Cosmic Treats

Cosmic Treats was another restaurant we visited during Veggielicious last month. It’s a cute little diner in Kensington Market. I was especially excited to try this place when I saw things like Dorito-encrusted tofu and deep-fried vegan candy bars on the menu… Uh, YES.

I dragged my mum and by boyfriend along with me for this one and I think we all agreed – this place is pretty cool.

For $22 there was a 3-course dinner deal on:

Your choice of beverage – Glass of house red or white wine, pint of beer or Kombucha.
Your choice of Entrée – Chick’un Caesar salad with homemade creamy dressing, croutons and fakin’ bits OR Frito pie – corn chips served with homemade chilli, pickled jalapenos and red onions, green onions, cilantro and Daiya jalapeno Havarti cheese (gf).
Your choice of dessert – Deep-Fried Go-Max! candy bar of your choice drizzled with homemade hot fudge sauce OR Far from Pedestrian Sundae – homemade cashew ice cream with your choice of topping, sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on top (gf option available).
Cosmic Treats Kombucha |
We decided two of us would order off the Veggielicous so we could try everything on it and one of us would order the Dorito-encrusted tofu and then everyone would taste a bit of everything.
To start off we all decided to share a bottle of kombucha and a pint of beer. This was the first kombucha any of us had had! We all quite liked it – it basically tastes like a lightly fizzy juice or soda. Kombucha is a fermented sweetened black tea that can be flavoured, we had mango flavour. They also gave us water in these crazy tilted glasses.
Cosmic Treats Frito Pie |

Frito pie – basically a bowl of chili and Fritos that’s served in a Frito bag. Pretty good and definitely an interesting presentation. Way too much cilantro for my taste but if I was ordering this for myself  I would have just ordered it without.

Cosmic Treats Chickn Caesar Salad |

Chick’n Caesar salad. I see what they were going for here, although the chicken strips were a little overcooked. The salad didn’t blow anyone away but it was still good.
Cosmic Treats Doritos Crusted Tofu |
The real star of the night was this Dorito-encrusted tofu. It’s crusted with Sweet Chili Heat Doritos – the only vegan flavour. It was delightful! Crunchy and delicious. This is the tofu to serve someone that “hates tofu” and thinks vegan food is “gross” – you will convert anyone with this.
Cosmic Treats Deep Fried Candy Bar |
Since this place is really known for their desserts, we had to try one of each of the desserts. For the deep fried candy bar, you just go to the shelves where they keep all their vegan candy (which is SO temping, oh man… just thinking about that now, I want to go back and buy some snacks and candy) and pick whichever one you want. There’s basically vegan versions of Mars bars, Reese’s cups, Mounds, all kinds. I decided to go for the Crispy Crunch style one which in hindsight isn’t the easiest to eat deep fried with a knife and fork since the inside is pretty flakey. I would recommend going for the peanut butter cups or something with a different texture but I would try any of those tasty candy bars, deep-fried or non-deep-fried.
Cosmic Treats Far From Pedestrain Sundae |
As for the sundae, you had your choice of two different (or the same) scoops of their homemade cashew ice cream, with choice of sauce, topping, whipped cream and a cherry on top.
We tried peanut butter and jelly ice cream, coffee ice cream and salted caramel bourbon sauce.
It was really good! The ice cream was very creamy and realistic-tasting. I’ve always loved vegan ice cream, even long before going vegan because I can eat a bunch and it doesn’t give me a stomach ache!

We had a great time at Cosmic Treats and enjoyed walking around the neighbourhood before and after our dinner. Service was great, the waitress was really friendly and the place was really cool.

I would definitely go back and bring someone who has never been here before to try the Dorito tofu.

Check it out next time you’re in Kensington Market/Chinatown or have a craving for some sweet vegan desserts.

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