bickford flexitarian

Toronto's first flexitarian restaurant closes its doors

Sad news for Christie Pits-area vegans, gluten-free types, and eaters of all kinds: The Bickford Flexitarian, a brunch and lunch spot located in the former Linuxcaffe at Harbord and Grace, appears to have served its final sandwich. Diners report the restaurant has shut its doors, and the Bickford's website and phone number are no longer operational.

The family-run restaurant, which only opened just year ago, offered dishes meant to cater to a variety of dietary needs: banana crepes for the vegans, raw bread sandwiches for the raw foodists, chicken omelettes for the omnivores, and kale slaw for everybody. The food was a local fave, but a few other major revenue opportunities came up short; a proposed front patio never materialized, and the restaurant's liquor license took them the better part of a year to secure.

Will you miss the Bickford Flexitarian? Tell us your tales of brunches past.


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