New Restaurant Alert – Liberty Village Welcomes FreshiiNeighbourhood | Written on March 9, 2016
There’s no food like fresh food. Actually, there’s no food like freshii food! Liberty Village is overflowing with great dine-in restaurants, quick and delicious take-out services, incredible cafés and an increasing number of ever so convenient food-ordering apps, but there’s something about this latest restaurant opening that makes us especially excited! Drum roll please. Yes, we’re talking about Freshii! We are thrilled to welcome Freshii to our neighbourhood and, as of March 1, 2016, to be able to count them as one of the wonderful dining establishments that call Liberty Village home.
You’re probably already familiar with this fantastic, “fresh” foodie paradise but you’re perhaps a little less aware of the back story that led to this incredible eatery. Freshii was borne from the growing fresh food restaurant trend that started more than a decade ago. Michael Corrin, Freshii’s founder, was working with fashion designer Oscar De La Renta (yup, THE Oscar De La Renta!) in New York when he decided to trade one passion for another – fashion for food. The idea was to start a restaurant chain that promoted healthy living by providing fresh, conveniently available food. We should also sneak the word, “delicious” into that equation as well since everything available at Freshii is undeniably yummy!
The Freshii motto – Eat. Energize. — goes a long way in describing what patrons can expect from a meal at Freshii, and it also highlights the power of good food. The ingredients that are incorporated in Freshii’s drinks and meals are a combination of fibre-rich fruits and veggies, slow-burning carbohydrates, essential fats and lean proteins. This healthy eating and healthy lifestyle approach extends to their overall restaurant model. Freshii also prides itself on not using excess packaging or high energy consumption processes. They’re green all the way.
Many people mistakenly associate healthy eating with a lack of flavour. Freshii offers a variety of meal options that are deeeeeelicious. From meal boxes that cater to different diets and lifestyles to fresh salads and wraps to bowls, burritos, smoothies and custom options, the soaring Liberty Village skyline is the limit for delicious meals at Freshii’s newest Toronto location.
Freshii’s menu is available in full online, but for those who may not be as familiar with Freshii, some of their offerings include:
- A gluten-free meal box (that deliciously caters to people who follow a gluten-free diet)
- A buffalo salad (with romaine, tomatoes, aged cheddar, carrots, celery, ranch and buffalo sauce)
- A teriyaki twist bowl (that includes brown rice, broccoli, carrots, edamame, cucumber, green onions, sesame seeds, crispy wontons and teriyaki sauce)
- A baja burrito (with quinoa, avocado, red onions, cilantro, green onions, cabbage, salsa and pico de gallo)
- Spicy lemongrass soup (with spicy lemongrass broth, rice noodles, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms and cilantro)
- A mighty detox juice (that includes pineapple, ginger, apple, celery and cucumber)
- Low fat Froyo (made with low fat probiotic frozen yogurt and a choice of two toppings)
We told you that Freshii offers an incredible menu! And that’s really only a peek at what you can enjoy at their restaurants.
In Liberty Village, you can find Freshii at 85 Hanna Avenue, Suite 104A, open from 8:30am to 7:30pm from Monday to Saturday and from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Sundays. Liberty Village, it’s time to get your Freshii on! For more info about this great restaurant, visit their website here or check them out on Twitter here.
Cover photo by CTbites
Written by L. D. Moore