• CLOSED: The Depanneur

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Serves meat, vegan options available. A corner store and restaurant. Hosts a community of chefs in a supper club program called the Rusholme Park Supper Club. At least one of these meals each month is vegan. Holds two drop-in dinners per week, usually has a vegan option - best to check ahead. Store sells local produce. Reported closed April 2023.

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2 Reviews

First Review by Meowmeow


Points +1168

01 Feb 2016

Great brunch option

I have been meaning to attend one of the vegan nights, but made it to the brunch first. I loved the vegan spread that had so many vegan components (baked beans, panelle, greens and grits). My omni guests has ample selections for a delicious brunch, that they enjoyed too (even if not vegan).

Pros: excellent vegan brunch option



Points +788

22 Jan 2014

Unique culinary experience

The Depanneur is unlike any other restaurant in Toronto. They offer weekly drop-in dinners and weekend supper clubs hosted by a parade of local talent.

Every Wednesday night is a vegan drop-in dinner cooked by Emily Zimmerman. Check their website for the menu and monthly super clubs, some of which are completely vegan.

Emphasis on local, sustainable food. They also offer workshops on things like vegan cheese and canning.

The only draw back, is that with the constant variety, sometimes a dish is less impressive than you might hope. I have also found that for the $12 drop-in price tag, the portions can be quite small. I've been to two supper clubs and the first was beyond amazing. They are family style and it's BYOB, so you can open up your favourite bottle. The second one, however, was a huge disappointment for the $40 price tag. They did not have enough gnocchi (the main dish) to share with everyone at the table and we left quite hungry.

That said, you should definitely still check out one of their drop-in dinners. They often have vegan options on nights other than the completely vegan Wednesday night.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday January 21, 2014

Pros: Vegan-friendly, Different cuisines, Local, fresh food

Cons: Pricy for portion size, Small portions leave you hungry

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