In search of plant-based restaurants: Copper Branch review

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Unity Falafel Wrap with collard green wrap

I LOVE food! Now vegan almost two months (and loving it!), I am constantly in search of restaurants serving healthy plant-based food. The only problem is that I do not live close to many of these restaurants. There are a number of them downtown, but the trek is too painful. So, you may need to ‘customize’ your meals at your local restaurants. Umm, excuse me, please delete the cheese from the pizza, and does the dough contain egg or milk products? Me and my daughter’s favourite pizza is the Margarita which has basil leaves and tomato sauce. I find that pizzeria’s are always running out of basil, so we are left with a pizza with tomato sauce only. Pretty annoying indeed. Hard to get what we want.

Copper Branch is a franchise, serving a plant-based menu. There are many Copper Branch locations opening up everywhere. So, if you are lucky, you can find one near you.

www.copperbranch.com

Overall rating:

Food: 4 out of 5 stars

Price: $$$ out of $$$$$

Ambience/decor: 4 out of 5 stars

 My favs: General Copper Bowl, Organic Quinoa Chili and Unity Falafel Wrap.

I have been to two locations so far (Markham and East Gwillimbury). Both restaurants are warm and welcoming. The Markham location feels a bit cramped and seating is more limited.

The food is great. You feel healthier just eating at Copper Branch. They have unique menu items such as my favourite: General Copper Bowl with mushroom with General Tao sauce, quinoa, beet slaw and avocado. But a bowl (not a large serving) costs about $15 plus tax. The fries are nice but quite expensive (~$8) for a large (which is really a small size if you ask me). Their green matcha coconut milk tea is really nice, but a bit pricey at $6.50 a regular-size cup. My daughter likes the shiitake burger and fries. The Unity Falafel Wrap had a limited time option to pay more for a collard green wrap (pictured above) which is great if you are eliminating carbs from your diet.

Other products

You can even buy take-home items such as organic coffee beans, jalapeno spicy sauce, bottled Kombucha tea, dark chocolate squares, and more…

Loyalty rewards

To collect points, you can get a loyalty rewards card/number through their phone APP.

We have eaten many meals at Copper Branch. Try it out – I think you would enjoy the dishes.


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