Hi everyone! I hope you all had good weekends. Mine was pretty busy. I actually spent all of yesterday working at the Gluten Free Market event with my old boss at Organic Works – it was go go go all day until about 3 pm and I crashed when I got home! Friday evening was pretty exciting too because I went into Toronto to visit my friend Andrea and her roommate.
And guess where we went for dinner? Fresh on Bloor! If you don’t follow me regularly, you probably don’t understand why I was so excited about this. It’s because I’ve tried to eat at the Fresh on Spadina location for years with no luck because they always say it’s too risky with my nut allergies. But the Fresh on Bloor location must have safer procedures in their kitchen because when I called their manager, she said it shouldn’t be an issue.
I was still pretty paranoid about eating there though, so I annoyed our waiter with tons of questions about what menu items were the safest, where they stored their peanut sauce, blah blah blah. Luckily he was amazing and checked with the kitchen a million times to answer my questions. I didn’t grab his name, but if you ever go to Fresh on Bloor and get served by a tall waiter with dark hair and a mustache, give him a killer tip!
So on to the food at Fresh on Bloor.
I started with a Detoxifier that was made with kale, spinach, parsley, celery, and apple. I’ve never had such a green juice before, and I was scared to take my first sip, but I actually liked it! It was really refreshing.
For my entree I decided to go for a rice bowl, since you all know how much I adore those. After a lot of deliberation, I got the macro greens bowl that came with steamed greens and broccoli, bean sprouts, steamed sweet potato, brown basmati rice, grilled tofu, and tahini sauce.
I’m not going to lie… I didn’t love this. It was pretty bland and even the sauce didn’t add much flavour. The whole time I was eating it, I couldn’t help thinking how much better the rice bowls at Kindfood are!
It’s funny because all these years I’ve totally built up Fresh in my mind, thinking it must be the greatest restaurant ever, and it turns out I actually prefer the place I’ve been going to all along. It just goes to show that sometimes the best things are what we already have!
Have you ever been to Fresh restaurant?
Have you ever been really excited for something, only to be disappointed by it?