Vegan MoFo Day 8: Raw Thanksgiving at Live Food Bar

October 8th, 2011 · Lisa · restaurant review, Review, vegan mofo · Comments
I hope everyone in Canada is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.
I had a busy day visiting a farm sanctuary and spending time with my family away from the city.
A number of my loved ones are feeling under the weather today, so instead of making an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner for the healthy four, we decided to visit our favourite Toronto restaurant, Live Food Bar.
We started with a serving of sweet potato fries.

Then we shared the incredible raw pizza that The Grid TOwas raving about last week. The thin crust made of walnut and zucchini has a soft texture, reminiscent of an oven-fresh pie. The red pepper marinara and cashew herb chèvre were beautifully balanced, both provided richness and vibrant flavours. This was the best raw pizza I’ve ever eaten.

Next, the raw Thanksgiving special arrived. This dish included a nut loaf with gravy, crispy roasted onions, cranberry fig compote, parsnip and almond mash, apple and squash mash, green beans and a mixed green salad. It was quite a feast!The flavours of fall were featured in each bite.

I especially loved the parsnip and almond mash and the apple and squash mash. My Mom adored the fresh cranberry and fig compote. Actually, we really enjoyed it all. I could not have pulled together anything that could have rivalled this plate on such a busy Saturday.

Two of us shared a slice of raw pecan pie. It was rich, sweet and very satisfying.

The decadent chocolate cake made my Mom very happy – even though it was so decadent that she had to take half of it home to enjoy later.

Raw halva was the perfect end to a delicious meal for my soon-to-be sister-in-law.
Live will have their Thanksgiving special available tomorrow as well, just in case you don’t have big feasting plans already. 
As I reflect on today I feel very grateful for my incredible family, creative vegan chefs, and the dishwashers!

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  1. Posted October 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Lisa, I can't tell you how much lately I've been reading about this Toronto restaurant. I am ready to schedule a vacation for the sole purpose of eating there!! These photos certainly support my case… 🙂

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