May 7: Fresh on Bloor ★★★
"Bohemian, organic,” one commentator described this eclectic, feel-good quick-eat. On Bloor & Spadina is the remnant of a two-decade old business. Now, with three locations and a four on the way, Fresh is a testament to both the growing hipster culture in Toronto and its increasing health-conscious sentiments (despite what Rob Ford might insinuate). Hemi-spherical bowls are brimming with leaves, fruit and crunchiness. It’s bland at times but that’s better than the drenched ones. The vegetable juice is an ominous green and too foamy at the top, though texturally similar to its components. Together, it’s a bit dear and echoes the themes that dominate Toronto too often.
grilled tempeh bacon, jicama, grape tomatoes, Toasted Mixed Nuts, green onions & avocado on mixed kale marinated in our house dressing
12oz $5.50 / 16oz $7 / 32oz $14