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Canada’s first fresh Greek yogurt bar, Astarté (@AstarteYogurt), recently opened in the underground Path – right in the heart of the financial district. Located steps away from St Andrew subway station, Astarté serves up nutritious Greek yogurt bowls which are perfect for breakfast, a light lunch or afternoon snack.

This yogurt bar is brought to you by Emily Wright who left the corporate world on a quest to introduce Torontonians to Greek yogurt. While living abroad in Australia, she was introduced to Greek yogurt and after coming back to Canada, wasn’t able to find anything quite like it.

Astarté Fresh Yogurt Bar

Emily has developed a menu in collaboration with local suppliers. The menu features eight different yogurt bowl variations including honey & walnut, maple syrup & pecan, lemon & poppy seed, peanut butter & strawberry, blueberry & lavender, cucumber, orange-raspberry & almond and kiwi lime. In addition to these yogurt bowls, they’ve recently launched its festive apple spice flavour for the upcoming holidays.

The Menu

All of Astarté’s yogurt bowls start with a base of 0% plain Greek yogurt made with 100% Canadian Cow’s skim milk which is sourced from a farm in St. Mary’s. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Greek yogurt, it has a much thicker texture to it than regular yogurt. The Greek yogurt used at Astarté is wonderfully smooth and is a great neutral base for the delicious toppings.

Their offerings

The yogurt bowls are a great nutritious breakfast option to grab on the go. Believe it or not but every bowl actually has over 20 gramsof protein in it – half the recommended daily requirement!

Astarté Fresh Yogurt Bar

After reading over the menu, I decided on the Peanut Butter & Strawberry yogurt bowl. You’ll often find me eating a PB&J sandwich for lunch, so is this any surprise? The bowl consisted of an amazing strawberry balsamic preserve, all-natural crunchy peanut butter and all-natural granola.

The Peanut Butter & Strawberry Yogurt Bowl

All of the toppings are locally sourced including the fruit preserves which are made with locally sourced Canadian fruit. I was equally impressed with their delicious granola – the stuff is pretty darn tasty!

Astarté also does catering so you can order pre-made parfaits, mason jar parfaits or have your own build-your-own parfait bar.  It’d definitely be a nice change from the usual stale muffins and danishes you get at those morning meetings.

The Peanut Butter & Strawberry Yogurt Bowl

I don’t know about you but I’m not  a morning person so waking up in time for breakfast before work isn’t a common occurrence. Unfortunately most of the breakfast spots nearby don’t offer the healthiest options. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, Astarté Fresh Yogurt Bar has got you covered!

*This was a complimentary meal. The opinions in the post are my own.*

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  1. Julie Evans (Reply) on Thursday 12, 2013

    Myself and other nurses were introduced to your fantastic yoghurt while having our skills update at Trillium Health Partners. The Rep had generously brought along breakfast for the morning that made for a happy group that day. Thank you!