If you ever find yourself walking through UoT campus on a Thursday between 12:00pm and 2:00pm, hungry for a meal that’s inexpensive and sure to please any palate, look no further than Hot Yam!. Operating out of the Centre for International Experience Cumberland House and using mostly local and mostly organic ingredients (some of their produce is provided by the neighboring Sky Garden), this volunteer-run vegan food collective serves up hearty, sustainable and accessible meals for the community. Who can resist carrot and coconut soup, ginger-kicked baby beet salad, rosemary-roasted new potatoes, and strawberry-smacked crumbled?! And talk about accessible – four dollars gets you soup/salad, an entrée and dessert, not to mention your choice of water or tea. Whether you choose the communal style seating in the main dining area, the palatial patio or the front lawn, be sure to take in the British Colonial architecture of the Cumberland House. Completed in1860 by architect and civil engineer Fredrick Cumberland – who is also known for designing St. James Cathedral and University College – one of the most prominent features of the House is its stained glass dome that casts rays of pink, blue and yellow onto the main staircase. With the support of the Cumberland House and other domestics and international partnerships, Hot Yam! will continue to serve up delectable dishes, support diverse eating heritages and preferences and bring the community together through weekly meals. For more info visit:
Hot Yam! is closed until September 21st 2011 (the CIE is busy with orientation events for the international students).
Posted on August, 2011, in Lunch, Urban Gardens, Vegetables and tagged accessibility, community, Cumberland House, food collective, healthy meals, Hot Yam!, Sky Garden, sustainability, University of Toronto, urban agriculture, urban gardens, vegan, veggies, volunteers. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.