Given the fact it’s impossible to get an Impossible Burger here in Toronto (ironic, no?), I thought we’d try the next best thing: the meatless burgers at Planta Burger. To be honest, they were…okay. Texturally uninspired (I was hoping the “crab cake” would, at the very least, be crispy) and underwhelming in flavor. The cauliflower was a disaster, almost half the deep-fried portions pure batter. But the fries were pretty damn great!
Devoid of any real matcha flavor, it really tasted more like a berry base (raspberry or strawberry?). Refreshing, but a bit of a bait and switch.
Had lunch at this casual restaurant on Spadina Ave. (the more laid-back sister of high-end Alo Restaurant), and it boasts one of the best burgers in the city. Also, some pretty good desserts including the aforementioned ice cream sandwich. I’m not a huge fan of fruit in my dessert, but Natalie seemed to enjoy the pineapple sundae. I did enjoy the butter cake portion.
Akemi and I go so often they should be charging us rent. Akemi always goes with the bergamot and the jasmine, while my go-to’s are the pistachio and their award-winning peach magnolia. Not pictured: my mocha and the primo Sicilian pistachio gelato.
Here’s another place with a killer burger. Most recently, we were there for brunch with our old friend Mackenzie Lawrence. What better way to finish a meal than this glorious combination of choux pastry and praline cream. Akemi is all about the choux while I’m all about the cream, so it works out perfectly.
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