Food

What’s on the Menu at Hello 123 on Queen W

12 March 2018

Hello 123 is a plant-based restaurant and bar from the same people behind Kupfert & Kim. As a long-time customer at their quick-serve Kupfert & Kim location in the PATH, I was excited to hear that a sit down restaurant would be opening in the city’s west end. The all-vegan restaurant is open from morning until late, and serves brunch every day.

The menu at Hello 123 includes all of Toronto’s health-conscious foodies’ favourite items; think, turmeric lattes, cold press juices, bowl foods, smoothies, avo toast and lots of kale + quinoa.

But there’s also lots on the menu for the comfort food lovers who, like me, are trying to make the transition to the plant-based life. You can also find vegan waffles, pancakes, french toast, chocolate pudding, pulled pineapple sliders, and burgers on the menu.

The space is cozy and relaxed; it seats 49 people, is filled with natural light, chill music, hanging plants and natural wood. Actually it’s so chill during the day that my baby boy took a full nap in the restaurant while I took photos and ate. This summer there are plans to open a fully-licesnesed patio that will seat 28 people.

FYI the restaurant is named after the most commonly used password.

Here’s a look at what I tried at a recent visit:

Green Smoothie ($10) with avocado, kale, mint, parsley, banana, coconut milk, dates, lemon and topped with berries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and house granola. The bowl is HUGE! I like that there is extra granola at the bottom of the bowl.

 

Lots of turmeric on the drinks menu. There is a mint-cinnamon-ginger-turmeric tea tonic; a turmeric coffee frappe; and a classic turmeric latte ($4.5, pictured here).

 

The pulled pineapple slider ($9) with adobo sauce, aioli and cabbage slaw is a must try. It’s bursting with flavour and is very messy. One of their most popular menu items.

 

Green XXXXX ($14) pesto quinoa, steamed greens and bok choy, cucumber, zucchini, smashed avocado, pumpkin seeds, seared tempeh, tahini. The seared tempeh is marinated in a house sauce and tastes delicious.

 

Spicy Bap ($14) brown rice, house white kimchi, mushrooms, kale, carrots, eggplant, zucchini, sprouts, nori, and gochujang. So tasty!

Hello 123 is located at 1122 Queen Street West. They deliver on Fodora and will be on Ubereats soon. You can also order ahead on Ritual. The full menu is available online, see it here. (I regret not getting the avocado pudding and cheesecakes. Next time…!)


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. The food was complimentary. All views and food photography are my own. Menu items and prices are subject to change.

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