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Popular Toronto vegan chain expanding in a big way

Plant-based restaurants seem to be sprouting up all over Toronto. And there's a new one germinating in West Queen West.

Hello 123, from the founders behind Kupfert & Kim, is slated to open this summer at 1122 Queen St. W., in the old Queen's Variety space.

Unlike K&K, Hello 123 will be a full-service restaurant with a cocktail program as well as wine and beer. Like K&K's Spadina location, there will also be kombucha and cider on tap.

This place won't be entirely gluten-free, though there will be plenty of wheat-less options available. Co-owner Mark Kupfert says the menu items will be similar to those at K&K, but they'll be "considerably more elevated, with more mains and sides."

Plant-based seems to be the new moniker for vegan restaurants in the city. Planta, which is in Yorkville, uses it as does Nathan Isberg's Awai.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Kupfert & Kim


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