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What’s on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim

By Renée Suen| Photography by Renée Suen
What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim

Name: Hello 123 Contact: 1122 Queen St. W., 416-532-3555, hello123forever.com, @hello123forever
Neighbourhood: West Queen West Owners: Mark Kupfert and Daniel Suss (Kupfert and Kim)

The food

The all-vegan menu features a couple of Kupfert and Kim’s quick-service classics (like the Oaxaca bowl), along with a bunch of new dishes including small plates (hummus and seed-oat toast), a DIY lettuce wrap platter, noodle bowls and a burger. Weekday breakfast brings avocado toast, waffles and smoothie bowls, while buckwheat pancakes make an appearance during weekend brunch.

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Corn off the Cob (with cob): corn, chimichurri, cashew cream, dry rub. $7.

 

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Chana chaat: brown rice, roasted cauliflower, chickpea chana, coconut raita, green and red chutneys, cucumber, carrot, cabbage, onion and crushed seeds. $13.

 

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Braised cabbage and romaine caesar, with sunflower crumble, parsley, seed croutons, pickled onions, coconut and a hemp-tahini dressing. $11.

 

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Green XXXXX: pesto quinoa, seared tempeh, steamed kale and bok choy, cucumber, roasted zucchini, smashed avocado, hemp, pumpkin pesto and a lemon vinaigrette. $14.

 

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Lettuce Wrap Paleo Party: make your own lettuce wraps with K&K hemp and sunflower balls, cauliflower hummus, za’atar salsa, cucumber salad, roasted eggplant, rutabaga mash, carrots, chimichurri and tahini. $15 and $26.

 

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What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
For the smashed avocado burger, a house patty (with walnuts) comes topped with red onion, lettuce, aïoli, avocado and a pickle, with a side of greens and roasted rutabaga. (Can be served on a bun or in a lettuce wrap.) $14.

 

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Buckwheat pancakes with apple sauce, fresh fruit and maple syrup. (Weekend brunch only.) $12.

 

The drinks

In addition to a lineup of smoothies, coffees, teas and kombucha, there’s booze, too! The wine is of the organic kind, beer and cider (on tap and in bottles) is from Ontario and cocktails incorporate kombucha and cold-pressed juices.

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Pineapple Sesame: cold-pressed pineapple juice, mescal, peach-rosemary shrub. $12.

 

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Cold-Pressed Green Cosmo: cold-pressed cucumber and lime juices, vodka, Cointreau. $12.

 

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What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Kombucha Thyme: tequila, Amaro Montenegro, kombucha. $12.

 

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
Basil Gin Smash: gin, basil, peach bitters. $12.

 

The space

The bright, 45-seat spot is named after one of the most common internet passwords and takes the place of what was previously Queen’s Grocery and Variety. A 28-seat licensed patio is slated for next summer.

What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim
What's on the menu at Hello 123, a new vegan restaurant and bar from the owners of Kupfert and Kim

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