Searching for a vegan restaurant downtown? Look no further.
What do Demi Moore and the Dalai Lama have in common? Aside from looking incredibly youthful for their ages – 48 and 75 respectively – they both adhere to a vegan diet that may have them celebrating this November…it’s World Vegan Month!
On a quest for the plant-derived fountain of youth, I ventured underground (literally) to Gorilla Food, a cozy organic-vegan-raw bar, to join in the global salute to veganism.
Imagining what the Dalai Lama might’ve chosen himself, I selected the Delhi Doubler ($11). Its grainy, walnut hemp seed patties were stacked and lathered with sweet, house made, sun dried tomato ketchup. Topping the modest creation was the pièce de resistance: a creamy yet spicy cashew curry sauce. The burger’s flourless bun is guilt-free, made simply with flax seed and a blend of vegetables: do not go bunless!
Washing it all down was a meal in itself: the nutty Hempnotik Creamy Almond Shake ($6.25) with hemp protein and dates for mild sweetness. Toast veganism with a glass of this bubbly.
101-436 Richards St.
This article was written for Metro Newspaper by contributing food columnist, Erin Ireland.