The historic market is filled with options for students

Keylime tart at Cruda Cafe

Keylime tart at Cruda Cafe | Photo: Renuka Malhotra / The Dialog

Cruda Café
Price: $$

Cruda Café offers gourmet cuisine which focuses on 100 per cent raw, vegan, gluten free and healthy food. Located in the basement of St. Lawrence Market (92-95 Front St. E.), the café is an ideal spot for those looking for something delicious and healthy.

According to their website, Cruda Café’s focus on raw and vegan food is not just for vegan foodies. Cruda Café is welcomes meat and dairy eaters explore their vegan and raw menu.

The café operates a juice and smoothie bar to provide their customers with the freshest squeezes. For breakfast, the café offers pancakes and sprouted granola, each made raw. Other major offerings at the café includes raw wraps, salads, tacos, and entrees. The café’s location, just a few blocks away from St. James campus, makes it ideal for an early morning breakfast, lunch or an evening snack for George Brown students and staff.

The wraps are the major highlight of this café. The enchilada wrap is stuffed with avocado, vegan chili and seasonal veggies at $9.50 plus taxes. Another popular menu item is the quesadilla which is topped with onion tortillas, salsa, and avocado and paired with a small salad for $8.50 plus taxes. Bring your student ID along and Cruda Café will drop the taxes on all the food items. Desert menu items change on a daily basis, so there are always some surprises to look forward to. Cruda Café also does catering and delivery services thus standing proudly by their tagline ‘living foods on the go’.

The café is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The café stays closed on Sun and Mon during the week.

St. Urbain Bagel's store front

St. Urbain Bagel’s store front | Photo: Renuka Malhotra / The Dialog

St. Urbain Bagel
Price: $

A bagel shop located on the ground floor of St. Lawrence Market is the most pocket-friendly place for students to go for a quick and healthy snack. St. Urbain offers a variety of eleven bagels to choose from. One has the option of getting a pack of six bagels which costs $4.50 or one bagel of just 90 cents before taxes. The bagel shop also offers bagel bar sandwiches, flat bread bagels and cheese bagels all within the price of $4.50 plus taxes.


Everyday Gourmet's store front

Everyday Gourmet | Photo: Renuka Malhotra / The Dialog

Everyday Gourmet
Price: $

Everyday Gourmet is a café and coffee bean shop located in the basement of St. Lawrence Market. The café offers different varieties of coffee beans from Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica and more. The café serves up brewed coffee, hot chocolate and chai latte. Bagged teas, Americanos, and expresso are also available. One of the best beverages available is the London Fog which is perfect blend of aged earl grey tea with milk for $4.50 with taxes. The compactness of the café is ideal and you can enjoy sipping your tea and coffee while shopping for a great coffee bean.

  • The green marker shows St. Lawrence and the closest walking route in blue from both campuses

Exploring the fare of St. Lawrence Market