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Hot, cold & dessert buffets boast tangy Thai seitan, hand-picked spinach salads & maple-syrup pie at award-winning vegetarian restaurant

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Mood rings offer convenient color-coded glimpses into our emotional states: red indicates stress, yellow suggests blinding rage, and green means rich in vitamins, cellulose, and fiber. Radiate healthful tones with today’s Groupon at Commensal. Choose from the following options:

  • For $17, you get buffet dinner and drinks for two (up to a $35 value).
  • For $30, you get buffet dinner and drinks for four (up to a $70 value).
  • For $59, you get buffet dinner and drinks for eight (up to a $140 value).<p>

Each dinner includes $17.50 credit per person, which includes food and a non-alcoholic drink along with tax.

Silver-medal winner for best vegetarian restaurant at the 2010 Toronto Sun Readers Choice Awards, Commensal concocts hot, cold, and dessert buffet menus of vegan, ovo, and lacto fare with organic ingredients and gourmet technique. Creamed vegetables, herbs, and spices recline on a veggie plate meal, and maple syrup and cider vinegar imbue Thai seitan with a tangy taste and memories of autumnal hayrides spent courting slices of tofu. As Grenoble walnuts and raisins assimilate into cold chicory and pear salads, hand-picked spinach and julienne of sweet red pepper saunter into the chinese salad, joining cashew nuts flavoured with tamari and garlic. Sweet teeth can select among the dessert buffet’s abundance of treats, such as date squares, maple-syrup pie, or chocolate-mousse cake. Commensal charges customers based on the weight of the food on their plates and piled under their bowler hats ($24.30/kg for hot and cold buffet; $27.70/kg for dessert buffet) before inviting them to feast in a tile-floored indoor dining room or outdoor patio.

Though Commensal sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.


Commensal's chefs whirl all natural and organic ingredients into a series of hot, cold, and dessert items that showcase vegan, ovo, and lacto foods. A variety of accolades has been bestowed upon the restaurant and its selection of succulent dishes such as butternut-squash soup, florentine quiche, or lasagna—all of which are clearly marked with nutritional information. Patrons can load up on hummus, chickpea salads, or avocado in capers vinaigrette before seeking out freshly squeezed juices or fair-trade coffees. Dessert options such as key-lime pies, hazelnut cakes, or tapioca pudding are also priced per kilogram, allowing patrons to fill their purses until they’re overflowing.

Customer Reviews

thank you
Rita H. · March 13, 2013
Good food.
MANU S. · March 13, 2013
make sure food is hot ...fresh not reheated. This may be difficult to achieve because of the buffet style but we were the first ones there in morning for lunch buffet and food was reheated and rather dried out. still concept is great since in my family there are many dietary restrictions
Janet G. · January 4, 2013
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