Having to yell in a noisy restaurant can be annoying, but some are so loud they could harm your hearing. There’s something you can do about it

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Raw food diets are nothing new. Fans of uncooked food subscribe to the idea that high heat destroys nutrients, so a diet of foods that are as close to their natural state as possible should be healthier, says the Cleveland Clinic, by way of explaining the practice. With all the bad news about ultra-processed foods, that doesn’t sound too crazy — at least if you’re focusing on whole plant-based foods, as in a raw vegetarian or vegan diet.

Leave it to TikTok video influencers to push the concept a bit too far, however. To the alarm of food safety experts,

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It seems that every week in the world of vegan food news is more exciting than the last and this week is no exception. NYC’s popular Levain Bakery just released its first vegan cookie (and you can get it delivered nationwide). A new vegan milk chocolate brand—made using Swiss expertise—celebrates all of the plant milks. Meati Foods’ whole-cut vegan chicken breasts and steaks are coming to Sprouts nationwide. And there’s a fun new line of gelatin-free gummies from Katjes. Read on for more. 

1NYC’s Levain Bakery’s first vegan cookie is here

This week marks a historic moment for New

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Sort-of Secret: Brandt Meats, a Mississauga food market and factory outlet with a hot-lunch counter

Sort-of Secret: Cucina Mauro, a cozy Italian lunch counter tucked away in a North York industrial plaza

Sort-of Secret: California Restaurant and Bar, a Pape Village kitchen with an American name but an Eastern European menu

Sort-of Secret: Sandwichito, a one-man Chilean sandwich operation on St. Clair West

The sort-of secret: Brandt European Food Market Factory Outlet, a Mississauga grocer and deli with a hot-lunch counter
You may have heard of it if: You’re one of its dedicated regulars
But you probably haven’t tried it because: Even though the brand is well known, the grocery store is a hidden gem

At Brandt Meats European Food Market Factory Outlet, the on-site lunch counter serving cabbage rolls, spaetzle and schnitzel is more than just a place to get a hot meal after grocery

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