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Pulp Kitchen

Posted by Staff / Listed on May 18, 2010 / review policy

Pulp KitchenPulp Kitchen has re-opened in Leslieville, this time with the original owner back at the helm. On the menu are still all the great vegan brunch and lunch offerings like vegan bangers and vegan mac and cheese (pictured above) as well as a variety of fresh juice drinks and smoothies. More info on the old location here.

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Andrew / May 18, 2010 at 02:58 pm
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My girlfriend and I got tired of our old haunts in the West and wanted something close by, now we're totally hooked!
Great food, great atmosphere, and tons of natural light through the huge store front windows (I work in a windowless office all day).
Battleship and Trivialpursuit cards are an added bonus.
Joanne / July 26, 2010 at 01:02 pm
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I only had scrambled tofu once before, at Sadie's Diner and it was awful....tofu had no flavour so the dried tomatoes in it were all you could taste and it was way too sweet. At Pulp Kitchen I decided to give it another try and had the Scrambled Tofu Burrito...it was really good! The Rejuvenator drink was yummy too although for a small it was kinda big for one person to finish. I had a bit of trouble finding the new location and passed it a few times on the streetcar before getting there but it was worth searching for. Already craving another of those burritos!
V / August 4, 2010 at 08:56 pm
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When I first got introduced to this place by my friend I didn't expect much. As a carnivore I find most vegan food in the city very bland, lacking seasoning and flavour.

I was actually impressed with this place and started bringing my friends over. The grilled "cheese" (made from rice) sandwich is really good, and the detox smoothie actually refreshing.

However last time i was there, seeing how they make the juice turned my stomach. They DON'T wash or peel any of the vegetables. I noticed with my own eyes dirty carrots, whole dumped in, as well as apples with the label still attached.

I will never eat here again. DISGUSTING and very unsanitary (you could get ecoli from unwashed fruit and veggies).
Joanne / August 6, 2010 at 10:06 am
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When using a juicer you are supposed to not peel the fruit and veg and put them in whole so you get the nutrients from the peel etc. I know if I scrub carrots but don't peel them they often still look kinda dirty as the soil stains inside the cracks of carrots.....the price tag I can't explain though, unless someone washed it and didn't see it as some really stick on and don't wash off you gotta pick them off, still they should catch that! I was wondering if you asked them "hey wtf, are those washed?" I get juice there and saw the same as you did but I took it differently. If someone who runs the place sees this hopefully they'll post an answer for us. (?)
Pulpy replying to a comment from Joanne / September 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm
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I work at Pulp, and I can assure you that we don't use "unwashed" veggies in the juice. The peels are on, and the carrots etc are not covered in dirt, ever. We prep at night and fill the bins in the fridge so we don't have to add any additional time to the already time-intensive process of juicing things fresh for every drink that we make. As far as an apple sticker goes, it is an anomaly, I can tell you that stickers are removed as a rule... but every now and then one may get overlooked, and if you see it, you should say "that apple had a sticker on it" rather than just let the girl juice the thing and write a comment later. As well, I would like to point out, that it is not a secretive thing when we make you a juice/smoothie. We do it at the front of the house, with a glass counter. If we thought there was something wrong with the way we made the drinks, or prepared the veggies for juicing, why would we do it in front of you? Obviously, we, just like everyone else, are doing the best that we can, and we just passed our health inspection without a single infraction (4 days ago) so to call the place "disgusting" is a little dramatic and unfounded.
Joanne / September 28, 2010 at 12:20 am
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Just had to correct you as you put this as the reply to me but I was defending/explaining it to V. V called the place disgusting and said you don't wash things not me. Thanks for clearing this up as I asked them the same which was "did you ask them?".
Julie / October 23, 2010 at 09:49 am
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I was wondering if the owners know that the website links don't work. I was just trying to check out the menus and all the link on the side of the wesite come up as errors.
lisa / October 23, 2010 at 10:55 am
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...I was wondering why there's a banner at the top that reads "closed" it makes it look like the restaraunt is closing down. Then I thought it meant closed to any more comments but myself and the person above had ours go up...so whats closed?
Tim replying to a comment from lisa / October 23, 2010 at 11:15 am
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This is the old location. The new Pulp Kitchen location can be found here:

http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/pulp-kitchen-toronto
Rob / October 27, 2010 at 11:43 am
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Anyone who's having issues with the links on the pulpkitchen.ca website just add a .html extension to the broken links.

Lunch menu - http://www.pulpkitchen.ca/lunch.html
Brunch menu - http://www.pulpkitchen.ca/brunch.html
Juice menu - http://www.pulpkitchen.ca/juice.html
Contact - http://www.pulpkitchen.ca/contact.html
Haley replying to a comment from Rob / November 7, 2010 at 07:33 pm
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Thanks for the tip. I am trying to take my uncle there who is a vegetarian from out of town, and wanted to see what was on the menu.
NevilleQ / November 27, 2010 at 08:03 pm
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Was by there today. I think they're out of business: windows papered but through a gap in the paper we could see all the equipment is gone. No sign indicating renovations or a move...
lisa / November 28, 2010 at 01:59 pm
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Well I knew there was something funny about this having a banner reading "closed" here at the top..they must have known a few months back that it was going to shut down. I saw the windows covered too but didn't get off the streetcar to check it out, I figured it had closed. They have nothing saying it's gone out of biz on the website either and when you call it says the mailbox is full. They should post something so people don't head down for nothing. Too bad it's gone :(

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