David’s Tea Founder Announces Opening of Mad Radish


TORONTO — Mad Radish is coming to Toronto. Founded by David Segal — founder of David’s Tea — the salad shop will open in October following the successful launch of three locations in Ottawa last summer.

“If we’re going to change the way we eat, we have to change what we crave,” says Segal, who left David’s Tea in 2016 to pursue his vision for Mad Radish. “Eating healthy food shouldn’t feel like taking your medicine — and getting access to a high-quality, great tasting, nutritious meal shouldn’t be a burden for busy Canadians. That’s why we created Mad Radish and why we’re so passionate about bringing Mad Radish to more cities.”

Opening in the Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave.-area, Mad Radish will offer an ingredient-focused and chef-driven menu of fresh salads, seasonal warm bowls and healthy snacks, sides and desserts.

Nigel Finlay will head up the Toronto location as Mad Radish looks to ingratiate itself with a growing number of customers focused on healthy eating.

Popular menu items include the Smoky Caesar, a classic Caesar made with smoked mushrooms, garlicky chickpeas, salty capers and savoury cashew parmesan; and the Fired Up Chicken — marinated in hot sauce and mixed with rice, roasted sweet potato, red cabbage, pickled radish and a roasted-corn-and-bean salsa.

The Toronto location will be a “cashless and trashless” store with 100 per cent compostable packaging.

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