Hello 123 Toronto

Hello 123

Hello 123 was conceived by the same people behind tasty vegan chain Kupfert & Kim. This is their only licensed sit-down venture other than the Spadina Kupfert & Kim.

The space that was once a family-run convenience store has been transformed by MSDS. The vibe is comfortable and organic, with lots of light coming from windows that completely open to the street.

Hello 123 Toronto

Tempeh and tomatillo ($8) sees meaty, nutty tempeh skewers given a house rub that’s really more of just a chili that imparts a nice spicy flavour to the protein, well balanced by the cooling salsa.

Hello 123 Toronto

The pulled pineapple slider ($6) is an absolute star for a steal, way more than a mere slider that could probably be cut in two and shared as a nice snack. It’s messy and sloppy, sweet and tangy with adobo sauce, aioli and crunchy cabbage slaw, everything you want from a bar sandwich.

Hello 123 Toronto

The rutabaga and pesto ($8) is served with steamed bok choy, watercress, and sesame seed, and the bright nutty pesto balances out the big starchy chunks of rutabaga.

Hello 123 Toronto

The smashed avocado burger ($14) is nearly as delightful as the pulled pineapple, with a house patty of walnut, quinoa, mushroom and lentil topped with classic red onion, lettuce, pickle, aioli and a salsa verde, the avocado adding a nice creamy texture and fattiness. It’s served with side greens and rutabaga that mimics typical fries.

Hello 123 Toronto

The Spicy Bap ($13) is more of your typical veggie bowl, a base of brown rice topped with a medley of mushroom, tofu, kale, carrot, eggplant, kimchi, mung bean sprouts, and some spicy gochujang that isn’t messing around.

Hello 123 Toronto

All cocktails are totally vegan, too, and there’s not a dud in the bunch. A Kombucha Thyme ($11) is made with tequila, amara montenegro and ginger kombucha for a sweet and juicy but funky drink.

Hello 123 Toronto

A bourbon sour ($12) eschews the typical egg white foam for aqua fava made from beans, otherwise employing the usual bourbon, Angostura bitters, and amara for this classic.

Hello 123 Toronto

The Pineapple Sesame ($12) is a precious little cocktail that combines mezcal with a house peach rosemary shrub.

Hello 123 Toronto

They also do smoothies with options for combinations like blueberry, cashew, vanilla, and sea salt or mint, ginger, hemp, kale, and pear.

Hello 123 TorontoKupfert & Kim fans are sure to recognize smoothie bowls with chia and house granola served for breakfast.

hello 123 torontoHello 123 is imagined as a friendly hangout where you can work on your laptop during the day and meet up with friends for cocktails at night, all while grazing on a menu of plant-based cuisine from breakfast to late night that goes way beyond the basics.

Hello 123 Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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