Food & Drink Awards 2020

Page 74 LUX 2020 Food & Drink Awards What better joy is there than sharing good food with friends? To the team at Karine’s, there’s nothing finer. They’ve spent years rediscovering the art of baking desserts that not only tantalise the taste buds, but build bridges like nothing else. Following their success in last year’s Food and Drink Awards, we take a look at this amazing team to see just how they’ve been able to repeat that achievement for another year! Karines / Treat by Karines Best Vegan & Gluten Free Restaurant and Freshly Baked Treats - Toronto Oct20349 Toronto’s Village By The Grange hosts one of the city’s most impressive food courts, with snacks and meals from all over the world on offer and ready to be eaten. The jewel in the crown, however, is Karine’s and their delightful delicacies. We talked before about the astonishing environment they create, with specialty food and incredible service, but we’re turning our attention this time to a slightly different branch of their operations. ‘Treat’ by Karine’s offers customers an amazing experience with every bite. It’s the branch of the team that is committed to the creation of phenomenal muffins, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, cakes, brownies and bars alongside exquisite specialty pies and cakes. Sharing these tasty morsels with family and friends has never been easier, with the team ensuring that what they offer is not only delicious, but vegan and gluten-free. Nothing makes an experience more positive than making it cruelty-free. If we look at the world in which we live, it’s vital to consider how our actions have an impact on others. Our choices must be humane, healthy and environmentally sustainable if we are to continue living the lives of luxury we’re all looking for. The team at Karine’s have applied this to baking with ease, moving away from animal products and offering delightful plant-based alternatives. Baking is not just about the environmental impact. It’s the easiest way to someone’s heart. ‘Treat’ by Karine’s is not just about providing an opulent choice, it acts as a universal language that everyone can relate to. A picture tells a thousand words, but good food transcends language. Certainly this is an attitude that everyone who has tasted the cuisine that Karine’s has to offer would say, as the team continue to prove how enjoyable vegan and gluten-free desserts can be. Of course, running a restaurant in 2020 has not been easy for the team, but the personalized service that has always characterized the business has paid off significantly here. The pandemic has allowed the team to focus in on what values most, namely finding new ways of satisfying customers. In these challenging times, the flavourful, rich, and beautiful vegan and gluten-free desserts that the team provide are an invaluable palate cleanser, providing something that tastes just as delectable as their non-vegan, non-gluten-free counterparts. It has earned the team immeasurable support from the community at large, with online orders and deliveries being exceptionally popular during these troubled times. Once someone finds Karine’s, they never let go. It’s a good feeling, running an establishment that holds that sort of sway over people. The restaurant has always been a family affair, and it’s one that holds family values near to its heart too. That’s why people keep coming back. It’s not just the delightful food, it’s the fact that the food has been prepared with love. It’s not just the customer service, it’s that the service is filled with warmth. In times like these, it’s nice to have a small semblance of home, and that’s what Karine’s does best. Company: Karines / Treat by Karines Contact: Karine Khachakjian Web Address: Email: [email protected]