Sorry I've Got Plants
Sorry I've Got Plants is a totally vegan takeout joint and general store that started out as a blog and zero waste meal kit program.
This first physical location of theirs still acts as a hub for their meal delivery program, which extends as far as places like Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga and North York.
They've taken over the former Fresh City space, and seeing as this was previously a grocery store, seating is limited to one small table and a comfy couch.
The opt-in meal kit program is super simple. All you have to do is text "in" or "out" to a weekly text, and a regularly rotating kit is delivered between Tuesday and Thursday.
A banh mi ($11) is made with tofu marinated with lemongrass, garlic, ginger, tamari, lime and brown sugar instead of meat, and a mushroom pate made with onion, garlic, cremini mushrooms, tamari and walnuts.
It's all on a crusty white hoagie with cilantro, spicy mayo, and pickled carrots and daikon. Not a bad substitute for the real thing, it's certainly craveable with a real ginger flavour coming through.
Create a combo with a side salad and a drink like a Dad's soda for $4.50.
A "poke" bowl ($12.50) replaces tuna with "watermelon tuna" marinated in sesame, soy, garlic, ginger and nori sheets, accompanied by cucumber, radish, tofu, carrot, cabbage, edamame, and more spicy mayo over rice.
The watermelon has a similar sweet, juicy quality to fish, and just by looking at the rainbow of colours in this dish, you know it's good for you.
Other bowls for the same price include peanut noodles as well as Santa Fe and Greek bowls.
Their line of sauces is available for purchase for $7 across the board, with options like super spicy queso, green goddess, beet tahini and dan dan sauce.
Fresh drip is on deck for $3, and I love the stamp on the coffee cups here that tells you how to dispose of them properly.
If you like the bags their meal kits come in or just want to shop responsibly with a reusable tote, those are available for purchase.
They also sell their own branded reusable JOCO cups ($32 - $38) made from artisan blown glass.
They've also got their own branded shirts ($35) in sizes from small to extra-large; check out the cheeky designs on the back.
General store type offerings are rounded out by other items like a range of products from Sarah's Soaps as well as incidentally vegan chips like Doritos.
Takeout containers are compostable, containers for meal kits are reused, and you get a dollar deposit back when you return sauce jars.