Yam Chops

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 8 reviews )
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705 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6G 1C2

Vegan butcher shop and deli counter, opened Jun 2014. Offers veg-twists on meat: the ba-con is made from coconut, the no-pork pulled pork from cabbage, and the lox from carrots. The deli counter is filled with prepared food that's ready to eat or to cook, including Korean barbecue chickn empanadas, veggie ground round, a soy-based Mongolian beef, beet burgers, and no-crab cakes. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-7:00pm, Sun 11:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Juice bar, Delivery, Canadian, Take-out only

8 Reviews

First Review by saveur

Great Huge Samosas - Edit

Great take out counter with items you can take home for later or have warmed up for a meal. Like a deli where your container is priced by weight. Faux meat strips, salads and samosas. We had the samosas for about 5$ each. They are huge, delicious and filling. They come with a tamarind dipping sauce. Staff is fantastic and offered for me to taste anything I like. They also have specialty vegan groceries that are harder to find in loblaws like my favourite yoso cream cheese, daiya chese, vegan mayo (a few brands) and much more.

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Great Concept - Edit

Loved the concept and service at this store. The food was also delicious - we had a pasta salad and beef strips to take away

Unfortunately as we did not have a kitchen on our travels we could not try out more.

Would definitely recommend a visit!

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Nice deli - Edit

When I first went vegan I loved Yam Chops. I found the deli chicken awesome to put in stir frys and other dishes. However it is a bit pricey and it's something that can be home made much to my surprise. Yam chops is still excellent but almost a little too much like real meat for my tastes now (which isn't a negative for some people!)

Pros: Nice location, Good for lunch, Nice deli take away

Cons: Pricey, Can be made at home

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The Future - Edit

Amazing store - every town should have a hundred of these and we'd all be in a better place.

Great lunch of fish less tacos. Wanted to eat the whole of the salad bar.

Wonderful staff too.

Pros: Amazing range of food, Tasty and healthy, Great, well informed staff

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Good place! - Edit

Their deli "meats" are really delicious and the tunaless tuna is very good as well, especially with mayo.
the crew there is very nice and allows you to sample everything before you buy! it is quite pricey though

Pros: delicious

Cons: expensive

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Inovative - Edit

Lots of variety, delicious, oh and there bbq Apple pie juice??!!! Incredible.
Definitely looking to go back.

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Good but as much gimmick as innovativation. - Edit

They have a deli counter with several mock meat items. You can buy by weight or have them make you a meal using these items. It's good but not great, and not as innovative as the hype would have you believe.

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Cute concept - Edit

This really is a vegetarian butchery. There are display cases with "veg proteins". Burgers, sausages and flavoured up mock meats like teriyaki chicken, tuna salad from chickpeas, etc. Prepared salads are also available. Also available are takeaway meals, juices, and they have grocery items like vegenaise, tempeh/tofu, and ice cream/popsicle treats in the freezer section. The butcher part is paid by weight. Limited seating, this place is meant for takeaway.

I highly recommend the chicken salad. Their juices are actually really good (the pineapple with a hint of mint was genius. They told me they use a cod-press juicer so it can last longer. Not long until it went into my belly! I also highly recommend their prepared boxes. I tried the Indonesian tofu which was fabulous with the mango salsa and the chickpea wraps with the mango tamarind chutney was also incredible. Lots of fresh greens. Highly recommended.

Cons: limited seating

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Energetic 25 Aug 2014 - So glad to see someone else appreciated this wonderful place. I went especially for the Coconut Bacon (when visiting Toronto) and am so glad I decided to stop for lunch. Delicious, The Staff were very friendly and helpful and kindly recommended Dolce- a wonderful espresso bar a few doors away. I hope my Coconut Bacon lasts until I get back to Toronto  


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