A day in Yorkville | Plant Based Toronto

A Day in Yorkville: Planta, Sorelle and Co and more!

Yorkville is best known for high-end retail boutiques, fancypants restaurants and the occasional celebrity sighting (especially around the time of TIFF!).

You can also expect world-class vegan eats.

9:30 AM – Breakfast at Calii Love

Located on the corner of Cumberland and Bay, Calii Love brings inspiration from Hawaii and LA to the streets of Toronto. They have tons of vegan breakfast options such as chia pudding, overnight oats and smoothie bowls. Bring some colour in your life and order the Dreamy Smoothie Bowl.

11:00 AM – Ride with Soul Cycle

If you’ve never been to Soul Cycle, get ready an intense 45-minute ride that makes your entire body work!

Instructors are unique with their own upbeat playlists, but all embody a similar positive attitude that will keep you motivated and engaged through your work out.

12:30 PM – Lunch at Palm Lane

After an empowering ride at Soul Cycle, fuel up with a globally-inspired salad or grain bowl from Palm Lane. Created by Chase Hospitality Group, the team behind Planta and Planta Burger.

This fast-casual restaurant is the perfect grab-and-go lunch spot. Take your lunch to go and enjoy one of Yorkville’s hidden green spaces: the Village of Yorkville Park.

1:00 PM – Lunch and stroll at Village of Yorkville Park

The one-acre green space stands behind Cumberland St. With ample outdoor seating, occasional live music from buskers and beautiful artwork, it’s the perfect place to catch some rays or enjoy a quick bite to eat. This park is also minutes away from Bay and Bloor, the perfect hub to do some shopping.

2:00 PM – Stroll at the ROM

The Royal Ontario Museum is a wonderful place to view art, culture and natural history. With great exhibitions put on throughout the year, the ROM is a place for all to enjoy. They currently have several exhibitions on such as Modernizing on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs (on until October 21, 2018) and Spiders: Fear and Fascination (on until January 26, 2019). Some galleries being shown include the Eaton Gallery of Rome, Chinese Architecture and more.

5:00 PM – Dinner at Planta

No trip to Yorkville would be complete without visiting Planta. The entirely plant-based restaurant serves small plates, cocktails, delicious mains, and dessert.

As one of the most popular restaurants to book during TIFF, Planta and Chef David Lee has decided to open up a new all-vegan concept location.

At the end of the year, Nota Bene will be closing its doors at Queen Street West and University and a new Planta will be opening in Spring 2019, pulling inspiration from Asia to the menu and space.

7:00 PM – Dessert at Sorelle and Co.

Sorelle and Co. is the all vegan, gluten-free bakeshop making all our vegan dreams come true. The Yorkville Boutique space is breathe-takingly beautiful with high ceilings and sparkling chandeliers. The desserts are almost too pretty to eat. Enjoy their endless selection of sweets and treats such as their Nanaimo Bar, Black Currant Cheesecake or their macaroons.  

You won’t be disappointed when you spend a day in Yorkville!

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Eva Pham

Hi! I'm Eva one of the bloggers here at Plant Based Toronto. Thanks for following our adventures. Follow me on Instagram!