Well there you have it kids, the Goods has a real home at 1255 Dundas West. As of tomorrow we will be opening our takeout to the public. We've got big time butterflies but thanks to our wonderful delivery customers over the past 14 months, many of whom have eaten our lunches every single day, we've nailed salad bowls and smoothies. Come check us out, hours and menu will be posted on our Facebook page, online pre-order takeout will be up and running shortly and of course you can email us at info@thegoodsisgood.com if you wanna chat. Big love, the Goods

RW Mitts THE GOODS is a group effort, every one of our followers, lunch goodies, students, friends and family members have been part of our creation. We get emails, stopped on the street, phone calls, text messages, tweets, Instagramed and Facebooked. We love it and we love you. Today we are especially excited, we have a new goodie joining our daily team. Raina Kirn is a long time friend of both Cat and mine. She has incredible style and a passion for real food. Come on, she's a West coaster, it's in her blood. Raina's first order of business is to bring the Nori Bowl to lunch delivery. This salad is made with crunchy napa cabbage and spinach, peppers, cucumber and organic edamame. Topped with a sprinkling of black sesame and shredded nori. Mix it all up with a creamy ginger-miso dressing and a side of rice. It is delicious! More exciting updates to come from THE GOODS... maybe we can even convince Raina to do a food photo blog or two...

20130726-081105.jpg On the tail of my post early this week about dinning out with regulars I stopped by The Bickford Flexitarian for lunch. What a brilliant concept! Seriously delicious, simple foods, with something for everyone. I had the raw, walnut tacos with a side of quinoa salad and my friend, who I've actually been lunching with for 29 years, had the fried egg sandwich and the roasted cauliflower side. Both were so yummy and filling. The space is sunny and comfortable, the staff all friendly and very knowledgeable about their food. They offered up details about using only Himalayan salt and even let me read the packaging for their chai teas. Just a great experience and a perfect spot for brunch, lunch or a snack and a chat.