Well summer is in the air again(took it long enough) and in celebration of the fact that we no longer need three parkas and a dog team to leave the house, we’re making Sundaes! For $1.75 more, you can turn a bowl of our delicious, coconut-based soft serve into either a chocolate or strawberry Sundae. We even have two kinds of sprinkles!
What’s more is that you can get your vegan ice cream fix a whole hour later than before! As of May 1st we’re staying open until 10 pm and we’ll keep it up all summer(or until mom tells us to go to bed).
May is our Boon charity month and we’re proud to announce that this year we will be supporting Winnipeg’s largest cat rescue program, ‘Craig Street Cats’. For those of you who don’t know, CSC recently had some leasing issues with their building and were left scrambling for a place to go at the end of April. They did find a place to go but the new location still needs some work and they need to raise another $15000 before the end of May to make the move a success. Get involved here and find out more about CSC here.
In the news this week, the New York Times recently published a piece on Beyonce and Jay Z’s new plant based(vegan) food delivery service and I’m still trying to figure out what actual involvement they have in it. I’m going to start by saying that this is a great idea and a pretty big step towards providing people with cruelty-free alternatives to fast food but it’s really the brain-child of the couple’s self-described ‘life coach’, Marco Borges. TBH I’m a little skeptical of anything endorsed by a celebrity power couple but their hearts are in the right place and at least this idea won’t get half as annoying as ‘New York State of Mind’.
Just in case you’re convinced that the only way to be a vegan is to buy celebrity endorsed meals, here’s an article about a nine-year-old who’s been vegan his whole life. Until next time.
Hello and welcome to the Boon Burger Blog! My name is Dave and I will be your lifeline for all things Boon on the internet! I’ve been working at Boon for nearly three years, in that time I’ve made more burgers than I can count and in the coming months I’ll be bringing you updates about what’s going on here as well as news from the worlds of animal rights, health, and vegan culture.
This winter was a busy one for us with the unveiling of our new boon pizzas! We have four different types currently on rotation; Hawaiian, Mediterranean, Grilled Vegetable and Margherita(and of course if you like we’ll make you a plain-jane, Daiya-cheeze). All of our pies can be made on a gluten-free crust and can be ordered for delivery via justeat.ca or Mobile Maitre’d (Winnipeg only at the moment)
Just in time for spring we’ve decided to bring you a little taste of fall. The new Thanksgiving Poutine is available in both small and large sizes and features succulent, glazed yams, tangy Dijon, tart and tasty cranberry sauce and of course a pile of daiya cheeze and our home-made, veggie gravy. It’s awesome but even a small is huge so bring a friend or prepare to have leftovers.
Now that the weather has finally started to warm up it’s definitely optimal ice-cream eating weather and we’re still serving up our famous, coconut-milk soft serve in cups, cones, and 10 oz to-go bowls. No, gluten-intolerant ice-cream enthusiasts, we didn’t forget you. We also carry gluten-free cones (while quantities last)!
Boon Burger says a fond farewell to one of its oldest employees this month. Matthew Underhill, who has been with us since the outset and not only managed our Sherbrook location for a time but was an integral part of expanding boon to Barrie, Ontario last year, is leaving. We wish him all the best with his new job in the greenhouse!
I’ve got to get back to flipping burgers soon but I’ll leave you with some good news; The Ringling Bros. Circus(who have a not-the-greatest animal rights track record) recently announced that they will be phasing out the use of elephants by 2018. The shift in policy apparently stems from a long overdue shift in public opinion about the treatment of animals.