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    a vegan cafe restaurant and bookstore on salt spring island 

morningside organic offers love bowls, vegan wraps, woodfired pizza, handcrafted gourmet sandwiches, delectable soups, salads, vegan cheese platters, raw chocolate, smoothies, herbal tonics, nut mylks, artisan bread, divine chai, premium coffees, matcha, yerba mate, and single origin teas.  

our bakery section features organic woodfired heritage sourdough breads, pie, pastries, cookies,  tarts, & treats.

we support our local organic farmers.

an eclectic collection of books: environment, ecology, poetry, alternative building, permaculture, buddhism, raw food, alternative energy, cultural theory, cookbooks, veganism, integral life teachings, surfing, gay & lesbian, health, animal rights, spirituality, children, nature & green solutions.

Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash

Miyoko makes the best vegan cheese and butter in the world, bar none. Coated in black ash with a dense, smooth, creamy texture, and a mildly tangy, buttery sweetness. Great served with fruit or baked en croute.
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VeganMozz ~ a new way to melt your heart

Just like traditional mozzarella di bufalo, our cashew-based vegan version is the perfect answer for everything from pizzas (yes, it melts and browns beautifully!), to caprese salad, to paninis. Creamy, smooth, and with just the perfect amount of springiness, brined...
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introducing amazing European style cultured VeganButter

Being vegan is great, but until now, it has meant sacrificing croissants and many pastries. Not any more! we're so proud to be introducing cultured European-style VeganButter to morningside organic bakery cafe and bookstore. contains no palm oil or milk products: made...
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incredible artisan vegan cheeses from miyokos kitchen, now at morningside

We now carry Miyoko's Kitchen vegan cultured artisan nut based cheese. Whether you crave some creamy richness for yourself or want to throw a fancy wine and cheese party for your friends, you’ll find everything you need at morningside organic bakery & cafe! Try a...
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The Globe and Mail: the real gem of the trip was morningside

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Exquisite

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Amazing bread, fresh food, informative posters!

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Phenomenal Little Eatery

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“Your taste buds will love the food. Vegan too…”

"What a wonderful discovery, food that's feeds your body, mind, and spirit. Food I can eat. Vegan cheeses, soup with sprouts what a surprise.  My tastes buds love there experience. Thank you Manon. Made with love... And I did buy a book. The ambience is wonderful and...
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“Delicious!”

"The sandwich I love is the vegan burger — big enough to share and super delicious! The books are all revolutionary and so are the owners: not your ordinary purveyors of fine coffee, there's a touch of the mystical about this place. Try the Chai!" — Sho W.
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expand your perspective

This cafe is the sort of place I always hope to discover on trips to small, remote communities. A small business offering ethical foods, with an internationally-minded and carefully curated bookshelf. A place where any sort of traveller would find something unique to...
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the morningside experience…

"Morningside is an experience... Walk in slowly and quietly. Take a moment to read the walls and absorb the energy and the message they are offering you. Reflect for a moment... You will then understand that this is a place where the food is prepared with a deep...
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“Truly amazing sandwiches and baked goods! Curated fantastic book and music selection.”

I've been visiting Morningside Bakery and Bookstore for over ten years. Just took a friend and had the best afternoon "snack" ever. We had a fabulous vegan burger and a delicious egg panini (absolute heaven- toasty wonderful hand crafted bread garnished with wonderful...
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“Incredible Food! A Must Try!”

“Incredible Food! A Must Try!” Well worth the wait. Family run business so come equipped with patience. Best vegan food I have ever eaten in my life. Seriously a must try! Food is fresh, creative, unique and presented well. Prices are very good and portions are...
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“Do yourself a favor and make a point to stop in.”

"We moved to Salt Spring just over three months ago and this is a destination at least weekly for us. When you arrive in Fulford village you will notice the quaint beauty of all the little shops. Do yourself a favor and make a point to stop in Morningside...
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“A unique, earth friendly experience”

I come to this little cafe on a regular basis, and have never received anything but good service and some of the best food and beverages around. The pizzas are delicious, as are the cakes and muffins, and I would highly recommend trying the Aztec cacao drink, my...
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Urban Cultivator

Our organic sprouts and herbs that you enjoy at morningside are grown in our own Urban Cultivator.

When we discovered the Urban Cultivator, it was a eureka moment.  We loved this growing system so much that morningside organic became a distributor. Join the revolution in home & commercial organic cultivation.

The Urban Cultivator is an all-in-one indoor home garden. You get 365 days of perfect growing conditions for all of your favorite herbs and veggies. No more soggy super market herbs going bad in your fridge… just fresh crisp herbs from your very own garden.  Fresh greens cut right from your Urban Cultivator carry twice the nutritional value of store-bought greens. Plus, you know there are no chemicals or pesticides in your food.

With the Urban Cultivator you can feed your whole family fresh organic crisp herbs and greens straight from your kitchen every single day of the year. It truly is the “Zero Mile Diet.”

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