Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The nom nom nOmnivore's dilemma

Rose and I have dabbled in the lifestyle of the vegetarian, pescetarian and vegan. Our omnivore dilemma is the udder respect for all things meat.  We've seen the influx of gourmet burger joints, upscale BBQ restos and pulled pork sammies, but Hogtown Vegan certainly approaches the Toronto scene differently. Hogtown Vegan has carved itself a niche by serving comfort food. Who doesn't love comfort food? As fall is quickly approaching, I'm so glad to have tried Hogtown to warm up during the cool fall nights. The portion size is also very generous! We couldn't fit in dessert, so I guess that means we'll have to go back.

Drool at the dinner menu here.

Rose anticipating the first bite

Rose loved the sweet potato mash!
Chicken n' waffles

As you already know, I love fried chicken and southern food. I make a mean macaroni and cheese, and the crux of that recipe is cheese! I was curious to see how the restaurant made mac n' cheese without milk or cheese. The pasta dish does not have the texture of a baked mac n' cheese but it does carry a certain creaminess to it, with an interesting mix of spice. The unchicken was very crispy, but not greasy, on the outside and had great flavour. The BBQ sauce was very tasty. 
Southern comfort - fried unchicken, mac n' "cheese" and collard greens

Unchicken burger

Philly "cheese steak"

Hogtown Vegan - always bumpin

Fave: The BBQ sauce made in-house. It's in everything, because it's so good! 

Least fave: When we arrived they were out of almost all the beer offered on the menu and out of their french fries. However, the staff were great and comped our drinks. 

Price: Dinner for one was under $20 with tax and tip. No dessert or appetizer ordered.

Details: Hogtown Vegan // 834 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M6G 1M3 // (416) 901-9779

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