|Cuisine Type |||Vegan, Vegetarian|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, Visa|
|Getting There |||Queen or Broadview streetcars|
|Cross Street |||Logan Avenue|
|Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM, Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 15, 2009
Health food can sometimes have the unpleasant side effect of tasting too good for you. It is usually earnest, sober, responsible food that has little to do with the luxurious butter-rich sauces, sweet indulgences and sensual abandon of other cuisines. However, Pulp is building a serious following of healthy epicureans with its tantalizing combinations that also happen to be meat, dairy and egg free, with many wheat free choices as well.
Of course, as the name indicates, Pulp also has a serious juice bar, serving potent potions with names like Rejuvinator, Hella-Skeleton and Iron Beta Blast. The concoctions are equally kind to fearless wheatgrass enthusiasts and those who prefer juice of a non-green variety. If juice won’t cut it, there are also organic coffees and teas, by the cup or by the pot.
Short But Sweet
The menu is short, but provides a stunning range of flavours, including Italian, Asian and European tastes. At lunch, there is a casual range, including Thai noodles, three burgers and grilled cheese, though a note on the menu coyly mentions that all references to meat, egg or dairy are entirely fictional. Weekend brunch and all-day breakfast round out Pulp’s offerings, though traditionalists take note: no bacon or egg in sight. Instead, there are cornmeal and spelt pancakes with coconut-berry cream, home made blueberry jam and pure maple syrup. And brunch’s beans and bangers are the real thing, almost: homemade maple baked beans, though the bangers are 100 percent vegetable.
Locals aren’t the only ones who have taken notice: the popular Pulp has earned some merits worth boasting about: PETA gave Pulp’s Portobello mushroom burger the golden bun award for Best Hometown Burger in North America and Toronto tasters from the NOW magazine to the Toronto Sun have picked Pulp as a top vegetarian choice.