Holy Guacamole! By CHLOE. sets up shop in Toronto
American plant-based, fast-casual restaurant by CHLOE. planted the seed in Toronto when they opened their Yorkdale Mall doors on October 17 with a lot of guac. Giving away guac burgers to the first 250 guests to arrive is sure to get this veggie patch blooming.
This is by CHLOE.’s 16th location since the first in New York’s West Village in July 2015. Toronto was selected as a desired location for the “renaissance in its food scene” as well as the “massive increase in people identifying as vegan,” remarked Jessica Barcelos, Account Specialist at Rock-it Promotions, for the Canadian newcomer.
by CHLOE.’s Founder and Creative Director, Samantha Wasser was recently named one of the “100 Coolest People in Food and Drink” by Business Insider. Samantha commented: “We couldn’t be more excited to expand our brand into Canada. Toronto’s vibrant and diverse community, paired with its innovative food scene, makes the perfect destination for our first location in Canada. The brand by CHLOE. was created to make plant-based food approachable, accessible, and of course, fun! We look forward to our future growth throughout Canada and promoting an inclusive plant-based community with our new customers.”
Yorkdale was selected as the “perfect place to open” according to Barcelos. The storefront will be a replica of the brand’s first ever flagship location in NYC. A second store is scheduled to open in Toronto’s Financial District in 2020.
The menu includes house-made burgers and sandwiches, specialty salads and main dishes like Mac N’ Cheese – with a sweet potato-cashew cheese sauce, shiitake bacon and almond parm. Brunches are available on Saturday and Sunday. Sweets by CHLOE. are served every day and include Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chlostess Cupcakes and Banana Walnut Bread. For those who prefer to cool down, Chill by CHLOE. features a collection of house-made, dairy-free ice creams and sorbets. by CHLOE is ready to serve and fully licenced, offering beer and wine in the restaurant. Catering is also available.
by CHLOE.’s CEO Patrik Hellstrand adds: “We’re very excited to bring by CHLOE. to Canada. Our mission at by CHLOE. has always been to offer accessible and delicious plant-based food internationally. As we expand into Canada, we look forward to learning how to best serve our Canadian guests.”
With the launch of the new “Toronto by CHLOE.” menu, they are off to a good start. The exclusive menu will be introduced to celebrate the launch in Canada and takes inspiration from classic Canadian dishes and local ingredients. “Toronto by CHLOE.” is offered in addition to their main menu.