The Healthy Rabbit
is Brantford’s premier location for healthy and wholesome meals, and Tourism Brantford’s staff can confirm – their plant-based food is delicious! Partly volunteer-run with volunteers from all over the world, this café brings new recipes and inspiration to their ever-changing menu and list of specials.
The Healthy Rabbit opened on October 1, 2015 in the heart of Brantford’s Heritage District (105 Brant Ave.) They offer great value meals chock full of vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, using the cleanest, greenest ingredients they can find. They cater to a variety of diets, including gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, raw, vegetarian, and vegan.
Their menu boasts delicious salads and bowls, including favourites like the Chipotle Bowl (smoked coconut bacon, black beans, red cabbage, cucumber, avocado, pico de gio, alfalfa sprouts, and mild chipotle dressing) and the Dojo Bowls (marinated shiitake mushrooms, probiotic kimchi, seaweed, cucumber, avocado, carrots, and creamy lime peanut dressing). Their drink menu includes superfood smoothies, l0cal wine and beer from Bell City Brewing and Mash Paddle Brewery, latte tonics, wellness shots and flights, and two types of kombucha (fermented tea) on tap.
On the last Tuesday of every month from 7-10pm, The Healthy Rabbit offers a “Pay As You Feel Night.” These evenings feature live music by local musicians, wholesome food, and great conversation. Pay as much as you feel for a healthy meal and entertainment – the proceeds go to a local charity.
The Healthy Rabbit believes that challenging our minds and our bodies will illuminate our true strength within. They have a passion for building a community of celebration, love and compassion, where self-care is a priority. Another way that they prioritize this self-care is through their belief in the healing and freeing power of yoga.
Right behind The Healthy Rabbit is The Yoga Garage, a small studio space that offers a wide variety of yoga classes and workshops. Class passes or memberships are available, and they even offer a VIP membership that gives you access to unlimited classes and a discount on your meals at The Healthy Rabbit. If you’re looking to test out the space before committing, they offer a month’s introductory membership for $40. We’ll see you on the mat!