Kupfert and Kim is a vegan restaurant with many locations. They are most commonly known for their takeout counters in Toronto’s underground PATH. You can see more about those locations in my review here. Kupfert and Kim recently opened a more restaurant-style spot on the southwest corner of Spadina and Adelaide – the same wheatless and meatless food in a space with seating and partial table service.
When my mom and I walked in, our first impression was that it was busy, which always add to a feeling of good energy and promise that it will be a good experience, but, as always, I waited to reserve judgement. There is a small table with piles of menus on it right as you enter through their doors, so you can choose one of their awesmazing dishes while you wait in line, which moves very quickly. My mom and I grabbed our menus and debated what to get. I immediately decided on the Burger Of The Day, which was a burger on a bed of rice instead of a bun. My mom was torn between the K&K Paleo and the Seaweed and Miso Broth Bowl, but settled on broth bowl packed with veggies, and kimchi (one of her favourite things – not mine as of this date!). My mom and I also decided to order a side of hummus with their seed flatbread, I love hummus, one of my favourite foods (I have written many reviews on hummus!). After we ordered, the cashier gave us a small sign with a garlic clove on it so the waitress would know where to bring our food (I did ask for the avocado, but we would have ended up with someone else’s order according to their organized system. :).
We sat down at a table right next to their shelves of merchandise beside their self-serve drink fridge. Kupfert and Kim hats, t-shirts, sweaters, nut milks, Village Juicery cold-pressed juices, coconut water and kombucha were all within reach!
After a few minutes, we were brought our food by a smiling server, who identified our table by the clove on garlic sign. At first glance, the plates looked awesmazing! The gigantic portions were plated beautifully and the colour on the plate really popped out at me. My burger was sitting on a bed of rice, topped with lots of avocado (my favourite part), a pile of lettuce, and diced tomato. It came with a side of herbed sweet potatoes, which were great, and a huge green kale salad garnished with watermelon radish and black sesame. My mom’s huge bowl was filled to the brim with miso broth, brown rice, daikon, carrots, bok choy, tofu, roasted mushrooms, scallions, sesame, dulse, and housemade kimchi. Needless to say, it was full of so much goodness, so many colours, and my mom and I both enjoyed our dishes! The side order of hummus came with a sprinkling of pomegranate, and was ok, but the flatbread served with it was worth the trip to Kupfert and Kim alone! I’m pretty sure that they were the BEST crackers I have ever had – so good that I bought some to take home (they are all gone now). If you like seeds and caraway, rush to try these. I wish I had some for my school lunch tomorrow!
Also to note that on the way to order, by the cash, they have a fairly large display case featuring desserts made in-house and by Bunners and Sweets from Earth, with their alcoholic drinks (organic wine included) on top for your eating and drinking pleasure! My mom tried one of their paleo cookies with cashews and chocolate chunks, and although I could only have a bite because I was so full, it was delicious.
When we were leaving, the restaurant was still full and there was a huge lineup to order, which is where they should be – for real food!!! They do a lot of take out and are a part of Foodora as well!
PS: Kupfert and Kim, the flatbread has inspired me like none has before and I am determined to make it. Would you share this recipe?