Lettuce Love Cafe – Burlington, Canada

  Lettuce Love Cafe Burlington Canada When I first moved to Toronto, I did some research on vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in the area. To my surprise, a town 45 minutes out of Toronto called Burlington seemed to be the vegan mecca. For no discernible reason, it was home to several vegan restaurants, cafes, and […]

Sadie’s Diner and Juice Bar – Toronto, Canada

    The cool thing that makes Sadie’s Diner unique is that it does American style diner food for vegetarians and vegans. Believe it or not, sometimes we do want food that isn’t health conscious and raw. Sometimes, we look with envy at those diners, or what we call “greasy spoons” in Australian and Britain. […]

Live Organic Raw Food – Toronto, Canada

Raw food can strike fear in the heart of your average person. It sounds a bit scary, doesn’t it? But raw food is very non-confrontational. If you like salads and vegetables, and you already eat a balanced and healthy diet, many of your daily meals are probably already raw and you just don’t know it. […]

Native Foods Cafe – Newport Beach, California

It’s rare that the Nomads eat at a restaurant that has a wide range of choices for South Nomad. Usually it’s chips, or garden salad, or one menu item without the cheese, or eggs, or the dressing (or without the meat, in the worst cases). On the rare occasion we do visit a restaurant or […]

The Beet Organic Cafe at the Junction – Toronto, Canada

My main lament eating in Toronto is not a lack of vegan and vegetarian food. There are numerous vegetarian, vegan and raw health food cafes in Toronto, like Fresh on Spadina. But for some reason, trying to find a place that does a substantial, delicious and healthy vegan meal alongside some ribs or a beef burger […]

Crystal Cove Beach and Newport Beach Whole Foods – Orange County, California, United States of America

Baywatch has an awful lot to answer for. “The Hoff” is not cool. Those red swim suits wouldn’t hold up ten metres in waves, let alone saving another human’s life in a rip. And California does not have an endless summer. Nor is its ocean anywhere near warm. Like everyone, I have my 90’s secret […]

The Apple Bar – Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia

Do you have a secret dining spot or bar that you’re hesitant to share with the world? Or even your good friends? For me, that was the Apple Bar in Bilpin. Everyone in the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains knew about it, but the rest of Sydney was oblivious to the fact that one of […]