Burger joints may not be hard to come by in Toronto, but there’s nothing quite like Aunty Lucy’s Burgers. Now located at the Annex Hotel, Aunty Lucy’s began as a pop-up shop to honour the culture and cuisine from the streets of Ghana. The joint is known for their Kumasi Burger, a 4oz patty with
For a corporate, fast-casual food counter that has aggressively expanded (five locations in the GTA opened in just two years), b.good is not afraid to show their patrons how the proverbial sausage is made. Portraits of smiling farmers in lush fields hang on the wall in their Yonge and Eglinton outpost.
Beer2Beer is Kensington Market destination for beer, burgers and bumpin’ beats. Totally community-oriented, Beer2Beer only has local brews on tap, some coming from brew houses right down the street, like all the Kensington Brewing Company ales and lagers Beer2Beer has on tap. The food is delicious, and you can feel good enjoying it because of,
What do you get when you team up two local bagel shop owners with a South African barbecue chef? In this case, you get Boneyard Grill. Owners Ephraim Dloomy and Michael Sherkin are the team behind Bagel World, while chef-owner David Badler comes from Al’s Grillhouse in South Africa. The three of them teamed up to bring barbecued meals to Thornhill, something they thought the area was missing.
Meet a vegetarian’s hell and a carnivore’s heaven: Burgatory. At times you can catch Burgatory’s food truck, but you can always mosey on over to the Little Italy storefront and enjoy what the mother and son team are cooking up. Well, it’s the son who’s cooking up and the mother who’s making sure everything runs
This Ossington burger joint is serving up some sweet two-handed sandwiches and wants you to come take a bite. After travelling abroad and eating his way through a number of countries, owner Jamil Bhuya decided he wanted a way to decorate his favourite canvas, burgers and fries, with the multicultural ingredients and flavour profiles he
North York restaurant Burgers Park draws inspiration from US burger joints like Shake Shack for its classic smash burgers. Meats are locally-raised and halal, plus free of hormones and antibiotics. Their namesake Park Burger features an Angus beef smash patty served on a sesame brioche with sauteed onions and American cheese. Other menu items include
Cabano’s Comfort Food is an old-school sandwich and burger shop decorated with exposed brick and a sleek, modern design. Cabano’s is proud to serve beef that is never frozen, and is raised here in Ontario. The restaurant is known for its Cabano Burger, a double burger with cheese on the bottom, served on a bun
Between writing two cookbooks, starting a seafood company and running the now-closed restaurant chain Rock Lobster, well-known celebrity chef Matt Dean Pettit has his hands full. Next on the resume is a delivery-only turf-and-surf restaurant located across Toronto. Favourites at Coast by MDP include the PEI Lobster Roll, made with fresh sustainable PEI lobster, special
The term "food court" does not traditionally conjure up favourable mental images. Prompting memories of greasy fast-food fare consumed under dingy lighting and a seemingly perpetual lack of seating, the food court, along with the high-school lunchroom and the prison cafeteria, has always been on par with some of the least glamorous forms of institutional dining. Yorkdale Shopping Centre's Dine on 3 food collection aims to change that.
Early Bird Coffee & Kitchen does it all: coffee and food that are both high quality and inventive. Early Bird is known within the scene of Toronto cafés as being one of the original purveyors of specialty coffee, now almost expected in every independent café. Early Bird pays close attention to where its beans are
East of Brunswick Pub and Kitchen bills itself as an inviting and social neighbourhood spot where everyone can feel at home. There is an extensive beer selection, with 24 craft beers on tap and over 20 bottles in the fridge. For food, there are daily specials as well as a kids menu, and there is
In a city awash with gourmet this and fusion that, Extra Burger keeps it simple. It does burgers and fries, and that’s pretty much it. Sometimes there is no need to reinvent the wheel if it was invented right the first time. And burger-loving night owls can rejoice, as Extra Burger is open until 3
As a saucier at London’s hoity-toity The Savoy, Daniel Janetos cooked for some of the most illustrious clientele in the world. But he’d trade that any day for his current gig as head chef at the rustic Farmhouse Tavern, opened yesterday at Dupont and Dundas, where his carefully-curated menu highlights the best of Ontario’s bounty.
This retro diner is spreading good vibes all day long with saucy burgers on the beach. Located at Woodbine Beach, GG’s Burgers is inspired by the psychedelic era of peace and love. Between burgers, chicken, hotdogs, milkshakes, and sweet treats, customers are sure to find something delicious to enjoy during a relaxing day in the
At Gianna’s Patties & Pies, there’s no such thing as too much cheese. From Toronto restaurateur Grant van Gemeron comes this Detroit-style pizza and burger restaurant located in the city’s west end. Gianna’s Patties & Pies offers more than its name suggests, with a range of appetizers, salads, and wings on the menu. Gianna’s even
Tiny restaurants are a thing. And Gold Standard is one of the many gems you’ll find. The team behind The Federal, famed for its brunch offering has partnered up with Reunion Island for the food equivalent of a speakeasy. Doling out a tight menu of sandwiches and Detroit-style burgers from the side window of Reunion
Gold Standard on Queen packs a lot of flavour into a small space and for a small price. Only serving up sandwiches — burgers very much included — at $6 each, Gold Standard will make you want to stick around. With only two seats and a counter, though, this Parkdale locale will get you wandering
Since 1964, the Doria family has been flipping some of Thornhill’s best charbroiled burgers at Golden Star. The yellow star sign extends high into the air, signalling burger lovers from far and wide that the Star is near. Since Frank Doria and his family opened up the place in the ’60s, not much has changed.
Happy Burger delivers on its promise of “serving up fresh smash burgers and dogs — the happy way” from its no-frills Little Italy restaurant. The joint specializes in cooked-to-order smash burgers, which are served on toasted Martin’s potato rolls loaded with their signature Happy Sauce. Aside from its staple Happy Burger, the restaurant offers various