Lil Organic Kitchen

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Keeping Durham Healthy –
Durham Region’s first organic restaurant open in Whitby

For Immediate Release
June 1, 2016

Busy lives, schedules to maintain. How can local consumers avail themselves of time-saving fast foods yet be assured they are getting quality, health-building items?

Lil Organic Kitchen, located at 1618 Dundas St. E, Unit 3, in Whitby has a focused mission: Keeping Durham Healthy.

LOK’s emphasis is on convenient, healthy food, ‘on-the-go’, featuring a farm to kitchen to community model. The focus on health is taken seriously – all ingredients are organic, GMO items are banned from the premises, and Durham region locally sourced farm fresh produce will be hand-peeled and cut.

Offering consumers choice, LOK is serving a menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner take-out items. Key items include a fresh, organic juice bar, healthy wraps and desserts as well as options for vegan, gluten-free, raw and paleo diets. In keeping with LOK’s mission to provide tasty, health-building food for all Durham residents, there will also be delicious versions of typically ‘unhealthy’ food – such as burgers and fries – crafted in a healthy way.

Acai bowls for breakfast, already trending heavily in Toronto and major centres around the world, are making their first appearance to Durham Region at LOK.

Patrons who wish to eat in are accommodated comfortably; sit-down seating for 30 is offered in the trendy dining area, decorated in lime green and black.

Heading the LOK team is internationally trained chef Erin Bodashefksy. With 6 years of experience in raw food and vegan cooking, credits racked up in California, Mexico and Thailand as well as an avid grower of her own vegetables, Ms. Bodashefsky’s philosophy meshes perfectly with the philosophy behind LOK – the energy that is in food needs to be guarded, lovingly prepared, and passed on to consumers.

In whole-hearted agreement with the region’s published healthy eating guidelines at, LOK is looking forward to becoming a mainstay in the lives of Durham residents. Its mission is to make their daily lives easier while giving patrons a ‘real food, gramma’s kitchen’ option for taste and health.

LOK is open 7 days a week. Current hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Reservations for groups or catering can be made by emailing

For more information, please contact:

Jocelyn Herati

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