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In Not-my-street-eats on November 15, 2009 at 3:26 pm

So, this week I was really sick so I’m bombarding you with tacky, borderline pointless Chinese food. The only reason I’m posting this is because it was the BEST Chinese I have had in quite some time. Tofu included. Yes, that’s right… the tofu was good! Robie Foods may not look impressive, but let me tell you I won’t be ordering my Chinese food from anywhere else in Halifax ever again. Great service, great food quality, excellent taste, homemade sweet red sauce, reasonable prices, great tofu, and HUGE portions. I lived off my order for three days.*


Robie Foods Sechewan Nov

Szechuan Noodz w/ Fried Tofu, Veg & Beansprout Fried Rice, and Veggie Spring Roll

Robie Foods doesn’t have a website, but they do deliver and someone has scanned their menu and posted it online! Thanks, someone!



*Don’t judge me, I was siiiiiick.


In Not-my-street-eats on November 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Cafe Eyelevel

“Always vegan and gluten-free options”  – Eyelevel Cafe

After dancing the night away at the 12th Annual Witches Ball at The Seahorse Tavern*, my friend Jill and I slapped on some fresh eyeliner and hairspray and trotted down to Eyelevel Gallery for delicious vegan waffles. They were hearty, full of grains, and smothered in softened slithers of apple and COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM.

Cafe Eyelevel Waffles Nov 8

Eyelevel Waffles with Maple Syrup and Whipped Coconut Goodness

This Waffle House was complete with a swanky coffee-obsessed man working a compact espresso machine. Oh long shots, how you do me… how you do me.

Also: Check out our sweet gold table cloth !

Can’t wait for the Dessert Spectacular on Thursday. It will have live music, too!



*The Seahorse Tavern just won the Music Nova Scotia award for ‘Venue Of The Year’! Congrats, Seahorsie… you were always my favourite.


In Not-my-street-eats on October 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Lots of Berries from Purcells Pond Walk

Purcells Cove Huckle Berries

Around the end of August the Nova Scotia Nature Trust had a conservation celebration for the Captain Arnell Conservation Lands in Purcells Cove. After the celebration some very well educated nature buffs from the Museum of Natural History and the Halifax Field Naturalists took us through the freshly saved land! Berries were everywhere, especially Huckle Berries! I have never had them before, but you know me, I’m a sucker for wild berries. I deviated from the group many time, sucked in with the sweet little gems. No regrets.

Plums on Bauer Street

Bauer Street Plums

Early September launched the discovery of these perfect little purple plums in my neighbourhood! All the parking was taken on North Park, so on Sarah’s first day back in Nova Scotia we whipped around the corner to park on Bauer street. One of Halifax’s cutest little streets. When I hopped out of the car I was shocked to find us parked below a plum tree! Bright chartreuse on the inside, the fruit falls right off the pit. When they are ripe they are soft to the touch and solid dark purple, like an eggplant. These plums shine up so brightly, I cannot wait for next summer to eat more. I must have eaten dozens of these aubergene baubles of joy.


Buddydaye Street Raspberries

Another sunny summer day, walking down through the north end, enjoying the sights… my radar went up when I saw raspberry leaves poking through a tall white fence. I only scored maybe four berries, it was late in their season around here. Holy moly they were tasty though. Better than nothing, that’s for sure!


Ohio Lake Blackberries

A little summer vacation in Ohio, Nova Scotia lead me to these beauties. Many of these beauties. Plump, juicy, decadent blackberries at the side of a lake. Fantastic.

I love Nova Scotia.




In Not-my-street-eats on October 28, 2009 at 11:57 am

Making your own food is great and all, but we are spoiled here in Halifax for vegan delights. How are we supposed to resist all of the local, organic, seasonal, and highly savory meals dangled like golden carrots right before our very eyes and stomachs? I obviously don’t know, giving in is a favourite passtime of mine.

Sweet eats from not-my-street:

Vegan Creme Brulee from Wooden Monkey

Vegan Creme Brulee

Yes, this is how spoiled we are here in Halifax! Tofu based custard of the heavens above, perfectly scorched crisp sugary top, and drizzles of orange, raspberry, and strawberry so you can personalise each bite. Big thanks to The Wooden Monkey!

Roasted Veg Pizza from Morris East

Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Morris East never disappoints. On a perfectly crisp, thin wood fired crust (gluten free available) sits a sweet and savoury tomato sauce, sautéed onions, mushrooms, fresh basil, and sliced baby zucchini. The bottle in the back to the left is Morris East’s in house spicy oil. This oil is the ultimate accompaniment to their pizzas.

There are a few more entries for this post but WordPress and I are fighting again. It won’t let me rotate photos.

Until next time!





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