Oh. So you like food, do you?
A very good chum of mine Ross told me about this idea he had to open a restaurant some day. This dude has worked at some of your fav restaurants already and has an epic food blog that puts this one to shame.
But Never in my wildest dreams did I think Hot Beans would be as good as it was tonight.
Ross and his fellow co-owners (Scott and Maddy) held a soft launch for all their pals so we could have a gorge-fest on the delicious latin-inspired meals they’d be serving up when the door officially open this weekend.
Let me break it down (and if i’m spoiling anything Ross, I’m sorry, but not):
On Taco’s and Burrito’s.
But let me stop you for a second.
You won’t find any dairy or meat in Hot Beans.
Nope, it’s 100% vegan. So worry not my veggie friends, and hear me out my carnivorous pals.
When Laura and I walked in, the place was already packed.
As the first order came through, the crowd cheered loudly, followed by an echo of grumbling stomaches. As 50+ people stared at the perfectly prepared taco, the gentleman proudly stuffed his face.
We were lucky though as all the food (prepared right there) all came super quick and I was devouring a Seitan Chorizo Burrito within ten minutes.
Mine came topped with rice, homemade pico, sour cream, salsa, peppers, beans and love.
Laura had the Hot Bean Burrito which was equally as delicious, came with the same toppings PLUS plantains (yummmmm).
Did I mention they’re as cheap as any other decent burrito you’ll find in the city?
Oh, and Laura wants me to mention the Donuts. To sum it up: Best donuts she has ever had. Period.
Without sounding like an asshole; if you don’t try this place (at least twice because I’m going back for the Pulled Pork Taco’s as soon as I have room), you’re probably going to be ridiculed by your friends for failing at life.
160 Baldwin, just west of Spadina. North Side.
Do yourself a favour. Have a food orgy with a burrito and your mouth.
Bring extra napkins too. It’s gonna be wild.
To Ross, Maddy and Scott: Congratulations on the opening of your place in Kensington. You are an inspiration and I wish you all the success in the world. Also, I hope you’ll see it in your hearts to read this and offer me that Pulled Pork Taco recipe so I can pretend it’s mine and post it here for everyone to see,
Seriously though. Hot Beans = delicious. Give ‘em a shot at your earliest convenience.
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