Looking for some local Toronto hot spots for Valentine’s Day takeout? Contractor Michael Holmes (Jr.), star of CTV’s new Holmes Family Effect, has you covered! As a contractor, Holmes Junior was certainly stepping outside of his workplace norms when he went mostly plant-based but now he says his diet has inspired some of his coworkers to ditch animal products! His father, Mike Holmes, has even cut back on his meat consumption. Although not completely vegan or gluten free, Holmes is dedicated to living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle- while still enjoying tasty, hearty, protein-packed meals! Celebrate Valentine’s Day like Michael by enjoying some of Toronto’s finest restaurants while practicing sustainability.
Known for their completely plant based Asian menu, PLANTA on Queen Street West is a Toronto staple. Check out their special Valentine’s Day special brunch box here! You can order takeout from Uber Eats or Doordash.
Holmes claims to be a bit of a “pizza connoisseur” and The Good Son is one of his favourite Toronto Pizza stops (I mean just LOOK at that crust!). Baked to perfection on a wood-fired oven- you can’t go wrong! Have a pizza night in with your loved one and The Good Son through Uber Eats or Doordash.
We weren’t kidding about Holmes being a pizza connoisseur! He said his list wouldn’t be complete without Maker Pizza’s comforting menu. You can order through their app (available for IOS and Android) or by calling the number on their website.
Founded on balance, this Mississauga restaurant only uses raw ingredients and is completely vegan and gluten free. Holmes’ wife, Lisa Marie Holmes, introduced him to Raw Aura and it has now become a favourite! Check out their online market here.
Holme’s OG fav restaurant is this beautiful Greek spot on Ossington! Classic Greek food meets contemporary at Mamakas. Order on Uber Eats here.
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The Holmes Squad
Michael Holmes Jr. (on the right, seen here with his father Mike Holmes and sister Sherry) is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, and healthy home advocate who received the education of a lifetime by working alongside his father Mike Holmes as a member of the crew on the hit TV show HOLMES ON HOMES. You can read more about his NEW show HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT here.