Hunter Gutman

Hunter Gutman

Junior Staff Writer and Social Media Coordinator

Hunter Gutman's articles

What is tofu made of? We find out all about the plant-based protein

There are a lot of misconceptions around tofu and what it's made of. We dispel the myths with Braden Chong, head chef at the Michelin-recognized Mimi Chinese and partner at Sunnys Chinese.

Rol San's iconic all-day dim sum is rooted in nostalgia

Rol San has been one of the best Toronto dim sum destinations for 30 years. Now, in a new location and with new but familiar leadership, it’s ready for the next generation of dim sum fans.

The 26 best vegan restaurants in Toronto for 2024, ranked

From Ethiopian eats to comforting Italian classics, Toronto's top vegan restaurants run the gamut. Whether you're craving a vegan burger, stat, or planning date night, these spots have got you covered.

This tour drives you out of Toronto to a maple syrup farm

Rural Route Tour Co. introduces city-dwellers to rural Ontario's small-batch producers. We go on the Taste of Maple tour to Elliott Tree Farm and GoodLot Farmstead Brewing for maple syrup and beer.

I had one of the best meals of my life at La Bartola, and everything was vegan

The restaurant's story is one of family, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and believing in your dreams. Today, La Bartola is on the Michelin Guide and it's the best vegan restaurant in Toronto.

Bar Avelo's menu is a playground of plant-based alchemy

Climb the floral staircase above fine-dining restaurant, Avelo to discover plant-based speakeasy Bar Avelo, where the exceptional vegan à la carte menu is only outshone only by its impressive cocktail list.

The new Le Tigre is home to frosty martinis and plenty of pink

From the team behind Cry Baby Gallery, new cocktail bar Le Tigre charms with clever tweaks on the classics and cheeky pop culture references.

Serena Ryder on sobriety, and her favourite iconic Toronto spots

We chat with Juno-award-winning singer-songwriter Serena Ryder to learn about her partnership with Libra non-alcoholic craft beer, her favourite spots to grab a bite in Toronto and her new single.

The Kimpton Saint George hotel in Toronto has teamed up with the city's top food tour

I stay overnight to experience the new Kimpton hotel x Culinary Adventure Tours Co. package, and rediscover delicious delights on a Toronto food tour of Kensington Market and Chinatown.

Tsuchi Cafe is a tranquil hideaway with a star chef who's changing the game

I sink my teeth into exceptional, Japanese-inspired pastries with fine-tuned flavours at Tsuchi Cafe, Toronto's only vegan Japanese café.

The new Nature's Emporium is like Disneyland for health-conscious adults

Nature’s Emporium’s new downtown spot at York and Harbour is ripe with organic groceries and beauty products, a wellness bar with custom smoothie bowls and more.

I try NotCo's vegan eats that mimic meat down to the molecule

Chile-based company, NotCo has taken a tech-forward approach by using AI to create vegan eats that rival their animal counterparts.

Mission Point resort on Mackinac Island is an under-the-radar culinary destination

Four stellar eateries serve fresh farm-to-ferry meals at Mission Point resort. Once you've enjoyed your fill, reset at some of Mackinac Island's finest amenities.

Tequila vs. mezcal: what's the difference?

Tequila and mezcal aren’t just for shooting. Owen Walker, owner of El Rey Mezcal Bar, distills us with his love for the agave-based Mexican spirits.

Widen your wine horizons at The Daughter in Midtown

This Davisville Village boutique natural wine bar has quickly become one of our favourite spots to share a glass of something new, unique and delicious.

Beyond the meat shaming: the highs & lows of Toronto's vegan food scene

From angry protests to Michelin-recognized chefs, Hunter Gutman dives into the good, the bad and the ugly of vegan food in Toronto.

This jaw-dropping Toronto bar immerses you in cocktail history

Step back in time at Prequel & Co. Apothecary, Frankie Solarik's new experiential cocktail bar styled like a late 1800s Paris pharmacy.

14 spots with mouth-watering late-night food in Toronto

When hunger strikes long after the sun goes down, these restaurants with late-night food in Toronto will be there in your time of need. No matter what you're craving, these are the best spots to get late-night food in Toronto.

Mouth-watering Indian street food made vegan at Khau Gully

Khau Gully is a family-run Indian restaurant in Davisville. Along with a stellar meat menu, find a huge list of classic Indian street food with juicy plant-based proteins and dairy-free delights.

Mena Massoud talks Toronto food and why the future is vegan

Aladdin actor Mena Massoud stars in a new vegan travel show on CTV Life, Evolving Vegan. I sat down with Mena Massoud to chat about the show, good vegan food in Toronto and more.