Introducing: Through Being Cool, a quaint new vegan bakery in Bloordale
The Place: A bright green storefront with “All vegan since 2010” stenciled on the front window. Inside, doily-topped shelves and dressers display jars of homemade preserves, while a big glass case at the back holds platters of doughnuts and other baked goods. Somerville is waiting for a license to turn the bakery into a proper sit-down café (for now, it’s takeout only).
The Food: Vegan cookies, doughnuts and tarts, plus savoury snacks like pizza buns and soft pretzels (with house mustard for dipping). Somerville also sells lasagnas, cabbage rolls and other oven-ready meals for vegans on-the-go.
The Drinks: Espresso-based drinks made with Anchored coffee beans, imported from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
• 20 doughnut flavours (four available daily)
• 15-30 kilos of flour per day
• $7 for a bag of vegan dog treats
• 6 years since Somerville began selling vegan snacks to Sadie’s Diner on Adelaide West
• 4 types of vegan cookie: ginger molasses, sugar, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin
• 1 allusion to American punk band Saves the Day, whose second album is titled Through Being Cool
• 0 animal products