Last Friday a few of my friends and I decided on going to High Park for a picnic. I wanted to walk from campus (UofT, St. George), to High Park just for fun since I haven’t had the chance to do so. Well, that sort of happened. Just having a banana and a few cookies for breakfast didn’t cut it. So a few of us walking together made our way to Bloomer’s near Ossington station to get a quick bite.
Being vegans, my friends new where the awesome vegan places are in Toronto. And Bloomer’s was definitely one of them. I ordered their tofu club sandwich. It had tempeh bacon, marinated grilled tofu, tomatoes, lettuce and some type of sriracha mayo. Here’s what I like about it: everything. The marinade on the tofu was great. It almost tasted like a savoury teriyaki BBQ tofu; you can taste the soy sauce and some sweetness from another ingredient in the marinade. I also liked how well the different components of the sandwich came together. Adding a spice and tangy element from the sriracha may, crunch from the lettuce and some freshness from the tomatoes. But I have to say, that tempeh bacon was just a crispy and delicious substitute for bacon! For me, it made the sandwich!
They also have some in-house made pastries, soups, salads and various kinds of drinks to compliment their dishes. However, I did wait quite a bit for my sandwich. There was only one person on the front counter and three in the back. With a line of people quickly forming, the front staff looked a bit flustered. The restaurant had decent seating with a few booths near the wall on the left side and tables parallel to them. Despite the wait, I recommend you guys to check out Bloomer’s and try their tofu club sandwich-vegan or not!