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what i ate in prince edward county

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A hidden gem of a place that I got to visit in Ontario for the #hotforfoodbooktour is Prince Edward County! With 5 days on our itinerary, I knew I’d be able to track down the best vegan food in Prince Edward County as well as other fun things to do! I’ve broken down this blog post into 1) restaurants, 2) cute accommodations, 3) wineries, vineyards, & parks, and 4) shopping, so you know the best of everything I did while I was there!

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Parsons Brewing Company

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Parson’s was the first place we went to for vegan food! They had a huge array of authentic Mexican food which is pretty much guaranteed to be good. Obviously chips and guac were a necessity, and we also got a salad, grilled corn, and cauliflower tostadas.

verdict: this place made a fab first impression and left us smilin’!

Good Place

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I wouldn’t call this just a good place, I’d call it a GREAT place! I love hybrid stores like this one that have both grocery items as well as freshly prepared food. It’s a vegan dream because they sell all kinds of good stuff like Veganaise and vegan eggs. We got coffees, and also had the vegan egg breakfast sandwich, vegan kale caesar with crispy tofu, and chocolate chunk cookies.

verdict: 2 thumbs up for this good place!

555 Brewing Co.

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Nothing puts a grin on my face quicker than a VEGAN pizza being the feature pizza at a restaurant! This one had tomatoes, basil, balsamic and the best part… a garlic cashew cheese! Yes, please!

verdict: this was a perfectly balanced pizza that was a delight for us to find. The veg-friendly options and pizzas change often, so check it out if you’re ever looking for vegan food in Prince Edward County!

Jackson Falls Inn & Public House

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This spot opened up just for us on that day! It was a beautifully decorated space with so many antique pieces and incredible indigenous artwork. We had herb crusted cashew cheese on a rice crisp, corn chowder, succotash with spring greens, a stuffed portobello mushroom, and berry shortcake for dessert. We paired it with wine (a common theme when eating vegan food in Prince Edward County), and it was magnifique! What I love about their meals is that everything was so freshly made and locally sourced.

verdict: this was a beautiful spot to visit! It was a great reminder of how great it is to indulge in local, fresh food. Although we didn’t stay overnight, I saw the rooms and they’re super cozy. I’m sure it would be a fab choice for a B&B in the county.

The Vic Cafe

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I got a breakfast smoothie with granola, banana, almond milk and espresso from the Vic Cafe a couple days before my cookbook event. Then I came back to host my own sold out hot for food dinner. On the menu were items from my cookbook like the crispy crabless cakes, gooey french onion soup, bbq jackfruit sandwich, brussel sprout caesar salad, my big fat greek potato salad, and tiramisu trifle! It goes without saying, everyone here had a FAIR helping of my best hot for food creations and left very satisfied.

verdict: I can’t say enough good things about this place! And I’m also super grateful to them for hosting my event.

Wellington Farmer’s Market

I love me a good farmer’s market! I know the Wellington Farmer’s market would be a great representation of the vegan food in Prince Edward County. Especially when I can check out local businesses and support vegan-friendly entrepreneurs. The highlights of us visiting were going to Eat Lover Vegan (amazing breakfast sandwich!), Bailey Stocker, Country Confectionary and Humble Bread.

New Moon Farm

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The perfect way to end this trip was by getting an incredible vegan meal made for us by Chef Chris Byrne from New Moon Farm! Everything he made was amazingly fresh and elevated, and I was seriously blown away! My fav was the beautiful sunset ravioli that had an incredible golden yolk inside!

cute accommodations

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The June Motel  & The Ferg

Both of these were adorable places for us to stay at. They had such thoughtful decorations and details all over that really made me feel welcome. Prince Edward County is definitely a place that’ll have ya saying “home sweet home”!

wineries, vineyards, & parks

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Whether I was sipping on some vegan wine or exploring the beautiful landscapes, all of these spots in Prince Edward County made the trip extra memorable.

Karlo Estates Winery (North America’s only certified vegan winery!)

Blue Wheelbarrow Farm

Kinsip Distillery

Gravel Hill Vineyard

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Prince Edward County Lavender Farm

Stanners Vineyard

Lake On The Mountain

shopping

Frugal & Company Antiques

Nourish The Soul (on Main St.)

Penny’s Pantry

The vegan food in Prince Edward County really went above and beyond my expectations! Plus the accommodations, wineries, vineyards, and shopping were all lovely. My 5 day stay here was so memorable, and was unlike anywhere I’ve ever been before. You should have heard how many times we mentioned we wanted to move here. My hope is that Tiffany, my friend and publicist, gets a place in the county so I can visit whenever I please! Check out all of the spots that made my approved list so you can pick and choose to create your ideal trip.

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