We're pretty pumped, the Goods was voted Best Salad In Toronto on BlogTO this weekend. After the high fiving subsided an exuberant discussion followed about how excited we are that the vast majority of the restaurants voted are focused on real, vegan food or at least strict vegetarian with a host of other dietary options. We're not talking caesar or cobb salad here, most everyone are making their dressings in-house and prepping plants to make it happen without the unnecessary addition of meats or dairy. Pretty cool people, looks like Toronto is getting the hang of this conscious eating thing. With so many options for healthy takeout, greasy food is no longer the only easy takeaway option after a long exhausting day. And who knows you might find you liked tossing a salad a lot more than a pizza... A big thanks to everyone who voted, you make us happy.

20130516-130446.jpg It kind of feels like being in a foreign country where you don't speak the language when first heading down the real food road. The fact is most grocery stores are packed to the rafters with fake and imitation foods and you can't get most of the delicious and healthy alternatives available to you so it's expected that you won't know what to look for. But guess what... there are other places to buy your food. Yes it's true! I actually don't go to grocery stores at all... what!? Since many of you are busy people the easiest and least scary place to start is online when looking for those alien ingredients. Upaya Naturals has high quality products, they're really lovely people and it's an Ontario owned and operated company. They ship most stuff within a few days and for free if you spend $100. If you live in the West end of Toronto check out our Organic on a Budget post. And if you're looking for other real food stores around the city see BlogTO's best of. Or if can't find something in particular drop us a line, I'm sure we can help.