Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Gluten Free & Vegan in Toronto - Kupfert & Kim



We've just returned from a fantastic holiday in Canada, visiting family and enjoying the incredible Summery Weather (compared to the UK). I thought I would share with you some of the places where we ate when we visited Toronto. I've already written about a couple of them before but we revisited them this time and the food was still awesome! The lunch we ate on our first visit to Toronto was so delicious I couldn't wait to tell you about it so I've written a short post about the place today and I'll be writing another post about the food we ate on our second visit to Toronto soon.


We haven't visited Kupfert & Kim before but IMO it's the best take-away food you can ever eat! I can't describe in words how unbelievably stunning the food is here. It's just the sort of eatery I would LOVE to open in the North of England and since their premises seem to have sprung up all over Toronto since we were last there, I wonder if they would please consider crossing the pond? I'd be up for running it!


This is not your typical take-away! I don't know if you can read the menu but if you want to take a closer look, check it out here. All their meals are gluten free and vegan and all contain superfoods. All the take-out materials are compostable and if you take your own container you can even get 35% off the price of the meal or drink which when converted to GBP isn't expensive by our standards anyway! After a lot of deliberation, we chose the K&K Paleo and the First Canadian boxes. This food was beyond delicious!


The K & K Paleo (my choice) contains roasted root vegetables, sunflower balls, organic arugula, organic kale, organic cucumber, purple cabbage, house-made sauerkraut, carrots, fennel, onion, dill, organic parsley, cilantro with tahini sauce and horseradish chimmichuri. Everything tasted fresh and heavenly!


My husband chose the First Canadian Box which contained organic quinoa, organic tempeh, organic kale, roasted yam, pomegranate seeds, rainbow radish, purple cabbage, white cabbage, carrots, beets, organic pea shoots, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds with chia tamari maple sauce - equally as yummy!


For dessert we bought 3 of these Bunners Supersonic Cookies to keep us going through the day. The desserts all looked wonderfully tasty and we called in later to take some home with us.


We chose a granola energy ball (not pictured) and a couple of the maple iced chocolate brownies (far left) but everything looked lovely!

If you're ever in Toronto, you should try to visit one of their shops because I know you wouldn't be disappointed!

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17 comments:

  1. So glad you had a good visit to Toronto, Vicky! We are headed there at the end of June and I will keep an eye out for Kupfert & Kim!

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    1. I hope you have a wonderful time! If you haven't yet visited Ripley's Aquarium, you must visit - it's awesome! The K & K we visited is the one at Brookfield Place (Path Level) but there are more scattered about Toronto.

      Wish I could go back in June!

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  2. I haven't heard of Kupfert & Kim (perhaps because the name isn't very searchable!), but I'll be checking them out this summer!

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    1. Do you live in Toronto? If so, yes, you must check them out!

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    2. Yes, just east of the city. I usually go to the Loving Hut. My wife has been to a few more, but I'm sure there's many I don't know about.

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    3. I've never been there - somewhere else to try next time we go! Thank you for letting me know about it! I notice they have some gluten free options!

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  3. I love that more and more places start to cater for us paleo enthusiasts!

    The point of the Paleo diet is, and I feel some people forget this, to not only diet, but to eat delicious foods at the same time. It's the only diet I've come across that cuts out food groups, yet still focusses on everyone's need to eat great food.

    I'm a real foodie, and would not survive on any other diet, but Paleo has been very good for me. I've written about one of my favourite cookbooks: http://cookbook-reviews.net/review-the-paleo-recipe-book/

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    1. If you ever go to Toronto Katie, I'm sure you will enjoy the food here!

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  4. That place looks incredible! We're getting more and more healthy vegan options in London these days but nowhere of that standard (IMO) yet. Love all the sprouts, seeds & sauerkraut!

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    1. Emma, it really is incredible! The food not only looks good it tastes amazing too! The raw brownies we had were fantastic. I just wish we had something similar here, it's so difficult to find somewhere to eat in the North of England and of course there's nothing like this at all! I really wish we could have gone back to try the gluten free waffles on the breakfast menu but no doubt we'll be returning next year.

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  5. How wonderful that you got to spend some time in Toronto with your family ♥ I've yet to visit but we have friends there (that emigrated from the UK) so one day I would love to go see them.
    Kupfert & Kim sounds awesome! We could really do with an establishment like this in Bath. I'm sure it would be really popular x

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    1. Thank you Sharon, we had an amazing few weeks! I hope you get the opportunity to travel to Canada, we LOVE it and the weather is so good - even at this time of the year!

      We could do with a place like this in the North but I don't know if it would be quite as popular here as it would be in your neck of the woods!

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  6. WOW!!! That looks amazing and what a trip...I am so so jealous!

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    1. It was a fantastic trip Vicki, I LOVE Canada!

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  7. Hi Vicky,
    haven't been around for a while, sorry. Will you share more of your Canadian adventure? Always wanted to go there, hopefully one day :))

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    1. That's OK, I've been away too! I will be sharing more soon. You'd love Canada, the weather is awesome and the food is fantastic x

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