Veggielicious 2016! Sadly it’s over, but the middle two weeks in May were a “plant-based culinary celebration here in Toronto, with over 40 restaurants, cafés and bakeries around Toronto featuring prix-fixe menu items and great deals on delicious vegan meals.”
Top of my list for participating restaurants was Apiecalypse Now! – Vegan Pizzeria and Snack Shop near Christie subway station.
Apiecalypse Now! was offering a $20 “snacking tour” of their shop for walk-ins only:
2 counter slices ($9.31 in value), 2 jalapeño poppers ($5 value), 2 dips, 2 Arizona iced teas, 2 soft serve cones
I got a slice of the “Pig Destroyer Destroyer” – creamy garlic sauce, house hot sauce, hickory BBQ soy curls, seitanrizo crumbles, secret spiced not-chicken, vegan bacon bits, vegan pepperoni slices, garlic artichokes, vegan smoked gouda, vegan mozzarella.
This is doing pizza right, people.
Mr. Spoon tried the BBQ Buffalobotomy – extra-special Apiecalypse BBQ sauce, Buffalo not-chicken, red onions, vegan mozzarella cheese, vegan jalapeno cheese, ranch dressing swirl.
Both slices were fricking amazing. We both loved both slices and had a hard time deciding on which ones to get. We will definitely be coming back here again. The shop is right beside Christie Pits park and across the street from Christie subway station. Doesn’t get more convenient. The neighbourhood was cute too – unfortunately we had errands to do that day but when we go back I think bringing our pizza for a little picnic in the park and exploring more of the neighbourhood would be fun.
The dips were basically unreal – creamy garlic and cheddar jalapeno. So good Mr. Spoon literally did a double take – we were both thinking “are these REAL? Did they do this entire shop vegan except for the dips? These are too realistic!” But yes, they are vegan. You would never know it.
Sipped on a watermelon Arizona to wash it all down.
These big-ass jalapeno poppers were made fresh and came out as kind of a second course. So big and stuffed with vegan cream cheese and bacon bits.
Mmm crispy outside, cheesy inside… Life is good.
Vanilla soft serve for dessert. Tasted just like the real thing! You can get vanilla, chocolate or swirl.
I’ll let you in on an amazing secret though……. We weren’t just excited for killer vegan pizza.. This place does SIMPSONS donuts on Fridays and Saturdays. Yes that’s right, the iconic pink icing, sprinkled donuts that Homer Simpson loves
Every bit as amazing as they look… Fresh, soft, heavenly….
The icing almost tasted like cotton candy. I can’t explain how good these were.. You would have to try them yourself. And the fact that they’re totally vegan.. *wipes tear* so fucking awesome
Grab one for yourself and see what I’m talking about!