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by • November 5, 2013 • Food & Wine, Toronto, Travel & LifestyleComments Off on Lifestyle | Fuel+

Lifestyle | Fuel+

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Fuel+, 471 Church Street (647) 352-8807

Let’s face it, eating healthy isn’t always the most exciting. Not only do most of us associate it with bland food, but also on how expensive it can become – eating healthy is nothing short of difficult. Thankfully, Fuel+ owners, Gary Taylor & Chester Wong are out to change that one happy customer at a time.

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Nestled in the rejuvenating Gay Village of Toronto, Fuel + is all about making healthy eating accessible and affordable. The space is brightly lit and welcomes you in with friendly staff and the best of nutritional products to suit any need or craving. Vegetarian, gluten free and even vegan options await you from the freshly made, locally sourced food and products. The approach of the space is meant to engage, educate and appreciate that getting healthy doesn’t have to be boring anymore.

“We believe Eating Healthy should not cost more and taste just as good.”

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The menu on the Fuel Bar side of things is exactly what you’d want in a neighbourhood one-stop-shop. Fair trade, locally roasted coffee and fresh ingredients from and around the Toronto area making up each menu item, more importantly with a friendly smile behind the counter every day. With a sitting area facing Church Street, the space makes me think of sitting to people watch and read the paper on a beautiful afternoon.

My personal favourites from my first visit would be the Kiwi Kale Detox Protein Shake.  By far, one of their best sellers, it’s not too sweet nor too “chalky” like many protein shakes can be.  A great source of vitamins and nutrients.

But don’t think that a Health Food Café is all Quinoa & Tofu.  No, no, my friends, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, I dare you no to fall in love with the Fuel Balls. Try to not giggle like a twelve year old, and understand that the concept behind this menu item is to provide you with the necessary fuel you would need throughout the day. With flavours like peanut butter chocolate to seasonal features like Cranberry; these bite size snacks are delicious and nutritious all at the same time.

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And if you’re like me and don’t know much about health products like whey & vitamin supplements, one of best parts about Fuel + is you can just ask.  The staff are all incredible knowledgeable and approachable, with Gary & Chester full of information and a good laugh, leaving you unable to stop smiling when you step in for your morning coffee or an afternoon lunch with friends.

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Definitely one of my new favourite places in the city to stay motivated and energized on the path to becoming a healthier me. There is always time for a healthy choice, and after all, we’re all engines in search of the best Fuel +.

Stop by and tell the staff at Fuel+ that #FASHIONIGHTS sent you. And for the avid social media user like myself , make sure to check out Fuel+‘s TwitterFacebook & Instagram. @FuelPlusInc is DEFINITELY @DoTheDaniel approved!

For more behind the scenes from my first, and certainly not my last, check out my Instagram!

Photos: Fuel+

Daniel Desforges

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