Plant Lyfe is open for takeout and delivery. A maximum of three customers are allowed in the store at a time. Masks are mandatory and hand sanitizer is at the entrance and counter.
Plant Lyfe in Toronto is where the wellness of your mind and body go hand-in-hand. Doubling as a meditation studio and a plant-based cafe, they offer up smoothies, cold-pressed juices, smoothie bowls, and loaded toasts.
The entire space is inspired by the island of Bali, where owners and partners Lovelina and Munish have visited every year for the past six years.
From the brightly coloured wall mural in the cafe to the swing upstairs in the meditation space which was imported directly from Bali, the exotic interiors provide the ultimate island vibes right in the middle of the city.
Upstairs is where people head for some mental nourishment. The plant-covered meditation space features classes from eight different teachers.
Inspired by Lovelina's plant-based diet, the vegan cafe just below has a menu full of drinks and food items reminiscent of the summer with recipes that Lovelina has been making for herself for the past three years.
The Bliss Bowl ($11) is one of their smoothie bowls that includes spinach, banana, mango, flax seeds, hemp, coconut mylk, and gluten-free granola.
Another one of their best-sellers is the Dragon Bowl ($12) with mango, strawberry, dragonfruit, dates, banana, coconut, almond mylk, and granola.
Served on gluten-free sourdough bread, The Gem ($8.50) is their take on avocado toast with smashed avocado, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, and lime. It's also topped with housemade pickled onions, dukkah and chipotle.
There are also a few hot meal options. They feature a new dish special every weekend, but also have a meat-free Chili ($8) as a constant feature on the menu.
If you'd prefer to drink your smoothie, they have four different flavours. The Beets N' Berry ($10) has cherry, strawberry, beet, lemon juice, dates, and almond mylk. The beets give the drink a strong earthy taste, while the berries provide a sweeter afternote.
The Glow Up ($11) juice is pressed in-house and consists of carrot, apple, orange, and lemon. Its rich ingredients are supposed to help with glowing skin and healthy eyes. Magic powers or not, it's still a super refreshing drink.
They also sell some of their retail items in store. All sourced from Bali, there's a range of eco-friendly products like coconut bowls, bamboo straws, coconut and soy wax candles, recycled t-shirts, and island brass cutlery.
The storefront in Leslieville that used to be an antique shop now clears out the dusty parts of your mind with its relaxing atmosphere and energy-giving smoothies.