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March 2018 Digital Issue

FOOD FILE Del Monte’s

FOOD FILE Del Monte’s new range of spiralized vegetables (left); tortilla soup from Freshii (top) “Freshii serves fresh food designed to energize people on the go” A fresh approach Toronto-based QSR chain Freshii took a chance when it wasn’t clear where the healthfood trend was going. There weren’t many vegan-friendly restaurants when Freshii first opened its doors in 2005 with menu items such as the veggie-laden Tortilla Soup. Melissa Gallagher, VP of Marketing at Freshii says consumers want healthy, on-thego options as well as a choice in what they’re eating. “Freshii serves fresh food designed to energize people on the go.” Loch & Quay in downtown Toronto — a healthy, comfort food haven that opened in November 2017 — is the latest endeavour of chef Devan Rajkumar. “With Loch & Quay I offer world-inspired, fresh and delicious flavours for busy professionals trying to stay healthy and active. I don’t want to sacrifice flavour or even portion size with my own meals — and I know there are so many like me in downtown Toronto. We are health-conscious, but still want great menu options as well as unique dining experiences.” With popular menu options such as the Poke Bowl ($17) and the Jerk Chicken Sandwich ($17), Loch & Quay has made a splash on the Toronto restaurant scene. As restaurants continue creating diverse menu options to suit today’s health-focused Canadian diet, there are many mindful directions to take that can suit most existing business models — even those based on indulgent foods — allowing operators to maintain healthy product choices while incorporating large portion sizes and, most importantly, plenty of great flavour. FH COMING NEXT MONTH SPECIAL 50 TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE PLUS: ✤ Local Food ✤ All Things Ice (Ice Machines, Ice Cream Machines and more) ✤ California Wines

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