From the crew behind Kupfert & Kim, Hello 123 is the latest member of the family. The concept is slightly different, positioning themselves as a vegan snack bar (complete with cocktails), but still super chic/hip. One disclaimer to note is that it is not 100% wheatless like their other locations, but I would say 85-90% of the menu is! It’s more like a restaurant with table-service, versus counter-service. It’s quickly become a hotspot on West Queen West (just west of Dovercourt). Offering service from brunch, lunch, snacks and dinner!
With similar items as their KK counterparts, I am still a sucker for their bowls and, of course, the waffles. However, their new items are pretty pretty good. Not going to lie, the stuffed sweet potato is pretty heavenly (and I pride myself on my homemade version). I’m was also very impressed by the big breakfast platter, where you get a little taste of everything, salty, sweet and spicy. The chickpea and kale omelette tastes so similar to a regular omelette, texture wise, and that romesco on top is perfect. Oh, and crispiest taters!
The breakfast bowl has a Mexican flare, and has all of my favourite things, like pico de gallo, guacamole, refried beans, and a scramble (tofu, that is). If you hunger level has you wanting something a little meatier, you can opt for a “burger” without the bun.
Ok, so I’ve rhymed off a good part of the menu and I thought you probably sense a pattern that every dish I’ve tried is delicious. They have great smoothies, juices, and hot bevvies, with superfood elixirs, ’cause health. For the thirsty diners, wines, cider, gluten-free beer, and cocktails are available.
Full GF menu here.