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Vegan Takes on “Fast Food” Classics in Montreal

May 2, 2016,

Vegan food is taking over the food scene in Montreal – new cafes, vegan sushi restaurants, bakeries and now, vegan fast food is emerging in the city. Here are 3 places to visit to enjoy vegan takes on “fast food” classics in Montreal:  Photo by Laura Verbich Lola Rosa 4581 Parc Ave. (other location: 545 […]

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Experiencing the Public Market

April 29, 2016,

When I was growing up, my mother would often talk of her Saturdays spent at the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal. For my grandparents, my mother and her brothers, going to the market was a Saturday ritual and a necessity. They would walk from their home to the market and afterwards, they would take the streetcar* […]

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Bucket List: One Day in Brooklyn

April 25, 2016,

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a bucket list (and itinerary) for a day in New York, with a focus on Manhattan. I promised a similar post, but with a focus on Brooklyn – so here we are! I’m excited to share this post, because Brooklyn is a ton of fun and while in […]

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7 Things To Do This May in Montreal

April 15, 2016,

In Montreal, there is always some sort of festival or event taking place – whether it be 30 degrees (yup, we use Celsius!) and sunny or below freezing. Montrealers love their concerts, exhibits, lectures and festivals. Now that summer is on its way (the sky is so blue, and the sun is shining – even […]

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Bucket List: One Day in New York City

April 11, 2016,

New York City is one of my favourite cities – something about the city just makes me feel alive. It’s an exciting city to be in – and even if everything is so big and busy, you feel like you’re a part of something really cool and special. NYC is huge – with 5 distinct […]

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Reflections of Universal Studios, Orlando

April 1, 2016,

“I think this is what heaven will be like!” This is what I told my daughters as we passed under the gates into Universal Studios in Orlando. The attendants were joyful and they looked at us as if they were waiting just for us… I felt welcomed. And the emotions did not stop. Every detail […]

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Everything You Need to Do at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

March 28, 2016,

My recent visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was just like – for lack of a better word – magic. From Diagon Alley to King’s Cross Station in London, to the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾, to Hogsmeade and Hogwarts Castle… I felt as if I was inside the books and movies. Whether you’re a (super)fan […]

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How to: Vegan at Universal Studios, Orlando

March 23, 2016,

While you’re in kid mode at Universal Studios (jumping from one ride to another, in awe of all the colours and characters, walking in freakin’ Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley…), it’s natural to want to indulge in some treats. You’ll also need to refuel. Here is where and how to eat vegan at Universal Studios Orlando (some not-so-healthy treats […]

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Montreal: Vegan Dessert Hunt

March 12, 2016,

It’s no secret that I’m a major sweet tooth. When it comes to food, I always say yes to dessert (and usually have it first). And I’m not picky – if it’s sweet, I’ll eat it and I’ll enjoy it. Of course, these days I’m partial to vegan dessert, so I thought I’d do a sort-of […]

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Even More Vegan Food in Montreal: Sushi and an Italian Café

February 24, 2016,

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a post about eating vegan food in Montreal and since I last did, I’ve discovered a handful of fabulous, already existing veg and veg-friendly places AND a few new joints have opened up. What better time than now to shout out two of my favourites and add a few more restaurants to your #veganinmontreal […]

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