Food events/ Restaurant Reviews/ Toronto and GTA

{Event} Aroma Espresso Bar launch at College and Bathurst, Toronto

Website: http://www.aroma.ca/
Type: Media launch
Address: 540 College St, Toronto, ON
When I visited: Summer 2015

Freekeh is the ingredient du-jour and Aroma is quick to join the party and add this ancient Middle Eastern staple to their expanding and satiating menu. No longer does a coffee and salad for lunch mean a dull bowl of bland lettuce and a couple sour cherry tomatoes with a watered down and tasteless coffee….freekeh and Aroma Espresso are here to save the day!

Aroma Espresso Bar, 540 College Street, Toronto, ON

Aroma Espresso Bar, 540 College Street, Toronto, ON

 

The loaded Freekeh Salad is a huge source of protein and fibre to help the body stay lean and energized

The loaded Freekeh Salad is a huge source of protein and fibre to help the body stay lean and energized

 

So what exactly is Freekeh? As per Wikipedia it’s a Biblical (likely even older) roasted cereal grain that is high in insoluble fibre (the good kind) and contains a high protein content while possessing a low glycemic index. Let’s file this under Superfood, shall we? When cooked, it has a similar consistency to larger and harder couscous. It definitely has a bite and you absolutely feel like you’re eating something with a crunch, as opposed to a fluffy quinoa, for example. The salad showcased the texture and flavour perfectly and filled me up with it’s delicious goodness!

 

Freekeh and a selection of other ancient grains that are full of incredible nutrients and flavour

If you haven’t already tried one of these, head over to your nearest Aroma Espresso Bar location and customize your combo exactly how you’d like it!

Combine a salad, sandwich, drink and dessert to make the ultimate power lunch

Combine a salad, sandwich, drink and dessert to make the ultimate power lunch

Disclosure: The meal was complimentary but the opinions in the post are my own.

Waleed Hafeez

Waleed Hafeez

Waleed is a regular contributor to Mary's Happy Belly and a Toronto-based marketer, designer, blogger, and photographer. He enjoys writing about food and lifestyle here, as well as other topics of interest on his personal blog at www.waleedhafeez.com
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