It looks like it’s not just vegan restaurants that are on a rise in The 6ix, but vegan shops and stores as well. This particular one is well-known within the vegan community, with the brand having begun its story in 2017 as a pop-up. What originally started under the name of The Sausage Party pop-up is making its way back into Toronto, but under a new name at an uptown location that we cannot wait to explore.
The Sausage Party vegan pop-up makes its way back to Toronto, but under a new name…
Known as Sausage Party, the vegan food brand in Toronto has a found a permanent home out on Clair Avenue West under a new name, Aunty Em’s Deli & Coffee. Headed by founder and owner, Emily De Beus, who brings with her over 15-years of experience in the hospitality space. The Sausage Party brand is also a reflection of her journey as a vegetarian-turned-vegan. The list of available products includes ready meals & meal kits and a selection of vegan meats & deli.
Some of these are Maple Fakin’ Bacon, Fennel & Ale Sausage (consists of toasted fennel and oatmeal ale), handcrafted Burger Patties, Breakfast Burrito, and BBQ Ribz Dinner.
The physical space itself is light and pastel-themed, with a whole range of vibrant colours and decor adorning the walls. There’s some signage, a plastic menu that has a broken clock next to it, plants, and lots more items that add charm to it.
The plant-based vegan deli is located at 1672 St. Clair West. At present, the store is only open for takeout, but there are plans of expanding to dine-in sometime next year. Aunty Em’s operates Thursday to Saturday from 12pm to 4pm and on Sundays from 10am – 3pm. You can also order items from the website online.