I went on a bike adventure on Sunday, with my boyfriend, Jonathon. It was partly just for fun, partly to prove that you don't need a car to have a lovely day of adventuring, and partly for the challenge of biking clear across the city, from Transcona to Assiniboine Park, which is about twice as far as I bike to work (Transcona to the Exchange District). I estimate that it's about an hour's steady ride. It took us two hours, because we stopped for lunch, to buy used books, and to take a picture of this dumpster because it is now officially my favourite piece of graffiti in Winnipeg:
Boon Burger, which is "Canada's first all vegetarian burger cafe!" I am very excited that this place exists, so if you live in Winnipeg, or ever visit here, I must insist that you try it. It did not disappoint. Jonathon had the Boon Burger, which has a mushroom and rice patty, and is topped with mayo, dijon, peachy chutney, onion, cucumber, tomato, and lettuce. I had a Salsa Burger, which also has the mushroom-rice patty, but is topped with salsa, avocado, swiss cheese, red onion, and lettuce. Oh my goodness, yum. And all their burgers can be made vegan! I forgot to take a picture of my meal before I started eating it (I was really hungry!), so this is the closest I have to a picture of the food (please excuse the helmet hair; this was a bike adventure after all):
So, I had a wonderful day of fun, and it was totally carbon-neutral! Well, I'm not sure what it takes for food to be actually "carbon-neutral," but the food was vegetarian, Boon Burger makes everything from scratch, and they use "a wide variety of organics," according to their menu. So that sounds good to me!