Eric & Ange Do Fresh Restaurant


Fresh restaurant was everything I hoped it would be and more!! We ended up going to the Crawford location for ‘lupper’ around 4:30pm. :)


The inside was just as I pictured it would be: Casual, green, and minimalist.


Unfortunately, it was freezing and really windy so we didn’t sit out on the patio. Next time!! These brave souls almost blew away!


We sat down to the menu and suddenly every suggestion that I read on the blog yesterday left my mind. I drew a blank! I guess it was the excitement of it all. ;)


I studied the menu (front and back!) and Eric spoke but I didn’t hear any words. I was so serious about my menu pick! He was a good sport though.


I was going to create my own juice, but I figured, hey I do that every day, why not leave it to the pros today.


So I decided on something I have never had before- a hot immune elixir!


I decided on the hot ‘Flu Fighter’ since I was quite cold and had a chill. It was very hot and paired excellently with my dish. I seriously think this new hot drink idea is going to be my go-to GM in the winter time! I will have to try this as a smoothie and not a juice since I don’t have a juicer.

It looks like Eric is drinking it! But he’s sipping his mango juice. ;)


Oh. Dear. Me. was this ever tasty!!! Celery, kale, carrot, ginger, lemon, cayenne, Echinacea. WOW. I am seriously going to start making these asap! I got mine without garlic though since my tummy has a hard time digesting it.

Eric got fresh mango juice:


It was delicious too!

Then came the mains. I recalled everyone saying Fresh’s bowls are really good, so I decided to get one of those. I am so glad that I got the ‘baby’ size because it was tons of food and the perfect size.

I opted for the ‘Energy’ bowl :D



Ingredients: Marinated tofu cubes, coconut curry sauce (divine!!!!), chick pea & veggie stew, cukes, tomato, red onion, sunflower sprouts, and tahini sauce.

It was sooooooo mouth-watering delicious!! The coconut curry sauce was maybe the best sauce I’ve ever had. It wasn’t overpowering in any way (something that curry can often be for me).

Here I was pretty much in seventh heaven bliss.


A peek inside my dish:


There was a thick layer of curry coconut rice on the bottom. The tofu was also outstanding.

Eric went for the Grilled Vegetable and Pesto Burrito:



Have you ever seen a wrap look as delicious as this? This wrap did not disappoint. Eric and I talked about how many new foods he eats since I came along. lol. It’s crazy to think about it because when we started dating in high school he wouldn’t even eat any veggies- no joke! Now he is happily eating at vegetarian restaurants.

He absolutely loved his wrap. The pesto was out of this world delicious.

And then I spotted the dessert menu…


We decided to split the carrot cake and also try a double chocolate cookie.


The cake was phenomenal. It was VERY dense though and I suspect very high in oil. It was definitely a splurge!


We didn’t really care for the cookie though. It was a bit dry. Eric still ate it though! hehe.


We left most of the icing on the plate because there was just way too much. I think we had about 1/4 of the icing. It was pretty good, but I really preferred the cake itself.


All and all, our experience at Fresh was definitely A+. It felt so good to leave a restaurant and feel GOOD about everything we ate. Everything tasted amazing, the service was fast and pleasant, and it was a great place to people watch.

On the way home, Eric got me this anniversary gift…


What a fabulous day. :)

Happy girl.




Not sure what we are up to tonight, but I should get going! NIGHT! :)


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1 Jenna August 30, 2009

Hey dear! You ARE absolutely glowing in that photo. You look beautiful!

The two things that stood out to me from your eats- 1. Coconut Curry (love coconut and curry, so together, what a team) 2. Carrot Cake (which is one of my all time favorite indulgences). It sounds like you had a fabulous time.

Happy anniversary!!


2 Nicole August 30, 2009

Fresh sounds AWESOME!! I wish I could get there sometime!


3 Brandi C August 30, 2009

SO JEALOUS! I need a FRESH in my area bc I would definitely eat there everytime we go out to CELEBRATE until I tried EVERYTHING on the menu =]
Glad you had a lovely time!


4 Whitney August 30, 2009

What a great dinner experience! You are glowing, but then, when don’t you? ;)


5 Marissa August 30, 2009

Glad you all have been enjoying your anniversary festivities! It’s funny that you say your hubby wouldn’t eat veggies before he met you because my husband was the same way. I’ve introduced him to many vegetables that he didn’t even know of before we met. And, ironically, he commented at dinner tonight how happy he is with his new diet. Since we were married last year, he has lost about 25lbs. He is in much better health now all around!


6 VeggieGirl August 30, 2009

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DEAR ANGELA!! A fabulous day, indeed.


7 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) August 30, 2009

I would have licked that extra frosting off your plate. Whoops, I’m dairy free and the cream CHEESE frosting probably would kill my tummy but it perhaps may have been worth it. That’s like love on a plate for me. Foodgasmic.

Next, you look absolutely GLOWING and gorg in that last pic of yourself. Radiant beauty, you.

Question…do you ever feel weird about taking pics of food in restaurants? Since I started getting into my food blog, I really havent gone out much, and I am not a self conscious person about so many things….but I think food-pic-taking inside a restaurant would do it for me. I see all you girls with these great food from restaurant shots and I guess you must just be like what the hell, who cares…but I honestly would feel a little weird. How did you get over this? Or did you never care that people saw you taking really close up shots of food?



8 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 30, 2009

The icing is dairy free! :)

I do feel strange taking pictures…I try to do it very discreetly with no flash and just 1 quick shot. To be honest when you don’t use a flash no one barely notices at all. :)


9 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) August 31, 2009

OMG dairy free cream cheese icing. There is a God.

And thanks for explaining your stealth snapshot taking trick. One pic, no flash. Ok…possibly do-able :)


10 Danielle August 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary you two! And may I add that you are both glowing in your OSG photos :)

Fresh sounds like such a fantastic place. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you get to go again… very soon (wink, wink)


11 Molly August 30, 2009

happy anniversary! eric is such a good sport for supporting your healthy lifestyle. i would love to see a guest post by him sometime on how eating mostly vegetarian has affected him (does he do it out of convenience or does he really enjoy it? has he noticed health benefits? etc.).

have a good night!


12 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) August 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary to you and Eric, sweet Ange. :) If I lived in Canada I’d totally take you up on a blogger meet up date. ;)


13 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) August 30, 2009

happy anniversary! :) Fresh looks so so delicious!


14 Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum August 30, 2009

That energy bowl sounds delish. I’ve got to try and whip that up sometime. Fresh looks mighty fresh if I do say so myself ;) Everything looks delicious! You’re gorgeous girly, happy anniversary tomorrow!


15 Pam August 30, 2009

Happy Anniv! Have a great day tomorrow!

Great dinner and food!


16 Mara @ What's for Dinner? August 30, 2009

You seriously look gorgeous!! I’m so glad you had a great dinner, and happy (early) anniversary!! I can’t believe my wedding is less than 3 months away now!


17 Cait (Cait's Plate) August 30, 2009

You really ARE glowing! You look so beautiful! I’m glad you guys had such a fun anniversary! No waiters yelling at you for being Vegan is a good start! Haha! :)

Food looks delicious though, I’m jealous and really want a Fresh by me!!


18 Lauren August 30, 2009

Hi Angela! I’ve just started reading your blog and would love to order your treats when they’re available in the US! Ok, I know everyone has been saying how glowing you are, but seriously, your skin is gorgeous! I know a large part of it is your diet and lifestyle, but do you have any skincare or product tips? Or makeup tips? I would love to hear them! :)


19 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 30, 2009

Thank you sweetie! I’ve been using a new all natural face wash that really makes my skin glow. I will be reviewing it soon!


20 'Dee August 30, 2009

“Fresh” looks amazing! Although I am surprised you didn’t pick the “Warrior” bowl – LOL!

Happy Anniversary to you and Eric, Ange. Congratulations!


21 chipped nails & all August 30, 2009

wow! you look stunning! I’m loving the hair :) Do I see a hair tutorial in the future? (I sure hope so!)

Congrats on the anniversary tomorrow!


22 Jolene August 30, 2009

Wow – are you ever beautiful! I just love your hair too! That food looks so delicious and healthy … perfect!


23 WholeBodyLove August 31, 2009

Happy anniversary! That carrot cake looked awesome, oil aside. Hmmmm…what about a Glo Bakery version? If anyone can healthify it, it’s you.


24 Audrey August 31, 2009

I know everyone is saying it, but you are beyond gorgeous! Fresh looks amazing. Please say that it exists in the US! Happy, happy anniversary to a GLOWING couple. :D


25 muffy August 31, 2009

Oh girly! That looks so amazing!
PS Can I have your frosting? It is so my fave food lol!


26 Megan August 31, 2009

Looks fabulous! Happy Anniversary!


27 Tracie @hollafoodzone August 31, 2009

Fresh looks like a great restaurant – finding a place like that is like a little gift to yourself! I have to laugh about all of your posts that include kale – it’s a sure giveaway of northern climes!


28 Milca August 31, 2009

Looked so good!! Your hair looks really nice. I love the messy curls!!


29 Peabody August 31, 2009

Men will eat just about anything sometimes, especially cookies. I had some really stale ones I was about to throw into compost and my husband was like, don’t throw those out. He ate them. So odd. Personally, I like a fresh cookie.


30 Steph August 31, 2009

hey ange! i would love to attend a meet-up at fresh. i sent you an email, but it bounced back- not sure what is wrong. let me know the details if you end up planning something!


31 Meghan August 31, 2009

okay, you are beautiful and are my role model. :-) I discovered your blog in the very beginning- you have come so far! Congrats!


32 sonia August 31, 2009

you are just GLOWING! :D
Fresh sounds like a great place to dine…the cake looks so yummy!


33 Angi August 31, 2009

Happy anniversary!
I keep chuckling over your tweet re: anniversary gifts. This year is appliances for me…I shudder to think what I’ll get!

I am going to look into going to Fresh next time I am in TO!


34 Tammy (Defining Wellness) August 31, 2009

Fresh looks like a great restaurant! Happy anniversary!


35 Courtney's Concoctions August 31, 2009

Fresh is my favorite restaurant! Everytime I go back to Toronto I make sure to visit. The salads are divine too – and they have a soup, salad and cornbread combo which is great for the colder fall and winter days. And of course sweet potato fries with miso gravy!


36 Lizzie August 31, 2009

Yes – I’m jealous!!! I love those kind of restaurants. Though there is a vegan/raw cafe opening nearby this week, so you might have inspired me to check it out. Glad that you had a nice anniversary. It’s so funny. My husband eats more veggies now too (he said that his mother boiled all veggies to the extreme when he was growing up and that really turned him off. It’s funny. Even now when she gets beans at a restaurant and their cooked lightly, she complains they’re too crunchy! :) Anyway because of him I eat a lot of other things too – like mussels . . would never have touched them otherwise but now I love them. So it can work both ways :)


37 Susan August 31, 2009

Okay, hot juice has never occured to me, but that sounds amazing!! I have a really hard time digesting raw vegetables, so maybe that will ease my tummy troubles :) Those are impressive serving sizes too. I’d probably have to go back until I tried everything on the menu :P


38 Shannon (The Daily Balance) August 31, 2009

The Mister and I are going to Toronto this coming weekend and ‘fresh’ is on our list of places to go! I’m even more excited after reading this post! ;)


39 skinnyrunner August 31, 2009

looks like some good eating and you look so cute! definitely glowing!


40 Jessica August 31, 2009

Hey, I’m a high school runner and I like to search other blogs by people who run as well (yes a high schooler looking at blogs!). I also live in Ontario. I’ve been following your blog for about a month because you have amazing philosophies and creative ideas. You are also so beautiful! I’m jealous of your glowing skin which really made me start focussing on healthy foods. I was already part way there but not to the point where I was putting spinach in my smoothies! After a couple weeks of ice cream everyday I broke out and I recently started having a green monster everyday and I’ve already noticed a difference in my skin! Thanks for the amazing blog!

PS: Keep up the great running! And sorry for the long post :P.


41 Kristin August 31, 2009

Your anniversary dinner looks delicious!!!
I *may* be moving to the Toronto area in January and I knooowwww I will be frequenting if I do!!



42 Maria August 31, 2009

So glad you guys had a yummy, fresh meal. ;)

I’d love to do a Fresh meetup (work and live in downtown TO) – tried emailing you and got a “550 No Such User Here (state 14)” bounceback, though. Maybe something’s up with your server?

Keep me in the loop. :)


43 Paige @ Running Around Normal August 31, 2009

That place sounds awesome! I’ve never been, after this review, would love to! You and Eric looked very nice on your anniversary lupper :) Hope today’s just as fab! Happy anniversary!


44 Alex August 31, 2009

Glad you had such a great experience at Fresh! It’s definitely where I like to go for homestyle eats when I don’t feel like cooking. I’ve never tried their carrot cake but I think I should now! Carrot cake is my ALL-TIME FAVOURITE DESSERT! My use of capitals should express how much I love it. It is a splurge though, so I usually reserve it for my bday or other very special occasions.

And I’d definitely be down for a blog meet-up! I’ll send you an email soon :)


45 brandi August 31, 2009

happy anniversary!

that place looks so good! all the dishes sounded wonderful.


46 Megzz @ Megzz Wins At Life August 31, 2009

Ang, You look so beautiful in those pictures!! The food looked delish!! What a wonderful one year!!


47 Runeatrepeat August 31, 2009

You are totally glowing :) Gorgeous!

That restaurant looks amazing!


48 Anne Marie @ her new weigh August 31, 2009

Fresh looks like so much fun! Happy anniversary-you look beautiful!


49 Sally August 31, 2009

Ditto to the bounced email re. meet-up. I’m a Toronto-based long-time reader and would love to partake in a Buddah Bowl with some like-minded blog readers. Because Buddah Bowls are delicious and blog readers are (clearly) awesome. Email me whenever you are making plans for a meet-up!

And Happy Anniversary!


50 Sheri August 31, 2009

Wow that food looks awesome! Yes, you do have a glow…but you are always glowing! ;)


51 Alice August 31, 2009

happy anniversary to a beautiful couple! :)


52 Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness August 31, 2009

I love the Anniversary ‘do! Pretty hair :-)

The juice looks really good – and to be served hot – what a great way to chase a chill away. Wish we had something like ‘Fresh’ in Milwaukee.


53 ~Jessica~ August 31, 2009

Wow! That’s the first menu I have EVER seen where I could actually get something to eat (vegan/coeliac/allergic to soy, garlic and onion)…I would definitely have ordered the ‘simple’ bowl with brown rice, and those juices! Well, let’s just say I’m greener than your GMs right now.

Have a lovely Monday!


54 Jess (Fit Chick in the City) August 31, 2009

Aw! Happy Anniversary! You look gorgeous in that photo! I hope you two have a fabulous time celebrating.


55 Claire August 31, 2009

Happy Annivrsary !!It looks like you made a good decision on your own.Mmmm…cake:-)


56 Katharina August 31, 2009

Okay first and foremost – YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I love trying new places and being happy about it :D Happy anniversary, love! Take care



57 AGS August 31, 2009

Happy First Anniversary!! Enjoy the memories — and the anticipation for the future.

BTW: I really like the calendar feature for finding old posts. Don’t know how long it has been there, but it’s great.


58 Pam at Highway to Health August 31, 2009

The meal looks great! Happy anniversary! Enjoy every minute!


59 Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) August 31, 2009

that looks amazing. i think i just drooled over my keyboard at your bowl.

happy anniversary!


60 Jenny August 31, 2009

now there’s a restaurant that certainly lives up to it’s name!

happy anniversary, Angela :)


61 Lainie August 31, 2009

You look so beautiful!!! Happy anniversary to you, Angela! Looks like a wonderful day. Oh – and your food – that curry sauce looks DIVINE!


62 kristi (sweet cheeks) August 31, 2009

WOW!! I would love to go to that place…how awesome!!

I loved everything you got…especially the carrot cake. I have been seeing carrot cake all over in bloggie land lately and have seriously been craving it big time. I need to get to work in the the kitchen!


63 Meghan@traveleatlove August 31, 2009

you look so pretty Angela! Fresh looks great; I wish I lived closer for a meetup! I could have used a warm GM this morning, it was freezing!


64 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope August 31, 2009

OMG that place sounds fabulous! I love the decor and the food all sounds and looks so good. Happy Anniversary! :)



65 faith in food August 31, 2009

that place looks awesome, i wish we had something like that in NC. i’ve really been missing seattle lately where there is stuff like that. i think i would have chosen that same bowl u did!! it was that or the one with thai sauce and peanuts :P fun night! happy anniversary!


66 Liz August 31, 2009

Fresh looks like an amazing restaurant! I love places like that that make you feel good about what you eat, instead of weighed down and gross. It looks like you picked the right dish for sure!
Have a wonderful anniversary day and night!


67 Lauren August 31, 2009

Happy Anniversary! Both you and your food look stunning- you are definitely glowing! :)


68 theskinnyplate September 1, 2009

Happy Anniversary! Love what you did with your hair. And your skin is indeed glowing. OSG is the perfect name for you and your blog. Fresh looks like a wonderful place to eat.


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