in and prepare stuff myself.

  3. mihl October 9, 2008 at 11:33 am #

    I am moving 😀

  4. Vegannifer October 9, 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    I love how MoFo’ers are featuring their cities and all the vegan eats that can be found there. It was fun to learn some more about Halifax! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lindsay October 9, 2008 at 1:18 pm #

    I love the Halifax Farmers market it is amazing how many vendors there are, but it is a bit crowded. There is a real great Soysage vendor there.

    Another great place in Halifax is Satisfaction Feast they have the most amazing Vegan truffles and chocolate cheeze cake and lunch/dinner menu is amazing I had the dahl and salad there and it was to die for and so filing.

  6. Lindsay October 9, 2008 at 1:19 pm #

    Oh another great place is Pyramid Cafe for their vegan breakfast which is falafel and hummus and toast and a few other things

  7. River (Wing-It Vegan) October 9, 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    Looks like Halifax is the place to be!!
    Thank you so much for your comment on my Halloweegan Peppers post! 🙂

  8. Bianca- Vegan Crunk October 9, 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    Halifax sounds pretty cool. If I’m ever there, I’m defintely stopping in for sorbetto.

  9. Nikki October 10, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    mmmmm…White Chocolate Peanut Butter. Will definitely be in search of this.

  10. quevin November 4, 2008 at 12:23 am #

    i have to second satisfaction feast. YUM. everything i’ve ever had there completely rocked my world… turnip apple fennel burger with soy aioli? all the bread they use is homemade AND they make vegan orange vanilla french toast..

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