Here are all the restaurants opening at Toronto’s huge new European-style food hall

Food halls are taking over the city! Opening next month, Waterworks Food Hall will be located right in the heart of King West at Richmond and Spadina. This spectacular mixed-use development project houses 297 condominiums, along with restaurants and food stalls from some of the city’s best-known chefs. Additionally, it is connected to one of Toronto’s oldest and most historic parks — the 1.45-acre St. Andrew’s Playground.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the food spots you’ll soon be able to feast on when the hall opens in June.

Aburi Sushi

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This  fiery new Temaki (hand-roll) sushi concept from Seigo Nakamura, founder of Aburi Restaurants (including Michelin-starred Aburi Hana and Michelin-recommended Miku Vancouver).

Dave’s Genuine Deli

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With a much loved location on Avenue Road, chef and owner Dave Isen crafts handmade Jewish deli and barbecue favoruites.

Liu Loqum

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Turkish Delight, also known as lokum or loqum, is a traditional Turkish dessert with a rich history. Renowned for its mastery and often referred to as “comfort to the throat,” it comes in various flavors like Pistachio, Pomegranate, and Chocolate Covered, making it a beloved choice for dessert enthusiasts everywhere.

Harry’s Charbroiled

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Indulge in sublime gourmet flame-grilled burgers from Harry’s Charbroiled, a spot curated by Grant van Gameren (of Michelin-starred Quetzal, Bar Isabel, and Bar Raval fame).

Karak

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Karak, a fusion Pakistani restaurant in Mississauga, serves up over 30 halal stuffed naan options alongside a unique chai menu.

Musoshin Ramen

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At Kyoto-founded Musoshin Ramen guests can savour hearty handmade ramen, celebrated for its light yet rich vegan vegetable-based broth. Their in-house made noodles, crafted with premium aged flour, perfectly complement the unique broth. 

The Arepa Republic

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Indulge in the Arepa Republic’s Venezuelan specialties, featuring arepas – grilled, round-shaped sandwiches made from white cornmeal. These traditional dishes have deep roots in Venezuela’s indigenous history, offering a simple, hearty, and healthy dining experience.

Scooped by Demetres

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At Scooped by Demetres, they’ve been serving some of Toronto’s best ice cream for 34 years. Their super fancy ice cream base, developed in 1989, ensures each scoop is ultra-rich, super creamy, and incredibly tasty.

Boxcar Social

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They’ll be running the main bar at Waterworks, ensuring every coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverage is perfectly executed. Don’t forget to try their exclusive Waterworks x Burdock beer collaboration!

Grape Witches

For those who prefer natural vibes, Grape Witches will be at the helm of a natural wine bar and bottle shop. Expect a signature selection of approachable, biodynamic wines.

Civil Works

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Nick Kennedy of Civil Liberties, recently named one of North America’s 50 Best Bars 2024 by The World’s 50 Best, will be crafting innovative cocktails from the mezzanine cocktail bar.

Waterworks is now home to Lee Restaurant, led by renowned chef Susur Lee, and SOBR Market. Keep an eye out for more vendors joining the lineup soon!

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