Kupfert and Kim opens above ground at Spadina and Richmond

Kupfert and Kim opens above ground at Spadina and Richmond

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The PATH’s popular vegan and gluten-free quick-service spot has opened a sit-down location on Spadina with a bigger—but still sustainable, local and organic where possible—plant-based menu. There are Kupfert and Kim classics like the Oaxaca and K&K Paleo boxes, and new “smoothie bowls” (think non-blended breakfast ingredients like granola, avocado, blueberries and almond butter), miyeokguk (a Korean seaweed-based soup), draught kombucha and swag (hats, t-shirts). Seasonal-collaboration bowls created by some of the city’s top chefs like Omaw’s Matt Blondin will kick off in the new year, and partial proceeds will be donated to charity. Here, a look at some of Kupfert and Kim’s new menu items that will convince devout carnivores that meatless and wheatless doesn’t have to mean tasteless.

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There’s still grab-and-go service, as well as 36 seats.

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Diners can refer to the chalkboard to learn the origin of their lunch ingredients.

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From back to front: PB mocha smoothie ($7.75), green smoothie ($6.65) and blueberry smoothie ($8).

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Blue Smoothie Bowl: avocado, organic blueberries, almond butter, lemon, dates, organic vanilla, flax with organic berries, chia, hemp, granola and organic apple. $8.18.

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K&K Waffle: a house-made and gluten-free waffle topped with organic blueberries, coconut-cashew cream and hemp seeds. $7.50.

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Cauliflower Tahini: Canadian quinoa, house-made hummus, roasted cauliflower, za’atar salsa, carrots, cabbage, beets, mint, pomegranate, organic arugula, radish, sesame seeds and seed flatbread, served with lemon-tahini sauce. $11.73.

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Harvey’s Supersalad: organic sprouted mung beans, organic arugula, organic kale, organic cucumber, purple cabbage, beets, organic goji berries, organic apple, organic chia, radish sprouts, carrots, hemp seeds, black sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and basil vinaigrette. $11.73.

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Almond Lime: brown rice, organic tofu, organic bok choy, roasted mushrooms, pickled carrots and daikon, caraway slaw, crushed cashews, fresh cilantro and basil, sesame seeds and an almond–kaffir lime sauce. (Thai chilies and pickled jalapeños are optional). $10.75.

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First Canadian Place: Canadian quinoa, organic tempeh, organic kale, roasted yam, pomegranate seeds, beets, carrots, rainbow radish, purple and white cabbage, organic sprouts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and a maple-chia sauce. $10.40.

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Miyeokguk: a wakame and shiitake broth with rice, daikon, carrots, organic bok choy, organic tofu, mushrooms, scallions, sesame, dulse (algae). (Thai chilies and pickled jalapeños are optional). $10.60.

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Burger of the day: veggie patty and fixings, service on a choice of brown rice, quinoa, organic kale or organic arugula, with a green side salad and roasted yam. $11.05.

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Vegan and gluten-free baked goods include muffins ($4) and cookies ($3), as well as Earth and City’s brownies and macaroons ($3).

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Draught kombucha from Rise and Pekoe ($5) with gluten-free cocktails, cider, beer and biodynamic wine to follow, pending a liquor license.