woohoo back to back posts!!
So on Tuesday, I had a little date with my mom! We both love musicals so we were both super excited to go watch CATS! We decided to go downtown a bit earlier to have lunch, shop, have dinner and then watch the show!
Breakfast before heading dt was plain yogurt, 1/2 cup kashi h2h, 1/2 cup shredded spoonfuls, cin with a mango, cut and flipped inside out for easy spoonage (neat trick to avoid having to peel the skin!) and fresh bluebs!
I love mango but I can’t have a lot of it because it makes my stomach gurgle haha. Apparently this happens to a lot of people??
When we got dt, we walked over to Kensington Market, a block in the heart of Toronto known for its fresh produce stands, vegetarian restaurants, cute cafes and little shops! It’s very ecclectic, busy and colorful – definitely my kind of place.
After wandering around all the little stores and oohing and ahhing at all the adorable but totally useless home/kitchen accessories we both love, we stopped at a tiny hole-in-the-wall vegan place for lunch! I had read lots of good reviews on Hibiscus and it was great! Although I am not vegetarian or vegan and do not see myself becoming one anytime soon, I still really enjoy vegan meals and love trying faux-meat products and substitutes!
I ordered the Soup and Salad Special which featured a sampling of all the salads prepared that day + their Soup of the Day which was Carrot and Beet.
Guys, it was all amazing!! I had never eaten at a vegan restaurant before and I was really impressed. I don’t know how they did it but everything tasted refreshing, light, flavourful and hearty all at the same time!
The soup was yummy – really earthy and sweet but the salad was just perfect! The mix of 6 salads plus extra veggies meant every bite was different and just as amazing as the last.
I wish I had asked what was in this exactly, but now I have an excuse to go back! There was quinoa salad, dried cranberries, shredded beets and carrots, peanut sauce tofu, bean salad, seasoned broc and green beans and bulgar?
Next, we headed to the St. Lawrence Market which was about an hour’s walk away from where we were! It ended up taking us about 2 hours but thank God the map app on the iPhone! We got lost more than a few times but the weather was gorgeous so we just enjoyed our walk around the city.
The St. Lawrence Market was another cute open market with lots of fresh fish/meat/cheese/produce stands but unfortunately most things were sold out by the time we got there! I did get an apple though! and ate it but I don’t have a picture!
All the walking around in the sun was making us hungry and hot so after some searching on the iPhone and more wandering, we arrived at…Yogen Fruz!
This was a small vanilla frozen yogurt with real raspberries and mango blended in! Perfect.
Our food adventure continued when we walked back to a crepe place that we saw earlier in the day as we were going to Kensington market. The second my mom saw the French man making crepes in the open window, she declared that we needed to go there for dinner so we had to go back and make that happen!
We decided to split a ham, swiss and egg crepe and each get our own dessert crepe!
I went with the classic banana and nutella crepe and it was delish!! Nutella makes me so nostalgic for my summer spent in Paris (3 years ago now??)
And then it was time for CATS! We walked another half hour to Canon Theatre where the show was being held and I took the obligatory picture by the poster 😉
It was such an entertaining show! I am always so amazed by the talented dancers and musicians and their dedication and passion for what they do. And of course the music was beautiful! I love the songs from CATS especially Magical Mr. Mistoffelees and Memory!
Do you know these songs? Any favourite songs from musicals?
Anyways, that’s a recap of a great day! Thanks Mom!
What kinds of things do you do, just you and your mom?